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Foroige's Teen Parents Support Programme - Trip to Lurgybrack Open Farm
Lurgybrack Open Farm, Letterkenny


Saturday 11th May
Young parents (up to 21 years old), their children and grandparents
My Family'
Mevagh Family Resource Centre, Downings

The young people will do a piece of art showing what their family means to them. This piece of art will be printed onto a tea towel by pixalili. All art work will be showcased on a washing line themed design to display for all family members to come and visit. The children get to take their keepsake home to share with their families.

Thursday 16th May
Junior Youth Club Members
Challenging Behaviour Workshop delivered by John Curran, Challenging Behavioural Specialist
Raphoe Family Resource Centre

The workshop will be A.C.E focused i.e. the adult, child and environment impact on a child or young person’s behaviour. Interventions to manage challenging behaviours will be discussed and there will be an opportunity for questions.
Funded by Donegal Local Development Company

Monday 13th May 
Parents / Carers
Supporting Parents: Workshop with the Alcohol Forum
Pastoral Centre, Monastery Ave., Cathedral Carpark, Letterkenny

Myth Busting - facilitated by Paula Leonard, the National Lead Community Action on Alcohol - exploring the myths that exist around alcohol use and ways to support parents to parent assertively, with knowledge and confidence around these issues.
Alcohol and the Teenage Brain - facilitated by Dr Helen McMonagle - Psychologist and Alcohol Related Brain Injuries Rehabilitation Coordinator - exploring the reconstruction of the brain during adolescence and the impact of alcohol upon the brain at this vulnerable time.

Wednesday 15th May 
Professionals in the Community and Statutory services involved in delivering parent support
Numbers limited
Contact Bairbre at 087 1736667 to register
Cara House Parent and Toddler group
Station House Hotel, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny


Tuesday 14th May (and every Tuesday)
Parents, Grandparents and Carers with their toddlers
Cara House Drop In Creche
Cara House Children’s Centre, Market Square, Letterkenny


Parents and Toddlers
Mindful Children
Donegal Family Resource Centre, Main St, Donegal Town

Children learn how to calm and relax, understand and express their thoughts and feelings, become more aware of themselves and their environment. Contact Julie 087 2860657

Thursday 16th May 
5.30 – 6.30pm
Parents and children  
SOOC – Lifestart Programme
Donegal Family Resource Centre, Main St, Donegal Town

The programme aims to support parents/grandparents/guardians/carers of young children to create a home conducive to good child social and emotional development, inclusiveness and a respect for social and cultural diversity.

Thursday 16th May 
9.30am – 1.30pm
Parents/grandparents/guardians/carers of young children 
Celebrating the UN National Day of the Family
The Hub, Letterkenny

The Strengthening Families Programme Team are making the UN National Day of the Family with a marked celebration at the programme with families and adding messages of Parenting24Seven

Wednesday 15th May 
Families attending the SFP Programme (12-16yrs)
Cuppa and A Chat Morning
Parentstop at:
Eircode F92 T68V


Friday 17th May 
Parents and Family members
Launch of the Alcohol Family Support  information leaflet 
Pastoral Centre, Monastery Ave., Cathedral Carpark, Letterkenny

This new leaflet was designed to raise awareness of the increased range of family supports and services available through the Alcohol Forum. Booking essential. To find out more, to book a place at the launch or to receive a copy of the new leaflet contact info@alcoholforum.org 

Wednesday 15th May 
1:30 pm
All - booking essential. 
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