Waterford CYPSC - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford CYPSC

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Events & Courses

This space can be used to highlight events which promote the wellbeing of children, young people and families. Training open to parents, grandparents, carers and frontline workers in their role in supporting children and young people can also be displayed here. If you would like to submit an event or course for display here, please use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page.

Celebrating Parenting – Free Talks and Workshops for Parents, Guardians and Carers.

Talks and workshops are taking place in Tramore, Kilmacthomas and Portlaw from April – November 2018, for full details click on the link here:

Celebrating Parenting – Talks and Workshops

Talks have been organised by the Tramore Child and Family Support Network and the Tramore Community Network with the support of Tusla funding.








It’s Celebration Time!   

The Family Support Sub Group of CYPSC is asking groups and agencies to celebrate parenting in all its forms.

The letter below has been sent out to build awareness and encourage participation in whatever way suits groups.




Hi All,

 1st June is the Global Day of Parenting.

The Waterford Children and Young Peoples Services Committee would like to invite groups, organisations and the education sectors to organise an event to celebrate parenting.

It could be parents, carers & family of children and young people in your service or you could celebrate yourself and your colleagues parenting role.

The event can be big or small, short or long, loud or quiet, it’s about what suits you.

We think it’s an opportunity to acknowledge the parenting role and celebrate the hard work and commitment all bring to parenting children and young people.

We would love to hear from you and what you intend doing and if you can send in a photo for publication after the event that would be great. (Don’t forget consent if there are children and people under 18)

A few ideas include:

  • Choose a date, time and place that suits your service, end of May / early June.
  • Tea / coffee morning during drop off times
  • Presenting parents & carers with a flower / thank you note
  • Art and crafts with children so they can bring home something
  • Art or written word illustrating positive parenting and inviting parents & others into view exhibition
  • Make up a survival pack for parents / carers
  • Hold a talk on something of interest to celebrate parenting in all its forms.

Hope your event goes well and please do let us know.

julie.somers@tusla.ie & lorna.deecarter@barnardos.ie

Supported by the Family Support Sub Group of

 Waterford Children and Young Peoples Services Committee



Meitheal Training dates for 2018

For staff employed in the community, voluntary and statutory sectors.


March   –  13th Meitheal Refresher training ½ Day

April   –  24th & 25th Meitheal 2 day training

September   –  12th Meitheal Chair training

October   –  23rd & 24th Meitheal 2 day training

November  –  28th & 29th Meitheal training

For further information on Meitheal Training please contact

Sinéad Cronin-Daly

Acting Senior Coordinator Child and Family Support Networks

Mob: 086 0081092



Waterford Restorative Practice Network Training Schedule 2018

WRPN Traininig Schedule 2018




Concern Project Us Event in City Hall, Waterford – April 26th

Concern Worldwide recently launched Project Us; a five year, all island, Irish Aid-funded initiative to engage the public with the United Nations Global Goals. 

Check out our Project Us: A Movement for a Change video – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay1-_DtBQWE

The Global Goals are a universal call to action for people, plant and prosperity. We want to invite artists, athletes, educational bodies, activists, local communities, civil society groups and young people to engage with global issues and how those issues will affect them at a local level.

Project Us is hosting Conversation Cafés in all major cities. World Cafés are a simple and flexible format – less debating and arguing, and more about engaging and listening. The themes of nationwide discussions will be recorded by Concern Worldwide for a report that will be submitted to the Irish government in advance of the United Nations next July where they will report on Ireland’s progress in reaching all 17 Global Goals. 

We are hosting a World Café in Waterford City Hall on the 26th of April 2018 from 18.00. Coffee/tea and light refreshments will be made available on arrival.

We wish to invite representatives from Waterford CYPSC to our event, adding their voice, experiences, knowledge and ideas on how Ireland will “LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND”. SDG 5 – Gender Equality is the goal we will be focusing on that evening.

Please register your interest here: www.concern.net/get-involved/project-us or feel free to contact me directly.

Project Us will premier our 360 video which tells Nyakoun Tut’s story, a refugee of war. Originally from South Sudan, she is now living with her two children in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. Participants are welcome to put on headsets during the break and follow Nyakoun’s journey.

Jessica Maguire| Public Engagement Coordinator| Active Citizenship|Concern Worldwide

52-55 Lower Camden Street | Dublin 2 | Ireland|T +353 1 4177711| Jessica.maguire@concern.net|

W http://www.concern.net



Foundation Programme in Sexual Health Promotion

18th & 19th September, 16th & 17th October 6th & 7th November

27th & 28th November 11th & 12th December 2018

Dungarvan Co Waterford

Course Aim; To enhance participants’ capacity to incorporate sexual health promotion into their work through the development of their comfort levels, confidence, knowledge and skills in relation to sexual health

This program will look at sexual health promotion holistically throughout the human life-stages.

  • Sexual Health Promotion in the Irish Context
  • Sexual Health A Life Course Approach
  • Physical Sexual Health (e.g, Contraception, STIs. Sexual function/dysfunction))
  • Self Esteem & Sexual Health
  • Sexuality and Diversity
  • Law, Power and Sexual Health
  • Working Safely around Sexual Health
  • Facilitating Workshops in Sexual Health

 Target Group Target participants are those working in the health, education, youth and community sectors, whose work currently or potentially involves aspects of sexual health promotion. Some previous experience of facilitation and /or one to one skills is desirable as this is not general skills training.

 Methodology   The course is participatory and experiential in approach. It requires participants to have an openness to personal development as they explore knowledge, attitudes and values in relation to sexual health, through individual, paired and group work.

 Benefit to the Participants and their Organisations

-Participants have the opportunity to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence in relation to sexual health work.

-Some of the materials and methodologies may be adapted for use with client groups.

-Support will be available to assist participants in the implementation of Sexual Health Promotion within their own organisation on completion of training.

-A sexual health resource library is available to participants to support their work

-The course is accredited for the purpose of CPD by the IASW, the NMBI and the IACP


Participants are required to attend all ten days, to submit a learning journal throughout the program and to co-facilitate a sample experiential exercise.

Application Process Step 1: Application Form                     Step 2: Telephone interview

Closing date for applications is Friday 18th May 2018

Application forms are available from Tracey Tobin tracy.tobin@hse.ie / 0879028590


Squashy Couch Parenting Programme

Squashy Couch deliver the Parents Plus Adolescent Programme (11+) the programme is strengths based and nurtures the relationship between parents and their teenagers, through practical, solution focusd ideas.

  • connecting
  • communicating positively
  • negotiating rules
  • teaching responsibility
  • managing conflict
  • solving problems

How do i  book parenting?

“text parent to 086-1415600”