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How to help your children through tough times

Parents, carers and teachers are invited to a series of free talks and workshops aimed at helping children through difficult times.

The events, organised by the Lucena Foundation, are:

  • A talk by experts on treatments now and in the future for children and adolescents with attention deficit disorder.

It will be held on Thursday May 5 at the Lucena Clinic, 59 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6, at 7pm.

The speaker is Prof Eric Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Kings College, London.

  • With the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams looming a workshop on getting children and young people organised will be held on Wednesday, May 11, at Bray School Project, Killarney Road, Bray, Co Wicklow, at 7pm.

The workshop for parents, carers and teachers includes tips on how to develop organisation skills for children and young people.

These include looking at what are organisation skills. It gives insights into problem identification and solving, time management, homework and study strategies and using gadgets to get organised.

This workshop will be facilitated by the occupational therapy team of Lucena Clinic.

  • On Wednesday, May 25, in Patrick's National School, Vevay Road, Bray, Co Wicklow at 7pm there is a lecture on 'Getting In, Getting Along.'

The information evening will introduce the concept of social skills and how we can use techniques to get along with people.

It will look at some strategies that parents can use to help target their children's social skills at home, at school, and in everyday situations.

This event will be facilitated by the speech and language team of Lucena Clinic.

All events are free but it is necessary to register. Email marie.mccourt@sjog.ie or phone 01-492 3596.

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