Wednesday 22 May 2019

National Child and Family Support week to be held in Balbriggan

Balbriggan Beat

Tusla north Dublin is to celebrate National Child and Family Support Week 2019 later this month and one the events will be hosted in Balbriggan.

Tusla - Child and Family Agency will commence its annual National Child and Family Support Week 2019 campaign on May 13th. This year's campaign, which follows on from last year's inaugural public information drive, will highlight the range of services Tusla provides as part of its Prevention, Partnership and Family Support(PPFS) programme.

Tusla National Child and Family Support Week aims to create widespread public awareness of Tusla's PPFS programme in north Dublin, leading to increased engagement with its services by parents, children, young people and the wider community.

The theme for this year's campaign is Supporting Ireland's Families with Tusla Services, and Tusla-Funded Partners, in Your Community. There will be a special focus on family and parenting supports provided by Tusla.

Cathriona Sheehan Tusla Senior PPFS manager for Dublin North said: 'A very wise person once told me that the hardest thing about parenting is to learn which bridge to cross and which to burn. If life presented us with no difficulties there would be no successes. The key to making it, is often asking for help, for a different viewpoint, for support to turn the struggle into an achievement. This is what Tusla is to me and my team, and the Tusla we strive to offer to support families to succeed.'

In Dublin North, some of the events taking place include on Wednesday, May 15 there will be a parenting session in the Aster Family Resource Centre, Balbriggan.

Commenting on National Child and Family Support Week 2019 in Dublin, Pat Smyth Interim CEO of Tusla said: 'Tusla National Child and Family Support Week provides us with a unique opportunity to create further awareness of the range of supports that are available to families in Ireland.

'Tusla is proactively supporting Ireland's families through a range of specialist services and funded partners in communities across the country. Children and families are most likely to do well if they are provided with appropriate support in a timely fashion.

'Our PPFS programme works with families to resolve problems at an early stage in order to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. If a child or family needs support, Tusla is there to provide assistance.'

Members of the public in north Dublin wishing to contact Tusla during Tusla National Child and Family Support Week can visit for more details.

Fingal Independent