Carlow / Kilkenny


Branch Contact Details

Branch Secretary:  John Creegan

Phone No:  087 222 2084

Email:  john.creegan@freshstart.ie

Branch Committee Details

Chairperson: Catherine Foley

Secretary: John Creegan 

Treasurer: Fiona Gahan

Upcoming Branch Events

The branch has a full training schedule with training events taking place most months apart from June, July and August. They also hold a number of social activities during the school holidays.  For more information on these events please contact John, Branch Secretary. 

 

 Upcoming 2018 Events

 

"Children do well when they can" - training workshop presented by Irene Browne 

Date:  Tuesday, October 16th

Time: 7:45pm 

Venue:  Aspect Hotel, Ring Road, Springhill, Kilkenny  (close to Woodies)

RSVP to:  Jan Culley at  087 6995746 or culleyjan@gmail.com

 Irene Browne, who is well known to many members of the IFCA branch, is a local foster carer and primary school principal.  Irene has trained in the model of care called Collaborative Proactive Solutions (CPS) and welcomes the opportunity to share this with foster carers caring for children who may be lacking the skills to handle demands and expectations at home or at school.  The basis of this approach is that "children do well when they can."  If children are not doing well, then it is our job, as the adults in the children's lives, to identify these lagging skills, work on these skills where possible and collaborate with the child to seek solutions.  This workshop will give foster carers an introduction to this approach and to begin the work of changing how we view the behaviour of the children in our care and identifying the skills they may be lacking.  

This workshop is open to all foster carers.  There is no need to book but it would be helpful if you could phone or email your attendance (see RSVP details above).  As usual, tea, coffee and delicious Aspect Hotel scones will be served,  As always, our local branch training  is free of charge.  

 

Halloween Bowl and Eat Party

Date:  Tuesday, October 30th

Time:  4pm-6pm

Venue:  KBowl Kilkenny

RSVP to:  Jan Culley at  087 6995746 or culleyjan@gmail.com

Fancy dress optional!  A game of bowling will be followed by food in the party area.  The party will be subsidised by the branch and so the cost for the families is only 5 euro per person (adult or child).  All are welcome, but places must be booked for catering purposes.  For insurance reasons we can only welcome foster parents and their children and foster children.  (Please contact Jan Culley at RSVP details above for further queries on this).  You do not need to bring a child - lone adult foster carers are also welcome.  But please do not drop off children at the party alone.  All children should be accompanied by a parent/foster carer.  Please call/email Jan Culley as above to RSVP, it would be helpful if you would give the names of everyone attending so that we can organise the lanes in advance.  

 

*** Save the Date!   Christmas Party - December 8th!   Details to follow ***

 

 

Peer Support Group Meetings are held monthly in the following localities:

 

 Callan, Kilmaganny, Windgap, Cuffesgrange Kells, Co. Kilkenny: For more information contact Marie Fitzgerald in the TUSLA Clonmel office on 052 6188100

 

Castlecomer, Ballyfoyle, Ballyragget, Threecastles, Co. Kilkenny: For more information contact Olivia Lynch in the TUSLA Clonmel office on 052 6188100

 

Thomastown, Graiguenamanagh, Stonyford, Ballyhale, Dungarvan, Co. Kilkenny: For more information contact Olivia Lynch in the TUSLA Clonmel office on 052 6188100

 

Tullow, Kilbride, Kildavin, Rathvilly, Ballon, Myshall, Co. Carlow: For more information contact Marie Fitzgerald in the TUSLA Clonmel office on 052 6188100

 

Carlow Town & Suburbs: For more information contact TUSLA Kilkenny office on 056 7784057

 

Bagenalstown, Borris, Nurney, Co. Carlow:  For more information contact TUSLA Kilkenny office on 056 7784057