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Learning Events

Key IFCA learning events include our National Annual Conference, Fostering Awareness Week and Regional Seminars. 

Important! Please note that details for third party (other) events, not run directly by The Irish Foster Care Association are provided as information only, and we cannot be held responsible for any changes to these third party events. It is your responsibility to check suitability and time/date/location information at time of booking.


Mar
25
Other Learning
Mar 25th - All Day
Mar
26
Other Learning
Mar 26th 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mindfulness for Parents
Mar
26
Other Learning
Mar 26th - All Day
Self-care: A Journey from Exploration to Action This workshop is beneficial for those working in the community, voluntary, statutory or private sector in demanding, high pressure or stressful environments. It may also be useful to those who are caring for others or people who feel over-whelmed with their ‘busy’ life and want to make a change.  During this one day workshop, participants will explore what self-care means as well as other commonly used concepts like burnout and resilience.
Mar
27
Other Learning
Online course
Mar 27th - All Day
Caring for Vulnerable Children Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children, with this free online course
Mar
29
Other Learning
Mar 29th 10:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Mar
30
Helping children deal with loss and strengthening the skills of carers to help support the child with this loss All children coming into care experience loss, often multiple times. The workshop will provide a space for foster carers to learn how loss affects children and how to understand the experience of loss for our foster children.
Mar
31
Other Learning
Mar 31st 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2017 Workshops on Loss and Bereavement The Irish Hospice Foundation
Apr
03
Diploma in Community Drug and Alcohol Work (NFQ Level 7) 1 Year (part-time), pathway to Bachelor of Social Science (NFQ Level 8) – 2 years FT (Diploma acts as year 1 of 3) This comprehensive and professional course is run by Urrús in partnership with University College Dublin and provides participants with a range of skills and knowledge that will enhance their effectiveness in responding to the complex issue of drug and alcohol misuse within a community environment. 
Apr
04
Proportionality, Timeliness and Decision Making in Child Care Proceedings - Getting the balance right. Barnardos Guardian ad Litem Service 20th Anniversary Conference
Apr
07
Other Learning
Apr 07th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 04th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 05th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jun 02nd 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TUSLA NORTH CITY FOSTER CARER SUPPORT PROGRAMME February 2017 – September 2017
Apr
10
Resilience in Children Exposed to Trauma, Disaster and War: Global Perspectives
Apr
19
Other Learning
Apr 19th - All Day
Workshop in Suicide Intervention Skills
Apr
20
Other Learning
Apr 20th - All Day
Workshop in Suicide Intervention Skills
Apr
23
Other Learning
Apr 23rd 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mindfulness for Parents
Apr
27
Other Learning
Apr 27th - All Day
Understanding Self –Harm
May
05
Other Learning
May 05th - All Day
Why Attachment Matters for All
May
08
Other Learning
May 08th - All Day
Understanding Sensory Processing Difficulties
May
10
Other Learning
May 10th 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Childhood Sexual Abuse: Issues in the Therapeutic process

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Important! Please note that details for third party (other) events, not run directly by The Irish Foster Care Association are provided as information only, and we cannot be held responsible for any changes to these third party events. It is your responsibility to check suitability and time/date/location information at time of booking.

Mar
27
IFCA Events
Mar 27th 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mar 28th 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tusla (MidWest) have organised information sessions on 'Safe Care and Dealing with Complaints & Allegations of Welfare Concerns and Abuse' in Clare, Limerick and Nenagh on the 27th & 28th March.
Mar
30
IFCA Events
Mar 30th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IFCA Structure Review Cork: 30 March Galway: 4 April Kilkenny: 25 April
Apr
04
IFCA Events
Apr 04th 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IFCA Structure Review Cork: 30 March Galway: 4 April Kilkenny: 25 April
Apr
25
IFCA Events
Apr 25th 7:25 pm - 9:30 pm
IFCA Structure Review Cork: 30 March Galway: 4 April Kilkenny: 25 April