Click on the links below to hear the latest news from the Informing Families Project

Update on the Progressing Children and Young People's Disability Services Process

(11 Dec 2014)

The Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People team produce a newsletter for all who have an interest in this process. The latest newsletter, which you can download here was issued in December 2014.

Information Booklet launched for parents of children with special educational needs

(20 Oct 2011)

Information Booklet for Parents of Children with Special Educational Needs launched providing information on the full range of educational supports available in schools for children with special educational needs.

HSE Review - Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People

(12 Jul 2011)

The HSE are currently carrying out a review of children and young people's disability services. A bulletin describing the work of this review has been issued. Parents are invited to put their names forward as representatives on local implementation groups.

Informing Families Training delivered to 150 nursing students in University College Cork

(06 Apr 2011)

Nurses from University College Cork received training in the Best Practice Guidelines for Informing Families of their Child's Disability today, delivered by parent and Chairperson of the Informing Families Project in Cork, Katherine O'Leary.

Regional Child Development Training programme for HSE staff includes "Informing Families" Guidelines

(01 Apr 2011)

The 'National best practice guidelines for informing families of their child's disability' are included in the Regional Child Development Training programme for HSE staff working in the North East.

Translation of Informing Families website underway!

(02 Mar 2011)

Information for parents on the Informing Families Website will shortly be available in six languages

Inclusion Ireland holding workshops on decision-making, aimed at parents and professionals.

(04 Oct 2010)

Inclusion Ireland will be holding a number of workshops on decision-making: Workshops aimed specifically at PARENTS will be held in: - Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge – 8th November, 8pm - TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar – 24th November, 8pm

Trainee Paediatricians at the RCPI receive training in communicating with families

(23 Sep 2010)

42 SHO's (Senior House Officers - Trainnee Doctors) attended training on the topic of Informing Families of their Child's Disability, at the Royal College of Physicians (RCPI) in Dublin, on Wednesday 22 September 2010. The trainee doctors, who are in their first and second years of specialisation, attended the training during a Paediatric Study Day organised by the RCPI.

Informing Families Training in Cherry Orchard Hospital, Dublin, 10 September 2010

(03 Sep 2010)

Training in the National Best Practice Guidelines for Informing Families of their Child's Disability will take place on Friday September 10th in the Lecture Theatre, Cherry Orchard Hospital, Ballyfermot from 10am – 12.30pm.

Informing Families Project shortlisted for HSE Achievement Award!

(30 Aug 2010)

The Informing Families Cork Implementation has been announced by the HSE Achievement Awards as one of the five shortlisted projects from the HSE South region. The national awards will be announced in the Mansion House on 24 November 2010.

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