The Public Sector Award 2014


Stress, Behaviour, and How we Respond to Children

Many children in care will have experienced a number of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This article by Jared Keller will have a lot of relevance for the experiences of foster children. How foster carers and other adults with responsibility for children understand behaviour will greatly inform the quality of their response. This can turn situations of stress or difficulty into opportunities for learning and development for children and carers. 

Five Rivers at the Royal Meath Show

Five Rivers Fostering will have an information stand at the Royal Meath Show in Trim on Sunday 4th September from 10am – 5pm.

Please feel free to drop by; there will be social workers and foster carers available for you to meet and answer any questions you may have about becoming a foster carer. 

For more information on the Royal Meath Show, visit their website at: http://royalmeathshow.com/

Reminder - Training for August 2016

Please find below a list of training and support days that are taking place for Five Rivers Foster Carers throughout the month of August. Carers can use their login details to get more information about times, locations, etc.

August 4th - Family Fun Day

August 22nd - Guest Speaker - john Lonergan

12st - 14th August - Foundations for Fostering Training

Munster Family Fun Day - Kartworld Watergrasshill (4th August 2016)

Many thanks to foster carers, young people, and the Staff of Kartworld for a great day of activities on our recent fun day.

Over 70 participants enjoyed karting, archery, sumo wrestling, laser target shooting, and carnival games. A surprise highlight was the egg launch challenge at the end where engineering skills came to the fore! 

Five Rivers Fostering will be having another event before Christmas and foster family link workers will confirm the date during monthly meetings.

Parenting - The Challenges and the Reward

A talk by John Lonergan & Caroline Crotty , Monday 22nd August. Booking essential. For more information see the letter attached. Five Rivers foster carers acan contact their linkworkers for any further information. 

Upcoming Family Day in Rathfarnham (20th July)

Five Rivers Fostering has organised a Family Day for Five Rivers carers on 20th July 2016. For more information, carers can contact their linkworker.

Upcoming Training July 2016

Five Rivers Fostering have organised the following training for Five Rivers Carers for July 2016.  

Upcoming Training June 2016

Five Rivers Fostering have organised the following training for Five Rivers Carers for June 2016.  

Upcoming Training May 2016

Five Rivers Fostering have organised the following training for Five Rivers Carers for May 2016.  Five Rivers Carers can u

Family Fun Day (30th of March, 2016)

Great fun was had at Ballyhass Lakes over the Easter holidays. Over 55 foster children, their friends, foster carers and foster siblings took park in kayaking, ziplines, abseiling and high wire obstacle courses. Fair play to many who repeatedly scaled the climbing pole to take the leap of faith and catch the pull up bar! Some achievement at 40 feet in the air! Great credit is due to families who travelled from as far as South and West Cork, Clare and Waterford. 


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