The Irish Foster Care Association National Annual Conference is on 23-25 October 2015.

They are now calling for Workshop Proposals.

The Irish Foster Care Association National Conference brings together all those with an interest in foster care - including general and relative foster carers, health and social care practitioners, youth workers, academics, students, teachers, policy makers, members of the community and voluntary sector – to learn together, engage in dialogue, share their experiences and best practice.

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on 29 Apr 2015 9:21 PM
Please find below a list of upcoming support days, workshops and training planned for Five Rivers Foster Carers.
Sat 25th April 2015 – Support Day (Kilkenny)
Mon 27th April 2015 – Trauma on the Child & Carer (Cork)
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on 20 Apr 2015 5:55 PM
A great day was had by all Munster-based Five Rivers families, foster children and staff who attended the support day that took place at Blackwater Outdoor Activities, where both adults and children took part in activities such as zip lining, high ropes and the climbing wall.
Five Rivers Fostering would like to thank the staff of Blackwater Outdoor Activities for their hard work in making the day enjoyable for all. For more information please visit their website at:
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on 10 Apr 2015 4:28 PM
Five Rivers Fostering are holding an information evening at The Carrigaline Court Hotel on Thursday 26th March at 8pm.
In attendance will be Five Rivers Fostering social workers and some of our current foster carers. We will be giving a short presentation on fostering and answering questions.
If you are interested in attending this event and require more information, please feel free to contact our Cork office on 021-7355977
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on 02 Mar 2015 7:05 PM

The following training has been organised in the Dublin area for Five Rivers foster carers during the month of February.

Monday 16th February
Irish Workshop for Young People (Dublin)

Thursday 19th February
First Aid Training (Dublin)

Wednesday 25th February
Social Media and Cyber Safety (Dublin)

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on 13 Feb 2015 1:52 PM

The Five Rivers Fostering training schedule for January - April 2015 is now available for all Five Rivers carers. These workshops and training days will cover topics such as education, attachment, first aid, and much more.

Foster carers can access information regarding the time and location of each workshop by using their private login details.

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on 09 Feb 2015 2:53 PM
This article from the Washington Post gives a great insight into the challenges faced by “disruptive” children and the understanding, empathy and creativity required of adults supporting them. To read the article, please click the link below:
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on 28 Jan 2015 5:19 PM

The Mayo Branch is spearheading the Regional Seminar in the Ard Ri House Hotel Tuam, Co. Galway on 7th February, 2015.

The Seminar theme is Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders and the main speaker is Dr. Kieran O’Malley who is well known for his work in this field.

The booking form is available for download here: Booking Form.

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on 26 Jan 2015 6:57 PM

The following workshops have been organised for Five Rivers foster families for the months of January and February.

Saturday 31st January
The Foster Child in School (Galway) - Facilitated by Marie Delaney, Educational Psychotherapist

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on 08 Jan 2015 6:11 PM