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Five Rivers Coffee Morning (17th February)

There was a great turn out for Five Rivers Fostering's Limerick coffee morning, which was hosted at Miss Marples Tearooms. Foster carers come together on these coffee mornings for discussion and to build links with fellow foster families.

Five Rivers would like to thank Miss Marples Tearooms for hosting, and for all the foster carers who attended.

Internet Safety Day

Today, Tuesday 7th February, is Internet Safety Day. As such, Five Rivers Fostering would like to highlight a helpful website where parents and foster carers can get more information about safe internet use.

With the internet becoming more and more accessable via smartphones, tablets, and a general increase in the range of internet access throughout the country, it is important to keep potential online dangers in mind. Please follow the link below to get informaton regarding safe internet and social media use for young people.

Christmas Coffee Morning (Cork Office)

Big thanks to all the foster carers that attended the first coffee morning in the Five Rivers Fostering Cork office. A huge thank you also to those who donated to the Christmas St. Vincent De Paul appeal.

Bereaved Children’s Week 2016

Bereaved Children's Week runs from the 14th to the 18th of November.

ICBN members and other interested people are holding 18 different events including  talks in libraries, parishes, schools, information stands, coffee mornings and a remembrance event for local communities.

The Key messages for Bereaved Children’s Week are:

Five Rivers Information Stand - 18th November (Athlone)

Five Rivers will have a fostering information stand on Friday 18th at the Athlone Town Centre shopping centre. Social workers and fosters carers will be there to provide information on how to become a foster carer.

Upcoming Training - November/December 2016

Please find below a list of upcoming training for Five Rivers Foster Carers during the month of November. Carers can get more information about training by using their carer login details or contacting their linkworkers.

How To Fly - A music video by children who grew up in care

Follow link below to a music video written, directed and produced by young people who have grown up in the care system. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD4TYdpaEEU&sns=em

Upcoming Training - October 2016

Please find below a list of training for Five Rivers Foster Carers taking place in October 2016. Carers can use their login details to get more information about training or contact their linkworkers.

Upcoming Training - September 2016

Please find below a list of upcoming training for Five Rivers Foster Carers. These will take place during the month of September and carers can use their login details to get more information about times, locations, etc.

Cork
September 20th - Drug Awareness

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. 
 

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