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Skerries News Article - 'We are family - Abbie is our forever girl'

Five Rivers foster carers appeared as part of an article in the Skerries News, which can be found attached to this blog post. It is a few interesting article that can give a good insight into fostersing.

Childhood Trauma

TED talks have some great videos on topic that have direct relevance to foster children and carers including this video with Nadine Burke Harris. 

Recruiting Foster Carers

Interested in Fostering? Five Rivers Fostering is currently seeking people nationwide who would be interested in becoming Foster Carers.
 
For more information please click here to see our advertisement on Active Link. You can also contact our Cork or Dublin offices if you have any questions on:
 
Dublin:    01-8665290 / 01-8665291

Munster Foster Carers Event 2015

Noreen and Jackie Healy receiving a token of appreciation from Michelle Kennedy, Manager, Munster Office.

Upcoming Training October - December 2015

Five Rivers Fostering have organised the following training for Five Rivers Carers from October to December 2015. Carers can access information regarding the time and location of each of these training events by using their private login details.

October

For Carers
20th Oct.               The Impact of Neglect (Dublin)
21st Oct.                The Foster Child in School (Dublin)

Model Toy Show (Mallow)

Millstreet Vintage Club is holding a Model Toy Show on 1st November in Dromtarriffe Hall, 10:30am – 5:00pm. Admission is €5 and children go free. For more information on the event contact Donie or John at the numbers provided below.

Event: Model Toy Show
Date: 1st November 2015
Time: 10:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Dromtariffe Hall, on the N721 19 miles at the Killarney side of Mallow
Phone: 086-8545873 (Donie) / 087-9230332 (John)

Pumpkin Carving for Kids (Tipperary, 24th October)

Florianna Flowers in Cahir, Co Tipperary are holding a pumpkin carving event for children on Saturday 24th October from 2-4pm. Booking is essential, so if you would like to attend contact Florianna by calling them on 086-8040771 or emailing them on marianne@florianna.ie.

Munster Foster Carers Event

In recognition of the commitment and dedication of our carers Five Rivers are organising a social evening for Munster carers on the 3rd of October at 7pm.

Foster Carer Training - October-November 2015

Five Rivers Fostering have organised the following training for Five Rivers Carers throughout the month of October. Carers can access information regarding the time and location of each of these training events by using their private login details.

Cork
November: Self-Harm Workshop (Date to be confirmed)

Dublin
20th October: The Impact of Neglect
21st October: The Foster Child in School

Adolescence and Social Networking sites

For those of use working with adolescents there can be much anxiety about how their use of social media impacts on their lives. We may be particularly worried for teenagers who are struggling with peer pressure and seem addicted to their phones and accessing the internet. This article, 'Growing Up Wired: Social Networking sites and Adolescent Psychosocial Development' by Lauren A. Spies Shapiro and Gayla Margolin, considers some of the concerns while focusing on the relationship between social networking sites and development, interaction with peers and the formation of identity.

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