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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.

Training Workshop on Neglect 20th of August, Cork

Many thanks to Five Rivers Foster Carers who travelled from near and far to attend the Neglect Workshop in Cork last Thursday. Unfortunately, the majority of children in our care have experienced neglect. The workshop offered insights into the experiences of children, impact on their emotional wellbeing and how to support their development. While there is no quick fix or one size fits all participants were encouraged to use reflective practice to assist children in their care.

TRAINING CANCELLED - Cork, August 25th

Five Rivers Fostering would like to remind carers that the 'Preparing for Independence - Young People Leaving Care' workshop that was to take place on 25th August in Cork has been cancelled. Carers will be contacted when a new date for this workshop has been set.

Upcoming Training (20th August, Cork)

Five Rivers Fostering have organised training in Childhood Neglect for Five Rivers Carers on Thursday 20th August. Carers can access information regarding the time and location of each of these training events by using their private login details.

Fantastic day out, at our Family Fun Day in Kartworld Adventure Centre-

Fantastic day out, at our Family Fun Day in Kartworld Adventure Centre- Watergrasshill, Cork on the 11/08/2015. Over 70 Foster carers, children and young people gathered in large numbers. We most definitely think we’ll see some of our fine drivers on the Formula 1 track in the near future. From sumo wrestling, to clay pigeon shooting, karting and laser tag-ended off with a well-deserved lunch.  This was most definitely an exciting, exhausting and super fun day. 

http://www.kartworld.ie/

Reminder - Activity Day in Cork (11th August)

Five Rivers isholding an Activity Day for Five Rivers Foster Carers on 11th August 2015. Carers can use their private login details to find out more information about this event, including the location and time of the event.

Upcoming Family Fun Days (25th July and 13th August 2015)

Five Rivers Fostering will be holding two family fun days for Five Rivers Foster Carers in Kilkenny (25th July) and Meath (13th August). Five Rivers carers can find out more information about these support days by using their carer login details.

IFCA Expand their Support Helpline

The IFCA have extended their Helpline service from 10am to 3pm Monday through to Friday.

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, with a child being born with CP every hour. The goal of CerebralPalsySymptoms.com is to raise awareness globally for cerebral palsy and other birth injuries.

For more information on cerebral palsy, please visit CerebralPalsySymptoms.com
 

Foster Carer Training - June 2015

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

Cork
24th June : How Can we Influence the Behaviour of Children

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