The Genesis Programme held its first ever local Peer Coach training recently. The two day training is by invitation to accredited Dina Programme Group Leaders to become an Incredible Years® certified coach.
An Incredible Years® Coach has demonstrated competency as a peer coach using the Incredible Years® coaching methods and processes to support new group leaders. This will significantly support the strategy to sustain programme delivery and fidelity in our early years services and schools.
The training was provided by the excellent Peter Loft.
Those who completed the training were:
Lisa Cleary – Moneymore Childcare Centre
Wendy Hoey – Lios na nOg
Liz Doran – St John’s JNS
Bernie Pentony – St John’s JNS
Niamh Donaghy – St John’s JNS
Martina Boylan – Marymount NS
Melanie Leonard – St Bridget’s & St. Patrick’s NS
Also completing the training was Tove Aasenhuus from Norway.
HELP FOR MY CHILD.ie is an Online Directory of Child and Family Support Services in Co. Louth.
Originally developed by a sub-group of the Louth Children & Young People’s Services Committee, it has recently been fully reviewed and refreshed by The Genesis Programme.
Check it out!
Twenty five early years educators and teachers from the Early Years Services and Primary Schools listed below have just completed a 3 day Incredible Years (IY) Classroom Dina Training tin Dundalk with senior IY trainer Peter Loft.
The group are pictured with Peter. Well done to all and good luck with implementing the Classroom Dina Programme!
Early Years Services
The Playroom Project???? Dundalk
Lios na nÓg????? Dundalk
Holy Family Community Creche?? Dundalk
De La Salle Pre-School ???Dundalk
Moneymore Childcare Centre??? Drogheda
The Maples Montessori School?? Drogheda
Early Start – St. John’s ???JNS Drogheda
Clever Clogs Pre-School??? Drogheda
Scoil Eoin Baiste???? Dundalk
St. Nicholas Monastery NS Dundalk
Redeemer Girls’ NS Dundalk
St. Brigid’s & St. Patrick’s NS Drogheda
St. Joseph’s CBS???? Drogheda
St. John’s JNS ???Drogheda
Presentation NS Drogheda
At the launch of the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme in November 2018, we took the opportunity to discuss the programme with some of the Principals whose schools are implementing the programme.
Here are a selection of short videos where the Principals reply to questions about the implementation of the programme in their school.
We are recruiting an Administrative Assistant!
For details on the post and an Application Form please click on this link Administrative Assistant
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 7th February 2019 and interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 27th February 2019.
We would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2019. Nollaig Shona.
The Genesis Programme offices will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
The latest edition of The Genesis Programme’s online newsletter UPDATE is available to read by clicking on this link UPDATE #8 Christmas 2018
A short video from the launch of the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme to celebrate Universal Children’s Day on the 20th November 2018. To watch the video click here KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme Launch
Banners (like the picture above) are appearing outside schools that are implementing the programme this week ahead of the launch of the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme next Tuesday 20th November. To attend the launch please Register Here
To celebrate Universal Children’s Day on Tuesday 20th November 2018, The Genesis Programme will launch the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme at a special event in the Crowne Plaza in Dundalk.
For more details and to register please click on this link Launch of the KiVa Anti-Bullying Programme to celebrate Universal Children’s Day
“You have changed our lives and helped us achieve a happy home for our child”. Graduating Parent 2018
The first graduates from The Changing Lives Initiative (CLI) received their certificates on the 14th September 2018 at an emotional but beautiful event. Huge congratulations to the parents and their families, the facilitators Sandra Farrell, Siobhan McDonald and Annemarie Ó Murchú as well as Christina Ryan and Eileen Costello Rawat from the CLI team in Louth.
The Changing Lives Initiative only began its work in September 2017 but is already making an impact on local families.
Funded by the European Union’s INTERREG VA programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), the initiative provides an early intervention programme for parents of children at risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is estimated that as many as 5 to 6% of school aged children have ADHD.
People with ADHD experience symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, difficulty finishing tasks, problems with short term memory, difficulty following instructions and often find it hard to sit still. Programmes like this are recommended as the first course of treatment for young children with symptoms of ADHD. They help to promote positive behaviours in children by helping parents to develop the skills that they need to deal with the symptoms that their child is experiencing.
So far this year The Changing Lives Initiative has delivered three 20 session Incredible Years based parent programmes, two in Dundalk and one in Drogheda.
Feedback from parents has been extremely positive with one parent commenting; “It was great to see my child for the great little man he is, to be able to understand him better.” Another says; “You have changed our lives and helped us achieve a happy home for our child”.
Outlining the importance of the event, Gina McIntyre CEO of the SEUPB, said: “The ground breaking approach taken by The Changing Lives initiative is helping to meet the needs of children, and families, with ADHD on both sides of the border. The project itself is very much in-keeping with the EU’s Framework on mental health and well-being which emphasises promotion, quality care and the sharing of best practice. The event today, in which we are delighted to participate, is about celebrating the dedication, commitment and hard work of all those who have undertaken this programme, as well as those who have made it possible. I wish to congratulate everyone involved to date in their achievements, which have, and will continue to have, such a tremendous impact on families on both sides of the border.”
As well as facilitating parent programmes The Changing Lives Team also work to raise awareness of, and create a better understanding about, ADHD.