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Cork Kerry Community Health Care Suicide Bereavement Liaison Service (SBLO)

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Recruitment opportunity at Kenmare Family Resource Centre

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Socio-economic plan for Kenmare

South Kerry Development Partnership and Kerry County Council have contracted Ian Dempsey, Prescience, to develop a socio-economic plan for Kenmare. This plan will be linked to relevant national, regional and local plans and strategies and the process will develop a vision and action plan for the social, economic and environmental development of Kenmare.   The plan will seek to build on the town’s undoubted strengths while seeking to mitigate its weaknesses, ensuring that active citizenship, social inclusion and social equity is maintained; that economic development opportunities are optimised and that the attractiveness and quality of the public realm and the built and natural environment is enhanced.

To lay some of the groundwork for the preparation of the plan – Ian Dempsey has prepared a questionnaire (link below) on Survey Monkey for completion and circulation. Please distribute this questionnaire and encourage people to complete it.   

Please note that all replies received are anonymised and confidential and will only be used for the purposes of this survey. Thank you for your support.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7XGD9QX

 

Kenmare FRC is seeking suitable candidates for our voluntary board of directors

Kenmare FRC is seeking suitable candidates for our voluntary board of directors.  The role of the board is about the overall governance of the organisation – policies, procedures, finance, staffing, overseeing the annual work plan & 3 year strategic plan.  The board meet 10 times per year.  A Director’s Pack is available giving an overview of the role of the board.  If you are interested, please contact Susan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 085 800 24 71.  www.kenmarefrc.ie

Self-Care

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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day - 5th February 2019
 
Parents Plus is highlighting Safer Internet Day today by looking back at some of the videos that John Sharry, Parents Plus Founder, created with Webwise last year on safe and healthy technology use with children in the home.
 
Tips and advice for parents on technology use include:
• Introducing technology to your child
• Managing technology use in the home
• Taking back control of technology use in the home
• Dealing with conflict around technology use in the home
 
Check out the videos below.
 
For further details on safer internet and technology use visit, www.webwise.ie and www.saferinternetday.org
 
You can also read a recent article in the Irish Times Health section from John Sharry on managing screens and technology in the home, which offers up some tips and advice for parents.
 
•Healthy Families: managing screens and technology in the home
 
Advice on introducing technology to your child.
 
Tips for gradually introducing technology to your child.
 
Dealing with conflict around technology use in the home.
 
Taking back control of technology use in the home.
 
Happy to hear from you
Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Multi-agency support for the new residents of Atlantic Lodge

Kenmare Family Resource Centre is delighted to be part of a multi-agency approach in response to the welcoming of Asylum Seekers in Atlantic Lodge, Kenmare. Atlantic Lodge is a mixed hostel consisting of single women, single men & families. People have come from Georgia, Albania, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, Pakistan, India, China, Nigera, Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritheria and more! HSE staff, TIRC & KASI are supporting work on the ground & helping to settle people in.

As this work is completed, Kenmare FRC along with HSE, SKDP & Kerry ETB will be delighted to work with a team of volunteers to deliver English conversational classes, children's activities and activities for adults, in an effort to assist this new community to integrate into the welcoming and supportive community of Kenmare.

Services at Kenmare Family Resource Centre

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New Branding at Kenmare Family Resource Centre

We are delighted with our fabulous new branding at Kenmare Family Resource Centre! Thank you to our board member Elaine Donoghue and Dennison Design - Graphic Design & Photography for your hard work.

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New Signs           Compliment Slips and letterheads    

A big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who help at the Ring of Beara Cycle 2018

A special thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped us out on the day!

Check out this great video clip Ring of Beara Cycle 2018

Ring of Beara 2018 Cheque Presentation To Kenmare Charities

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Rainbows will be coming to Kenmare FRC Autumn 2018

Rainbows will be coming to Kenmare FRC Autumn 2018.
Rainbows is a dedicated free service for children & young people. The Rainbows programme supports children and young people affected by loss because of bereavement, separation or divorce.


Please visit Rainbowsireland.ie for more information on the programme.

Rainbows Ireland Video Link

 

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Kenmare FRC hosted a visit from an Nepalese

Kenmare FRC hosted a visit from an Nepalese project where there was an exchange of work practices and community development principles. 

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Nepalise visit

3 year strategic plan

Kenmare FRC is currently working on developing a Strategic Plan for 2019 - 2021.  We will be consulting widely with the public, agencies, organisations.  We will post a Monkey Survery over the next few months and would encourage as many people as possible to take part in our consultation.  

Play Therapy at Kenmare FRC

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Staff members recently trained in SafeTalk and ASIST

If you, or someone you know, is feeling suicidal please do come talk to us.  We will listen and support you (if you wish) to access further help. 

 

Get involved!

If you would like to volunteer to help or perhaps you might be interested in running a course or hosting a particular activity - we would love to hear from you. We have a wide range of opportunities available.

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