Parent Plus ‘Parenting When Separated Programme’

Parenting when separated can be challenging and confusing. This course hopes to help you:
• Solve co-parenting problems in a positive way that helps you and your child.
• Cope with the emotional impact of separation and learn stress management techniques.
• Help your children cope with the impact of the separation both emotionally and practically.
• Enhance communication with your child and your child’s other parent.

The “Parenting When Separated” course does not propose to find magic answers but hopes to help parents to gain the support of other parents who may have similar experiences and to find down-to-earth solutions for difficult situations. The focus of the course is positive and aims to build on your strengths as a parent and what you are already doing right.

Who should attend
The course is open to all separated parents. Both mothers and fathers, resident and non-resident parents are welcome to attend this course. Both parents of the same child are welcome to attend this course together if they both feel it would be suitable, but this is not essential and parents can choose to attend separate groups. We will meet all parents for an individual screening meeting prior to the group starting.

Course details
The course will begin in November and it consists of six two-hour group sessions held in the Axis Main Street Ballymun.

If you are interested in attending the course please ring CAFTA 8832134 / 8832159 as soon as possible and we will offer you a short meeting to explore whether the group is suitable for you.

Finglas Community Safety Week – 24th to 30th September‏

Finglas Community Safety Week 2012

Monday 24th September

Finglas Fire Station Open Day

Venue:  Finglas Fire Station

Time:  11am and 3.30pm

Numbers limited.  Booking is essential; please contact Ms Ciara Gibbons Tel:  0864115783


Prescription and over the counter drugs, safety in the home information session

Venue:  FAST, Wellmount Road, Finglas

Time:  7pm

For further information, please contact Finglas Cabra Local Drugs Task Force Tel: 01 8307440



Tuesday 25th September

Safety Treasure Hunt

Venue:  Finglas Library

Time:  3.15pm

Booking essential; please contact Finglas Library on 01 8344906


Supporting Youth Participation in Finglas

A workshop facilitated by ‘The Barnardos Amplifying Voices Initiative’

Venue:  Dublin City Council Offices, Mellowes Road, Finglas

Time:  7pm

For further information, please contact Tim Stewart on Tel: 0860247083



Wednesday 26th September

Open Day at Finglas Garda Station

Time:  10am to 3pm

Venue:   Finglas Garda Station

Everyone Welcome!


Finglas Safety Forum Meeting

Venue:  Finglas Garda Station

Time:  7.30pm

For further information, please contact Ms Ciara Gibbons Tel:  0864115783



Thursday 27th September

Senior Citizens Safety Talk

Venue:  Mellowes Court

Time:  2pm

Movie Night

Venue:  The Den Youth Services

Times:  5.30 -7.00 ages are 12-13

7.30 – 9.00 ages are 14-15

9.30-11.00 ages are 16 and over


Retail Crime Prevention Information

Venue:  Finglas Garda Station

Time:  6pm


Soccer Tournament

Venue:  Finglas Celtic FC

Time:  8pm

For further information, please contact Derek at The Den Youth Services on Tel:  01 834 1436



Friday 28th September

An Garda Síochána Schools GAA Tournament

Venue:  Erin’s Isle

Time:  10am


Safety Talk

Venue:  Avilla Park

Time:  4pm


Senior Citizens Bingo

Venue:  Finglas Celtic Football Club, Cardiffsbridge Road

Time:  8pm

Bingo in Finglas Celtic FC Hall every Friday.  All Welcome!



Saturday 29th September

Safer Finglas for Young People

Venue:  Finglas Youth Resource Centre, Finglas

Time:  2.30pm to 4.30pm



Sunday 30th September

Finglas Memories

Finglas Historical Society, Dublin Fire Service and An Garda Síochána will be in attendance to provide advice and information.

Venue:  Finglas Youth Resource Centre

Time:  2pm to 4.30pm

Booking is essential; please contact Ms Ciara Gibbons Tel:  0864115783



For further information on any of these events, please contact Ms Ciara Gibbons

Tel:  0864115783