Meath Child & Family Support Network: Updates

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Please find attached some information that may be helpful to you and the families you are working with.


Louth Meath Education and Training Board Education form for Community Education Services

Applications are now invited from community groups and voluntary organisations for support regarding the delivery of educational programmes under LMETB’s Community Education Programme.

In line with Government guidelines for usage of funding, priority will be given to courses / programmes which aim to work with individuals and groups that experience barriers to participation in adult learning. It facilitates those who wish to access learning locally, as a step to more active community involvement or certified learning. Courses should address the following:

Specifically target educational and social disadvantage
Promote social inclusion
Foster personal development and skills enhancement for group members
Widen participation in learning by adults from all sectors of our community

Programmes should aim to develop the individual’s self-confidence and educational skills base in order to enable and facilitate their development and participation in the life of their community. Community-based courses are often the first step towards further options and choices for the adult learner.

The latest date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 4th September. If successful, courses must be completed by Friday 4th December 2020. The application form is available at www.lmetb.ie and is attached below.

Autumn-2020-Community-Education-Service-Application-Form-TuitionHours-and-Advert-3 (1)


Information Posters on the wearing of Face Masks

Please find attached information posters from Jacqueline Austin; Director of Public Health Nursing.

How to use Face Coverings Children A2 Poster Print


The Psychological Society of Ireland – Anxiety in Children Podcast

In this podcast PSI President Mark Smyth; Chartered Clinical Psychologist, who talks about Anxiety In Children.



NASC Migrant and Refugee Rights – Back to School Videos

Covid 19 World Service is a joint initiative of Nasc and Together Ireland. In addition to our public health videos voiced by doctors in over 30 languages, we have added video messaging for parents of children returning to school in August/September 2020. These videos were voiced by education professionals including teachers and SNAs working in Ireland and the messaging has been approved by the Irish College of GPs.

You can view these Back to School videos in Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, English, French, Georgian, Greek, Irish, Italian, Hindi, Hungarian, Kurdish Sorani, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Tamil, Ukranian and Yoruba.

Click on the language links below to watch the videos.



National Educational Psychological Services

Relaxation Techniques


Guidance for Parents / Guardians of Children Transitioning from Pre-school to Primary School

NEPS psychologists have developed guidance for parents to support children who are transitioning to primary and post primary school.

NEPS Guidance Transitioning from 6th Class

NEPS guidance-transitioning-pre-school-to-primary-school


NEPS – Key Messages

Stay Active & Connected: https://youtu.be/9nZVcDcvVLc

Stay Responsible & Informed: https://youtu.be/pBLW06d5Sc4

Stay Positive & Calm: https://youtu.be/UlK9L68hETU


Rainbows Ireland

Rainbows Ireland has developed a resource framework to support children on their return to school.

This fantastic resource is for teachers and support workers to use with primary school children allowing them to explore and acknowledge the many emotions children may feel after lockdown missing their friends and their new normal school experience.

Click on this link below to download this resource:https://www.rainbowsireland.ie/download-pdf/

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