What Works Festival of Learning 2022

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Announcing the Line-up for the What Works Festival of Learning 2022!

Registration for the What Works Festival of Learning is now open, and here is a flavour of what you can expect during the week!


Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman will launch the Festival on Monday November 21st at 11 am. Speakers at the launch include Hanna Vseviov, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia, Catherine O’Donohue from Tusla, Ciara Ni Raghallaigh and Niamh Kerrigan from the Parents Plus Special Needs Programme, and Ian Power from SpunOut.ie.


Partners in policy – Prevention and early intervention in policy

‘Partners in Policy’ is the title of our second event of the week on November 23rd, showcasing examples of collaboration, prevention and early intervention in policy initiatives in Ireland, including Aistear (the Early Childhood Curriculum framework), the City Connects Pilot Project, North East Inner City Initiative, and Sharing the Vision, Ireland’s National Mental Health Policy. Dr Wadih Maalouf, from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will set the scene for the discussion.


Partners in practice – putting prevention and early intervention into practice

Our final event for the week on November 24th is ‘Partners in Practice’. Kevin Webster from the Prevention, Partnership and Family Support Programme will share experience of collaboration within Tusla. This event will feature examples of good practice, from Laois Offaly Children and Young Peoples Services Committee, Hillstreet Family Resource Centre and Young Ballymun. Padraig Fitzgerald from Rethink Ireland will speak about how funders can support collaboration on the ground.


Join us and share your resources, learning and good practice in prevention and early intervention during the week using #PartnersInPrevention


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