Free Zoom Workshop with Dr. Mary O’ Kane


The Genesis Programme 

Mid & Rural Louth Area  Co ordination Team are hosting a 

F r e e Zo om Wo r k shop 


Dr. M a r y O ‘ Kane 

Supporting Anxious Children 

All  children w o r r y a t  time s , but for  some children i t c an be  a r e a l challenge t o manage their anxieties . A s parents , w hen your child is anxious it can be difficult to know how best to support them. H o w e v e r , pa rent s play an import ant r o l e in  helping 

their child t o both understand and t o manage their anxiety . In this t a l k M a r y  explains anxiety in children and off e r s parents practical  advice on how to support their children during difficult times , helping them to manage their fears and gain confidence. 

D r M a r y O ‘ Kane is a 

L e c tur e r in Psychology , 

Earl y Childhood Studies and Education. 

Her  r e s e arch  inter e s t s  include childhood  transitions ;  self esteem

and wellbeing, and the value of play .

H e r fir s t boo k , Perf e c t l y Imperf e c t Parenting: Connection no t Perfection, w a s published in 

April 202 1. 

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7 . 3 0 P M – 8. 3 0 P M 



T a r a M c Auley 

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Places are limited


Free Parent Classes via Zoom

Dear Parent, Adult Learning Service, LMETB and St. Joseph’s CBS are delighted to invite you to FREE short courses for parents. 

Read to Succeed – starting 13/10/2021 – 6 weeks course including 4 free books and introduction to book creator
Story Sacks – 4 weeks course. Arts and craft course for parents. Create a sack for your child favourite book! Starting November (time and day TBC)
Christmas Craft – fun arts and crafts course for parents, 2 week course, all materials included

All courses are online (zoom) delivered by qualified tutors. To see list of courses and express you interest, please click on the link


We Need Your Help


Greetings all,

Please can you take the time to fill in the survey the link below. It should take approx. 10mins to complete. Please return by

We would really appreciate your help in getting this survey out into the community.

Hands 4 Unity, a local group in Drogheda, was formed in 2019.  They aim to promote integration between the migrant community and Irish community.  As we enjoy reconnecting with family and friends COVID 19 spare a thought for those whose families live outside Ireland. Many Hands 4 Unity members work in the health sector and we are indebted to them and their colleagues for their commitment to keep services open and safe for the sick and vulnerable in our community.

During COVID 19 lockdowns Hands 4 Unity members met virtually and reached out to families in Ireland and abroad.  For the last few months they have participated in a training programme delivered by Innovating Communities and funded by Louth LEADER Partnership. The aim of the training programme is to adopt innovative methods to solve social problems.

This survey is conducted by Hands4Unity*, a local community group based in Drogheda, Louth, in partnership with Louth LEADER Partnership and Innovating Communities. The aim of this survey is to understand the lived experience of integration of the migrant community, and the first-generation, into Irish society.  We had a great response from health sector workers and would like to reach out to other sectors of society, particularly marginalised individuals and communities.

We are trying to understand the lived experience from the perspective of migrants, their children and the Irish community. We really appreciate your help.

Click Survey link:

The findings of the survey will be shared with participants and broad range of stakeholders.

Many thanks,


Nóirín Coghlan

Community Development Officer

Louth LEADER Partnership CLG

( +353-087 3472643

( +353-0419842088 (Reception)



Company Reg No: 450158: CHY No: 17993: Registered Charity No: 20068127

Directors: Mr. Frank O’Brien (Chairperson), Mr. Benny Devlin, Mr. Kevin Mulgrew, Mr. John Roche, Mr. Harry McCarthy, Ms. Martina Ralph, Mr. Finnan McCoy, Ms Eileen Lynch, Mr Hugh Rooney, Ms. Colette Moss, Mr. David Larkin, Ms. Emma Coffey, Ms. Caroline Flanagan:

Company Secretary Mr.Ciarán Reid

Company Registered in the Republic of Ireland: Partnership Court, Park Street, Dundalk, Co Louth. EIR CODE: A91V2KF

Incredible Years Parent Programme


Incredible Years Parent Programme

                              ONLINE OCTOBER 2021

Join other parents online to discuss topics like:

The importance of play in attachment and bonding

Bedtime and morning routines

Setting limits and boundaries

Managing annoying and difficult behaviours

Promoting social and emotional well-being

For further information contact: or phone 086 816 9532


HSCL Newsletter



St. Joseph’s CBS, Sunday’s Gate, Drogheda



My name is Vivienne Lamont and I am the Home School Community Liaison Coordinator for St. Joseph’s CBS. I was a class teacher for nineteen years before beginning this role in September 2019.


The role of HSCL involves supporting parents in many ways:

  • Making phone calls and visits to parents
  • Offering courses of interest to parents
  • Helping parents reconnect with their education through courses available locally
  • Acting as a link with local agencies that supports our community
  • Supporting parents to get involved in school activities and events
  • Linking parents to their children’s school environment



Every Day Counts

Attendance at school is very important. If your child is well, please send them to school. We want to reduce the amount of unexplained absences this year. If your child is unwell, please fill in the absence reason on the Aladdin app.


Parent Classes and Trips

Parent classes are run throughout the school year. We hope that more classes will be face to face this year. Some of our popular classes include, crochet, yoga, cooking and Operation Transformation. New classes will be added throughout the school year.


Parents Association

The Parent’s Association is a great way of getting involved in your child’s school life, meeting with other parents and teachers and making friends. New members are always welcome.


Contact details:

HSCL Phone No.: 087 183 8649

Facebook: stjosephscbsprimary

Instagram: stjosephscbsprimary


Parent Room: Located in the Red building


Strengthening Families Programme


What is the Strengthening Families Programme?

The Strengthening Families Programme is a skills programme which gives parents and their children the opportunity to work together to learn new skills, improve communication and create positive relationships within the family


When and where does it take place?

The programme will be run 1 night a week for 12 weeks starting in October and finishing with a Christmas Event in December. The programme will be delivered in Boomerang Youth Centre, Fair Street Drogheda


What skills can I learn as a parent?

  • How to communicate effectively with your child
  • How to give direction and following through
  • How to manage stressful situations
  • Improving your relationship with your child
  • How to set boundaries and stick to them
  • How to set consequences and following through


What skills will my child gain?

  • How to communicate more effectively with you
  • Understanding their feelings
  • How to manage upsetting situations
  • Develop their social skills
  • Understanding why boundaries are important
  • Understanding consequences


Who delivers the training?

The training is managed by a committee made up of representatives from a range of Voluntary and Statutory Agencies and is delivered by the Programme Co-ordinator and a team of trained facilitators on a voluntary basis


How much will I have to pay?

There is no cost to a family to participate in this programme.

For further details:

Catrina Culligan
Chairperson 086-1574619

Catherine Black


Site Co-ordinator 0874145154
On Behalf of the Strengthening Families Steering Committee