‘Family, Community & You’
Hillview Resource Centre aims to provide developmental family support services, which involves a range of wraparound referral and collaborative activities to support the welfare and protection of children & young people and Ireland’s diverse composition of family units. The local implementation model is called ‘Prevention Partnership & Family Support’ (PPFS). Staff have undergone Tusla’s Child Protection training and have a written Child Safeguarding Statement.
In January 2014 a dedicated Child & Family Agency (Tusla) was created aimed at improving outcomes for children through a National Service Delivery Framework. Meitheal (Task) is an integrated local implementation model which brings the family and organisations together through a system of local area networks (pathways) in order to support children, young people and their families in a seamless and collaborative way. Meitheal is a community based, early intervention method of assisting families with a variety of issues and involves agencies who might be able to help resolve those issues with the family at the heart of the process. Meitheal is consensual and includes the whole family to resolve family support needs with children and young people aged up to 18 years.
Hillview provides a range of advice and support for families, including low cost Play/Creative Therapy (currently seeking funding to continue); We hope to introduce Child & Adolescent Counselling in 2020; Rainbows (a peer support for children aged 7-12 years living with parental separation & bereavement) and are now introducing a Family Wellbeing course over 4 or 8 weeks focused on parents.
We organise activities for children and young people and have developed links with Ballinteer Community School (BCS) and provide themed talks/activities for students. We also organise weekly art & crafts for children aged 5-10 years.
Staff members of Hillview have received Non Violent Resistance training, an intervention method for parents and practitioners working with child to parent violence and we can work with individual parents on a one to one basis. More information on the process can be found at New Authority Parenting Ireland
Our approach to child & family support is based on the child’s environment and extends to the child’s whole world in terms of looking at enhancing their experience within it through parents, siblings, grandparents and the wider community.
Our Family Support information can be accessed HERE
|Play/Creative Therapy Support:||Rainbows Programme:|
|Play/Creative Therapy – Application Form||Rainbows – Separation Application|
|Play/Creative Therapy – Parental Agreement||Rainbows – Bereavement Application|
|Play/Creative Therapy – Information Sheet||Rainbows Ireland Website|
|Play/Creative Therapy – Assessment Form|
Hillview is a member of the National Family Resource Centre Network of Ireland and participates at local, regional and national levels to deliver enhanced supports to the community, children, young people and families. Finally we link in with the Children & Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) where possible.
If you would benefit from additional support contact: Claire McEwen, Project Manager on 01 296 5025