(01) 296 5025
33/34 & 87 Hillview Grove, Ballinteer, Dublin D16 P9V9

Family Support & Meitheal

‘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 (see application information below); Adult & Adolescent Counselling; Rainbows (a peer support for children aged 7-12 years living with parental separation and bereavement) and often host information sessions. We organise activities for children and young people including a Summer Project and a regular after school art group. Staff members of Hillview have received Non Violent Resistance training, an intervention method for parents and practitioners working with child to parent violence.

Hillview provides Rainbows support for children aged 7-12 years living with parental separation and bereavement.

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 work with the Children & Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) and participate in consultation work to help shape area based supports where possible.

If you believe your family would benefit from Meitheal, get in touch with the Project Manager by emailing meitheal@hillviewrc.ie

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