New SFP facilitators training in December

Two day SFP Facilitator Training took place in the Dee Hub, Ardee, Co. Louth on 30/11 & 1/12/17. 14 participants from all over County Louth received certificates for successfully completing this training. The training was provided by Mary Fitzpatrick, Ballymun LDATF, Padraig O’Donovan, Foróige, Kildare &  Noel Loughran JLO Drogheda Garda station. SFP is now…

An Taoiseach Leo Varadker visit to Kildare

On a recent visit to Newbridge by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, he met up with Foróiges Padraig O’Donovan (SFP Coordinator Kildare) and Andy Leeson (Area Manager) who had the opportunity to discuss the need for more secure structured funding to be put in place for SFP both in Kildare and nationally. Foróige were amongst a…

An Evaluation of the Strengthening Families Programme in Kildare

On Tuesday 26th September 2017, the first independent evaluation report of Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) for Kildare was launched at the ETBI building in Naas, Co. Kildare. The report was commissioned by CYPSC and the local SFP steering committee in Kildare. SFP has been running in Kildare since 2008, with the exception of 2010-2012. The evaluation…

National SFP Council of Ireland presents at Eighth EUSPR Conference September 20th – 22nd 2017, Vienna, Austria.

The main theme of this year’s EUSPR conference focused on improving quality in prevention. The paper presented by the National Council of Ireland reported on Ireland’s 10 years of SFP outcomes on parent, family and communities and highlighted key components which support its effective and sustainability as an inter-agency model.       Padraig O’Donovan…

New SFP facilitators trained in August

SFP sites across the country are getting ready for a new SFP term for information on SFP in your local area go to the Strengthening Families Programme Directory A huge part of the preparation is training of new facilitators who will join experienced facilitators in rolling out the programme. National SFP Council trainers Pádraig O’Donovan, Noel…

Congratulations to Cork SFP on celebrating 10 years of SFP in Cork

On Thursday 26th January 2017 the Cork & Kerry Strengthening Families Programme Steering Committee celebrated 10 years of delivering the Strengthening Family Programme in the Cork & Kerry region. This event was hosted in the Vertigo Room, County Hall Cork.  Over 60 professionals from the community, voluntary and statutory sectors attended the celebration. Many members…

National SFP Council welcomes Dr Karol Kumpfer & Henry Whiteside

The National SFP Council of Ireland hosted a visit by Dr. Karol Kumpfer and Henry Whiteside on Friday (July 1st 16) last in Ballymun. Members of the SFP National Council came  together from all parts of Ireland to exchange information on their local implementations of the Strengthening Families Programme in their areas and also to…

National Council of Ireland Launches New National Website for the Strengthening Families Programme

    A national Strengthening Families Programme information website for agencies and families in Ireland has been launched by the National SFP Council of Ireland (NSFPCI). NSFPCI is an inter-regional, nationally representative voluntary body of SFP managers and trainers from across the island of Ireland. Established in 2012 following a national SFP conference, hosted by…