Posts by Emma O’Connor

Summer Party 2017

A massive thank you to everyone who joined us at this years summer party in Waterford! We might not have had the weather for it but with the flamingo straws and inflatable palm trees we were almost fooled! Thanks to all our fantastic teams for your hard work so far this year. We’re all on…

Unity Conference 2017 | Call for Papers

Care, Connection & Context: Commitment to Relational Based Practice ‘The Gateway Organisation, in conjunction with TransformAction International, Empower Ireland and CYC-Net, are calling for Papers for the 4th annual ‘Unity through Relationship’ International Conference. The event is open to all who are involved in the provision of care, education, therapy and other services to children,…

Child Protection : Tackling Neglect

“Neglect is the hardest category to evidence” In her report on Tackling Neglect, Joanna Nicolas claims this is a ‘common cry from professionals’. According to Nicolas, neglect is the most prolific form of child maltreatment with 45% of all children subject to child protection plans placed in the category of neglect. Read her compelling report here

Workshop : Understanding Attachment Disorder

Social Care Ireland are coordinating a one day workshop facilitated by Joanna Fortune on Understanding Attachment Disorder and Tools for Practice. It will take place on January 31st in the LINC Centre, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. This interactive workshop will explore the attachment cycle (healthy and unhealthy), various attachment disorders and behaviours associated with each.…