Karen Thurston is Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse practicing in the Waikato region of New Zealand. Well Child Tamariki Ora nurses are specially trained to support families of newborns through to five years of age, providing evidence based advice relating to child growth, development, behaviour, health and wellbeing.
KHF had the privilege to host a talk by Karen on 14 June. The presentation of the event will is available to download here
Children’s Rights Alliance launch Report Card 2017
This year CRA have awarded the Irish Government a ‘D+’ in their annual review of the Government’s progress for children.
They have covered the areas where the Government have progressed commitments made in ‘A Programme for Partnership Government’ this year. We have focused on Standard of Living, Early Childhood, Education, Equality, Family Environment and Alternative Care and Health.
CES Reports- On The Right Track
From 2004 to 2016, The Atlantic Philanthropies, sometimes together with Government and other organisations invested in 52 prevention and early intervention services and programmes across the island of Ireland. Programmes aimed to improve outcomes for children and their parents, in areas of their lives such as child health, behaviour, parenting, inclusion and learning. This was known as the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative. The summaries below are based on a longer report on the outcomes.
Better Start Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)
What is AIM?
The Better Start Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme. Its goal is to empower service providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every child can fully participate in the ECCE programme and reap the benefits of quality early years care and education. Click on AIM image to download the leaflet.
More detailed information on AIM can be found at www.preschoolaccess.ie. Your local CCC will also be able to provide further information and guidance.
Outdoor Play Matters
Barnardos is hoping that parents encourage their children to play outdoors more often.
Outdoor Play Matters is a free publication for parents and highlights the benefits of outdoor play and how it supports children's development.
Parenting24seven is an online resource by Tusla - the Child and Family Agency, offering evidence-based key messages on what works best for children and families at different stages of childhood and in different situations.
Toolkit for Parental Participation
Tusla Child and Family Agency: Toolkit for Parental Participation National Guidance & Local Implementation December 2015, An initiative of the Parenting Support Strategy
The HSE Caring for your Baby and Caring for your Child website and booklets aim to help you to care for yourself and your child during your child's first five years. Public Health Nurses give these booklets to every new parent during their visits and the HSE has developed the content as an online resource also.
The information is based on the most up-to-date, accurate information available within the Health Services, and on opinion from professionals in child health, support services, voluntary organisations and parent groups.
Booklets available to view and download below:
KHF Community Matters – Issue 6
Summary of a Partnership Initiative with the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
KHF Community Matters – Issue 5
Summary of a Funding Partnership Initiative with The Atlantic Philanthropies.
KHF Community Matters – Issue 4
A Summary of the Evaluation Report of the Community Playgroup Initiative 2001-2004
KHF Community Matters – Issue 3
A summary of the second in a series of occasional research studies initiated by The Katharine Howard Foundation.
KHF Community Matters – Issue 2
The Interim Report of the Community Playgroup Initiative
KHF Community Matters – Issue 1
A summary of the first in a series of occasional research studies initiated by The Katharine Howard Foundation.
Whittaker Report Review 2007
This report was compiled jointly by the Katharine Howard Foundation (KHF) and the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) and launched by the Minister for Justice, Mr Brian Lenihan on the 25th July 2007. The intention of the report is to review the implementation of the Whitaker report which was published in 1985. The overall intention with this project is to stimulate reflection and debate on the future of penal policy in Ireland.
Young Men on the Margins
Young Men on the Margins presents the direct voices of homeless men in Dublin. It highlights how, from childhood onwards, negative economic and social experiences combined at family and community level to create a process where young men moved from living at home to being out-of-home. It draws attention to the absence of appropriate economic and social supports at crucial stages to prevent the drift into homelessness.
Download full report YMM Report