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E-zine 56 : October 2019

New CYPSP Chairperson 

We are delighted to welcome Mr Shane Devlin, Chief Executive of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, as the new Chair of the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) and Mrs Maxine Gibson as the new Children's Services Planning Professional Advisor for CYPSP.
New CYPSP Children's Services Planning Professional Advisor

Shane and Maxine are looking forward to working with senior leaders of all key agencies across statutory, voluntary and community sectors to improve outcomes for all our children and young people in Northern Ireland.
Helen Dunn (CYPSP) opened the recent Building Better Futures Seminar and has led on the BBF framework and championed the model for over 4 years with it being recognised as a “brilliant piece of transformation work with massive potential”.
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SHSCT ID CAMHS - Giving Hope by Working for and with the Child

The CYPSP Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) Group have shared a video of children and young people who attend the Intellectual Disability Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (ID CAMHS), along with their parents, telling their journey to and with the ID CAMHS Team in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

To find out further information and to view the video click here.

Northern Area Outcomes Group

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Maura Dargan, Director of Women, Children & Families/Executive Director of Social Work of the Northern Health & Social Care Trust, as new Chair of the Northern Area Outcomes Group.
Southern Area Outcomes Group
CAMHS and Youth Justice Agency Pilot

CAMHS and the Youth Justice Agency (YJA) are working in partnership to review the mental health needs of children and adolescents (under 18) either known to, or potentially at risk of being involved with Youth Justice Services and CAMHS. As set out in the Southern Outcomes Group plan and being driven via the EBD Sub-Group, a pilot is being trialled within the Southern Health and Social Care Trust which aims to better meet the mental health needs of young people known to both services.

To find out further information click here.
South Eastern Area Outcomes Group

We are delighted to welcome Bria Mongan, Director of Children’s Services & Executive Director of Social Work of the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust, as the new Chair of the South Eastern Area Outcomes Group.  Bria chaired her first meeting of the Outcomes Group on 10 October 2019.
South Antrim Community Network: Training & Awareness Schedule 2019-20

South Antrim Community Network Training & Awareness Schedule for Emotional Wellbeing, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention 2019/20 is now available.  For further information and details on how to register click here.

Causeway Locality Planning Group
The Causeway Locality Planning Group has recently began the process of agreeing a way forward to help children and young people in the area thrive. The group aims to reinvigorate itself and build on the strong history of locality planning in the area. Click here to find out more.
Colin Neighbourhood Partnership: Changing Lives for Families at Risk of ADHD
Colin Neighbourhood Partnership (CNP) is continuing to deliver the early intervention Changing Lives programme to communities across Belfast and Lisburn, targeted at parents of children aged 3-7 whose behaviours are consistent with ADHD but are generally too young to have been assessed or diagnosed. 
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Southern Area Locality Planning Group: Information Bulletin
The lastest version on the  Southern Area LPG Information Bulletin, Issue 17 (10 October 2019) is now available and can be viewed here.
Pre-Loved Uniform Events
During the summer a number of 'pre-loved uniforms' events were hosted by Locality Planning Groups in the Belfast and South Eastern Areas.  These events took place as a result of expressed needs from communities and provided uniforms to families preparing to return to school.

Report Cards for the events can be viewed via the links below:

Report Card on the South Belfast Locality Planning Group Uniform Event

Report Card on the Ards & North Down and Down Locality Planning Groups Uniform Events   
Southern Locality Planning Groups: Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Resource

CYPSP’s Southern Area Locality Planning Groups are currently mapping provision for services to promote better mental health and emotional wellbeing for children and young people across the Southern Trust area.

The resource, which will take the form of a services directory, will be available online, on the CYPSP website, for professionals and families to see what is available in the local area.

For further details on how your organisation can be included in this directory
 click here.

Northern Family Support Hubs Service

The Northern Family Support Hubs Service have been attending events to promote their service to parents and children 0-17 years in their local area. 

In the coming months they will be attending further community events to showcase their service including Sure Start's Family Fair in Burnavon Centre on Saturday 9 November 2019 and they look forward to networking with families, services and professionals.  

EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project Training for Trainers - Programme Dates for 2019

Building on the EITP Level One Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Awareness and Level Two Trauma Sensitive Practice session the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland in partnership with the HSC Leadership Centre has developed a Train for Trainers Programme for all organisations.

There are places still available during November for the Training.  To Register and for more information click here.

The All Party Group on Children & Young People

Children in Northern Ireland are the Secretariat to the All Party Group on Children & Young People.  They are delighted to announce their new Chairperson Chris Lyttle MLA, Deputy Chairperson Catherine Kelly MLA, Secretary Mike Nesbitt MLA & Treasurer Michelle McIlveen MLA.

If you are interested in attending the All Party Group on Children & Young People meetings, further information can be found here.

Parentline Two-Minute Tuesdays
Parentline are delighted to introduce 2 minute Tuesdays, where they take a parenting topic and share as many hints and tips as possible in 2 minutes.  The latest video which is all about dealing with tantrums can be viewed here.
Autism NI Helpline

Individuals, parents/carers, professionals ........ call Autism NI Helpline for advice, support or guidance ........ Telephone 028 90 401729 (Opt 1)

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Parentline: A Helpline for All Parents and Carers
Parenting a child or young person can be hugely rewarding, however at times challenging.  Parentline NI is here for all parents and carers.  It is a free confidential service open 6 days a week.
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Parentline Podcasts
Parentline are delighted too introduce their monthly podcasts.  Their latest podcast was with BBC presenter Kerry McClean, all about the struggles or being a working mum.
Listen to Podcast

Community Family Support Programme

Do you or a member of your family need support with finding employment or accessing education/training?

If you are aged 16-65 years old, unemployed or working less than 16 hours per week and not in education or training, FREE personalised training and support is available via the Community Family Support Programme.

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HSC Adoption & Foster Care Launch Facebook and Twitter Pages

The Fostering Forum have now officially launched their Facebook and Twitter pages for HSC Adoption and Fostering Care.

Please help to spread the word to enable them to build their audience as quickly as possible.

Facebook and Twitter pages can be viewed via this link.

Families Together
As part of the Families Together Project, two family fun days have been organised:

Date/Time: Thursday 24 October 2019 (3-5pm)
Location: Melvin Sports Centre

Date/Time: Friday 25 October 2019 (3-5pm)
Location: Antrim Forum

A selection of programmes and parenting platforms are also available.
Find Out More
Parenting Week 21-25 October 2019

Parenting NI is excited to be reaching the milestone of its 40th Birthday. The charity will be marking the anniversary during their annual Parenting Week which this year will be focusing on Celebrating Parents and the amazing job they do every day!

Parenting NI are encouraging as many parents, organisations, community groups and schools to get involved as possible by hosting events or doing some of the activities in the Parenting NI pack which can be downloaded from their website.


Family Mediation NI

Family Mediation NI are under contract with the HSCB to deliver an early intervention approach to family breakdown, to assist parents to communicate around achieving the best outcomes for their children going forward.

The service is available in all five Trust area and delivers a child focused, facilitative model that aims to empower separated parents to negotiate, compromise and draft their own bespoke co-parenting agreement.

Further Info
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