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CUH Charity staff members get a little more ABLE2Listen!

November 9, 2017

On Tuesday the 7th of November Maeve and Patsy delivered training to members of the CUH Charity team.  This one day training brought participants through the ABLE model with a particular focus on the skills and attitudes that help us to listen well, and to be open and receptive to what someone has to say. […]

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Health, Disability and Carers figures released today by CSO.

November 2, 2017

13.5% of the population indicated that they had a disability in figures released by the CSO today. Furthermore, there are 195,263 carers in Ireland, which is up 4.1% since April 2011. 3800 of these carers are under the age of 15. 87% of the population are in good or very good health! To view the […]

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Relationships matter for children in Foster Care

October 26, 2017

The theme of this weekend’s Irish Foster Care Association conference is Realising Potential in Foster Care. Evidence shows that the quality of our couple, family and social relationships is a key determinant of health and well-being and this is pertinent to children in foster care, who may have more relationships to navigate than a child […]

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Busy, busy, busy!

October 19, 2017

Despite Storm Ophelia taking hold on Monday this has been a very busy week for the Ag Eisteacht team. Our Homeless Initiative training continued in Northridge house on Tuesday where Patsy and Una trained dedicated participants from the Simon Community and Threshold.  Our first of two Dublin Open Courses continued this week also with a […]

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Reflecting, reviewing, revising and reconnecting at the Ag Eisteacht Trainer Update day 2017

October 12, 2017

Reflecting, reviewing, revising and reconnecting were at the fore of our trainer update day which was held yesterday in Nano Nagle place. We hold an update day for our Trainers annually so that we can see how our trainers are finding delivering the ABLE training, and let them know of changes to the programme for […]

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Relationships matter in the fight against homelessness

October 5, 2017

“A home is not just a house, it’s a set of relationships in a community where you have trust.” Niamh Randall, National Spokesperson SimonCommunity. This week is Simon Week which is an annual awareness of homelessness week. Coincidentally our ABLE training tailored for workers in the homeless sector commenced on Monday the 2nd of October. […]

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“Can you help me?” Infant Mental Health Conference, Belfast, September 2017

September 29, 2017

Maeve attended the Association for Infant Mental Health (Northern Ireland) 5th Conference in Belfast on Wednesday 27th September 2017. The Title of the conference was “Can You help Me?” Raising awareness and building understanding of resilience in babies, children, families and practitioners. The event was oversubscribed and about 240 delegates attended – from a wide range of […]

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What exactly do we mean by a ‘relational approach’?

September 28, 2017

A ‘relational approach’ can be defined as: being mindful of our relationship with our client, and using opportunities to support clients in forming and sustaining quality relationships.  Ag Eisteacht advocates a relational approach across a spectrum of support. This ranges from recognising opportunities; To promote relational capability in families, within couple relationships, in schools, in […]

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Welcome to the Ag Eisteacht team Amber!

September 21, 2017

We are delighted to welcome Amber to the Ag Eisteacht team as our new training administrator. Amber previously worked in The Bessborough Centre which is a registered charity working with families and in particular vulnerable women and children. Amber is just after beginning a Masters in Positive & Coaching Psychology in UCC along with her new role at […]

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New school term, new opportunities to apply ABLE

August 28, 2017

As August draws to a close & a new school term begins we would like to wish all teachers and students the best for the new academic year and wish our ABLE4Teachers participants much success in applying their ABLE Skills and the brief intervention model as part of their daily routine. For teachers and schools […]

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Up to date evaluation of ABLE

August 25, 2017

Ag Eisteacht carry out continuous evaluation of the ABLE training programme & all feedback from participants is noted & appreciated.  There have been 8 3 Day ABLE courses delivered across Ireland, and we are delighted to share the collated evaluation of same. Click HERE to access the report. (Please note you will need a PDF […]

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Building Relationships as Leaving Cert results loom

August 15, 2017

The wait is almost over for 58,000 Leaving Certificate students across the country. The Leaving Certificate results will be released tomorrow morning and students will receive their results from their schools, through the post or online. Results day is ofen viewed as the pinnacle of the journey through Senior Cycle for young people and their […]

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ABLE 3 day Training autumn Schedule!

August 10, 2017

We are delighted to announce that we are running our 3 Day in Dublin, Cork & Limerick this autumn/ winter.    ABLE |Dublin: Weds 4th Oct, Weds 18th & Thurs 19th Oct ABLE |Cork: Mon 9th Oct, Mon 23rd & Tues 24th Oct ABLE |Limerick: Thurs 9th Nov, Tues 28th & Wed 29th   Please […]

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Ag Eisteacht features in the Irish Times

August 3, 2017

Ag Eisteacht is delighted to receive national coverage in the Irish Times this week.  If you haven’t yet read this powerful article by Sheila Wayman on the importance of relationships to our health & well-being you can find it here. ABLE is running in Cork, Dublin & Limerick this Autumn & we are now taking […]

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Is understanding family diversity a fundamental starting point to enhanced care giving?

July 27, 2017

According to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs report ‘Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures, 2014’; “Continuity and stability in family relationships strongly contribute to an individual’s well-being and social stability, and are especially powerful for children…The nature and quality of family life influences not only how a child copes with life growing up, but also helps […]

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ABLE4Teachers 2017 Complete!

July 27, 2017

Today marks the final day of ABLE4Teachers 2017. Building on the success of last year’s similarly themed course, we introduced ABLE4Teachers in Cork, Laois & Dunmanway Education Centres. Trainers from the 3 locations reported high engagement levels and interaction from participants. We look forward to collating feedback from each course, as we strive for continuous […]

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ABLE4Teachers

July 20, 2017

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ABLE Homeless Initiative

July 7, 2017

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OnePageCRM- A Happy Customer!

July 4, 2017

Image credit :https://pixabay.com The Ag Eisteacht office team have recently transferred over to a new Customer Relationship Management tool- OnePageCRM.  Although we are a small team we have built many relationships throughout the years & have recently transferred our contacts onto this fantastic, user-friendly system. As we work with the CRM on a daily basis, […]

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ABLE4Teachers begins next week!

June 26, 2017

As the primary school term comes to a close this week, it is time for Summer Courses across the country to begin. Ag Eisteacht are delighted to be hosting ABLE4Teachers in 3 different locations this Summer- Cork, Laois (July 3rd-7th) & Dunmanway (July 10th-14th) This course will enhance teacher’s abilities to engage with colleagues, parents […]

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