Parents to discuss experience with family support services in the area

By Maurice Garvey

PARENTS from Ballyfermot, Clondalkin and Inchicore will discuss their experience with family support services in the area through a radio feature on local station Together FM.

The Parenting Panel discussion will feature eight parents looking at the different ways in which family support services have made a difference in their lives and the lives of their own families.

Tusla Parenting Panel for Together FM1

Participants from the Parenting Panel discussing Family Support Services on Together FM

The programme was pre-recorded in Ballyfermot on Tuesday morning, September 4, and is due to be broadcast on Together FM on September 21, during a public awareness week from September 17-24.

Parents will examine different things they have learned from their own children as well as offering advice for other families.

The panel will be hosted by Tusla’s Peter O’Neill.

Lorraine Gannon, Family Support Co-ordinator Dublin South Central, said: “Tusla Family Support Service works in partnership with the community to offer home based practical and emotional support to families.

"We promote the health, well-being, care and development of children and build on parents’ strengths and skills.

"Families shouldn’t feel isolated in their community and can avail of supports from their local service – that is what we are here for and parents can contact us to discuss the support they need.”

For more information on Tusla services in Dublin South Central, contact 766955587/ 6486555 or visit www.tusla.ie

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