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Review & Demand

Karen and Stuart summarise our Annual Review and state our demands to Government for Budget 2015 in this short video.

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Skills

New! Two half-day workshops for professionals working with families have been added to our professional development training calendar: Talking to your child about the non-resident parent and Coaching parents in successful shared parenting. Book now for 29 September and 22 October.

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Look

Here’s a fun Family Day Festival 2014 video that’s guaranteed to make you smile. If you’d like to be a part of next year’s Festival, call 01 662 9212 to discuss opportunities.

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Train

Our Autumn Family Communications 3-day programmes for professionals working with families take place in Dublin, Galway, Tullamore and Meath. You can learn how to deliver family strengthening programmes with extra supports built in for those parenting alone, sharing parenting and parenting through family change.

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Learn

Registration is now open for our Autumn 2014 parenting courses! Also Welfare to Work programmes including New Futures and Options are now enrolling. These programmes for people who parent alone or share parenting offer a range of wrap-around supports including mentoring and free childcare in our crèche.  Call 01 662 9212 or click below to find out more.

 

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Are you expecting a baby or have you recently become a parent? Are you in care or have you just moved into your own place? If the answer is ‘yes’ to both questions, the Pregnancy & Parenting Support Service at One Family is here to help you. This is a free service that you can contact yourself. Text or call us on 086 079 3072 to find out more. Referrals also accepted.

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Help us to build a nationwide movement of people who are committed to change for one-parent families. Click here to become a One Family Member.

 

 

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Latest News

Government Policies Push More One-Parent Families Out of Work and Into Poverty

Government Policies Push More One-Parent Families Out of Work and Into Poverty

September 29th, 2014

Press Release Government policies push more one-parent families out of work and into poverty – One Family Annual Review 2013 www.onefamily.ie (Dublin, Monday 29 September 2014) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone and people sharing parenting – launches its Annual Review 2013 amid ongoing trends of embattled parents leaving work due to poorly thought-out government policies, lack of quality out of school care and rising accommodation costs. Karen Kiernan, One Family CEO explains: “2013 was another hard year for one-parent families in Ireland. The poorly planned policies in Budget 2012 are pushing more people parenting alone onto social welfare fulltime as they cannot afford to [...]

Video | Annual Review 2013 and Five Budget Demands

Video | Annual Review 2013 and Five Budget Demands

September 29th, 2014

Today we launch our Annual Review 2013. Throughout the year, we offered 3,611 individual service offerings and 2,474 in-person service interactions; an increase on the previous year of 9%. Also today, we reiterate our demands for Budget 2015 (our full Pre-Budget Submission can be read here) which is scheduled to be announced on Tuesday 14 October. This short video features our CEO Karen Kiernan who summarises our Annual Review, and our Director of Policy & Programmes Stuart Duffin, who states our five key Budget demands to Government. http://youtu.be/VAgtg6q8fwU[...]

10 Ways to Develop Coping Skills in Your Family

10 Ways to Develop Coping Skills in Your Family

September 26th, 2014

Problems are a normal part of life. Many families face situations in life that, despite our best efforts, we simply can’t ‘fix’.  Often there are other options we can explore and developing coping skills helps us to identify what these could be. Good coping skills also help us to learn to accept those situations that are beyond our control so we can feel better and progress, even if the problem still exists. Developing coping skills in our families makes us more resilient. Children learn from what they see and enabling them to develop these skills and resources will help them in cou[...]

Children & Family Relationships Bill Published Today is a Major Step to Recognising Family Diversity and Change in Ireland

Children & Family Relationships Bill Published Today is a Major Step to Recognising Family Diversity and Change in Ireland

September 25th, 2014

Press Release One Family Welcomes Children & Family Relationships Bill as a Major Step to Recognising Family Diversity and Change in Ireland: but to work it requires investment (Dublin, Thursday 25 September 2014) One Family – Ireland's organisation for one-parent families and people sharing parenting - welcomes the publication of the Children & Family Relationships Bill 2014 by Minister Frances Fitzgerald today. As an organisation with 42 years of expertise in supporting diverse families in Ireland, One Family acknowledges that this Bill is groundbreaking in recognising the complexity of family arrangements that children live in today. Karen Kiernan, One Family CEO explains: “We are ple[...]

Featured Service | Parent Mentoring

Featured Service | Parent Mentoring

September 24th, 2014

Every month a member of the One Family services team explains more about the particular supports they offer. This month, Parent Mentor Niki Williams writes about One Family mentoring supports available to all parents. Parent Mentoring is a service where a parent can safely talk one to one with a trained professional about any concerns they may have with their family and child relationships. With sensitive guidance and practical suggestions, the mentor supports a parent to identify what is working well for their family and what could be changed. Raising children can be a really challenging job yet most of us don’t e[...]

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Our free monthly ezine is packed full of news for members of one-parent families, those who have experienced separation, and people sharing parenting; as well policy makers and people working in the sector.

Family Day

Family Day

One Family is the founder of the Family Day Festival, the largest celebration of the diversity of families in Ireland today with 10,000 attending in 2013. Join in the fun and celebrate all families every May!

Single Issue

Single Issue

'Single Issue', the memoir of our founder Maura O'Dea Richards (Poolbeg Press), is available as an e-Book for just €5. It is a moving, funny and fascinating read. Please support our work by purchasing a copy today.