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Young Persons’ Support Programme Information Seminar - 25th July

We would love to invite you all to an information seminar on the ‘Young Persons’ Support Programme’ (YPSP) hosted by the National Family Support Network on Wednesday 25th July, from 10:30am-1pm, in the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Green Street, Dublin 1


10:30 - Tea/Coffee and Registration

11:00 - Aoife Frances (Policy and Research Officer, NFSN) - Welcome and Background

11:05 - Philly McMahon (Family Member) - Growing up with a drug-using family member

11:15 - Cliodhna Mahoney (Dublin City North Children and Young People's Services Committee) - Supports for young people in Ireland

11:25 - Conor Byrne (Development Officer, NFSN) - Overview of programme

11:45 - Darren Shanahan (Youth Worker, Foróige) - Experience of running the programme

11:55 - Q&A and Group Discussion

12:30 - Light lunch

The Young Persons’ Support Programme is designed to meet the needs of young people who are aged under 18 and who are living with a relative’s addiction problem. It is a ten module activity based programme that supports the development of vital life skills in young people living with problem drug or alcohol use in their homes. The YPSP is designed to emphasis the experiences of the young people themselves, and support them as they voice the stresses and difficulties that they face as a result of familial addiction and substance misuse. The National Family Support Network hope that by supporting the implementation of such a programme countrywide, many young people will get the care and support that they need during a difficult period in their lives. The programme is designed to be run as part of the work of a family resource centre or youth / or drug support project, but anyone interested in the programme may attend the seminar. A manual is provided to any organizations running the programme which outlines how to run the programme in a step-by-step manner.


This information seminar will allow attendees to hear from a variety of speakers and learn more about the programme. It will also offer the chance to participate in a group discussion on overcoming obstacles to effective youth work with young people affected by substance misuse in their families. For more info on the YPSP programme, please see our website:  http://www.fsn.ie/resources/young-persons-support-programme/ or contact Conor at the details below with any questions.


To RSVP please contact: Conor Byrne, Development Officer, National Family Support Network.                

Email: development@fsn.ie or tel 01 898 0148 


NB: Please book your place by Wednesday 18th July. Places on the seminar are limited, and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Us

National Family Support Network
5 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1, Ireland

Phone: +353 (01) 8980148
Fax: +353 (01) 8889628
Email: info@fsn.ie
Web: www.fsn.ie

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