The Childhood Development Initiative is delighted to invite you to the final conference of the Parent Engagement Research Project (PEAREC) We will share findings on the evaluation of CDI’s Parenting Support approach – Powerful Parenting. CDI has been implementing Powerful Parenting in Tallaght for over a decade. The model involves placing a dedicated Parent/Carer Facilitator […]


Supporting Perinatal Health during Covid and Beyond

Unfortunately, our webinar on Supporting Perinatal Mental Health due to take place tomorrow is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. All participants registered will be emailed with the rescheduled date and time as soon as possible. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience and hopefully you will be able to join on the rescheduled date. […]


Family in Mind – 4 Days of Free Online Events

Family in Mind – Free Events over 4 Days Event Date and Time Cooking Class 29th March 2021 4-5pm   Dad Time 29th March 2021,  12-2.45 pm     Lets Look at Books 29th March 2021, 10-11am   Promoting Healthy Relationships with Technology in a Post Covid World 29th March 2021, 7.30-8.30 pm   Grow […]


New Year Message

Generally at this time of the year, I enjoy the challenge of attempting to write something which might motivate or inspire others. In fairness, given the amazing people I work with, it’s not hard to find wonderful things to say. But right now, as this terrible year comes to a close, I’m struggling to find […]


Launch of The In-Betweeners

The Childhood Development Initiative is delighted to invite you to the launch of   The In-Betweeners: Identifying and quantifying the unmet mental health needs of children and adolescents in Tallaght by Dr. Elizabeth McCarthy Quinn, and Professor Catherine Comiskey, Trinity College Dublin.   This report discusses consultation with parents and those working with young people […]


Launch of Prisoners Returning Home Report

The Childhood Development Initiative is pleased to invite you to the launch of Prisoners Returning Home: Prisoners and Family Reintegration  By Dr Kieran O’Dwyer, Sharron Kelliher and James Bowes. On Thursday 19th December, from 11 -1, in the Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 This report is the result of consultation with prisoners, their families, […]


Launch of ‘Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Settings’

June 19, 2018: The launch of ‘Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Settings’ took place in central Dublin.  The publication, edited by Suzanne Guerin, Sinead McNally and Noirin Hayes, explores the various stages, many challenges and exciting potential of undertaking high quality research and evaluations in non-institutional settings.  It offers insights, learning and […]