Parenting Today Brochure

Parenting Today is a series of talks organised by Wexford CYPSC in partnership with Wexford County Council Public Library Service. Talks are available in library branches and selected community venues throughout the county and are free of charge. Please see attached brochure for full details of talks available throughout 2020.

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Young People & Mental Health Referral Guidelines Poster

The Young People and Mental Health Sub Group of Wexford CYPSC developed a poster with referral guidelines to child and youth mental health services in Co. Wexford. The poster was launched at an event in the Riverside Park Hotel on February 5th 2020 and is being circulated to G,P’s, schools and professionals who work with children and young people.

Download Young People & Mental Health Referral Guidelines Poster (PDF 0.7MB)

Children and Young People’s Plan Leaflet

Wexford CYPSC has created an information leaflet targeted at children and young people. The leaflet was designed with assistance from the Teen Girls Group at Youth New Ross. It contains information on CYPSC and the 5 national outcomes in “Better Outcomes Brighter Futures”. It also directs readers to the Wexford CYPSC website for more information on services and supports for children, young people and families and for a link to the Wexford Children and Young Peoples Plan.

Download Children and Young People's Plan Leaflet (PDF 2.85MB)

Children and Young People’s Plan
2017 - 2019

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the first Wexford Children and Young Peoples Plan. It is the result of much hard work and commitment from CYPSC members and Working Groups who have used their expertise to inform the contents of this plan. The contribution of the children and young people who participated in the consultation process is also gratefully acknowledged. This plan would be meaningless without their input.

Download Children and Young People's Plan 2017-2019 (PDF 2.9MB)

Shut Down Cyber Bullying

Education Resource Pack to tackle cyber bullying
for secondary school teachers & students

Developed by Wexford Comhairle na nÓg

The theme of cyber bullying was identified as an important issue by Wexford Comhairle na nOg as a result of their own experiences and the experiences of family members and friends. Cyber Bullying was elected as the main theme by majority vote at the Comhairle AGM in 2013. We began to explore the issue, research and create. SHUT DOWN CYBER BULLYING educational resource pack is the result of our work.

The wonderful world of the world wide web presents many opportunities, knowledge and resources to young people. It provides them with a place to express themselves and connect with like minded people. However it is also a place where young people can be very vulnerable and sometimes young people find themselves in situations that can have serious consequences. We are hoping that the activities in this resource pack will stimulate conversation to inform students of the dangers of being online and encourage them to think about responsible online behaviour and how to protect themselves whilst online, we are hoping that the outcomes of the students work can be shared with the wider school community. We believe that the best ways to prevent cyber bullying is Education. We all need to be educated, children, young people, parents, teachers and professionals working with children and young people. We need to learn about our roles and responsibilities as members of online communities. We need to learn how to develop strategies and respond to bullying. We need to prevent it from happening at all. This educational resource has been designed to support these learnings in the classroom. Based on our own reflections and experiences as young people we hope the activities and information provided will create a valuable learning space for you and your students in preventing cyber bullying.

Download 'Shut Down Cyber Bullying' Resource Pack (PDF 3MB)

The “Just Be You” Programme Resource Pack

The “Just Be You” Programme was developed through Wexford CYPSC with the assistance of Seed Funding for the Participation of Children & Young People. The main aims of the programme were to raise awareness of LGBTI issues within schools and to aid the development of self-sustaining student-led supports in the school based around the TFLAG model from America.

Initially 6 schools throughout Co. Wexford were targeted. The programme comprises 4 sessions and upon completion the schools received a Resource Pack. The Programme development was led by the LGBTI Project Worker at FDYS Youthwork Ireland. It was a student-led programme and participating students had an important role to play in the development of the programme and the resulting Resource Pack. The Resource Pack is available to download here and also on the FDYS website.

Download the 'Just Be You' Programme Resource Pack (PDF 5.4MB)

The Coming Out Guide

The “Coming Out Guide” is a support for young people who wish to disclose their identity and for teachers to help them understand what to expect”.

Download the 'Coming Out Guide' (PDF 6.5MB)