TRAINING UPDATE – JUNE 2020
Rainbows Ireland has started the process to have Rainbows Facilitator and Coordinator training available as on-line training. This decision has been taken in light of the ongoing health and safety advice as the country begins to open up.
Details of the training arrangements and how to apply will be posted on our website and social media platforms as soon as the training is available to start.
All current registered Rainbows centres will be notified of the new arrangements as soon as the training information is available.
This decision to have the Rainbows Facilitator training available on-line is a temporary response to the current pandemic situation.
Please be aware that applications for training are accepted from Registered Rainbows Programme Centres.
In order to register as a Rainbows Programme Centre, the Manager or Principal (known as the Centre Director) of the proposed centre is asked to attend an induction meeting in order to commence the registration process.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 01 – 4734175 to make enquiries or to register your interest in setting up a Rainbows Programme Centre.
You will be given details of the remote Centre Director induction meeting in order to become a registered Rainbows Programme Centre.
This process to register as a Rainbows Programme Centre can be started immediately, so that programme centres are then in a position to recruit Facilitators to avail of on-line training as soon as it is available.
UPDATE – MARCH 2020
The Rainbows Ireland Office is closed in line with the National advice regarding the COVID-19 virus situation.
All Rainbows programmes are also postponed. We are working remotely and will respond to all calls and emails.
Phone: 087 3510898 – if phone is busy, speak slowly and clearly, leave your contact number – we will return your call as soon as possible.
We are acutely aware of the impact of the current situation on children, young people and families.
Children and young people who have experienced a significant bereavement or family change can be particularly vulnerable.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or issues.
We are here to support you in any way that is possible.
Below we have included information and links to resources that may be helpful. This page will be updated on a regular basis and in particular, when new information and further relevant resources are made available. Please check back to access these updates.
*Separation/Divorce Guidelines on access during the Corona Virus Restrictions:
Law Society: https://www.orpenfranks.ie/family-child-law-committee-guidelines-on-access-during-covid-19/
One Family Helpline:
Please call “askonefamily” @ Lo-call 1890662212 if you need extra support.
Treoir: – Challenges for separated parents during the Corona virus: https://bit.ly/2wD6XkQ
https://www.treoir.ie Phone: 01 6700 120 for further information
*Two new very valuable resources from the Irish Hospice Foundation:
Grieving in Exceptional times – Video: https://hospicefoundation.ie/bereavement-2-2/covid19-care-and-inform/grieving-in-exceptional-times/
Helping Children Grieve during the Corona Virus Restrictions:
*Other Bereavement links:
How to say Goodbye when a funeral isn’t possible: https://bit.ly/2UDPGjB
*New Barnardos Dedicated Helpline: Phone: 1800 910 123 between 10.00am and 2.00pm – Monday to Friday or by emailing email@example.com
Some issues that parents may need support on include:
How to talk to your children about the corona virus
Setting a good routine
Managing children’s behaviours and sibling dynamics
Managing aggression and family discord
Home schooling/managing school expectations.
Fostering natural learning opportunities in the home
Accessing fun and educational activities for families and individual children
Managing your child’s worries
Self-care for parents
Helping parents manage their own worries and anxieties
Managing children’s online activity
*Talking to children about the Corona Virus:
*Bereavement at a time during the Corona virus:
*Children and Bereavement – General :
*Children and Tragic Bereavements
*Children and an anticipated bereavement:
*Children: Separation & Divorce – impact on arrangements during the corona virus:
*Relaxing/Breathing exercises that can be very helpful for children/young people:
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The service respects and values the diversity of all children and families. The Rainbows service is committed to maintaining a service that does not discriminate, directly or indirectly on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, disability, age, race or ethnic origin. The service recognises that all children and young people, regardless of their circumstances, have a right to have their grief and loss recognised and to be given opportunities to express their feelings and emotions.