Provider: Blanchardstown Local Drugs Task Force
Address: 2nd Floor, Parkside, Main Street, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15
Contact: Ciara Jubani
Title: Community Development Worker
Telephone: 01 824 9590 / 685 4405
SFP involves not just parents or children alone, but the whole family. It is a 14 week skills enhancing programme. It is an inter-agency initiative, delivered by a range of community, statutory and voluntary local services in Blanchardstown which is managed and funded by Blanchardstown Local Drugs Task Force.
The SFP curriculum includes three courses (Parent skills training, Teen skills training and Family life skills training) that involves the whole family in three classes run on the same night once a week for 14 weeks.
The Strengthening Families Program (Kumpfer & DeMarsh, 1989; Kumpfer, DeMarsh, & Child, 1989) is an evidence-based 14-week family skills training program for parents and their teenagers (Age 12-16) in three classes run on the same night once a week.
Crèche facilities and child care is provided for younger children in family (aged 1-5yrs) and youth group is provided for children aged 6-11yrs.
Referrals can come from many different sources: self-referral, schools, School completion Programmes, Youthreach, Social Workers, JLOs, Family services, Youth services, Child & Family Services, Garda Youth Diversion Projects, Community Mental Health Centres, Housing Projects, Drug Treatment Centres, Community Drug Teams, Probation, Rehabilitation Projects and other local agencies
Catchment Area: Dublin 15. See website for more details http://sfpcouncilireland.ie/national-council/members/blanchardstown-local-drugs-and-alcohol-task-force/