The Genesis Programme - Hands Up For Children November 6th


Friday 6th November 2015

at 12.30pm

As part of the Hands Up for Children campaign,

The Genesis Programme invites you to join us for a

Discussion and Debate on

The Importance of

Prevention and Early Intervention

Taking part will be local public representatives, including TDs, Senators and Councillors as well as forthcoming General Election candidates

This is one in a series of local events supporting the Hands up for Children campaign being held throughout the country over the coming months

Date: Friday 6th November 2015

Refreshments served from 12.30pm

Discussion and debate will commence at 1pm

Venue: Holy Family Community Centre, Ballsgrove, Drogheda


Hands Up for Children is a campaign which believes that smart investment in children is the best way to secure Ireland’s future. We want to see a move away from crisis driven responses to children and families in need, towards preventative ones. This would include accessible, high quality universal services as well as timely targeted supports for those that need them. It is a critical issue because children’s equality of opportunity can be permanently undermined if they begin their lives at a disadvantage in terms of physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being.

The Hands Up for Children campaign is an initiative of the Prevention and Early Intervention Network ( which currently has almost thirty membership organisations.

The campaign is calling for an increased investment in prevention and early intervention for children and families, and a commitment to gradually realigning resources from crisis driven interventions to preventative ones.

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About The Genesis Programme

The Genesis Programme is a consortium of almost fifty Partner Organisations that is delivering the Incredible Years suite of programmes and other evidence-informed interventions to children, families and communities in Dundalk and Drogheda as part of the Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme.

The ABC Programme aims to break the cycle of poverty within areas where it is most deeply entrenched by targeting investment in evidence-informed interventions to improve the long-term outcomes for children and families.&

The ABC Programme is co-funded by the Department of Children & Youth Affairs and Atlantic Philanthropies. It is managed by the Centre for Effective Services (CES) and Pobal.uth Affairs and the Atlantic

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