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- Referral with parental consent for under 18's
The Midlands Integrated Youth & Family Project was established in October 2018 and cover the counties of Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath. The MIYFP is operated and managed by Foróige and is funded by Tusla, originally as a Creative Community Alternative. The project implements a model of working with vulnerable young people and families to provide specialist intervention and support services for:
Identified young people, who are at risk of reception into care.
Young people who are in foster care and approaching disengagement.
Young people returning to their family of origin after a period of time in care.
Young people with identified additional needs or levels of risk.
Parents and siblings of those engaged.
The MIYFP works in close partnership with the Social Work Departments in the Midlands to meet clearly identified needs in referred young people and their families, and respond to those needs in a comprehensive, holistic manner. The project provides intensive community support for at risk young people and their families, to avoid, where possible, their reception into care.
Young people are referred into this project by their designated Social Worker only.
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There are a number of distinct elements to the supports provided by the MIYFP. These are:
Assessment of strengths and needs
Individual tailored plans which are outcomes focused based on needs and strengths identified
Whole family supports
One to one parenting support
Operating out of hours- evenings and weekends
Integrated community response
Other Interventions provided through MIYFP:
1:1 Support (Based on Individualised needs)
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