SERVICE OFFERED: Teenfocus provides a comprehensive one to one support service (including out of hours access) to young people 13 to 18 years of age; who maybe experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties and /or who maybe at risk of misusing substances (drugs/alcohol). The aim of the service is to help young people resolve their difficulties, prevent early school leaving where possible and to build up their coping skills. A plan is put in place between the young person and the Support Worker to support the young person in overcoming their difficulties. Teenfocus also supports parents through the provision of a supportive parent mentor programme.
AREAS COVERED: MEATH & LOUTH
- Face to Face - This can be done in the young person's home, school or other place they choose. We meet with the young person weekly at a time that suits them.
- Over the web - Many young people today are familiar with communicating over the Internet and therefore may feel more comfortable talking about what is going on for them using the web. Web support can also make it easier for young people who live away from services to get the support they need.
- Over the phone -This kind of support allows the young person to make contact with ISPCC without needing to meet face to face. As young people today use the phone to communicate, this kind of support allows young people to feel more comfortable in communicating with us.
- Mentoring Service This is an informal support and the concept of the Mentor being a role model and supporter of the young person. Mentoring a young person usually happens over a 6 month period.
ISPCC Teen Focus
CONTACT: Alan Duff, Childhood Support Worker
TEL: 041 9833406
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Friday -9.30am to 5pm and out of hours service also available.