Local parents from Ballyfermot, Clondalkin and Inchicore will discuss their own experience with vital Family Support Service in the area throughout radio feature The local radio show will feature a panel of eight parents who will look at the different ways in which the Family Support Service has made a difference in their lives and the lives of their own families.

The Parenting Panel discussion, which will be pre-recorded in Ballyfermot, will be broadcast on Together FM during a planned public awareness week from September 17th, with the special radio feature expected to air on Friday, September 21st. Topics that will be discussed on the show include personal experiences of the family support service and the benefit of using the service parenting supports. The group will also examine what different things they have learned from their own children as well as offering parenting advice for other families. The panel will be hosted by Tusla’s Peter O’Neill.

 

Lorraine Gannon, Family Support Co-ordinator Dublin South Central, said: “TUSLA Family Support Service works in partnership with the community to offer home based practical and emotional support to families. We promote the health, well-being, care and development of children and build on parents’ strengths and skills. Families shouldn’t feel isolated in their community and can avail of supports from their local service – that is what we are here for and parents can contact us to discuss the support they need!

Tusla help fund several different projects and services across Dublin South Central. For more information on local services in your area, including Prevention Partnership and Family Support; contact 01766955587/ 016486555 or visit www.tusla.ie.

The Parenting Panel will be broadcast at 9.30am and repeated at 8pm on Friday, September 21st on www.togetherfm.com/listenlive.