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May 24, 2011

Parenting on the Frontline, with David Coleman of RTE - June 6

Parenting-on-the-Frontline The County Kildare Joint Policing Committee and the South Western Regional Drug Task Force are pleased to announce an evening with psychologist David Coleman of RTÉ. Parenting on the Frontline is a free event for parents of children aged 10 – 17 years. It will explore some universal tips on positive parenting strategies for issues that can include suspected substance use in adolescents.

The event will take place at the Hotel Keadeen in Newbridge on Thursday 2nd June. Doors open at 6:30 pm for an exhibition followed by the debate. Spaces are limited at the Keadeen Hotel and people are asked to pre-register by texting 51444 with the word ‘Drug’ followed by your name, town and the number of seats:- DRUG  MARY BLOGGS  CELBRIDGE 2 SEATS  . Standard text rates apply.

David Coleman will be joined by a panel of experts from the HSE, An Garda Síochána and the Regional Drugs Task Force with active participation from the audience. The event follows the countywide Joint Policing Committee Forum in October 2010 where a significant number of issues raised were on how to address challenging behaviour in adolescents. The approach will focus on parenting skills that will be easily transferable to a wide range of social development issues.

David Coleman is a practicing clinical psychologist and has become best known in Ireland as the presenter of the hit RTÉ television series ‘Families in Trouble’, ‘21st Century Child’, ‘Teens in the Wild’ and most recently ‘Families in the Wild’.  All of his television programmes have dealt with aspects of family life, parenting and child and adolescent development. His public discussions audiences have proven to be very popular way to engage on the broad and sometimes challenging area of parenting.

The event is an initiative of the County Kildare Joint Policing Committee and the South Western Regional Drugs Taskforce and is supported by the Kildare County Childcare Committee and KFM radio.

Details and updates for the evening will be posted on the County Kildare Joint Policing Committee website:-