Throughout the nine week programme M-PACT helps build resilience and coping strategies by promoting positive change and honest communication in a friendly non - judgemental environment.
Moving Parents and Children Together provides free support and advice to professional agencies, individuals and their families through our Nine Week Programme, the Telephone and through our Online support/service.
M-PACT supports families to work together to understand how parental substance misuse has affected their lives. M-PACT promotes a whole family approach and focuses on helping and supporting families to make positive changes. The programme, which is free, helps build resilience and coping strategies by promoting positive and honest communication.
A programme can bring together up to eight families at any one time, where at least one parent has or had an alcohol or drug problem and where there is at least one child aged 8-17 years old. The programme runs for nine consecutive weeks. Each session covers a different topic, and combines separate group work with children and adults, work with family units and whole group work when all participants come together. Each family has a review session shortly after the programme ends and a reunion session, approximately three months later, bringing the families together for the final time.
- Sligo town and environs
- Sligo - north
- Sligo - south, east and west
- Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
- Leitrim - south
- Leitrim - north
- Service provided at above address
- Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
Sligo Development Centre
This is a totally free service for all Service Users
- People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
- Parents / guardians can refer
- Through GP
- Through schools
- Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
- Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
- Through HSE services
- Through other statutory services
- Through other community / voluntary service
- Under-18s need parental permission
- Under-16s need parental permission
- Primary school age (4-12 years approx.)
- Post-primary school age (13-18 years approx.)
- Young adults (18-24 years)
- Adults (25-64 years)
- Adults (65+ years)
Families can attend with Children from 8 years upwards