Wicklow Travellers Group – Prevention & Education Project

Aim

The general aim of Wicklow Travellers Group Drugs and Alcohol Prevention & Education project is to develop the capacity of young Travellers (their families and the Traveller Community) by continuing;

  • To promote throughout society a greater awareness, understanding and clarity of the dangers of drug misuse.
  • To develop a greater understanding of the dangers of problem drug use among the general population.
  • To promote healthier lifestyle choices among young people and other vulnerable groups at risk of problem drug

use, through personal development, life- skills and harm reduction approaches.

Objectives

  • To provide drug and alcohol awareness education and thus, creating a greater understanding of the dangers of problem drug and alcohol use.
  • To promote healthier lifestyle choices through social and personal development, health education and culturally appropriate community activities and supports.
  • To engage in interagency work, with community, voluntary and statutory agencies who are specifically working or engaging Travellers.

The Prevention & Education Project

  • Provides culturally appropriate drug and alcohol education programmes that disseminate sound information about substance misuse and its physical, mental and social effect.
  • Builds awareness of services, by giving information about sources of help
  • Increases engagement through outreach. Programmes need to engage the Traveller community collectively.  To include families – social inclusion
  • Provides a safe space, particularly for young Travellers
  • Strengthens the capacity of the community and to build resilience
  • Engages in interagency work to ensure implementation of Ethnic identifier and the Traveller proofing of services.
  • Develops new initiatives and provide access to activities for young Traveller males and men.
  • Research

·         Recruits Traveller peer workers – potential leaders.

 Wicklow Travellers Group – Prevention & Education Project

Aim

The general aim of Wicklow Travellers Group Drugs and Alcohol Prevention & Education project is to develop the capacity of young Travellers (their families and the Traveller Community) by continuing;

  • To promote throughout society a greater awareness, understanding and clarity of the dangers of drug misuse.
  • To develop a greater understanding of the dangers of problem drug use among the general population.
  • To promote healthier lifestyle choices among young people and other vulnerable groups at risk of problem drug

use, through personal development, life- skills and harm reduction approaches.

Objectives

  • To provide drug and alcohol awareness education and thus, creating a greater understanding of the dangers of problem drug and alcohol use.
  • To promote healthier lifestyle choices through social and personal development, health education and culturally appropriate community activities and supports.
  • To engage in interagency work, with community, voluntary and statutory agencies who are specifically working or engaging Travellers.

The Prevention & Education Project

  • Provides culturally appropriate drug and alcohol education programmes that disseminate sound information about substance misuse and its physical, mental and social effect.
  • Builds awareness of services, by giving information about sources of help
  • Increases engagement through outreach. Programmes need to engage the Traveller community collectively.  To include families – social inclusion
  • Provides a safe space, particularly for young Travellers
  • Strengthens the capacity of the community and to build resilience
  • Engages in interagency work to ensure implementation of Ethnic identifier and the Traveller proofing of services.
  • Develops new initiatives and provide access to activities for young Traveller males and men.
  • Research
  •   Recruits Traveller peer workers – potential leaders.

Contact; Peter O’Reilly 087 6173799 or Helen O’Connor 0404 61878

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Wicklow Travellers Group P & E Blurb.pdf

Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status (CHY. No. 11870). Registered in Ireland Number 248913
Charities Regulatory Authority number (CRA) 20033576

Directors: Isobel O’Duffy (Chairperson), Brendan Hyland (Assistant Chairperson), Máirín Kenny (Company Secretary), Aileen Cussen (Treasurer), Kathleen Snell (Assistant Treasurer), Kathleen Berry, Ian Daly, Mary O’Brien