Care Projects Updates

Care team gearing up for an exciting summer.

Our Family and Youth Support Co-ordinator, Hansi Chisnall, shares news of the exciting plans we have for summer 2014:

We currently offer highly-relational, intentional youth support through activities held in-house and during outings to fun and diverse locations.  Ages generally range between 5-18 and each young person is supported based on their individual needs and assessed from a holistic viewpoint.

Activities typically look like trips out to the zoo, beach, cinema, parks, leisure centres and attending workshops that aim to stimulate their personal creativity and offer them a platform for their voice to be heard.  In addition, regular family support often happens in the home, working together with each unique family unit through emotional and practical support.

As summer approaches, the aim is to increase the level of youth support in order to offer respite to both themselves and their families, either separately or together.  This means more consistent outings, more workshops held in our office, family days out and residential weekends.  These activities aim to be used as a safe and therapeutic space and time in order to build on attributes such as confidence, communication and enable their well-being.  As we receive feedback from the families we work with, it helps us to tailor our activities and support work around where they are at and empower them to take ownership over their personal involvement.

We hope to soon recruit a small pool of volunteers who are interested and able to help support these young people through positive and encouraging activities and 1-to-1 mentoring.

If you’re interested in volunteering with ACET, please get in touch and we will let you know how you can get involved.

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ACET Care Project accepting referrals

In the context of a significant increase in HIV incidence our Care Project have received an increase in new referrals in 2014. We accept referrals from a variety of agencies and individuals including health care professionals, social workers, drug projects, local community groups, churches and self-referrals.

Referrals are accompanied by a completed form with information relevant to the potential client and their specific care needs. Depending upon capacity within our service an ACET staff member will then meet with the referred person to provide information on ACET’S care services. In the initial stages of the care relationship a client agreement is signed and a care plan established in line with agreed goals. Referrals are currently being accepted. You can download a referral form below or contact the ACET office at dublin@acet.ie

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REFERRAL-FORM-2014

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