The Annual Conference 2018 of Fed-CSSPA will be held on March 3rd 2018 in the Maldon Hotel Portlaoise.
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PROTECTING THE MENTAL HEALTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN AN ERA OF TECHNOLOGY AND PROMOTING RESILIENCE IN A TIME OF INCREASING STRESS AND ANXIETY
Colman Noctor is a child and adolescent psychotherapist in St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and an Assistant Professor at TCD. His special interest area is the impact of technology on child development and mental health. Colman is the bestselling author of Cop On,
a parenting book for a technological age which promotes resilience and self-esteem.
A FUTURE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING OR MATHS ( STEM)
Jackie O’Dowd, Senior Executive, Education & Public Engagement / Programme Manager for Smart Futures,
Careers and Education at Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). In her role as Training and Delivery Manager,
Jackie delivers communications training to STEM related volunteers from industry partner companies and other stakeholder groups
to equip them with the skills to visit schools and participate in events to inspire and encourage students to make informed
decisions on STEM subject choices and career options
UNDERSTANDING AND LIVING THE ETHOS IN A CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Mr Ferdia Kelly is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Schools Partnership. Prior to this appointment he was General Secretary of the Association of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools (AMCSS) and the Joint Managerial Body. He was also Education Director of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST)/Christian Brothers Northern Province schools. He is currently a member of the Teaching Council and the Boards of Governors of Mater Dei Institute and Marino Institute of Education in Dublin.
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