Kelly

O’Brien

Position: Family Services Co-Ordinator

Department: Family Support and Child Contact

Kelly’s role involves co-ordinating all Family Support Services within Togher Family Centre.

Kelly O’Brien has been working at Togher Family Centre since 2019. She is the Family Services Co-ordinator at Togher Family Centre. Kelly has worked with a variety of organisations within Ireland to support families. She has extensive experience in family law and family support. Kelly currently supervises child contact for both Tusla and the family court, coordinates parenting programmes and acts as a Lead Practitioner for the Tusla’s Meitheal model. Kelly also co-ordinates Togher Family Centre’s Counselling Service.

Relevant Qualification

BA Honours degree in Social Care Work (Level 8)

Other Qualifications Include:

  • Child Development (Level 5)

Checklist Training

  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid Responder
  • Epilepsy training 

Additional Training

  • Accredited certificate in working with trauma and adverse childhood experiences from UCC. 
  • Domestic violence training
  • NVR
  • Parents Plus

Special Interest

Kelly’s area of special interest is child development, in particular working with children who have experienced trauma. She has a vast interest in the theoretical approaches such as attachment theory and trauma informed care. These approaches guide the way in which Kelly supports the individuals she works with.

1A Glentrasna Drive

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1A Glentrasna Drive, on the northside of Cork City, houses our Glentrasna Early Years service and a branch of Togher Contact Centre.

Tús an Bhothair

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Our Tús an Bhothair Early Years service is located on the grounds of Togher boys primary school with its own entrance via the church car park.

Cur Le Chéile

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Our Cur Le Chéile Eary Years Service is located on the grounds of Togher Girls Primary School.

Togher Family Support

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We provide a supportive space where parents can be heard. Our hope is that parents can get the support they need when they need it, not when things may have…

Togher Counselling Service

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Togher Counselling and Therapy services are located in our Main Centre in Maglin Grove and Tom O’Sullivan House – our Shournagh Grove premises. Our professional counsellors specialise in various areas…

Togher Contact Centre

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Togher Contact Centre provides an opportunity for children, their parents, and extended family members to meet in a safe, neutral environment. Child contact visits are supervised by our experienced and…