Youth Resilience Co-ordinator

The Pod

Stephanie’s role involves facilitating a group for children which creates a safe and fun environment in which they can meet new friends and learn new skills.

Stephanie Whiteford has been working at Togher Family Centre since 2021. She is the Youth Resilience Project Co-ordinator of “The Pod”. Stephanie has been involved in the Youth and Community sector for 12 years. She has had many significant achievements during her time at Togher Family Centre including: The launch of “The Pod” and the co-designing and the renovation of Tom O Sullivan house. Stephanie has also secured numerous funding grants for The Pod from the Cork Education and Training Board.

Relevant Qualification

MA in Youth, Arts and Sports Education ( Level 9)

Other Qualifications Include:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Youth Work ( Level 8)
  • BA in Early Childhood Studies ( Level 7)

Professional Development

  • First Aid Response
  • Cardiac First Response-Epinephrine
  • Cardiac First Response-Salbutamol
  • Manual Handling


  • Certificate in “Introduction to Children First”
  • Youth Sexual Wellbeing Training
  • Traveller Culture Awareness Training
  • QRF Training
  • Child Contact Training

Special Interest

Stephanie’s area of special interest is young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Service(s) happy to have Stephanie Whiteford: