Information & Education programmes is the brainchild of Samantha Teather who has brought her many years of experience as a youth and community development worker together in this format that allows schools, youth groups and community groups to have access to relevant education and development programmes that are otherwise not available. Samantha has spent many years working in the Youth and Community Sector working as a development worker. The main aim of her work was facilitating programmes such as Anti-Bullying, Peer Education and other programmes that she has now developed further and listed on this website.
Her previous company PYE (positive youth education) had begun to tailor these programmes to the various aspects of modern society and now with IEprogrammes.com she goes one step further by working with existing youth and community groups as a facilitator and bringing this information to those that require it.
In conjunction with the Transition Year Co-ordinators & SPHE teachers she had co-facilitated the Peer Education Programme involving Secondary and Primary schools in Louth since 2005 and delivered other programmes in both school and community environment.
Samantha began her involvement in youth work as a youth club co-coordinator for a local Youth Club in Bay Estate, Dundalk, Co Louth which involved the planning, developing and running of the club on a weekly basis. She commenced with the club on completion of her Basic Youth leadership course and Child Protection training. She then became involved with Cross border work with Bay Estate and St John Bosco Youth Club, Newry, Co Down. As the Southern Coordinator she was involved in programme planning, funding applications and evaluations. This involvement with youth work led to a CE job with a youth organisation. She completed Youth & Community Studies through Jordanstown University and is a member of a number of the following organisations – North East Regional Drugs Task Force Prevention and Education Committee, Louth County Council PPN , Parents & Friends Committee member and was also Treasurer of the Board of Management of Scoil Mhuire na nGael. Samantha has completed other training which is listed below:
Sexual Health: – HSE Foundation level Sexual Health Promotion, B4u Decide, Trust, – Sense & Sexuality (National Youth Council Health Programme), Drug Awareness Certificate (Lisburn Health Services), Copping On (Crime prevention & Awareness Programme)
Drug Awareness: – Brief Interventions for Smoking cessation (HSE), – Drug Education Workers Forum Trainer in Quality Standards , Putting the Pieces Together Training, – Smoking & Alcohol Awareness (HSE)
Other Training: – Self Harm training, Social Media Training, Introduction to Youth Mental Health, E-Safety training, – Assist- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (HSE), Safeguarding Training for Trainers (Catholic Church), – Anger Management & Challenging Behaviours (National Youth Health) , – ECDL, Healthy Communities, (HSE & Community Offices Dundalk), Conflict Management