The PEIN Podcast

Perspectives on Prevention

Towards the end of 2021 PEIN launched its own podcast series. Perspectives on Prevention is hosted by Marian Quinn, one of the Network’s founding members and CEO of CDI Tallaght. In each episode Marian chats with people who have experiences to share, insights to explore, and expertise to draw on from the field of child and family services. Don’t forget to subscribe to Perspectives on Prevention wherever you listen to your podcasts. if you have any recommendations for guests (including yourself!) please get in touch.

Perspectives on Prevention – Joe Slattery

This episode of Perspectives on Prevention was recorded before a live audience at the PEIN National Summit in Thomond Park, Limerick on September 21st 2023. Join Marian Quinn in conversation with Joe Slattery, an addiction counsellor and the coordinator of the North Star Project in Limerick as they discuss trauma, parenting and why men need to show vulnerability. Listeners should note that this episode contains sensitive subject matter and an instance of swearing.

Perspectives on Prevention – Michael White

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, Marian Quinn talks with retired District and High Court Judge Michael White, about missed opportunities, youth offending, and sentencing options, with a focus on preventing criminal justice engagement.

Perspectives on Prevention – Ahmed Hassan

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, Marian Quinn talks to Ahmed Hassan, a Community Sponsorship support worker for Doras. Join us as Marian chats with Ahmed about working with people in the asylum process, the direct provision system and how we can offset some of its negative impact.

Perspectives on Prevention – Maureen Looney

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention Marian Quinn chats with Maureen Looney, a founding member of Dublin Safer Families Service. Maureen has worked with the Daughter’s of Charity Child and Family Service for over 20 years as a Family Worker and Deputy Manager and reflects on the challenges and rewards of supporting families impacted by domestic violence and coercive control.

Perspectives on Prevention – Edel McGinnity

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, Dr Edel McGinnity, a Dublin City GP, talks about her observations of how poverty and disadvantage impact on health outcomes, and describes the work of ‘Deep End’, an organisation supporting GPs working in disadvantaged communities. She discusses the inverse care theory and explains her commitment to improving the physical and mental health for those in difficult circumstances.

Perspectives on Prevention – Alice Malone

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, Marian Quinn chats with Alice Malone about her years of working in disadvantaged communities, her commitment to community development principles and what keeps her going on the tough days.

Perspectives on Prevention – Dympna Cunnane

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, we talk with Dympna Cunnane from the Our Time programme in England. Dympna talks about the impact on children of a parent having mental health issues, and the value of giving families a language and tools to discuss an often taboo subject. For more information on Our Time visit https://ourtime.org.uk/

Perspectives on Prevention – Vivian Geiran

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention Marian Quinn chats with Vivien Geiran, former Director General of the Probation Service, about his career, the relationship between poverty and crime, and what needs to change at a policy and practice level to avoid young people’s engagement in the criminal justice system.

Perspectives on Prevention – Anne Genockey

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, we meet Anne Genockey, the Deputy CEO of An Cosan, a community education centre in Tallaght. Anne chats with Marian Quinn about her journey as an adult learner living in Jobstown to becoming an inspirational role model and leader in her community.

Perspectives on Prevention – Shannon Baker

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, we meet Shannon Baker. Originally from Darndale on Dublin’s Northside. Shannon shares her experience as a youth leader in her community, and reflects on some of the supports she had growing up that influenced her in making positive life choices.

Perspectives on Prevention – Eddie Darcy

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, our host Marian Quinn meets Eddie Darcy, a long time youth worker with particular expertise in working with young people at risk. They discuss Eddies belief in always sticking with young people and never giving up. Eddie also talks about some of the structural issues facing young people at risk.

Perspectives on Prevention – Christine Dowling

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, our host Marian Quinn meets Christine Dowling, a Project Worker with Extern on the Intense Home Support Scheme. They discuss relationship based engagement, and how Christine develops sustainable supports for vulnerable families. For more on Extern visit www.extern.org

Perspectives on Prevention – Sylda Langford

In this episode of Perspectives on Prevention, Marian Quinn talks with Sylda Langford, one of the most influential civil servants in the area of child and family services. Sylda shares her experiences and insights relating to policy development, inter departmental work and accessing funding.

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