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Feel free to have a look around – there are plenty of interesting articles on the site. RIAG – or The Russian Irish Adoption Group – aim to provide information and news of interest to our members, family and friends.

Our members are parents of children adopted in Ireland – from Russian and surrounding countries – and also children, teens and young adults who have been adopted – can be members too. This site changes regularly – so please do come back for another visit another time.

You can contact us here -  contact RIAG

 

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My Hero is YOU – Storybook for Children

ublished Date 31 March 2020 This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries. A global survey was distributed in Arabic, English, Italian, French and Spanish to assess children’s mental health and psychosocial needs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

About RIAG - The Russian Irish Adoption Group

Set up to help adopters [Parents] and adoptees [children,teens, young adults – build and sustain a network of friends who have international adoption as a common interest.   Our members either have adopted or are adopted from Russia and surrounding countries. There are almost 2000 individuals adopted from those regions and now living in Ireland. RIAG aim to provide them with a platform to engage or simply to browse – as they wish.

RIAG is a small not for profit organisation – set up in 2008 by a group of parents.
RIAG has a constitution and a management committee. The current committee is:
Chair: Marie Hunt.
HonTreasurer: Owen Wynne.
Hon Sec: Rob Jefferson.
Membership manager: Jennifer Reilly.
Communications: Mary MacCabe
Other members: Marina Doyle, Geraldine Kriegel, Regina Faherty.

RIAG has as its main purpose – the provision of a network for members who are adopted or have adopted from Russia and Surrounding Countries. This network can be for the purpose of sharing of information through parents events, the provision of social structures for parents and children – or other ad hoc activities.

 

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Russian Irish Adoption Group

Disclaimer The RIAG Committee make every effort to ensure that any information posted is up to date and accurate. However we cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of this information. In no event will any members of the RIAG Committee or any members of RIAG be liable for any material issued. Membership to this page is by invite only. The purpose of the page is networking and the well being of the members of RIAG.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
A member asking for your suggestions: all responses will be passed directly to the member.

My 11 year old son had to see an educational psychologist for school and she recommended that he see a cognitive therapist for behavioural issues. I need help to help him cope with feelings of frustration and anger . Do you know of any psychologist, or cognative therapist who would be able to help. Barbnardos have recommended that we bring him to an OT, we have been to three of them and none of them have helped. My son was nearly 3 when we brought him home from Russia. Any advice on where to go for help would be greatly appreciated.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Interesting video from Dan Siegel explaining about the teenage brain.
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
From Russia with love - heart-shaped lake
Lake of Love is a heart-shaped lake located near Arkhyz, Russia
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
счастливый Пасха 2021
Russian Irish Adoption Group
Russian Irish Adoption Group
PACE...playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, empathy. It's an acronym that we all know & it's a practice we try and all fit into our daily parenting lives.

However, some areas of PACE come more naturally to some of us than others and that's ok.

As adults, playfulness and play do not always come easy.
So we've put together a few ideas in the image below to try and help. However, we'd really love to hear more from you, so please comment below as to how you introduce play into your day and your children's lives...