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KDYS Launches Wally Detective Explaining Covid-19 

Over the next number of weeks new child friendly videos will be added which address such issues as what is Covid 19, isolation and lockdown amongst others, all of which are difficult issues to explain to a child.

KDYS were delighted to receive very positive feedback from Dr Caroline Webster Stratton[1] on the first of our new videos for children. She said "Thank you so much for making this clip. It is incredible!" and on behalf of Wally she wrote "Love my Irish Wally cousin. I am his American cousin and thanks for helping me feel less worried" Wally in Seattle.

"This endorsement is a real shot in the arm for the staff of the project and tells us that we are on the right track with our creations and over the next few week we will be adding new videos to help children (and parents) understand isolation, regulating emotions, being able to calm down etc."

[1] The creator of the Incredible Years & Dinosaur social skills programme based in Seattle. The Incredible Years evidence based parenting programme focuses on strengthening parenting competencies by enhancing on parents' skills in effective communication and problem solving skills, anger and depression management, and ways to give and get support.

The Dinosaur Social Skills and Problem Solving curriculum is a child training curriculum that strengthens children's social, emotional, and academic competencies such as understanding and communicating feelings, using effective problem solving strategies, managing anger, practicing friendship and conversational skills, as well as appropriate classroom behaviours.

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The KDYS is operating remotely and full support services are still being provided. For contact details, please search KDYS on all social media platforms or see www.kdys.ie

Contact: Tim O Donoghue Tel: 087-2383396 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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