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Organisations we have worked with 

Big Brother Big Sister, Foróige, Blackpool, Co. Cork; Brothers of Charity, Ennis, Co. Clare; Carrick on Shannon Education Centre, Co. Leitrim; Clare Education Centre, Ennis, Co. Clare; Clare Youth Service, Carmody Street, Ennis, Co. Clare; Comhairle na nÓg, Co. Limerick; Dioceses of Kerry, John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Co. Kerry;  ­Fostering Department, HSE South, Tralee, Co. Kerry; IRD Duhallow, Newmarket, Co. Cork; Jacobs Engineering Ireland Ltd, Blackrock, Co. Cork; Kerry Autism Services, Tralee, Co. Kerry; Kerry Children’s Services Committee, Co. Kerry; Killarney Youthreach, KDYS Youth Centre, Co. Kerry; Laya Healthcare, Little Island, Co. Cork; Limerick College of Further Education, Co. Limerick; Loyalty Build, Station Road, Ennis, Co. Clare; Mary Immaculate College, Co. Limerick; Matt Talbot Services, Co. Cork; MSD Ballydine, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary; National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS), Co. Limerick; New Ross Lions Club, Co. Wexford; North Lee Child Protection & Welfare Team, Social Work Department, Blackpool, Co. Cork; Sligo Education Centre, Ballinode, Co. Sligo; St. Johns Parish, Tralee, Co. Kerry; Thurles Youth Development Project, Co. Tipperary; Tullamore Lions Club, Co. Offaly; United Training Sligo, Co. Sligo; University College Cork, Co. Cork; University of Limerick, Co. Limerick; West Cork Education Centre, Dunmanway, Co. Cork; Youth Work Services, Co. Limerick; Youthreach Education Centre, Knocknaheeny, Co. Cork

Recording Online Safety content with Laya Healthcare

Recording Online Safety content with Laya Healthcare

Limerick Youth Service Internet Safety Workshop

Limerick Youth Service Internet Safety Workshop

Maureen was highly professional in all aspects of arranging and facilitating a workshop at our School Chaplains’ Association conference. The content was relevant, informative and well presented’. Feedback from those who attended; “informative and helpful”, “highly recommended”, “excellent”
— School Chaplains Association of Ireland
As Chief Instructor Military Police School, I would like to express my gratitude to you for your informative lecture to our International Military Police Course. As always your lecture continues to provide an insight into your profession and exemplifies your extremely high standards. Your professionalism, interest and expertise were a valuable contribution to the success of the course once again
— 12th International Military Police Course, Military Police Corps, Irish Defence Forces
Our sincere thank you again for the excellent presentations you gave to our pupils and parents today. It was so expertly presented and pitched and was both inspiring and extremely thought provoking for all involved. Our pupils are growing up in such difficult times in relation to digital media and online activity and it was wonderful to receive clear cut information, direction and common sense advice in an area so fraught with ambiguity and confusion at times. “Be with the the ones you are with” - so simple and yet so powerful! It will definitely be a focal point for our teaching around this area going forward. Many thanks again.
— The Management, staff, parents and pupils of Loughmore NS and Castleiney NS, Co.Tipperary.
“Maureen came to speak at UCC’s Guidance Counsellors Conference to an overwhelmingly positive response from Guidance Counsellors (school-based, privately practising and still in training). Maureen’s professional development session on social media and cyber-bullying was highly informative, very useful and unexpectedly startling. Maureen is an excellent speaker – her delivery of sometimes unpleasant material, facts and figures is calm, eloquent and clear.”
— University College Cork Guidance Counsellors Conference
Every school should have this talk and every parent should hear it too. Cyber bullying and Facebook are huge issues for all schools, this talk was so informative and practical. The students certainly realise that everything they post is potentially available to everyone on the web. Sexting is more widespread than anyone of us could imagine. As a Principal I will be inviting Dr. Griffin back on a regular basis, in today’s world we need to keep ourselves and our students up to speed on the dangers of Sexting, Facebook and cyber bullying. The feedback from students, parents and teachers was phenomenal. This talk is a must for our students and our parents and teachers. Dr. Griffin certainly knew her topics and her presentation is an eye opener for us all
— Principal Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.

Conference Presentations

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NAPD Region 6, Meitheal 2012, Armada Hotel, Spanish Point, Co. Clare

Youth Mental Health Conference Sligo, Mental Health Ireland, November 13th 2012

4th Biennial Child Protection & Welfare Social Work Conference, UCC, Co. Cork, October 25th 2013

ILSA Conference, Drumcondra Education Centre, 15th September 2012

CEIST Conference, Sheldon Hotel, Athlone, 27th & 28th September 2012

Youth Mental Health Conference, Co. Kerry, October 7th 2013

NAPD Region 7, Hayfield Manor, Co. Cork, December 11th 2013

School Chaplains Association of Ireland Conference, Hotel Kilkenny, 16th & 17th October 2015

University College Cork Guidance Counsellors Conference, UCC, 6th October 2015

www.mgmstraining.ie/maureengriffin/pdaconference

Principals and Deputy Principals' Association (PDA) Annual Conference, Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe 16-18 November 2016 

uOnline Social Media Seminar, UCC, 6th April 2017 

 


. . . . She came home from school on Thursday evening utterly preoccupied with you and the talk you had given that day. Apparently all the girls spent the remainder of the day discussing you, your job, the brilliant talk etc. . . . .Thank you so much. It is refreshing to hear of inspirational speakers in a 16 year olds life. You certainly made a huge and fantastic impact on these young girls lives and gave them plenty of food for thought.
— Parent of Secondary School Child
We recently had Maureen speak with the older classes during school hours, and speak with the parents that same evening.  Every adult and child with internet access should hear this presentation.  It provoked such a reaction from children and parents alike.  The information contained in this talk is key in this day and age. Most of all, the presentation skills of Maureen are second to none, she is the utmost professional to deal with and she knows her subject inside out. It was a pleasure having her in our school, and we will certainly be getting her back in the future.
— Parents Association, Kilnamona National School, Co. Clare.
We were absolutely delighted with the talk given by you to the parents of Summercove National School, Kinsale. It was very beneficial to all present at the talk, as many of us needed to be updated on the workings of the various social networking sites. The benefits of being aware of the potential dangers involved and to become acquainted with the ‘lingo’ can only but help us to stay in tune with our children. We look forward to a return visit by you to our school for a student talk
— Parents Association Summercove National School, Cork
I never thought about how much info I was giving away online –it was scary. I am going home today and changing my setting for definite. Thanks for coming to our school –we are all talking about it since
— Secondary School Student
Some while ago Maureen made a presentation to staff in our Department (including Team leaders, Social Workers, family Support Workers, Principal Social Workers).
All found it to be very informative, insightful, and of significant relevance to us, due to the nature of activity involved in Child Protection Social Work. Her work is highly recommended, particularly in this time of great expansion in, and exposure to Social Media.
— Joe Mac Carthy, Principal Social Worker, Child & Family Agency, North Lee Social Work Department
I was particularly impressed with the follow-up advice and support received from MGMS.
— Áine-Máire Ní Fhaoláin Príomhoide Ghaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin