Restorative Practive in Schools

St Mark's Junior and Senior Schools Restorative Practice Launch

Two Primary Schools in Tallaght, St. Mark’s Junior and St. Mark’s Senior in Springfield, have been launched as ‘Restorative Practice Schools’.

Doodle Den - online learning for children

Challenges and Fun - putting Doodle Den online

After our first project meeting with The Tallaght West Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) we arrived back at our offices in Dublin City Centre armed with a 484 page long programme manual and a brief to make an online literacy learning support tool for senior infants.

Children Literacy Website

1000th child receives Doodle Den and children's literacy website launched

The importance of targeted support for children’s literacy is being highlighted today (September 8th), to mark International Literacy Day. Six year old Aoibheann Coyne, today celebrated being the 1,000 child to enroll in Doodle Den.

Restorative Practice

CDI's Restorative Practices Training Schedule 2014

CDI are taking bookings for our Autumn 2014 Restorative Practices Training. For full information on course options, prices and how to book your place please click on the Read More button.

Early Intervention Programmes


CDI has developed and evaluated an innovative range of community based prevention and early intervention programmes which aim to improve outcomes for children.

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CDI Publications


On this page you will find a comprehensive list of CDI publications. On this list we have included all of our Evaluation Reports, Policy Briefs, community research and journal articles.

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Policy Briefs

Policy Briefs

Read CDI's summary Policy Briefs which are based on the findings of its Evaluation Reports, including the lastest on Restorative Practice and the Community Safety Initiative.

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