CFRC in the News

The findings of the study, which was undertaken under the leadership of Professor Pat Dolan and with the support of the Atlantic Philanthropies, were presented to President Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtarain on 27th February last.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 5 month fixed-term contract Research Associate position. The position will involve working on the Belong Project. The Belong Project works with BME (Black and Ethnic Minority) children and young people (aged 7-12 years) across the Southern area of Northern Ireland to promote a sense of belonging in the local area.

The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre is delighted to announce its 6th Biennial International Conference on Engagement and Participation in Family Support that will be held on 13th & 14th June 2013 in the
Engineering Building at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

This year Adult Education Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates awards were presented at the Conferring Ceremony at NUI Galway on Friday, 19th October 2012.

Among those successfully graduated were young leaders from Foróige clubs who received the Foundation Certificate in Youth Leadership and Community Action.

Kathleen McNamee, a 15-year-old transition year student gives her opinion on the children’s referendum as per today's article in the Irish Times. She wrote this article during her time as a youth researcher at the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway.

Vital information on the proposed changes to the constitution, in advance of the forthcoming Children’s Referendum, will be presented at a public event at NUI Galway on Monday, 22 October.

On Friday, 20th July, the publication by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. of the report of the Task Force on the Child and Family Support Agency marked a much under-reported watershed moment for children in Ireland.

Forkan, C. (2012) 'Community-Based Youth and Family Interventions: Moving from Evidence-Informed to Evidence-Based Practice', in Jackson, A. & O'Doherty, C. (eds.) Community Development in Ireland: Theory, Policy & Practice. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan.

Ireland’s two UNESCO Chair holders came together today to launch a joint Commentary on the proposed referendum on the rights of the child in Ireland. The 16-page document, ‘Children’s Rights and the Family’, forms a major part of the work of the Children and Youth Programme, an independent academic collaboration between Professor Alan Smith at the University of Ulster and Professor Pat Dolan from NUI Galway.

Professor Pat Dolan recently participated on the external assessment panel for the Children’s Rights Alliance Report Card 2012.