Project Title:

Programme development, research and academic support

Research team: 

Prof. Pat Dolan
Dr. John Canavan
Dr. Carmel Devaney
Mr. Fergal Landy

Commissioned by: 
Health Services Executive
Dates: 
2013
Project Type: 
Research and programme development

Through a collaboration and ongoing partnership with the HSE National Office for Children and Families Services.the CFRC is working on a number of projects that advance learning and practice for the mutual benefit of both parties. The core rationale for this partnership is the recognition by both partners of the need for and value of better connections between policy and practice and academic and theoretical research, in the interests of improved outcomes for children and families. Within the agreement, the focus for the work undertaken is on the broad area of the care and welfare of children, with Family Support identified as an overarching framework for prevention, protection and alternative care policy and services. As well as a number of specific national projects the CFRC is also engaged with the national HSE officers in an advisory capacity from an academic and research perspective on an ongoing basis.

Project Title:

Analysis of public consultation data

Research team: 

Dr. Bernadine Brady
Ms. Louise Kinlen

Commissioned by: 
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Dates: 
2013
Project Type: 
Qualitative data analysis

As part of its process of developing a new national children and young people’s policy framework, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs undertook a public consultation process. The UNESCO CFRC is currently analysing the data emerging from this process.

The analysis of public consultation data will be undertaken during the period of January to April 2013.

Project Title:

Examining the Impact of the Youth Cafe Initiative

Research team: 

Dr. Cormac Forkan
Mr. Liam Coen
Dr. Lisa Moran

Commissioned by: 
The Irish Research Council and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Dates: 
2012 - 2013
Project Type: 
Mixed-methods study
Project Title:

Real U Evaluation

Research team: 

Health Promotion Research Centre, NUI Galway
Dr. Bernadine Brady
Dr. John Canavan

Commissioned by: 
Foróige
Dates: 
2012 - 2013
Project Type: 
Evaluation of Real U relationships and sexuality programme

Foróige has recently developed a new relationships and sexuality programme for young people, which is known as Real U. This study evaluates the impact of the programme on young people taking part.

The evaluation will be undertaken during the period of July 2012 to July 2013.

Project Title:

Evaluation of Wave Change a Social Change and Innovation Programme

Research team: 

Dr. Noreen Kearns
Ms. Danielle Kennan
Dr. John Canavan

Commissioned by: 
The Atlantic Philanthropies (through Wave Change)
Dates: 
2011 - 2014
Project Type: 
Evaluation

Wave Change is a social change and innovation programme that connects, supports and invests in 18-25 year olds from across Ireland to take action for social change. The aim of the evaluation is to examine the implementation and delivery of Wave Change, to generate learning to contribute to the ongoing development of the programme and to examine whether Wave Change met its identified outcomes.