Peer - Reviewed Journal Articles

2024 Lucía Jiménez, John Canavan, Sofía Baena, David Herrera, Andy Lloyd, Johanna Schima, Anna Jean Grasmeijer (2024)  Mapping key actors in family support. A European perspectiveChildren and Youth Services Review.
  Silke et al. (2024). Examining the relationship between adversity and suicidality and self-harm in Irish adolescents from 2020 to 2022. Journal of Affective Disorders, 349, 234-243.
  Carmel Devaney, Mandi Mac Donald, Julia Holzer, A social justice perspective on the delivery of family support, Children and Youth Services Review, Volume 159,2024, 107494, ISSN 0190-7409,
  Silke, C., Brady, B., Dolan, P., & Boylan, C. (2024). Empathy rules, maps and paths: A qualitative exploration of the factors that facilitate or inhibit empathy and prosocial responding among youth. 
  Silke, C., Davitt, E., Flynn, N., Shaw, A., Brady, B., Murray, C., & Dolan, P. (2024). Activating Social Empathy: An evaluation of a school-based social and emotional learning programme.
2023 Silke, C., Heary, C., Bunting, B., Devaney, C., Groarke, A., Major, E., Durcan, M., O'Brien, C., & Brady, B. (2023). Examining the relationship between adversity and suicidality and self-harm in Irish adolescents from 2020 to 2022
  Kovačič, T. and Forkan, C. (2023) “Building upon the conceptualisation of alternative education in Ireland”Irish Educational Studies, Doi: 10.1080/03323315.2023.2291808. 
  Silke, C., Brady, B., Dolan, P., Boylan, C. (2023). Empathy rules, maps and paths:  A qualitative exploration of the factors that facilitate or inhibit empathy and prosocial responding among youth.  Journal of Community Psychology
  Connie O’Regan, Bernadine Brady, Cornelia Connolly, Pat Dolan & Gerry MacRuairc (2023): Blending the Formal and Nonformal Educational Sectors: Creating a Shared Learning Initiative for Secondary School Teachers and Youth Workers, Child & Youth Services,DOI: 10.1080/0145935X.2023.2236940
  Sarah Collins & Sheila Garrity (2023) Early childhood educators’ understanding of education for sustainable development, Irish Educational Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03323315.2023.2266688
  Aisling Gillen , John Canavan, Complexity Theory and Child Protection and Welfare: A Tool of Hindsight and/or a Tool to Assist Improved Decision Making in Child Protection and Welfare Work, The British Journal of Social Work, 2023;, bcad180,
  Xavier Alarcón & Barbara Mirković (2023) “Those Bridges That Help You Get there”: How Natural Mentors Improve Social Support and Social Capital of Unaccompanied Immigrant Youths Leaving Residential Care, Residential Treatment for Children & Youth. DOI: 10.1080/0886571X.2023.2241816
  Hall, T; Millar, M; O'Regan, C; (2023) 'Designing Futures Through Student Engagement: A Policy Futures Perspective'. Policy Futures In Education, (in press)
  O'Regan, C; Walsh, N; Hall, T; Mannion, G; Millar, M (2023) 'Conceptualising Student Engagement as a Theoretical Framework for Innovative Higher Education Practices ¿ A Literature Review'. AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 15 (2):1-21.
  Carmen Kealy & Carmel Devaney (2023) Culture and parenting: Polish migrant parents’ perspectives on how culture shapes their parenting in a culturally diverse Irish neighbourhood, Journal of Family Studies.
  Silke, C., Brady, B., Devaney, C. et al. Youth Suicide and Self-Harm: Latent Class Profiles of Adversity and the Moderating Roles of Perceived Support and Sense of Safety. J Youth Adolescence (2023)
2022 O’Malley, S., Devaney, C., & Millar, M. (2022). Incarcerated mothers’ experience of adversity heard using participatory mixed-method research. Probation Journal, 0(0). 
  Connolly, C., Murray, C., Brady, B., MacRuairc, G. and Dolan P. (2022) 'New Actors and New Learning Spaces for New Times - A Framework for Schooling that extends beyond the School'. Learning Environments Research Journal.
  Odera, E. L., Davis, J., Brennan, M., & Dolan, P. (2022). Understanding paths and options for youth citizenship and social justice. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 17(3), 224–234. 
  Brennan, M. A., Dolan, P., & Odera, E. (2022). Of regiments and radicals: The critical need for empowering youth as radical agents of change. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 17(3), 210–223.
  Brennan, M., Dolan, P., & Smith, A. (2022). Introduction: Placing youth at the forefront of active citizenship for social justice. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 17(3), 205–209. 
  Carmel Devaney, Øivin Christiansen, Julia Holzer, Mandi MacDonald, Marisa Matias & Eszter Salamon (2022): Child, parent or family? Applying a systemic lens to the conceptualisations of Family Support in Europe, European Journal of Social Work.
  Devaney, C., Brady, B., Crosse, R., & Jackson, R. (2022). Realizing the potential of a strengths-based approach in family support with young people and their parents. Child & Family Social Work, 1– 10.
  Dolan, P. (2022) Social Support, Empathy, Social Capital and Civic Engagement: Intersecting theories for youth development. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice 2022, Vol. 17(3) 255–267 Sage UK.
  Hanley, H. & Garrity, S. (2022) ECCE teachers’ attitudes in Ireland towards including children with special educational needs, Irish Educational Studies.
  Devaney, C., Mc Gregor. C. (2022) "Protective Support and Supportive Protection: Critical Reflections on Safe Practice and Safety in Supervision," Social Sciences, MDPI, vol. 11(7), pages 1-19, July.
  Connie O’Regan, Bernadine Brady & Cornelia Connolly (2022) Building Back Better – Using an Ecological Lens to Argue for Strengthening Mesosystemic Connections for Young People in a Post Pandemic World, Child Care in Practice.
  Brady, B., Silke, C., Hughes, B., McGovern, J. (2022) Stand up / Seas Suas: Promoting peer awareness, empathy and helping among third level students. Pastoral Care in Education.
  Tierney, E., Rodriguez, L., Kennan, D., Devaney, C., Brady, B., Canavan, J., Forkan, C., Cassidy, A., Malone, P. and McGregor, C., 2022. Children’s participation in practice: comparing the views of managers and practitioners in an early intervention and prevention programme. Journal of Children's Services.
2021 Woods, A., Mannion, A and Garrity, S. (2021) ‘Implementing Aistear – the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework Across Varied Settings: Experiences of Early Years Educators and Infant Primary School Teachers in the Irish Context’, Child Care in Practice. Published online: 17 Jun 2021.
  Malone, P. and Canavan J. (2021) ‘Strengthening Prevention, Early Intervention and Family Support: A Conceptual Framework for Studying System Change in Irish Child Protection and Welfare’, British Journal of Social Work (2021) 00, 1–21. 
  Shaw A, Canavan J & Dolan P. (2021) ‘Strategic philanthropy’s investment in public systems: A framework for intervention.’  International Journal of Management Reviews. 1–15.  
  Frost, N and Dolan P., (2021) ‘Theory, research and practice in child welfare: The current state of the art in social work’, Child and Family Social Work on line:
  Malcom, J., Brennan, M.A., Webster, N and Dolan P. (2021) Beyond Participation: A Case Study of Youth As Researchers and Community Development in North Philadelphia’. Community Development 51: 5.  
  Kennan, D., Brady, B., Forkan, C. and Tierney, E. (2021) ‘Developing, Implementing and Critiquing an Evaluation Framework to Assess the Extent to Which a Child’s Right to be Heard is Embedded at an Organisational Level’. Child Ind Res 14, 1931–1948.  
  Butler, D, Connolly, M, Coogan, D, Dahms, I, Fox, R, Kelly, T, Lauster, E, Magee, M and Perry, G (2021) The NVR Ireland Parent Handbook Dublin, Parentline.
  Chaskin, R., McGregor, C., Brady, B (2021) 'Young People’s Perspectives on Civic and Political Engagement in Three European Cities'. Social Service Review. 95:2
  Bradley, C, Millar, M (2021) Persistent stigma despite social change: Experiences of stigma among single women who were pregnant or mothers in the Republic of Ireland 1996–2010. Family Relationships, Societies 9(3): 1–17.
  Gaffey, J. (2021) [Working paper] The Empathy Library‌: Conceptualising a Selection Rationale and Intervention Design. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway.
  Gaffey, J. (2021) [Working paper] The Association between Reading, Literature and Empathetic Behaviour‌: A Review of the Literature. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway.
  Barbara Mirković, Bernadine Brady & Charlotte Silke (2021) Associations Between non-parental Adult Support and Youths’ Individual and Contextual Characteristics, Child Care in Practice.
  Patricia O’Connor , Caroline McGregor & Carmel Devaney (2021): Family Support and the Media in Ireland: Newspaper Content Analysis 2014–2017, Child Care in Practice,
2020 Kelly, Tara, & Coogan, Declan. (2020). Restoring the Parental Position in the Face of Emerging Childhood Challenges with Non Violent Resistance. Feedback – the Journal of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, Winter 2020, 65-82.
  McGregor, C; Millar, M (2020) 'A systemic lifecycle approach to social policy practice in social work: Illustrations from Irish child welfare and parenting research and practice'. British Journal Of Social Work, 50 (8):2335-2353
  Churchill, H; Baena, S; Crosse, R; Jimenez, L; Millar, M (2020) 'Developing family support services: A comparison of national reforms and challenges in England, Ireland and Spain'. Social Work And Social Sciences Review, 21 (2):58-83.
  Gaffney, S ,Millar, M (2020) 'Rational skivers or desperate strivers? The problematisation of fraud in the Irish social protection system'. Critical Social Policy, 40 :69-88.
  Malone, P, Millar, M (2020) 'The only equality is the pain: An exploration of the Irish policy sphere's approach to access and entitlement in health care'. Social Policy & Administration, 54 (1):163-177.
  Herrera-Pastor, D., Frost, N., & Devaney, C. (2020). Understanding contemporary Family Support: Reflections on theoretical and conceptual frameworks. Social Work and Social Sciences Review, 21(2), 27-45.  
  Egan, A., Hodkinson, S and Garrity, S. (2020) 'Let’s Pretend! Imaginative Play in Irish Early Years Services: Practitioner’s Perspectives and Approaches',  An Leanbh Og- the Irish Journal of Early Childhood Studies, (13) pp. 87-104. 
  McGregor, C,Brady, B, Chaskin, RJ (2020) 'The potential for civic and political engagement practice in social work as a means of achieving greater rights and justice for marginalised youth'. European Journal Of Social Work. 
  Brady, B, Chaskin, R., McGregor, C. (2020) 'Promoting civic and political engagement among marginalized urban youth in three cities: Strategies and challenges'. Children And Youth Services Review: 
  Tanja Kovačič & Pat Dolan (2020): Conceptualising Coping and Resilience in the Context of Socio-Political and Economic Change: Generational Perspectives From Slovenia, Child Care in Practice.
  McGregor, C, Canavan, J. and Nic Gabhainn, S. (2020) A critical consideration of the relationship between professional and public understandings of Family Support: Towards greater public awareness and discursive coherence in concept and delivery, Children and Youth Service. 
  McGregor C and Devaney C (2020a) Protective Support and Supportive Protection for families "in the middle": Learning from the Irish Context. Child and Family Social Work, 25(2) 277-285 
  McGregor C and Devaney C (2020b) A Framework to Inform Protective Support and Supportive Protection in Child Protection and Welfare Practice and Supervision 
  Jackson, R., Brady, B., Forkan, C., Tierney, E., & Kennan, D. (2020) Influencing Policy and Practice for Young People in Foster Care: Learning from a Model of Collective Participation in Children and Youth Services Review, 113 (October 2019), 104901.
2019 Thornton, B. Hayes, N. and Garrity, S. (2019) ‘”It can be daunting guiding through play”, Engaging with Aistear within the Montessori setting’, An Leanbh Og- the Irish Journal of Early Childhood Studies, (12) pp. 108-126. 
  Hanniffy, M; Millar, M; (2019) ‘Children’s perceptions of the skills needed to ‘fit in’ when starting school’, International Journal of Childhood Transitions, 11 (1) 3-14
  Devaney, Carmel, Rodriguez, Leonor, & Cassidy, Anne. (2019). Help seeking and help providing in Ireland. Developing Practice: The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal, 54, 35-44.
  Cheryl McCormack, Marie Gibbons & Caroline McGregor (2019) An Ecological Framework for Understanding and Improving Decision Making in Child Protection and Welfare Intake (Duty) Practices in the Republic of Ireland, Child Care in Practice, DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2019.1685464
  Farragher, R. (2019) Family relationships: a means of fostering stability? Foster, (7), pp.48-57.
  Moran, L., McGregor, C., & Devaney, C. (2019). Exploring the multi-dimensionality of permanence and stability: Emotions, experiences and temporality in young people’s discourses about long-term foster care in Ireland. Qualitative Social Work.
  McGregor C, Devaney C. Protective support and supportive protection for families “in the middle”: Learning from the Irish context. Child & Family Social Work. 2019;1–9. 3
  Charlotte Silke, Bernadine Brady, Pat Dolan & Ciara Boylan (2019). Social values and civic behaviour among youth in Ireland: The influence of social contexts. Irish Journal of Sociology:
  Kelly, M; Millar, M; (2019) 'Just because I have a baby doesn't mean it's going to stop my life: A Phenomenological account of being an Adolescent Parent'. Families, Relationships and Societies
  Millar; M, Crosse, R, Canavan, J, (2019) 'Understanding, negotiating and navigating the politicisation of evidence-based policy research:The case of Irish research on lone parent labour market activation policy'. Evidence And Policy: A Journal Of Research, Debate And Practice
  Crosse, R; Millar, M (2019) 'Off the Hook: Mutual Absolution of Responsibility by Fathers and the State, the Experiences of Separated and Divorced Irish Mothers'. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 27 (3):369-388.
  Malone, P; Millar, M (2019) '‘The only equality is the pain’: An exploration of the Irish policy sphere’s approach to ‘access’ and ‘entitlement’ in health care'. Social Policy & Administration
  Finan, E., Brady, B. (2019) 'They Pulled Me Through the Darkest Times: Exploring the Social Benefits of a Women’s Group in Rural Ireland'. Irish Journal Of Applied Social Studies, 19 (1):3-15
  Brady, B., Kennan, D., Forkan, C., Tierney, E., Jackson, R., Holloway, R. (2019) 'The Participation of Children and Young People in Care: Insights from an Analysis of National Inspection Reports in the Republic of Ireland'. Child Care In Practice, 25 (1):22-36.
  Silke, C., Brady, B., Dolan, P. (2019) 'Relational dynamics in formal youth mentoring programmes: A longitudinal investigation into the association between relationship satisfaction and youth outcomes'. Children And Youth Services Review
  Caroline McGregor, Carmel Devaney & Lisa Moran (2019): A Critical Overview of the Significance of Power and Power Relations in Practice with Children in Foster Care: Evidence from an Irish Study, Child Care in Practice, DOI: 10.1080/13575279.2018.1555135.
  Caroline McGregor, Colletta Dalikeni, Carmel Devaney, Lisa Moran & Sheila Garrity (2019) 'Practice guidance for culturally sensitive practice in working with children and families who are asylum seekers: learning from an early years study in Ireland'. Child Care In Practice, :1-14.


2018 C Devaney & C McGregor & L Moran (2018) 'Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Care in Ireland: Implications for Practice'. British Journal Of Social Work
  Nora Roarty, John Leinster, Professor Caroline McGregor, Dr Carmel Devaney and Dr Lisa Moran (2018) 'Outcomes for permanence and stability for children in long-term care in Ireland'. Foster, (5)
  Bernadine Brady, Danielle Kennan, Cormac Forkan, Edel Tierney, Rebecca Jackson & Rowan Holloway (2018) The Participation of Children and Young People in Care: Insights from an Analysis of National Inspection Reports in the Republic of Ireland, Child Care in Practice.
  Silke, C., Brady, B. Boylan, C., Dolan, P. (2018) Factors influencing the development of empathy and pro-social behaviour among adolescents: A systematic review.  Children and Youth Services Review.  Children and Youth Services Review, November 2018, Vol.94, pp.421-436
  Róisín Farragher & Declan Coogan (2018): Constructivist Grounded Theory: Recognising and Raising the Voice of Young People with Experience of Care Systems, Child Care in Practice.
  Patrick Dolan, Mary Shannon & Berni Smyth (2018) Family supportin practice: voices from the field, European Journal of Social Work, 21:5, 737-749, DOI:10.1080/13691457.2017.1320533.
  Danielle Kennan, Bernadine Brady & Cormac Forkan (2018): Space, Voice, Audience and Influence: The Lundy Model of Participation (2007) in Child Welfare Practice, Practice.
  Horrigan-Kelly M., Millar M. and M. Dowling (2018) ‘The Search for Understanding: The Role of Paradigms’, Nurse Researcher, 25 (4) 8-12.
  Millar, M. and R. Crosse (2018) 'Lone Parent Activation in Ireland: putting the cart before the horses?', Social Policy and Administration, 52 (1) 111-29
  Roarty, N., Leinster, J., McGregor, C., Devaney, C. & Moran, L. (2018) Outcomes for permanence and stability for children in long-term care in Ireland. Foster, (5), pp. 52-62
  Millar, M; Crosse, R; Canavan, J,  (2018) ' Understanding, negotiating and navigating the politicisation of evidence-based policy research:The case of Irish research on lone parent labour market activation policy', Evidence and Policy. 
  Farragher, R. (2018). Building resilience through families for children in care. Foster, (5), pp.90-100.
  Kennan, D., Brady, B. & Forkan, C. (2018) 'Supporting Children’s Participation in Decision Making: A Systematic Literature Review Exploring the Effectiveness of Participatory Processes'. The British Journal of Social Work.
  Moran, L., Brady, B., Forkan, C. & Coen, L. (2018) ‘Individual and connected’: an exploration of young people’s discourses about youth cafes in Ireland, Journal of Youth Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2018.1441981
  Fives, A., (2018). Paternalism and Moral Conflict: A pluralist analysis of parental power. The Journal of Political Power, 11(2), DOI 10.1080/2158379X.2017.1411434
  Debbie McDonagh, Nuala Connolly & Carmel Devaney (2018): “Bury Don’t Discuss”: The Help-Seeking Behaviour of Family Members Affected by Substance-use Disorders, Child Care in Practice.
2017 Garrity, S. & Canavan, J. (2017) ‘Trust, responsiveness and communities of care: an ethnographic study of the significance and development of parent-caregiver relationships in Irish early years settings’, European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 
  Kennan, D. and Dolan, P., (2017). Justifying children and young people’s involvement in social research: Assessing harm and benefit. Irish Journal of Sociology, 25(3), pp.297-314.
  Devaney, C and Mc Gregor, C. (2017) 'Child protection and family support practice in Ireland: a contribution to present debates from a historical perspective'. Child & Family Social Work’, 22 :1255-1263.
  Devaney, C., Mc Gregor, C. and Cassidy, A. (2017) 'Early Implementation of a Family-Centered Practice Model in Child Welfare: Findings from an Irish Study'. Practice: Social Work in Action.
  Kelly, M; Millar, M; (2017) 'Just because I have a baby doesn't mean it's going to stop my life: A Phenomenological account of being an Adolescent Parent'. Families, Relationships and Societies.
  Brady, B., Forkan, C. Moran, L. (2017) 'Spaces of connection and belonging: Young people's perspectives on the role of youth cafes in their lives'. Child Care In Practice.
  Brady, B., Redmond, S (2017) 'Connecting research and practice: Perspectives on the role of manualized programs in youth work'. Child & Youth Services, 38 :252-268. 
  Mooney, J. 'Adult disclosures of childhood sexual abuse and section 3 of the child care act 1991:past offences, current risk'. Child Care in Practice, 
  Brady, B., Dolan, P. and Canavan, J. (2017) 'He told me to calm down and all that': a qualitative study of forms of social support in youth mentoring relationships'. Child & Family Social Work, 22 : pp. 266-274.                                                                                                                                                                  
  Connolly, N. and Devaney, C. (2017) ‘Parenting Support: Policy and Practice in the Irish Context’, Child Care in Practice pp. 1–14.
  Crosse, R. and M. Millar (2017) 'Irish Women’s Ongoing Experiences of Domestic Abuse in Cases of Separation and Divorce' Journal of Divorce & Remarriage (2017).
  Devaney, C., and Dolan, P (2017) 'Voice and meaning: the wisdom of Family Support veterans'. Child and Family Social Work , 22 pp. 10-20.
  Fives, A., Canavan, J. and Dolan, P (2017) 'Evaluation study design - a pluralist approach to evidence'. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal,  25 pp. 153-170.
  Garrity, S.,  . (2017) An Informed Pedagogy of Community, Care, and Respect for Diversity: Evidence from a Qualitative Evaluation of Early Years Services in the West of Ireland. Child Care in Practice 23:3, pp 305-321. 
  Lisa Moran, Sheila Garrity, Caroline McGregor & Carmel Devaney (2017): Hoping for a better tomorrow: a qualitative study of stressors, informal social support and parental coping in a Direct Provision centre in the West of Ireland, Journal of Family Studies.
2016 O'Malley, S. Devaney, C., (2016) 'Supporting incarcerated mothers in Ireland with their familial relationships; a case for the revival of the social work role'. Probation Journal.
  Brady, B, Canavan, J, Redmond, S (2016) 'Bridging the gap: Using Veerman and Van Yperen's (2007) framework to conceptualise and develop evidence informed practice in an Irish youth work organisation'. Evaluation and Programe Planning: 55 pp. 128-133.
  Brady, B., Moran, L., Forkan, C. (2016) 'We are all like family here’: Qualitative insights on the role of youth cafes in supporting the health and well-being of young people'. Children's Research Digest, 3 (1): pp. 57-61.
  Browne, M; Millar,M  'A Rights-Based Conceptual Framework for the Social Inclusion of Children and Young Persons with an Intellectual Disability'. Disability & Society.
  Cassidy, A., Devaney, C., McGregor, C. and Landy,F. (2016) ‘Interfacing informal and formal help systems:  Historical pathways to the Meitheal model’,  Administration. Volume 64, Issue 2, pp 137–155.
  Crosse, R; Millar, M (2016) 'Lone Parent Labour Market Activation and Child Well-being: A review of the evidence'. Childlinks 2016.
  Kelly. M., Millar M. and Dowling M. (2016) 'Understanding the Key Tenets of Heidegger’s Philosophy for Interpretive Phenomenological Research'. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 15 (1): pp.1-8.
  Rodriguez L., Groarke A., Dolan P & MacNeela P. (2016). From cared to carers: Adolescent transition at a time of maternal cancer. Children's Research Digest, 3 (2), pp 77-82.
  Coogan, D (2016) Listening to the Voices of Practitioners who encounter Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: some findings from an action research project with practitioners in Ireland, Irish Social Worker Journal, Winter, 2016: 41-48

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