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Childhood Adversity - Outcomes, Risks and Resilience - An Access Evidence Report

Posted September 07, 2016

This report contains a rapid review of the literature in the area of childhood adversity and how it affects children during their lives. Implications for frontline practitioners working with children and young people are also included.The appendices to the report include frameworks, assessments, online resources and evidence-based and evidence-informed programmes which may be of interest to practitioners working with families, children and young people facing some form of adversity.

The report is the first in the Access Evidence series, and is accompanied by a shorter summary of the literature and implications for practitioners.

Childhood Adversity - An Access Evidence Summary

Posted September 05, 2016

This report is the first of the Access Evidence series produced by CES. The aim is to produce evidence based resources to support frontline practitioners, working with children, young people and families.

This summary outlines the learning from research literature about childhood adversity, and some implications for frontline practice. Practitioners who come across children and young people in their work can play an important role in recognising adversity, intervening early and supporting children and their families to deal with its effects. 

The summary is based on a longer review of the literature about childhood adversity.

Youth Work Employability Conference Report

Posted December 17, 2015

In March 2015 the Youth Council for Northern Ireland hosted ‘Youth Work + Employability – a European issue and a European perspective’. The seminar looked at the impact of youth work on helping young people to gain employment.  European contributors came from Belgium, Estonia, Germany and Ireland, and representatives from 25 organisations in Northern Ireland attended. 

This interactive report is based on the seminar, and includes links to presentations and resources from the event. 

National Quality Standards Framework Route Map for Youth Work

Posted October 01, 2015

This Route Map has been developed to support implementation of the National Quality Standards Framework in Youth Work. The Route Map brings together a range of national and international online resources to inform youth work and youth activities. The materials come from a wide range of reliable sources, including government departments, national and international youth organisations, academic institutions, independent research and policy agencies.

Ideas in Action in Youth Work - Practice

Posted May 01, 2014

Ideas in Action in Youth Work is a flexible and practical resource in which the theory underpinning youth work meets practice. The resource was designed to respond to the gap that youth workers identified between theory and practice as it is experienced in the field. This two part resource includes information about the theory of youth work, along with practical applications.

Ideas in Action in Youth Work - Theory

Posted May 01, 2014

Ideas in Action in Youth Work is a flexible and practical resource in which the theory underpinning youth work meets practice. The resource was designed to respond to the gap that youth workers identified between theory and practice as it is experienced in the field. This two part resource includes information about the theory of youth work, along with practical applications.

A Systematic Map of the Research in Youth Work

Posted March 01, 2012

This report was commissioned by CES on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, and produced by the Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre in London. The report brings together international research on the impact of youth work.