Prof Patrick Dolan

M.Litt, Phd

Contact Details

Personal Professor
Dept. of Political Science &
Sociology,
NUI, Galway

T: Ext. 2930
E: pat.dolan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Prof. Dolan is joint founder and Director of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and an Academic Director of the M.A. in Family Support Studies. He also contributes to the wider undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes of the School of Political Science and Sociology as well as supervising Ph.D. candidates and Masters Dissertations in Family Support, Social Work and Community Development.

Professor Pat Dolan holds the prestigious UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement, the first to be awarded in the Republic of Ireland. The UNESCO Chair delivers a comprehensive programme of work towards the objective of promoting civic engagement and leadership skills among children and youth. The programme is built around core strands of research, teaching, policy and good practice and is underpinned by a range of national and international collaborations.

Prof. Dolan has worked with and for families as a practitioner, service manager, and academic for over 20 years. He has completed an extensive body of research on family issues including longitudinal research on adolescents, their perceived mental health, resilience and social support networks and has published in a wide range of academic publications. His major research interests are Civic Engagement in Children and Youth, Family Support, Reflective Practice and Service Development, Youth Mentoring Models, Adolescents Resilience and Social Networks. Prof. Dolan has also an extensive policy experience and was recently a member of a Government Task Force advising on the necessary transition programme for the new Child and Family Support Agency.

Research Interests

Apart from his management role and leading research, Pat¿s specific interests include Reflective Practice, Family Support, Adolescents, Social Support, Community Development and Mental Health. Pat has also served on a number of National and international Child Care working groups, recently he acted as Academic Advisor to the National Family Support Review Group with the Child Care Policy Unit, Department of Health and Children. Currently he is policy advisor to Foroige a national Irish youth work agency and represents the Family Support Agency on the international initiative in child welfare.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) '‘He told me to calm down and all that’: a qualitative study of social support types in a youth mentoring programme'
Brady, B, Dolan, P. Canavan, J. (2015) '‘He told me to calm down and all that’: a qualitative study of social support types in a youth mentoring programme'. Child And Family Social Work, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) '‘He told me to calm down and all that’: a qualitative study of social support types in a youth mentoring programme'
Brady, B, Dolan, P. Canavan, J. (2015) '‘He told me to calm down and all that’: a qualitative study of social support types in a youth mentoring programme'. Child And Family Social Work, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Voice and Meaning: The Wisdom of Family Support Veterans'
Devaney, C. and Dolan, P. (2015) 'Voice and Meaning: The Wisdom of Family Support Veterans'. Child And Family Social Work, [Details]
(2015) 'The Voice of the Child in Social Work Assessments: Age-Appropriate Communication with Children'
O' Reilly, L. and Dolan, P. (2015) 'The Voice of the Child in Social Work Assessments: Age-Appropriate Communication with Children'. The British Journal Of Social Work, :1-17 [Details]
(2014) 'What Added Value does Peer Support Bring? Insights from Principles and Teachers on the Utility and Challenges of a School Based Mentoring Programme'
Brady, B., Dolan, P. and Canavan, J. (2014) 'What Added Value does Peer Support Bring? Insights from Principles and Teachers on the Utility and Challenges of a School Based Mentoring Programme'. Pastoral Care In Education, 32 ((4)):241-250 [Details]
(2014) 'Understanding Youth Civic Engagement: Debates Discourses and Lessons from Practice'
Shaw, A., Brady, B., McGrath, B., Brennan, M. and Dolan, P. (2014) 'Understanding Youth Civic Engagement: Debates Discourses and Lessons from Practice'. Community Development, 45 ((4)):300-316 [Details]
(2014) 'Understanding Youth Civic Engagement: Debates, Discourses and Lessons From Practice'
McGrath, B., Brady, B., Brennan, M, Dolan, P. (2014) 'Understanding Youth Civic Engagement: Debates, Discourses and Lessons From Practice'. Journal Of Community Development Society, [Details]
(2014) 'Obstacles to Youth Civic Engagement in Ireland and Pennsylvania'
Butterbaugh, K., Brennan, M., and Dolan, P. (2014) 'Obstacles to Youth Civic Engagement in Ireland and Pennsylvania'. Youth Studies Ireland, [Details]
(2014) 'Towards a Conceptual Model of Youth Leadership Develpoment'
Redmond, S. and Dolan, P. (2014) 'Towards a Conceptual Model of Youth Leadership Develpoment'. Child And Family Social Work, [Details]
(2014) 'Understanding youth civic engagement: debates, discourses and lessons from practice'
Shaw, A., Brady, B., McGrath, B. Brennan, M. Dolan, P. (2014) 'Understanding youth civic engagement: debates, discourses and lessons from practice'. Community Development, 45 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'What added value does peer support bring?: Insights from principals and teachers on the utility and challenges of a school based mentoring programme'
Brady, B., Dolan, P. and Canavan, J. (2014) 'What added value does peer support bring?: Insights from principals and teachers on the utility and challenges of a school based mentoring programme'. Pastoral Care In Education, 32 (4):241-250 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'What added value does peer support bring?: Insights from principals and teachers on the utility and challenges of a school based mentoring programme'
Brady, B., Dolan, P., Canavan, J. (2014) 'What added value does peer support bring?: Insights from principals and teachers on the utility and challenges of a school based mentoring programme'. Pastoral Care In Education, 32 (4):241-250 [Details]
(2014) 'Adolescents and their networks of social support: real connections in real lives?'
McGrath, B,Brennan, MA,Dolan, P,Barnett, R (2014) 'Adolescents and their networks of social support: real connections in real lives?'. Child & Family Social Work, 19 :237-248 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Adolescents and their networks of social support: real connections in real lives?'
Brian McGrath,, M. A. Brennan, Pat Dolan,, Rosemary Barnett (2012) 'Adolescents and their networks of social support: real connections in real lives?'. Child & Family Social Work, [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Travelling Through Social Support and Youth Civic Action on a Journey Towards Resilience'
Dolan, P,Ungar, M (2012) 'Travelling Through Social Support and Youth Civic Action on a Journey Towards Resilience'. Social Ecology Of Resilience: A Handbook Of Theory And Practice, :357-366 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Privileging Practice: Facing the Challenge of Integrated Working for Outcomes for Children'
Canavan, J,Coen, L,Dolan, P,Whyte, L (2009) 'Privileging Practice: Facing the Challenge of Integrated Working for Outcomes for Children'. Children & Society, 23 :377-388 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Family support, social capital, resilience and adolescent coping'
Pinkerton, J,Dolan, P (2007) 'Family support, social capital, resilience and adolescent coping'. Child & Family Social Work, 12 :219-228 [Details]
(2007) 'Special Issue: Building Resilience in Children, Families and Communities'
Dolan, P. & Canavan, J. (2007) 'Special Issue: Building Resilience in Children, Families and Communities'. Child Care In Practice, [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Great Expectations: The Tension Between what Service Users Need and what Practitioners Can Deliver'
Dolan, P., Holt, S. (2010) 'Great Expectations: The Tension Between what Service Users Need and what Practitioners Can Deliver'. Administration, 58 (2):99-123 [Details]
(2009) 'Youth Mentoring as a Tool for Community and Civic Engagement: Reflections on Findings of an Irish Research Study'
Brady, B., Dolan, P. (2009) 'Youth Mentoring as a Tool for Community and Civic Engagement: Reflections on Findings of an Irish Research Study'. Community Development, 40 (4):359-366 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'Prospective Possibilities for Building Resilience in Children, their Families and Communities'
Dolan, P. (2008) 'Prospective Possibilities for Building Resilience in Children, their Families and Communities'. Child Care in Practice, 14 (1):83-91 [Details]
(2008) 'Social Support, Social Justice, and Social Capital: A Tentative Theoretical Triad for Community Development'
Dolan, P. (2008) 'Social Support, Social Justice, and Social Capital: A Tentative Theoretical Triad for Community Development'. Community Development, 39 (1):112-119 [Details]
(2008) 'Youth Mentoring and the Parent-Young Person Relationship: Considerations for Research and Practice'
Dolan, P., Canavan, J., Brady, B. (2008) 'Youth Mentoring and the Parent-Young Person Relationship: Considerations for Research and Practice'. Youth and Policy, 99 :33-42 [Details]
(2008) 'Conceptualising Child and Family Support: the Contribution of Honneth’s Theory of Recognition'
Dolan, P., Houston, S. (2008) 'Conceptualising Child and Family Support: the Contribution of Honneth’s Theory of Recognition'. Children and Society, 22 (6):458-469 [Details]
(2008) 'Benefits and Costs of Youth Mentoring to Parent-Young Person Social Network Relationships'
Dolan, P., Canavan, J., Brady, B. (2008) 'Benefits and Costs of Youth Mentoring to Parent-Young Person Social Network Relationships'. Youth and Policy, 99 :13-17 [Details]
(2007) 'Youth Mentoring in Ireland: Weighing up the Benefits and Challenges'
Brady, B., Dolan, P. (2007) 'Youth Mentoring in Ireland: Weighing up the Benefits and Challenges'. Youth Studies Ireland, 2 (1) [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) 'Family Support, Social Capital, Resilience and Adolescent Coping'
Dolan, P., Pinkerton, J. (2007) 'Family Support, Social Capital, Resilience and Adolescent Coping'. Child and Family Social Work, 12 (3):219-228 [Details]
(2007) 'Exploring Good Practice in Irish Child and Family Services: Reflections and Considerations'
Dolan, P., Brady, B. (2007) 'Exploring Good Practice in Irish Child and Family Services: Reflections and Considerations'. Practice, 19 (1):5-18 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2006) 'Connecting with Practice in the Changing Landscape of Family Support Training'
Dolan, P., Canavan, J., Brady, B. (2006) 'Connecting with Practice in the Changing Landscape of Family Support Training'. Child Care in Practice, 12 (1) [Details]
(2003) 'Family Support in Ireland: Developing Strategic Implementation'
Dolan, P., Pinkerton, J., Percy, A. (2003) 'Family Support in Ireland: Developing Strategic Implementation'. Child Care in Practice, 9 (4):309-321 [Details]
(2002) 'What Families Want in Family Support: An Irish Case Study'
Dolan, P., Holt, S. (2002) 'What Families Want in Family Support: An Irish Case Study'. Child Care in Practice, 8 (4):239-250 [Details]
(2000) 'Mobilising Social Support in Counseling Relationships: A Case For Consideration'
Dolan, P. (2000) 'Mobilising Social Support in Counseling Relationships: A Case For Consideration'. Eisteach Journal of Counseling and Therapy, :6-10 [Details]
(1994) 'Innocent but Never Exonerated, Guilty but never caught'
Dolan, P. (1994) 'Innocent but Never Exonerated, Guilty but never caught'. Irish Social Worker, (3):27-29 [Details]
(1986) 'Registration and the Irish Child Care Bill'
Dolan, P. (1986) 'Registration and the Irish Child Care Bill'. Community Care, 3 :25-29 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2016) Understanding Family Support: Policy Practice and Theory.
Canavan, J., Pinkerton, J. and Dolan, P. (2016) Understanding Family Support: Policy Practice and Theory. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. [Details]
(2012) A Guide to Youth Mentoring: Providing Effective Social Support.
Dolan, P. & Brady, B (2012) A Guide to Youth Mentoring: Providing Effective Social Support. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. [Details]
(2006) Family Support as Reflective Practice.
Dolan, P., Pinkerton, J. and Canavan, J. (eds.) (2006) Family Support as Reflective Practice. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Family Support and Child Welfare in Ireland: Capacities and Possibilities'
Dolan, P., Smith, B., Smith, M. and Davis, J. in Vincent, S. (ed.). (2015) 'Family Support and Child Welfare in Ireland: Capacities and Possibilities' In: Early Intervention: Supporting and Strengthening Families. Edinburgh and London: Dudedin. [Details]
(2014) 'Early Intervention Policy in Ireland'
Dolan, P., Smith, M. and Smith B. (2014) 'Early Intervention Policy in Ireland' In: Early Intervention: Supporting and Strengthening Families, Protecting Children and Young People Series. Scotland: Dunedin Academic Press. [Details]
(2012) 'Travelling through Social Support and Youth Civic Action on a Journey Towards Resilience'
Dolan, P. in Ungar, M. (ed.). (2012) 'Travelling through Social Support and Youth Civic Action on a Journey Towards Resilience' In: The Social Ecology of Resilience. A Handbook of Theory and Practice. (Part 6). New York: Springer. [Details]
(2012) 'The Theoretical Foundations of Family Support Work'
Frost, N. and Dolan, P. in Davies, M. (ed.). (2012) 'The Theoretical Foundations of Family Support Work' In: Social Work with Children and Families. London: Plagrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2012) 'Travelling through Social Support and Youth Civic Action on a Journey towards Resilience'
Dolan, P. (2012) 'Travelling through Social Support and Youth Civic Action on a Journey towards Resilience' In: Social Ecology of Resilience. New York: Springer. [Details]
(2012) 'Child and Youth Mentoring - New Models with New Opportunities’, (Il Mentoring con Bambini e Ragazzi - Nuovi Modelli e Nuove Opportunita)'
Pat Dolan Bernadine Brady (2012) 'Child and Youth Mentoring - New Models with New Opportunities’, (Il Mentoring con Bambini e Ragazzi - Nuovi Modelli e Nuove Opportunita)' In: Atti del Convegno, La Tutela dei Minori. Riva del Garda, Italy: Erikson. [Details]
(2011) 'The Role of Research for the Promotion of Rights and Values in Education: A Commemorative Paper - 60 Years into Human Rights Education'
Dolan, P. Gundara, J. and King, L (2011) 'The Role of Research for the Promotion of Rights and Values in Education: A Commemorative Paper - 60 Years into Human Rights Education' In: Contemporary Issues in Human Rights Education, Paris, France. Paris: UNESCO. [Details]
(2010) 'Children’s Rights in Ireland: A Current Perspective on Implementation, from a Past Lens with a View to the Future'
Dolan, P. (2010) 'Children’s Rights in Ireland: A Current Perspective on Implementation, from a Past Lens with a View to the Future' In: The Irish Human Rights Law Review. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
(2010) 'Youth Civic Engagement and Support: Promoting Wellbeing with the Assistance of a UNESCO Agenda'
Dolan, P. (2010) 'Youth Civic Engagement and Support: Promoting Wellbeing with the Assistance of a UNESCO Agenda' In: Child Well-Being; Understanding Children's Lives. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. [Details]
(2006) 'Enhancing Support for Young People in Need: Reflections on Informal and Formal Sources of Helping'
Dolan, P. & Mc Grath, B. (2006) 'Enhancing Support for Young People in Need: Reflections on Informal and Formal Sources of Helping' In: Family Support as Reflective Practice. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. [Details]
(2006) 'Assessment, Intervention and Self Appraisal Tools for Family Support'
Dolan, P. (2006) 'Assessment, Intervention and Self Appraisal Tools for Family Support' In: Family Support as Reflective Practice. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. [Details]
(2003) 'Optimising the Relationships Between Research, Policy and Practice: A Systemic Model'
Dolan, P., Canavan, J., Pinkerton, J. (2003) 'Optimising the Relationships Between Research, Policy and Practice: A Systemic Model' In: Making a Difference in Families: Research that Creates Change. Allen and Unwin Publ. New Zealand. [Details]
(2003) 'Policy Roots and Practice Growth: Evaluating Family Support on the West Coast of Ireland'
Dolan, P., Canavan, J. (2003) 'Policy Roots and Practice Growth: Evaluating Family Support on the West Coast of Ireland' In: Evaluating Family Support: Thinking Internationally, Thinking Critically. London: John Wiley and Sons Ltd. [Details]
(2000) 'Refocusing Project Work with Adolescents towards a Family Support Paradigm'
Dolan, P., Canavan, J. (2000) 'Refocusing Project Work with Adolescents towards a Family Support Paradigm' In: Family Support Direction from Diversity. [Details]
(1988) 'Residential Child Care in Ireland'
Dolan, P. (1988) 'Residential Child Care in Ireland' In: Residential Care An International Reader. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) Conference of the European Health Psychology Societyo
Rodrigues, L; Groarke, A; Dolan, P. (2015) Adolescent adjustment to maternal cancer Conference of the European Health Psychology Societyo [Details]
(2015) Conference of the European Health Psychology Societyo
Rodrigues, L; Groarke, A; Dolan, P. (2015) Adolescent adjustment to maternal cancer Conference of the European Health Psychology Societyo [Details]
(2015) Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Rodrigues, L; Groarke, A; Dolan, P. (2015) Adolescent adjustment to maternal cancer Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2015) Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Rodrigues, L; Groarke, A; Dolan, P. (2015) Adolescent adjustment to maternal cancer Conference of the European Health Psychology Society [Details]
(2012) 4° Convegno internazionale sulla Qualità del Welfare La tutela dei Minori
Dolan, P. & Brady, B. (2012) Child and Youth Mentoring - New Models with New Opportunities . In: Banal, S. & Tanzi, R eds. 4° Convegno internazionale sulla Qualità del Welfare La tutela dei Minori [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2014) The BELONG Programme. Final Evaluation Report.
Dolan, P., Canavan, J., McGarry, O., Forkan, C., Coen, L., Fives, A., Robins, L. and O'Sullivan, P. (2014) The BELONG Programme. Final Evaluation Report. STEP, Dungannon. [Details]
(2013) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland: Evaluation Study. Report One: Randomised Control Trial and Implementation Report.
Dolan, P., Brady, B., O'REgan, C., Russell, D., Canavan, J., Forkan, C. (2013) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland: Evaluation Study. Report One: Randomised Control Trial and Implementation Report. Foroige, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Understanding Youth Civic Engagement:Debates, discourses and lessons from practice.
Brady, B; Dolan, P; Kearns, N; Kennan, D; McGrath, B; Shaw, A; Brennan, M. (Expert Advisor, Pennsylvania State University) (2012) Understanding Youth Civic Engagement:Debates, discourses and lessons from practice. Unesco Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Understanding Youth Civic Engagement: Debates, Discourses and Lessons from Practice.
Brady, B., Dolan, P., Kearns, N., Kennan, D., McGrath, B., Shaw. A. & Brennan, M. (2012) Understanding Youth Civic Engagement: Debates, Discourses and Lessons from Practice. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. Prepared for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI), NUI Galway. [Details]
(2011) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Ireland: Evaluation Study. Report 3: Summary Report.
Dolan, P., Brady, B., O’Regan, C., Canavan, J., Russell, D. & Forkan, C. (2011) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Ireland: Evaluation Study. Report 3: Summary Report. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre on behalf of Foróige, NUI Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Ireland: Evaluation Study. Report 2: Qualitative Evidence.
Dolan, P., Brady, B., O’Regan, C., Brumovská, T., Canavan, J. & Forkan, C. (2010) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Ireland: Evaluation Study. Report 2: Qualitative Evidence. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre on behalf of Foróige, NUI Galway. [Details]
(2010) Youth Café Toolkit. How to Set-up and Run a Youth Café in Ireland.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. and Dolan, P. (2010) Youth Café Toolkit. How to Set-up and Run a Youth Café in Ireland. The Stationary Office, Dublin:. [Details]
(2010) Youth Cafés in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Dolan, P., Bradley, C., Brady, B., Carty, C., Coen, L., Devaney, C., Kearns, N., Kenny, A., Merriman, B. and O’Regan, C. (2010) Youth Cafés in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. The Stationary Office: Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
(2008) Youth Cafe as a Model for Intervention. CFRC.
Dolan, P., Forkan, C., Canavan, J. (2008) Youth Cafe as a Model for Intervention. CFRC. . [Details]
(2006) Foróige Neighbourhood Youth Projects. Enhancing Support for Young People.
Pat Dolan (2006) Foróige Neighbourhood Youth Projects. Enhancing Support for Young People. Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway. [Details]
(2005) Neighbourhood Youth Projects in the Health Services Executive Western area counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon: review report 1992-2004 strengthening existing practice building future capacity.
Dolan, P., & Kane, S. (2005) Neighbourhood Youth Projects in the Health Services Executive Western area counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon: review report 1992-2004 strengthening existing practice building future capacity. Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, NUI Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2005) Big Brothers Big Sisters Ireland: youth mentoring programme Galway, Mayo & Roscommon: evaluation report. Galway: Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway.
Brady, B., Dolan, P., O'Brien, M., & Canavan, J. (2005) Big Brothers Big Sisters Ireland: youth mentoring programme Galway, Mayo & Roscommon: evaluation report. Galway: Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway. . [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2004) Working for children and families: exploring good practice. Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway.
Brady, B., Dolan, P. & Canavan, J. (2004) Working for children and families: exploring good practice. Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, WHB/ NUI Galway. Western Health Board / Child & Family Research and Policy Unit, National University of Ireland, Galway. [Details]
(2010) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Ireland: Evaluation Study. REPORT 1: Randomised Control Trial and Implementation Report.
Dolan, P., Brady, B., O’Regan, C., Russell, D., Canavan, J. & Forkan, C. (2010) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Ireland: Evaluation Study. REPORT 1: Randomised Control Trial and Implementation Report. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre on behalf of Foróige, NUI Galway. [Details]
(2010) Youth Cafés in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide,. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Dolan, P., Bradley, C., Brady, B., Carty, C., Coen, L., Devaney, C., Kearns, N., Kenny, A., Merriman, B. and O'Regan, C. (2010) Youth Cafés in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide,. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) Youth Café Toolkit. How to Set-up and Run a Youth Café in Ireland. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. & Dolan, P (2010) Youth Café Toolkit. How to Set-up and Run a Youth Café in Ireland. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) The Development of Monitoring Tools for ISPCC Services.
Merriman, B., Robins, L., Canavan, J. & Dolan, P. (2008) The Development of Monitoring Tools for ISPCC Services. Child and Family Research Centre for the ISPCC, NUI Galway. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2006) Family Support as Reflective Practice.
Dolan, P.; Canavan, J.; Pinkerton, J (Ed.). (2006) Family Support as Reflective Practice Family Support as Reflective Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley. [Details]
(2000) Family Support: Direction from Diversity.
Canavan, J.; Dolan, P.; Pinkerton, J (Ed.). (2000) Family Support: Direction from Diversity Family Support: Direction from Diversity. London: Jessica Kingsley. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Transcending borders: Social support and resilience, the case of separated children'
Smyth, B, Shannon, M. and Dolan, P. (2015) 'Transcending borders: Social support and resilience, the case of separated children' Transnational Social Review, . [Details]
(2014) 'Informal Support in Family Life: A Hidden Gem for Young People, Community and Society'
Dolan, P. (2014) 'Informal Support in Family Life: A Hidden Gem for Young People, Community and Society' Family Futures, 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) conference, Positive Youth Development in the Context of the Global Recession,
Brady, B. and Dolan, P. Youth-Adult Relationships as Assets for Positive Youth Development: Similarities and Variations in Different Countries. [Conference Paper], Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) conference, Positive Youth Development in the Context of the Global Recession, ? . [Details]
(2013) Thematic Working Group on Family and Parenting Support,
Pat Dolan & Liam Coen (2013) Eurochild & UNESCO Centre Policy Round Table on Family and Parenting Support in Challenging Times. [International Refereed Conference], Thematic Working Group on Family and Parenting Support, Brussels , 07-MAY-13 - 08-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) The International Council for Human Rights (ICHR) and International Human Rights for American Minorities,
Pat Dolan (2013) International Day of Families - Plight of Divided Families in Jammu & Kashmir. [Conference Paper], The International Council for Human Rights (ICHR) and International Human Rights for American Minorities, Brussels , 15-MAY-13 - 15-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) ICIFM Conference on Mediation in Cases of International Family Conflict and Child Abduction,
Pat Dolan (2013) Chairperson’s Remarks. [Chaired Session], ICIFM Conference on Mediation in Cases of International Family Conflict and Child Abduction, NUI Galway , 18-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) 2013 International Seminar on John McGahern,
Pat Dolan (2013) Chairing Patrick McCabe’s paper. [Chaired Session], 2013 International Seminar on John McGahern, Carrick on Shannon , 24-MAY-13 - 24-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) Conference on Family Law,
Pat Dolan (2013) Does the present process of childcare cases in the courts system serve the best interests of the child?. [Invited Paper], Conference on Family Law, NUI Galway , 20-JUN-13 - 20-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Eurochild Annual Conference 2013, Building an Inclusive Europe - the Contribution of Children’s Participation,
Pat Dolan (2013) What do we mean by children’s participation? What does it look like in practice? How does it make a difference to children’s lives and outcomes? How does it contribute to building inclusive societies?. [Co-chaired Session], Eurochild Annual Conference 2013, Building an Inclusive Europe - the Contribution of Children’s Participation, Milan, Italy , 13-NOV-13 - 15-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2013: Ready for the future?,
Pat Dolan (2013) Evidence and Practice Issues for Working with Children. [Keynote Address], Children in Scotland Annual Conference 2013: Ready for the future?, Glynhill Hotel, Renfrew, Scotland , 05-NOV-13 - 06-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) 8th UNESCO Youth Forum “Youth and Social Inclusion: Civic Engagement, Dialogue and Skills Development”,
Pat Dolan (2013) International UNESCO Chair observer. [Other], 8th UNESCO Youth Forum “Youth and Social Inclusion: Civic Engagement, Dialogue and Skills Development”, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris , 29-OCT-13 - 31-OCT-13. [Details]
(2013) Inspiring Young People Through Mentoring and Coaching,
Pat Dolan (2013) Webinar Interview on Youth Mentoring. [Oral Presentation], Inspiring Young People Through Mentoring and Coaching, Webinar , 26-NOV-13 - 26-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) ISSP Conference: People, Policy, Places and the Economy: Advancing Ireland through Research and Outreach,
Pat Dolan (2013) Implementation to Impact in the Real World of the Social Sciences’. [Invited Oral Presentation], ISSP Conference: People, Policy, Places and the Economy: Advancing Ireland through Research and Outreach, NUI Galway , 19-SEP-13 - 20-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) Connecting Young People: Youth Leadership and Non-formal Education Partnerships in Africa and Ireland,
Pat Dolan (2013) marking the 50th anniversary of the Organisation for African Unity/African Union. [Plenary Lecture], Connecting Young People: Youth Leadership and Non-formal Education Partnerships in Africa and Ireland, NUI Galway , 27-JUN-13 - 27-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Symposium on Embedding a Children's Rights Approach into the new Child and Family Support Agency,
Pat Dolan (2013) Chair of Panel Response and Q & A. [Chaired Session], Symposium on Embedding a Children's Rights Approach into the new Child and Family Support Agency, Dublin , 27-FEB-13 - 27-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013) Engagement and Participation in Family Support,
Pat Dolan (2013) Engagement and Participation in Family Support: Untapped Potential. [Conference Paper], Engagement and Participation in Family Support, NUI Galway , 13-JUN-13 - 14-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012) La Tutela del Minori conference,
Dolan, P., Brady, B. (2012) Child and Youth Mentoring: New Models with New Opportunities. [Invited Paper], La Tutela del Minori conference, Riva del Garda, Italy , 08-NOV-12 - 10-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012) La Tutela del Minori conference,
Dolan, P., Brady, B. (2012) Child and Youth Mentoring: New Models with New Opportunities. [Invited Paper], La Tutela del Minori conference, Riva del Garda, Italy , 08-NOV-12 - 10-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012) Africa2Ag Symposium 2012,
Pat Dolan (2012) Strengthening Young Peoples’ Skills through Civic Engagement in Zambia. [Keynote Address], Africa2Ag Symposium 2012, The Pennsylvania State University , 27-AUG-12 - 31-AUG-12. [Details]
(2012) International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO Policy Forum on engaging youth in planning education for social transformation,
Shaw, A., Brennan, M., Chaskin, R. & Dolan, P. (2012) Background Paper on ‘Youth Civic Engagement in Non-Formal Education’. [Invited Paper], International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO Policy Forum on engaging youth in planning education for social transformation, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris , 16-OCT-12 - 18-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012) The Children’s Referendum,
Pat Dolan (2012) A Public Event hosted by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and the School of Law. [Oral Presentation], The Children’s Referendum, NUI Galway , 22-OCT-12 - 22-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012) Symposium on Transforming Local Government and Local Democracy in Ireland,
Pat Dolan (2012) Local Democracy from the Perspective of Civic Engagement. [Chaired Session], Symposium on Transforming Local Government and Local Democracy in Ireland, University of Limerick , 24-OCT-12 - 24-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012) Conference on Children Protection,
Pat Dolan and Bernadine Brady (2012) Child and Youth Mentoring - New Models with New Opportunities. [Invited Paper], Conference on Children Protection, Riva del Garda, Italy , 08-NOV-12 - 09-NOV-12. [Details]
(2011) The Family in Ireland 2011. Challenge or Opportunity?. BPW National Conference, Meyrick Hotel, Galway,
Dolan, P. (2011) The Family in Ireland 2011. Challenge or Opportunity?. BPW National Conference, Meyrick Hotel, Galway, . [Details]
(2011) Improving Children’s Lives: Outcomes, Partnership and Planning. Children's Lives Centre for Effective Education, School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast,
Dolan, P. (2011) Improving Children’s Lives: Outcomes, Partnership and Planning. Children's Lives Centre for Effective Education, School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast, . [Details]
(2011) Reflective Practice in Personal Reality. Critical Perspectives on Professional Learning. Fifth Annual Conference,
Dolan, P. (2011) Reflective Practice in Personal Reality. Critical Perspectives on Professional Learning. Fifth Annual Conference, The University of Leeds, Leeds, UK . [Details]
(2011) Lessons Learnt from Existing Approaches to Promote Dialogue and Understanding and Enhance Youth Involvement. United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Dialogue and Mutual Understanding across Generations,
Dolan, P. (2011) Lessons Learnt from Existing Approaches to Promote Dialogue and Understanding and Enhance Youth Involvement. United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Dialogue and Mutual Understanding across Generations, Doha, Qatar . [Details]
(2011) Family Parnership. The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies,
Dolan, P. (2011) Family Parnership. The National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, Tullamore Court Hotel . [Details]
(2010) Overview: A Youth-Centred Exploratory Study with Rural and Urban Zambian Youth Regarding their Perceptions of Civic Engagement, Gender and Community. Pathways to Resilience II: The Social Ecology of Resilience,
Dolan, P. (2010) Overview: A Youth-Centred Exploratory Study with Rural and Urban Zambian Youth Regarding their Perceptions of Civic Engagement, Gender and Community. Pathways to Resilience II: The Social Ecology of Resilience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada . [Details]
(2010) IPRT - Shifting Focus: From Criminal Justice to Social Justice. Building Better and Safer Communities. Irish Penal Reform Trust Conference,
Dolan, P. (2010) IPRT - Shifting Focus: From Criminal Justice to Social Justice. Building Better and Safer Communities. Irish Penal Reform Trust Conference, Dublin . [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
(2014) Do Mentoring Pairs Meet Less Frequently as Their Match Progresses?.
Brady, B. and Dolan, P. (2014) Do Mentoring Pairs Meet Less Frequently as Their Match Progresses?. Article [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2009) The Post-Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers.
Dolan, P (2009) The Post-Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Foreword

  Year Publication
(2012) 'Foreword' in Compendium of Inspiring Practices: Early Intervention and Prevention in Family and Parenting Support.
Dolan, P. in Williams, A. (ed.). (2012) 'Foreword' in Compendium of Inspiring Practices: Early Intervention and Prevention in Family and Parenting Support. Foreword [Details]

Manual

  Year Publication
(2015) Youth as Researchers Training Manual.
Campbell, M., Kennan, D., Egan, K., Greene, C., and Dolan, P. (2015) Youth as Researchers Training Manual. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre: Manual [Details]
(2015) Youth as Researchers Training Manual.
Campbell, M., Kennan, D., Egan, K., Greene, C., and Dolan, P. (2015) Youth as Researchers Training Manual. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre: Manual [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2010) Family Support, Highlight no. 255. London: National Children’s Bureau.
Dolan, P. & Featherstone, B (2010) Family Support, Highlight no. 255. London: National Children’s Bureau. Other Item [Details]
(2010) Inclusive Education for the Marginalised. A Publication by the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the Auspices of UNESCO.
Dolan, P. & Kennan, D. (2010) Inclusive Education for the Marginalised. A Publication by the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding under the Auspices of UNESCO. Other Item [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2008) The Development of Monitoring Tools for ISPCC Services. Galway: report prepared by the Child and Family Research Centre for the ISPCC.
Merriman, B., Robins, L., Canavan, J. and Dolan, P. (2008) The Development of Monitoring Tools for ISPCC Services. Galway: report prepared by the Child and Family Research Centre for the ISPCC. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2006) Helping Young People at Risk through Social Support: NYP Youth Study - Summary Report. Commissioned by Foroige/Health Services Executive West.
Dolan, P. (2006) Helping Young People at Risk through Social Support: NYP Youth Study - Summary Report. Commissioned by Foroige/Health Services Executive West. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2005) Self Appraisal in Family Support Practice: A conceptual and working model.
Dolan, P., Clarke, M. (2005) Self Appraisal in Family Support Practice: A conceptual and working model. Non Published Reports [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2009) Adolescent Well-being and Supporting Contexts: A Comparison of Adolescents in Ireland and Florida.
McGrath, B,Brennan, MA,Dolan, P,Barnett, R (2009) Adolescent Well-being and Supporting Contexts: A Comparison of Adolescents in Ireland and Florida. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2009) Adolescent Well-being and Supporting Contexts: A Comparison of Adolescents in Ireland and Florida.
McGrath, B,Brennan, MA,Dolan, P,Barnett, R (2009) Adolescent Well-being and Supporting Contexts: A Comparison of Adolescents in Ireland and Florida. Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Research Paper

  Year Publication
(2010) Youth Cafes in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Dolan, P., Bradley, C., Brady, B., Carty, C., Coen, L., Devaney, C., Kearns, N., Kenny, A., Merriman, B., and O´Regan, C. (2010) Youth Cafes in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide. Research Paper [Details]
(2010) Youth Cafes in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Dolan, P., Bradley, C., Brady, B., Carty, C., Coen, L., Devaney, C., Kearns, N., Kenny, A., Merriman, B., and O´Regan, C. (2010) Youth Cafes in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide. Research Paper [Details]
(2004) Adolescents in Adversity and their Networks of Social Support. Research Report. Western Health Board/Foroige Joint Publication.
Dolan, P. (2004) Adolescents in Adversity and their Networks of Social Support. Research Report. Western Health Board/Foroige Joint Publication. Research Paper [Details]

Working Paper

  Year Publication
(2015) Youth Led Pathways from Extremism: A UNESCO White Paper.
Brennan, M.A., Dolan, P., Rafiq, H., Connolly-Ahern, C., Jolly, R. and Eissler, S. (2015) Youth Led Pathways from Extremism: A UNESCO White Paper. Working Paper [Details]
(2014) Evaluation Study Design - A Pluralist Approach to Evidence.
Fives, A., Canavan, J. and Dolan, P. (2014) Evaluation Study Design - A Pluralist Approach to Evidence. Working Paper [Details]
(2014) Evaluation Study Design - A Pluralist Approach to Evidence.
Fives, A., Canavan, J. and Dolan, P. (2014) Evaluation Study Design - A Pluralist Approach to Evidence. Working Paper [Details]
(2014) Evaluation Study Design - A Pluralist Approach to Evidence. A UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Working Paper.
Fives, A., Canavan, J. and Dolan, P. (2014) Evaluation Study Design - A Pluralist Approach to Evidence. A UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Working Paper. Working Paper [Details]