Dr Carmel Devaney

BA, MA. PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
UNESCO CHILD & FAMILY RESEARCH C
Political Science & Sociology,
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 5733
E: carmel.devaney@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Carmel is a Lecturer and Director of the Master Degree in Family Support Studies in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, School of Political Science and Sociology, at NUI Galway.

Carmel is Principal Investigator on a number of research and evaluation projects under the Partnership, Prevention and Family Support programme for Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.
 Carmel is also conducting a feasibility study on carrying out a longitudinal study on children in care / leaving care in the Irish context. In recent years, Carmel has been lead researcher on a number of projects for Tusla and has designed and delivered a number of national Family Support training initiatives for managers and practitioners.

Carmel is also leading on establishing a European Family Support Network for academics and researchers. Carmel has also worked for many years in children and family services as both a practitioner and manager. Carmel’s recent publications and conference presentations are in the area of Family Support, child protection and welfare and supporting practitioners who work in these areas. Carmel holds a BA in Social Studies (DIT), an MA in Family Support Studies (NUI Galway), and a PhD (NUI, Galway).

Research Interests

Research interests include:

Family Support as an approach to working with children and families, child protection and welfare, children and families service provision and its impact, practitioners in social care and social work, pre-service and in-service training and Adult education and learning.   

Carmel is also interested in service development and  design in services for children, young people and parents.


Research Projects:

Project Title: Longitudinal Study on Children in Care or Leaving Care within the Irish Context     
                                                                                 


Dr Carmel Devaney (PI),  Dr Cliona Rooney

Project Summary The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre has also recently been awarded €50,000 in funding to carry out a research study to consider the feasibility of conducting a longitudinal study on children in care or children leaving care within the Irish context. The funding bid was led by Dr Carmel Devaney and was awarded following a response to an open call from the Irish Research Council.  As part of the IRC Research for Policy and Society the study is implementing the DCYA’s Ryan Report Recommendation regarding a longitudinal study.This project is funded by the 'Irish Research Council, Tulsa, the Child and Family Agency and the Department of Children & Youth Affairs.

The research will focus on the methodology, technical considerations and value for money elements of conducting such a study. Learning from similar studies with this cohort and with the general population in other jurisdictions will be included. The policy and practice context in which such studies are located will also be considered. A post-doctoral researcher will be employed from April 2017 for 12 months to undertake this research.                                                                                                                               
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Care in Ireland: Implications for Practice'
Devaeny, C., Mc Gregor, C and Moran , L (2018) 'Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Care in Ireland: Implications for Practice'. British Journal Of Social Work, :1-20 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) '“Bury Don’t Discuss”: The Help-Seeking Behaviour of Family Members Affected by Substance-use Disorders'
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, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(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'
Sheila Garrity, Lisa Moran, Caroline McGregor & Carmel Devaney (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, Volume 23 (3):305-321 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Child protection and family support practice in Ireland: a contribution to present debates from a historical perspective'
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 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Parenting Support: Policy and Practice in the Irish Context'
Connolly, N. and Devaney, C. (2017) 'Parenting Support: Policy and Practice in the Irish Context'. Child Care In Practice, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Early Implementation of a Family-Centered Practice Model in Child Welfare: Findings from an Irish Study'
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, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(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'
Moran, L., Garrity, S., McGregor, C. & Devaney, C. (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, [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Supporting incarcerated mothers in Ireland with their familial relationships; a case for the revival of the social work role'
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, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) 'Interfacing informal and formal help systems: Historical pathways to the Meitheal model'
Cassidy, A., Devaney, C., McGregor, C. and Landy, F. (2016) 'Interfacing informal and formal help systems: Historical pathways to the Meitheal model'. Administration, 64 (2):137-155 [Details]
(2015) 'Recruiting and Retaining Older Adult Volunteers: Implications for Practice'
Devaney, C,Kearns, N,Fives, A,Canavan, J,Lyons, R,Eaton, P (2015) 'Recruiting and Retaining Older Adult Volunteers: Implications for Practice'. Journal Of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 27 :331-350 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) ''A Review of Children First and Keeping Safe Training in Ireland: Implications for the Future''
Devaney C & McGregor C (2015) ''A Review of Children First and Keeping Safe Training in Ireland: Implications for the Future''. Child Care In Practice, [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Maintaining the mother–child relationship within the Irish prison system: the practitioner perspective'
Sinead O Malley , Carmel Devaney (2015) 'Maintaining the mother–child relationship within the Irish prison system: the practitioner perspective'. Child Care In Practice, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Enhancing Family Support in Practice through Postgraduate Education'
Devaney, C (2015) 'Enhancing Family Support in Practice through Postgraduate Education'. Social Work Education, 34 :213-228 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'The value of Family Welfare Conferencing within the child protection and welfare system'
Paul Byrne and Carmel Devaney (2015) 'The value of Family Welfare Conferencing within the child protection and welfare system'. Child Care In Practice, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The ethics of Randomized Controlled Trials in social settings: Can social trials be scientifically promising and must there be equipoise?'
Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. (2014) 'The ethics of Randomized Controlled Trials in social settings: Can social trials be scientifically promising and must there be equipoise?'. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 38 (1):56-71 [Details]
(2014) 'Enhancing Family Support in Practice through Postgraduate Education'
Devaney, C. (2014) 'Enhancing Family Support in Practice through Postgraduate Education'. Social Work Education, [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The association between academic self-beliefs and reading achievement for children experiencing delays in reading'
Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., O’Brien, A. (2014) 'The association between academic self-beliefs and reading achievement for children experiencing delays in reading'. Journal of Research in Reading, [Details]
(2014) 'Voice and Meaning: The Wisdom of Family Support Veterans'
Devaney, C. and Dolan, P. (2014) 'Voice and Meaning: The Wisdom of Family Support Veterans'. Child And Family Social Work, [Details]
(2013) 'Exploring the utility of the Simple View of Reading in Irish children attending schools in areas designated as socially disadvantaged'
Lyons, R., Fives, A., Kearns, N., Devaney, C., Canavan, J., Eaton, P. (2013) 'Exploring the utility of the Simple View of Reading in Irish children attending schools in areas designated as socially disadvantaged'. Journal Education And Training, 1 (1):204-220 [Details]
(2013) 'A one-to-one programme for at-risk readers delivered by older adult volunteers'
Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., & O’Brien, A. (2013) 'A one-to-one programme for at-risk readers delivered by older adult volunteers'. Review of Education, 1 (3) [Details]
(2013) '‘The role of random allocation in Randomized Controlled Trials: Distinguishing selection bias from baseline imbalance''
Fives, A., Russell, D., Kearns, N., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., O’Brien, A. (2013) '‘The role of random allocation in Randomized Controlled Trials: Distinguishing selection bias from baseline imbalance''. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Education, 9 (20):33-42 [Details]
(2010) 'Family Support Now: Reflecting on Contemporary Challenges'
Devaney, C., Kearns, N. (2010) 'Family Support Now: Reflecting on Contemporary Challenges'. Administration, 58 (2):1-14 [Details]
(2010) 'Family Support and Child Protection: Natural Bedfellows'
Devaney, C., Smith, M. (2010) 'Family Support and Child Protection: Natural Bedfellows'. Practice, 22 (2):103-114 [Details]
(2006) 'Postvention: A Community-based Family Support Initiative and Model of Responding to Tragic Events, Including Suicide'
Devaney, C and Forde, S (2006) 'Postvention: A Community-based Family Support Initiative and Model of Responding to Tragic Events, Including Suicide'. Child Care In Practice, 12 (1):53-61 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2011) Family Support as an Approach to Working with Children and Families. An Explorative Study of Past and Present Perspectives among Pioneers and Practitioners.
Devaney, C (2011) Family Support as an Approach to Working with Children and Families. An Explorative Study of Past and Present Perspectives among Pioneers and Practitioners. Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Promoting children’s welfare through Family Support'
Devaney, C (2017) 'Promoting children’s welfare through Family Support' In: A Global Reader in Child Welfare. London: Routledge. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2018) Tusla’s Parenting Support Champions Project: Process, Implementation and Outcome.
Crosse, R. and Devaney, C. (2018) Tusla’s Parenting Support Champions Project: Process, Implementation and Outcome. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) Second Report of the Parenting Support Champions Regional Learning Group.
Crosse, R. and Devaney, C. (2018) Second Report of the Parenting Support Champions Regional Learning Group. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) Report of Parental Participation Seed-Funded Projects.
Crosse, R. and Devaney, C. (2018) Report of Parental Participation Seed-Funded Projects. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2018) Parenting Support and Parental Participation: Qualitative Interview Findings.
Crosse, R. and Devaney, C. (2018) Parenting Support and Parental Participation: Qualitative Interview Findings. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2018) Parental Participation: Overall Survey Findings.
Crosse, R. and Devaney, C. (2018) Parental Participation: Overall Survey Findings. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2018) The Child and Family Support Networks Research Study.
Cassidy, A., Rodriguez, L., and Devaney, C. (2018) The Child and Family Support Networks Research Study. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2018) A Retrospective Study of the Meitheal Model.
Cassidy, A., Rodriguez, L. and Devaney, C. (2018) A Retrospective Study of the Meitheal Model. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2018) Meitheal and Child and Family Support Networks Process and Outcomes Study.
Rodriguez, L., Cassidy, A. and Devaney, C. (2018) Meitheal and Child and Family Support Networks Process and Outcomes Study. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2018) Meitheal and Child and Family Support Networks Process and Outcomes Study.
Rodriguez, L., Cassidy, A. and Devaney, C. (2018) Meitheal and Child and Family Support Networks Process and Outcomes Study. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) Parenting Support and Parental Participation Work Package Final Report: Tusla’s Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support.
Crosse, R. and Devaney, C. (2018) Parenting Support and Parental Participation Work Package Final Report: Tusla’s Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2018) Meitheal and Child and Family Support Networks Final Report: Tusla’s Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support.
Rodriguez, L., Cassidy, A. and Devaney, C. (2018) Meitheal and Child and Family Support Networks Final Report: Tusla’s Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway. [Details]
(2018) The Feasibility Of Conducting A Longitudinal Study On Children In Care Or Children Leaving Care Within The Irish Context.
Devaney, C. and Rooney, C. (2018) The Feasibility Of Conducting A Longitudinal Study On Children In Care Or Children Leaving Care Within The Irish Context. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre NUIG, Galway. [Details]
(2017) Parenting Support Champions Questionnaire Report.
Crosse, R.and Devaney, C. (2017) Parenting Support Champions Questionnaire Report. The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) Parental Participation Survey Report.
Crosse, R., Devaney, C. and Connolly, N. (2017) Parental Participation Survey Report. The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) Interim Report on the Meitheal Process and Outcomes Study.
Rodriguez, L., Cassidy, A. and Devaney, C. (2017) Interim Report on the Meitheal Process and Outcomes Study. Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) Mapping Parenting Support in the Irish Context.
Connolly, N., Devaney, C. and Crosse, R. (2017) Mapping Parenting Support in the Irish Context. Galway: The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care: Practice Guidance.
Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care: Practice Guidance. Galway: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) Report of the Parenting Support Champions Regional Learning Group.
Crosse, R. and Devaney, C. (2017) Report of the Parenting Support Champions Regional Learning Group. The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Hoping for a Better Tomorrow A process study evaluation of the Greater Tomorrow Creche and Ballyhaunis Preschool Services, Ballyhaunis, Mayo. Summary Report.
Moran, L., Garrity, S., Mc Gregor, C., and Devaney, C., (2016) Hoping for a Better Tomorrow A process study evaluation of the Greater Tomorrow Creche and Ballyhaunis Preschool Services, Ballyhaunis, Mayo. Summary Report. Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Scoping Review of International and Irish Literature on Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care.
Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) Scoping Review of International and Irish Literature on Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. [Details]
(2016) Early Implementation of Meitheal and the Child and Family Support Networks: Lessons from the field.
Cassidy, A., Devaney, C. and McGregor, C. (2016) Early Implementation of Meitheal and the Child and Family Support Networks: Lessons from the field. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Working with Families: A Review of the Literature on Parental Participation.
Connolly, N. and Devaney, C. (2016) Working with Families: A Review of the Literature on Parental Participation. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Practitioner Guide to Literature Review on Permanence and Stability for Children in Care.
Moran, L., Mc Gregor, C., and Devaney, C., (2016) Practitioner Guide to Literature Review on Permanence and Stability for Children in Care. Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2016) Literature Review Permanence and Stability for Children in Care.
Moran, L., Mc Gregor, C., and Devaney, C., (2016) Literature Review Permanence and Stability for Children in Care. Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) Toward the development of a Participation Strategy for children and young people.
Kennan, D., Redmond, S., Devaney, C., Landy, F and Canavan, J. (2015) Toward the development of a Participation Strategy for children and young people. Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) A National Review of Children First and Keeping Safe Training in HSE Children and Families Services.
Devaney, C. and Mc Gregor, C (2014) A National Review of Children First and Keeping Safe Training in HSE Children and Families Services. Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Barnardos’ Wizards of Words Reading Programme.
Fives, A., Kearns, N., Devaney, C., Canavan, J., Lyons, R., Eaton, P., O’Brien, A., Russell, D.W. (2013) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Barnardos’ Wizards of Words Reading Programme. Barnardos, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) Longitudinal study of children who leave care.
Devaney, C (2013) Longitudinal study of children who leave care. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 50 Key Messages to Accompany Investing in Families: Supporting Parents to Improve outcomes for Children.
Gillen, A., Tuohy, O., Morrissey, M., Gaynor, J., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., Landy, F. & Coen, L (2013) 50 Key Messages to Accompany Investing in Families: Supporting Parents to Improve outcomes for Children. Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) Investing in Families: Supporting Parents to Improve Outcomes for Children.
Gillen, A., Tuohy, O., Morrissey, M., Gaynor, J., Canavan, J., Devaney, C., Landy, F. & Coen, L. (2013) Investing in Families: Supporting Parents to Improve Outcomes for Children. Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) Guidance for the Implementation of an Area Based Approach to Prevention, Partnership and Family Support.
Gillen, A., Landy, F., Devaney, C. & Canavan, J. (2013) Guidance for the Implementation of an Area Based Approach to Prevention, Partnership and Family Support. Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) Child and Family Agency Commissioning Strategy.
Gillen, A., Landy, F., Devaney, C. & Canavan, J (2013) Child and Family Agency Commissioning Strategy. Child & Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) What Works in Family Support?.
Devaney, C., Canavan. J., Landy, F. & Gillen, A. (2013) What Works in Family Support?. Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) An Evaluation of the Implementation of the Induction of Social Workers: A Policy and Guidelines for Children and Families Social Services.
Devaney, C (2013) An Evaluation of the Implementation of the Induction of Social Workers: A Policy and Guidelines for Children and Families Social Services. Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) Family and Community Services Resource Programme: Position Paper.
Devaney, C (2012) Family and Community Services Resource Programme: Position Paper. . [Details]
(2011) Family Support Networks: Discussion paper.
Devaney, C (2011) Family Support Networks: Discussion paper. . [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. OMCYA: 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. OMCYA: Dublin, The Stationary Office. Stationary Office, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) A conceptual paper on family support as an approach to children and families social services.
Devaney, C and Canavan, J (2010) A conceptual paper on family support as an approach to children and families social services. HSE Children & Families Services, Ireland. [Details]
(2009) Cottage Home Child and Family Services. Service Development.
Devaney, C (2009) Cottage Home Child and Family Services. Service Development. UNESCO CFRC, NUI Galway. [Details]
(2008) The Development of a Report on the Evaluability of Young ballymun. Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College: Dublin.
Devaney, C., Kearns, N. (2008) The Development of a Report on the Evaluability of Young ballymun. Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College: Dublin. . [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Outcomes for permanence and stability for children in long-term care in Ireland'
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, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2018) Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys II,
Rooney, C and Devaney, C. (2018) Longitudinal research of children in care or leaving care. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Methodology of Longitudinal Surveys II, University of Essex , 25-JUL-18 - 27-JUL-18. [Details]
(2017) Realising Potential in Foster Care,
McGregor, C., Devaney, C., and Moran, L. (2017) Factors affecting permanence and stability for children in care in Ireland: evidence from a participatory, qualitative study of children in care in Counties Galway and Donegal. [Oral Presentation], Realising Potential in Foster Care, Tullow, Co Carlow , 01-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017) UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Biennial Conference,
Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) Mapping the role of empathy in social work practice: evidence from a qualitative, biographical study of children in care in Counties Donegal and Galway. [Oral Presentation], UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Biennial Conference, NUI Galway , 08-JUN-17 - 09-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) UNICEF Conference 'Top Investment in the Future of the Nation – Early Childhood Development',
Carmel Devaney, Leonor Rodriguez & Anne Cassidy (2017) Partnership, Prevention & Family Support in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], UNICEF Conference 'Top Investment in the Future of the Nation – Early Childhood Development', Belgrade , 28-SEP-17 - 28-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017) UNICEF Conference 'One Family - One Child - One Plan',
Carmel Devaney, Leonor Rodriguez & Anne Cassidy (2017) The Meitheal Model. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], UNICEF Conference 'One Family - One Child - One Plan', Belgrade , 28-SEP-17 - 28-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017) IPSCAN 15th European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect,
Carmel Devaney, Leonor Rodriguez & Anne Cassidy (2017) The Meitheal and Child and Family Support Networks (CFSN) Process and Outcomes Study: Understanding the impact of prevention and early intervention within the Irish child welfare system. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], IPSCAN 15th European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, The Hague , 01-OCT-17 - 04-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017) European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference,
Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) Mapping outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care: evidence from a Biographical Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM) study. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference, Athens, Greece , 01-AUG-17. [Details]
(2017) 5th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect,
Moran, L., Devaney, C., and McGregor C. (2017) Mapping outcomes for permanence and stability for children in care: methodological reflections on a Biographical Narrative Interpretive Method (BNIM) study in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 5th ISPCAN European Regional Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, The Hague, Netherlands , 01-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017) UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, 8th Biennial International Conference, 'Rediscovering Empathy: Values, Relationships and Practice in a Changing World',
Anne Cassidy, Leonor Rodriguez & Carmel Devaney (2017) The role of empathy in the relationship between Lead Practitioners and families in the Irish child protection and welfare context, specifically through the Meitheal model and Child and Family Support Networks (CFSN. [Oral Presentation], UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, 8th Biennial International Conference, 'Rediscovering Empathy: Values, Relationships and Practice in a Changing World', NUI Galway , 08-JUN-17 - 09-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016) Western Region Drugs Task Force,
Devaney, C (2016) Family Support and substance misuse. [Oral Presentation], Western Region Drugs Task Force, Galway , 15-JUN-16 - 15-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016) 'Building Resilience, Enhancing Social Support: What Research Tells Us',
Garrity, S., Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) 'Hoping for a Better Tomorrow': Family Support through Community Childcare provision. [Invited Oral Presentation], 'Building Resilience, Enhancing Social Support: What Research Tells Us', Dublin , 06-DEC-16 - 06-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) Tusla’s National Conference on Prevention, Partnership and Family Support,
Devaney, C (2016) The Development and Mainstreaming Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support Research & Evaluation Study 2015 – 2018. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Tusla’s National Conference on Prevention, Partnership and Family Support, Kilkenny , 19-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016) Child poverty in times of crisis conference,
Moran, L., Garrity, S., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2016) 'Hoping for a better tomorrow: narratives of coping, resilience and identity among parents in a Direct Provision centre in the west of Ireland'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Child poverty in times of crisis conference, Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg , 25-AUG-16 - 26-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) European Early Childhood Education Research Association Annual Conference,,
Garrity, S., Moran, L., Devaney, C. and McGregor, C. (2016) Community childcare in rural Ireland; family support principles and practice (2016) Hoping for a better Tomorrow’: Family Support through community childcare provision in Ballyhaunis Co. Mayo,. [Oral Presentation], European Early Childhood Education Research Association Annual Conference,, Dublin , 31-AUG-16 - 03-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016) ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: A Qualitative Study of Perceptions and Experiences of Asylum Seekers about Direct Provision in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo,
Moran, L., Garrity, S., Devaney, C. and C. McGregor (2016) ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: A Qualitative Study of Perceptions and Experiences of Asylum Seekers about Direct Provision in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. [Oral Presentation], ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: A Qualitative Study of Perceptions and Experiences of Asylum Seekers about Direct Provision in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, University of Limerick , 14-APR-16 - 14-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Ethics and Social Welfare in Hard Times,
Garrity, S., Moran, L., Devaney, C. and McGregor, C. (2016) Practicing Politics in Preschool: Disrupting State policy through Ethical Practice in an Early Years Setting in the West of Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Ethics and Social Welfare in Hard Times, London: Journal of Ethics and Social Welfare , 01-SEP-16 - 02-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016) ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: A Qualitative Study of Perceptions and Experiences of Asylum Seekers about Direct Provision in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo,
Moran, L., Garrity, S., Devaney, C. and C. McGregor (2016) (2016) ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: A Qualitative Study of Perceptions and Experiences of Asylum Seekers about Direct Provision in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo. [Oral Presentation], ‘Hoping for a better tomorrow’: A Qualitative Study of Perceptions and Experiences of Asylum Seekers about Direct Provision in Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo, University of Limerick , 14-MAY-16 - 14-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Hoping for a better tomorrow’: Narratives of Coping, Resilience and Family Support arising from a study of Early Years services and the experience of parents, including those resident in Direct Provis,
Garrity, S., Moran, L., Devaney, C. and McGregor, C. (2016) (2016) Irish Social Sciences Platform and the National Economic & Social Council, Dublin. [Oral Presentation], Hoping for a better tomorrow’: Narratives of Coping, Resilience and Family Support arising from a study of Early Years services and the experience of parents, including those resident in Direct Provis, Dublin , 08-JUN-16 - 08-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016) Investing in Children Conference IV,
Cassidy, A., Devaney, C., and McGregor, C. (2016) The Meitheal early implementation model: Key strengths and challenges to its implementation. [Oral Presentation], Investing in Children Conference IV, Lodz, Poland , 19-OCT-16 - 21-OCT-16. [Details]
(2016) Tusla’s National Conference on Parenting Support,,
Devaney, C (2016) Parenting Support and Parental Participation, Tusla’s National Conference on Parenting Support. [Oral Presentation], Tusla’s National Conference on Parenting Support,, Dublin , 01-SEP-16. [Details]
(2014) Expert consultation on family and parenting support,
Dolan, P., and Devaney. C. (2014) Family Support for Families at Risk. [Oral Presentation], Expert consultation on family and parenting support, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti , 15-DEC-14 - 15-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014) Supporting Families in difficult times: Providing effective early help and intervention,
Carmel Devaney and John Canavan (2014) Developing National Family Support Policy and Practice: the Irish example. [Invited Oral Presentation], Supporting Families in difficult times: Providing effective early help and intervention, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, England , 18-SEP-14 - 19-SEP-14. [Details]
(2013) Engagement and Participation in Family Support,
Brady, B, Devaney, C (2013) Changing the odds: The benefits and challenges of volunteer-led provision. [Keynote Address], Engagement and Participation in Family Support, NUI, Galway , 13-JUN-13 - 14-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) IPSCAN European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect,
Carmel Devaney (2013) What is Family Support? The question answered. [Oral Presentation], IPSCAN European Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Dublin, Ireland , 16-SEP-13 - 19-SEP-13. [Details]
(2011) Protecting Children through Family Support,
Carmel Devaney (2011) A Family Support approach to protecting children: Current issues & perspectives. [Keynote Address], Protecting Children through Family Support, Galway, Ireland , 09-JUN-11 - 10-JUN-11. [Details]
(2010) Family Support to Realise Children and Family’s Strengths. 6th Australian Family and Community Strengths Conference,
Devaney, C. (2010) Family Support to Realise Children and Family’s Strengths. 6th Australian Family and Community Strengths Conference. [Keynote Address], Family Support to Realise Children and Family’s Strengths. 6th Australian Family and Community Strengths Conference, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia , 15-JAN-10. [Details]
(2009) Blue Line on the Horizon: Family Support in Ireland, Britain and the USA. American Conference for Irish Studies,
Devaney, C. (2009) Blue Line on the Horizon: Family Support in Ireland, Britain and the USA. American Conference for Irish Studies. [Oral Presentation], Blue Line on the Horizon: Family Support in Ireland, Britain and the USA. American Conference for Irish Studies, NUI, Galway , 12-JAN-09. [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(2010) A parental view on inclusive third level education.
Devaney, C,Ryan, P (2010) A parental view on inclusive third level education. Abstract [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2011) Wizard of Words Process Study Report (Year Two).
Devaney, C (2011) Wizard of Words Process Study Report (Year Two). Non Published Reports [Details]
(2010) Wizard of Words Process Study Report (Year One).
Devaney, C (2010) Wizard of Words Process Study Report (Year One). Non Published Reports [Details]
(2008) Research Report on Domestic Violence and Family Conflict in County Mayo.
Devaney, C (2008) Research Report on Domestic Violence and Family Conflict in County Mayo. Non Published Reports [Details]

Teaching Interests

Family Support, children and families, responding to needs of children, social issues, practice issues in children and family services, using reflective practice in service delivery.


Current teaching
SP573 Family Support Practice I
SP580 Family Support Practice II
SP575 Family Support Seminars
SP 701 Children and Young People in Families Today
SP235 Social Issues and Policy Responses

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2016 2017 Family Support Practice I SP573
2016 2017 Children and young people in Families today SP701
2016 2017 Social Issues and Policy Responses SP235
2016 2017 Family Support Practice II SP580
2016 2017 Family Support Seminars SP575