Dr Carmel Devaney

BA, MA. PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Political Science & Sociology
NUI Galway

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

Biography

Carmel is a Lecturer and Course 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, (previously the HSE). In recent years, Carmel has been lead researcher on a number of projects for Tusla and has designed and delivered a number of Family Support training initiatives for managers and practitioners.

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 welfare and protection, and wellbeing.
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,

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(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] [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] [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'
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, [DOI] [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]
(2016) 'Child protection and family support practice in Ireland: A contribution to present debates from a historical perspective'
Devaney C & McGregor C (2016) 'Child protection and family support practice in Ireland: A contribution to present debates from a historical perspective'. Child And Family Social Work, [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] [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]
(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] [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] [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) '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) '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]
(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]
(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]
(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]
(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
(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. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. [Details]
(2017) Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care: Appendices.
Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care: Appendices. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. [Details]
(2017) Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care.
Moran, L., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2017) Outcomes for Permanence and Stability for Children in Long-term Care. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. [Details]
(2017) Parenting Support and Parental Participation: Mapping Parenting Support in the Irish Context.
Connolly, N., Devaney C., Crosse, R (2017) Parenting Support and Parental Participation: Mapping Parenting Support in the Irish Context. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. [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) 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) 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. [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) 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]
(2016) Hoping for a Better Tomorrow A process study evaluation of the Greater Tomorrow Creche and Ballyhaunis Preschool Services, Ballyhaunis, Mayo.
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. Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [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) 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. [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) 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) 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) 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]
(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 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) 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]
(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) 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]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(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) 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) 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) UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Biennial Conference,
Cassidy, A., Rodriguez, L., Devaney, C. (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 Biennial Conference, NUI Galway , 08-JUN-17 - 09-JUN-17. [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) 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) 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) 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) 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) ‘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]
(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) 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]
(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]
(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]

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