Dr Carmel Devaney

BA, MA. PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
UNESCO
Political Science & Sociology
University of Galway
T: Ext. 5733
E: carmel.devaney@universityofgalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Carmel is a Lecturer, Academic Director of the MA in Family Support Studies, Associate Director of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, and Head of the Discipline of Applied Social Science at the University of Galway. 

Carmel is currently a lead member of a COST Innovators Grant-funded Family Support Network focusing on quality assurance protocols for family support services in Europe. Before that from 2019 - 2023, Carmel was a Working Group Leader and Management Committee member of COST Action (18123), a Europe-wide network focused on the development of Family Support theory, policy, and practice (EurofamNet). Carmel led the development of a multi-dimensional and multi-level framework for conceptualising family support in Europe, advancing for the first time a coherent and comprehensive conceptualisation of family support in ways that uphold children's rights and promote social justice and gender equality (Devaney et al., 2023). 

Carmel's recent publications and conference presentations are in the areas of Family Support, Parenting Support, Child Protection and Welfare, Alternative Care, and supporting practitioners who work in these areas. Carmel has published over 40 peer-reviewed research papers in international journals, including the British Journal of Social Work, Child & Family Social Work, Journal of Family Studies, and Social Work Education as well as edited books, book chapters, and research reports. 

Carmel holds a BA in Social Studies (DIT), an MA in Family Support Studies (NUI Galway), and a PhD (NUI, Galway). She also holds a PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Galway Prior to joining the University, Carmel worked for many years in statutory children and family services as both a practitioner and manager.
Carmel is a Lecturer, Academic Director of the MA in Family Support Studies, Associate Director of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, and Head of the Discipline of Applied Social Science at the University of Galway. 

Carmel is currently a lead member of a COST Innovators Grant-funded Family Support Network focusing on quality assurance protocols for family support services in Europe. Before that from 2019 - 2023, Carmel was a Working Group Leader and Management Committee member of COST Action (18123), a Europe-wide network focused on the development of Family Support theory, policy, and practice (EurofamNet). Carmel led the development of a multi-dimensional and multi-level framework for conceptualising family support in Europe, advancing for the first time a coherent and comprehensive conceptualisation of family support in ways that uphold children's rights and promote social justice and gender equality (Devaney et al., 2023). 

Carmel's recent publications and conference presentations are in the areas of Family Support, Parenting Support, Child Protection and Welfare, Alternative Care, and supporting practitioners who work in these areas. Carmel has published over 40 peer-reviewed research papers in international journals, including the British Journal of Social Work, Child & Family Social Work, Journal of Family Studies, and Social Work Education as well as edited books, book chapters, and research reports. 

Carmel holds a BA in Social Studies (DIT), an MA in Family Support Studies (NUI Galway), and a PhD (NUI, Galway). She also holds a PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Galway Prior to joining the University, Carmel worked for many years in statutory children and family services as both a practitioner and manager.

Research Interests

Research interests include:

Family and parenting support, prevention, and early intervention
Child protection and Welfare
Alternative care

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
FEASIBILITY OF CONDUCTING A LONGITUDINAL STUDY ON CHILDREN IN CARE OR CHILDREN LEAVING CARE WITHIN THE IRISH CONTEXT 09-JAN-17 31-MAY-22
Partnership, Prevention and Family Support in Ireland 01-JAN-15 31-DEC-18

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2024) 'Examining the relationship between adversity and suicidality and self-harm in Irish adolescents from 2020 to 2022'
Silke, C., Heary, C., Bunting, B., Devaney, C., Groarke, AM, Major, E., Durcan, M., O'Brien, C., Brady, B. (2024) 'Examining the relationship between adversity and suicidality and self-harm in Irish adolescents from 2020 to 2022'. Journal Of Affective Disorders, [DOI] [Details]
(2022) 'Protective Support and Supportive Protection: Critical Reflections on Safe Practice and Safety in Supervision'
Devaney C and McGregor C (2022) 'Protective Support and Supportive Protection: Critical Reflections on Safe Practice and Safety in Supervision'. Social Sciences, 11 (7) [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2023) 'Youth Suicide and Self-Harm: Latent Class Profiles of Adversity and the Moderating Roles of Perceived Support and Sense of Safety'
Charlotte Silke, Bernadine Brady, Carmel Devaney, Cliodhna O Brien, Micheal Durcan, Brendan Bunting & Caroline Heary (2023) 'Youth Suicide and Self-Harm: Latent Class Profiles of Adversity and the Moderating Roles of Perceived Support and Sense of Safety'. Journal Of Youth And Adolescence, 52 :1255-1271 [DOI] [Details]
(2023) 'Culture and parenting: Polish migrant parents¿ perspectives on how culture shapes their parenting in a culturally diverse Irish neighbourhood'
Kealy, C & Devaney, C. (2023) 'Culture and parenting: Polish migrant parents¿ perspectives on how culture shapes their parenting in a culturally diverse Irish neighbourhood'. Journal of Family Studies, :1-19 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Child, Parent or Family? Applying a systemic lens to the conceptualisations of Family Support in Europe'
Carmel Devaney, Øivin Christiansen, Julia Holzer, Mandi MacDonald, Marisa Matias, Eszter Salamon (2022) 'Child, Parent or Family? Applying a systemic lens to the conceptualisations of Family Support in Europe'. European Journal Of Social Work, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Realizing the potential of a strengths-based approach in family support with young people and their parents'
Carmel Devaney, Bernadine Brady, Rosemary Crosse and Rebecca Jackson (2022) 'Realizing the potential of a strengths-based approach in family support with young people and their parents'. Child And Family Social Work, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Incarcerated mothers experience of adversity heard using participatory mixed method research'
O'Malley, S; Devaney, C; Millar, M; (2022) 'Incarcerated mothers experience of adversity heard using participatory mixed method research'. Probation Journal, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Protective Support and Supportive Protection: Critical Reflections on Safe Practice and Safety in Supervision'
Carmel Devaney Caroline Mc Gregor (2022) 'Protective Support and Supportive Protection: Critical Reflections on Safe Practice and Safety in Supervision'. Social Sciences, 11 (7):312-331 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) 'Childrens participation in practice: comparing the views of managers and practitioners in an early intervention and prevention programme'
Tierney, E., Rodriguez, L., Kennan, D., Devaney, C., Brady, B., Canavan, J., Forkan, C., Cassidy, A., Malone, P. and McGregor, C. (2022) 'Childrens participation in practice: comparing the views of managers and practitioners in an early intervention and prevention programme'. Journal of Children¿s Services, Vol. 17 (No. 1):73-93 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) 'Family Support and the Media in Ireland: Newspaper Content Analysis 2014–2017'
Patricia O’Connor, Caroline McGregor & Carmel Devaney (2021) 'Family Support and the Media in Ireland: Newspaper Content Analysis 2014–2017'. Child Care In Practice, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) 'Understanding contemporary Family Support: Reflections on theoretical and conceptual frameworks'
David Herrera-Pastor, Nick Frost, and Carmel Devaney (2020) 'Understanding contemporary Family Support: Reflections on theoretical and conceptual frameworks'. Social Work And Social Sciences Review, 21 (2):27-45 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Help Seeking and Help providing in Ireland'
Devaney, C., Rodriguez, L. and Cassidy, A. (2019) 'Help Seeking and Help providing in Ireland'. Developing Practice: The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal, (54):35-44 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) 'A Framework to Inform Protective Support and Supportive Protection in Child Protection and Welfare Practice and Supervision'
McGregor, C. and Devaney, C. (2020) 'A Framework to Inform Protective Support and Supportive Protection in Child Protection and Welfare Practice and Supervision'. Social Sciences, 9 (4):1-23 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) 'Protective support and supportive protection for families in the middle: Learning from the Irish context'
McGregor, C;Devaney, C (2020) 'Protective support and supportive protection for families in the middle: Learning from the Irish context'. Child & Family Social Work, 25 (2):277-285 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) 'Exploring the multi-dimensionality of permanence and stability: Emotions, experiences and temporality in young people’s discourses about long-term foster care in Ireland'
Moran, L. McGregor C & Devaney C (2019) 'Exploring the multi-dimensionality of permanence and stability: Emotions, experiences and temporality in young people’s discourses about long-term foster care in Ireland'. Qualitative Social Work, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) 'A Critical Overview Of The Significance Of Power And Power Relations In Practice with Children In Foster Care: Evidence From An Irish Study'
Caroline McGregor, Carmel Devaney, Lisa Moran (2019) 'A Critical Overview Of The Significance Of Power And Power Relations In Practice with Children In Foster Care: Evidence From An Irish Study'. Child Care In Practice, [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) 'Practice guidance for culturally sensitive practice in working with children and families who are asylum seekers: learning from an early years study in Ireland'
Caroline McGregor, Colletta Dalikeni, Carmel Devaney, Lisa Moran & Sheila (2019) 'Practice guidance for culturally sensitive practice in working with children and families who are asylum seekers: learning from an early years study in Ireland'. Child Care In Practice, :1-14 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(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] [ARAN Link] [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]
(2015) '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. (2015) '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) '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, 37 (2):215-232 [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):2254-2280 [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
(2023) 'Key Learning; Parenting Support and Parental participation'
Carmel Devaney, Rosemary Crosse (2023) 'Key Learning; Parenting Support and Parental participation' In: International Perspectives on Parenting Support and Parental Participation. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2023) 'A participatory model of research with parents involved in a child protection and welfare service to inform its future strategic orientation'
Rosemary Crosse, Carmel Devaney, Patricia O' Connor (2023) 'A participatory model of research with parents involved in a child protection and welfare service to inform its future strategic orientation' In: International Perspectives on Parenting Support and Parental Participation. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2023) 'Parenting Support and Parental Participation'
Carmel Devaney, Rosemary Crosse (2023) 'Parenting Support and Parental Participation' In: International Perspectives on Parenting Support and Parental Participation. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2023) 'Parenting Support and Parental Participation in Children and Family Services'
Carmel Devaney, Rosemary Crosse (2023) 'Parenting Support and Parental Participation in Children and Family Services' In: International Perspectives on Parenting Support and Parental Participation. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2022) 'Reflections on learning from the study to inform future research'
Canavan, J., McGregor, C., Devaney, C. and Shaw, A (2022) 'Reflections on learning from the study to inform future research' In: Understanding System Change in Child Protection and Welfare. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2022) 'Collaborative research on Parenting Support and Parental Participation in child protection and welfare services'
Devaney, C., Crosse, R., Connolly, N., O¿Donohue, C., Jordan, C. and Buckley, H. (2022) 'Collaborative research on Parenting Support and Parental Participation in child protection and welfare services' In: Understanding System Change in Child Protection and Welfare. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2022) 'A collaborative approach to researching the Meitheal model: Learning and legacy'
Devaney, C., Rodriguez, L., Cassidy, A., Landy, F. and Brandon, M. (2022) 'A collaborative approach to researching the Meitheal model: Learning and legacy' In: Understanding System Change in Child Protection and Welfare. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2022) '`Introducing systems change in child protection and welfare through prevention, partnership and family support'
Devaney, C., Shaw, A., Canavan, J. and McGregor, C (2022) '`Introducing systems change in child protection and welfare through prevention, partnership and family support' In: Understanding System Change in Child Protection and Welfare. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2022) 'Understanding and improving public and media awareness of family support services and supports: Challenges and opportunities for research and practice'
McGregor, C., Devaney, C., Nic Gabhainn, S., O'Connor, P., Daro, D., Mulvihill, A., & Breen, A. (2022) 'Understanding and improving public and media awareness of family support services and supports: Challenges and opportunities for research and practice' In: Understanding System Change in Child Protection and Welfare. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2021) 'Prevention and Early Intervention with Children, Young People and Families'
Carmel Devaney (2021) 'Prevention and Early Intervention with Children, Young People and Families' In: Child Protection and the Care Continuum. :151-163 London: Routledge. [Details]
(2019) 'A Good Fit? Ireland’s Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support as a Public Health Approach to Children Protection'
Canavan, J., Devaney, C., Mc Gregor, C. and Shaw, A (2019) 'A Good Fit? Ireland’s Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support as a Public Health Approach to Children Protection' In: Re-visioning public health approaches for protecting children. :397-413 New York: Springer Publishers. [DOI] [Details]
(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. :99-109 London: Routledge. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2022) Methodology and position paper.
Harriet Churchill, Carmel Devaney, Angela Abela (2022) Methodology and position paper. COST Action CA18123, Brussels. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) Newspaper Content Analysis: Print Media Coverage of Ireland¿s Child and Family Agency.
O¿Connor, P., McGregor, C. and Devaney, C (2018) Newspaper Content Analysis: Print Media Coverage of Ireland¿s Child and Family Agency. Tusla- Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [Details]
(2022) Tusla ¿ Child and Family Agency Parenting Support and Parental Participation Research Findings.
Devaney, C., Crosse, R., O¿Connor, P. and Jackson, R. (2022) Tusla ¿ Child and Family Agency Parenting Support and Parental Participation Research Findings. Tusla- Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [Details]
(2023) Language, terminology and representation relating to Ireland's institutions historically known as `Mother and Baby Homes', `County Homes' and related institutions Summary Report.
Caroline Mc Gregor, Carmel Devaney, Sarah-Anne Buckley (2023) Language, terminology and representation relating to Ireland's institutions historically known as `Mother and Baby Homes', `County Homes' and related institutions Summary Report. University of Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2023) Language, Terminology and Representation relating to Ireland¿s Institutions historically known as `Mother and Baby Homes¿, `County Homes¿ and related Institutions¿.
Caroline Mc Gregor, Carmel Devaney, Sarah-Anne Buckley (2023) Language, Terminology and Representation relating to Ireland¿s Institutions historically known as `Mother and Baby Homes¿, `County Homes¿ and related Institutions¿. University of Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) An analysis of Significant Event Notifications to inform Tusla¿s alternative care policy and practice developments.
Dr Leonor Rodriguez and Dr Carmel Devaney (2019) An analysis of Significant Event Notifications to inform Tusla¿s alternative care policy and practice developments. Tusla- Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2022) A framework for child and family support in Europe Building comprehensive support systems.
Carmel Devaney, Harriet Churchill, Angela Abela and Rebecca Jackson (2022) A framework for child and family support in Europe Building comprehensive support systems. COST Action CA18123, Brussels. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) Conceptualising Participation in Practice in YAP Ireland: A Case Study.
Jackson, R., Devaney, C., Brady, B. (2021) Conceptualising Participation in Practice in YAP Ireland: A Case Study. UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) The conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe¿: A review of academic literature.
Devaney, C., Christiansen, Ø., Holzer, J., MacDonald, M., Matias, M., Piessens, A.,Salamon, E. & Kealy, C.. (2021) The conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe¿: A review of academic literature. EurofamNet, Program of the European Union. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) A review of international experiences in relation to the implementation of a statutory duty for interagency collaboration to ensure the protection and welfare of children.
Devaney, C. Kealy. C., Canavan, J., Mc Gregor, C (2021) A review of international experiences in relation to the implementation of a statutory duty for interagency collaboration to ensure the protection and welfare of children. NUI Galway, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) Youth Cafés in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.
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. [Details]
(2021) A study of Tusla - Child and Family Agency’s actions and decision-making process following An Garda Síochána’s application of Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.
Devaney, C., Crosse R., Rodriguez, L., and Silke, C. (2021) A study of Tusla - Child and Family Agency’s actions and decision-making process following An Garda Síochána’s application of Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2021) A study of Tusla - Child and Family Agency’s actions and decision-making process following An Garda Síochána’s application of Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991.
Devaney, C., Crosse R., Rodriguez, L., and Silke, C. (2021) A study of Tusla - Child and Family Agency’s actions and decision-making process following An Garda Síochána’s application of Section 12 of the Child Care Act 1991. Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Dublin. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) Strengths and Challenges of the YAP Community Based Advocate Model Key Findings.
Brady, B., Devaney, C., Crosse R., Rodriguez, L., and Silke, C. (2020) Strengths and Challenges of the YAP Community Based Advocate Model Key Findings. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2020) Strengths and Challenges of the YAP Community Based Advocate Model.
Brady, B., Devaney, C., Crosse R., Rodriguez, L., and Silke, C. (2020) Strengths and Challenges of the YAP Community Based Advocate Model. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) Comparing areas of commonality and distinction.
Dr Patrick Malone, Dr John Canavan, Dr Carmel Devaney and Professor Caroline Mc Gregor (2018) Comparing areas of commonality and distinction. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) The Feasibility Of Conducting A Longitudinal Study On Children In Care Or Children Leaving Care Within The Irish Context.
Devaney, C and Rooney ,C (2019) 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, Galway. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2019) Print Media Coverage of Ireland's Child and Family Agency.
Patricia O Connor, Caroline MC Gregor, Carmel Devaney (2019) Print Media Coverage of Ireland's Child and Family Agency. UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, Galway. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) Scoping Study on a Longitudinal Study of Children who Leave Care.
Dr Carmel Devaney (2013) Scoping Study on a Longitudinal Study of Children who Leave Care. Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin. [DOI] [Details]
(2015) Models of Continuing Professional Development for Social Workers.
Dr Carmel Devaney (2015) Models of Continuing Professional Development for Social Workers. Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, Dublin. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(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. [ARAN Link] [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. [ARAN Link] [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. [ARAN Link] [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. [ARAN Link] [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. [ARAN Link] [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. [ARAN Link] [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. [ARAN Link] [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]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2023) International Perspectives on Parenting Support and Parental Participation in Children and Family Services.
Carmel Devaney Rosemary Crosse (Ed.). (2023) International Perspectives on Parenting Support and Parental Participation in Children and Family Services International Perspectives on Parenting Support and Parental Participation in Children and Family Services. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2022) Understanding Systems Change in Child Protection and Welfare.
John Canavan, Carmel Devaney, Caroline Mc Gregor, Aileen Shaw (Ed.). (2022) Understanding Systems Change in Child Protection and Welfare Understanding Systems Change in Child Protection and Welfare. London: Routledge. [DOI] [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
(2021) EU child and family welfare trends and measures during the Covid-19 pandemic,
Carmel Devaney, Harriet Churchill, Angela Abela (2021) Supporting children and families during and post Covid-19: Combatting poverty, navigating work-family dynamics, and safeguarding mental health¿. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], EU child and family welfare trends and measures during the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual webinar , 21-SEP-21 - 14-SEP-21. [Details]
(2023) European Forum on Family Support: Towards an Agenda for 2030,
Carmel Devaney, Harriet Churchill, Angela Abela, Agata D'adatto, Helen Dunne (2023) A comprehensive multi-level framework for conceptualizing Family Support in Europe. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Forum on Family Support: Towards an Agenda for 2030, Madrid, Spain , 03-JUL-23 - 04-JUL-23. [Details]
(2023) International Congress on Evidence-based Parenting Support,
Carmel Devaney, Harriet Churchill, Angela Abela (2023) Conceptualising parenting and Family Support. [Oral Presentation], International Congress on Evidence-based Parenting Support, University of Queensland, Australia , 24-JUL-23 - 25-JUL-23. [Details]
(2022) Section 12 Child Care Act Child protection systems: Protection services,
Carmel Devaney Leonor Rodriguez Rosemary Crosse Charlotte Silke (2022) ISPCAN CARING COMMUNITIES TO ENHANCE CHILD AND FAMILY WELL BEING. [Oral Presentation], Section 12 Child Care Act Child protection systems: Protection services, Canada , 29-MAR-22 - 30-MAR-22. [Details]
(2014) Family support for families at risk,
Pat Dolan Carmel Devaney (2014) Expert Consultation on Family and Parenting Support UNICEF Office of Research ¿ Innocenti. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Family support for families at risk, Italy , 26-MAY-14 - 27-MAY-14. [Details]
(2018) Parenting Support Policy and Practices in Ireland¿,
Carmel Devaney (2018) Unicef Sofia Parenting Support. [Invited Oral Presentation], Parenting Support Policy and Practices in Ireland¿, Bulgaria , 30-MAY-18 - 31-MAY-18. [Details]
(2018) Evidence and Evaluation for Whole Change Process in Irish Child Welfare System: Possibilities for Future re-orientation of child welfare towards Early Intervention, Partnership, Prevention and Family,
Dr Carmel Devaney¿ Professor Caroline McGregor¿ Dr Leonor Rodrigeuz¿ Dr Danielle Keenan¿ (2018) PPFS evaluation. [Oral Presentation], Evidence and Evaluation for Whole Change Process in Irish Child Welfare System: Possibilities for Future re-orientation of child welfare towards Early Intervention, Partnership, Prevention and Family, UCC , 25-OCT-18 - 26-OCT-18. [Details]
(2012) An exploratory study of volunteering amongst older adults on an intergenerational reading programme.¿,
Carmel Devaney Noreen Kearns (2012) Wizards OF Words (WoW). [Oral Presentation], An exploratory study of volunteering amongst older adults on an intergenerational reading programme.¿, London , 01-SEP-12. [Details]
(2021) Supportive Protection and Protective Support,
Caroline Mc Gregor Carmel Devaney (2021) An innovative practice and supervision model for child protection and welfare social work. [Oral Presentation], Supportive Protection and Protective Support, UCC , 28-OCT-21. [Details]
(2021) The European Family Support Network. A bottom-up, evidence-based and multi-disciplinary Action,
Lucía Jiménez John Canavan Angela Abela Branko Bokovi Sonia Byrne Harriet Churchill Carmel Devaney Theodora Ene Vasiliki Maria Iliadou (2021) EurofamNet is a bottom-up, evidence-based, multidisciplinary network funded as an Action (CA18123) under the COST program. [Invited Oral Presentation], The European Family Support Network. A bottom-up, evidence-based and multi-disciplinary Action, virtual , 01-JAN-21. [Details]
(2021) Family Support in the European context,
Nick Frost, Carmel Devaney, David Herrera (2021) The first EurofamNet Webinar on Family Support in the European context was held. It aimed to encourage mutual knowledge exchange in family support research and practice across Europe. [Invited Oral Presentation], Family Support in the European context, virtual , 21-JAN-21. [Details]
(2018) Association of Children's Welfare Agencies Conference (ACWA) 2018,
Carmel Devaney (2018) The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is the NSW non-government peak body representing the voice of community organisations working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. This Conference is widely regarded as the premier child and family welfare professional event held in Australia. The program will highlight the continuing endeavours of working with community organisations in providing positive outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and their families. [Keynote Address], Association of Children's Welfare Agencies Conference (ACWA) 2018, Sydney, Australia , 20-AUG-18 - 22-AUG-18. [Details]
(2018) Association of Children's Welfare Agencies Conference (ACWA) 2018,
Carmel Devaney (2018) The Association of Children's Welfare Agencies (ACWA) is the NSW non-government peak body representing the voice of community organisations working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. [Chaired Session], Association of Children's Welfare Agencies Conference (ACWA) 2018, Sydney, Australia , 20-AUG-18 - 22-AUG-18. [Details]
(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]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Postgraduate Executive Committee School of Political Science & Sociology representative 01-MAY-18 / 31-AUG-20

Consultancy

  Client Description
UNICEF Bulgaria
UNICEF in Bulgaria are aiming to raise awareness of the national policy makers and experts on the role of parenting for the wellbeing of children. Carmel has worked with UNICEF in an advisory capacity in relation to this.

Reviews

  Journal Role
Child & Family Social Work Reviewer
Child Care In Practice Editoral Board
Child abuse & neglect Reviewer
Qualitative Social Work Reviewer

Teaching Interests

Family Support, Child Welfare, Child Protection, Alternative Care, Parenting Support, Participation, Social Issues and Policy responses, practice issues in children and family services, reflective practice, adult education.                       



Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2013 Elayne O Rourke MA in Social Work
2018 Pam Bergin MA in Family Support Studies Y
2016 Nicole Mc Guigan MA in Family Support Studies Y
2017 Tracey Freeburne MA in Social Work Y
2018 Clodagh Feahey MA in Family Support Studies Y
2016 Geraldine Bruce MA in Family Support Studies Y
2017 Jane Alymer MA in Family Support Studies Y
2018 Roisin Glynn MA in Social Work Y
2014 Caroline Moran MA in Social Work
2013 Paul Byrne MA in Family Support Studies
2013 Siobhan Gallagher
2014 Roisin Glynn MA in Social Work
2017 Paul Frecklington MA in Family Support Studies Y

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2019 2020 Family Support Practice I SP573
2019 2020 Children and young people in Families today SP701
2019 2020 Social Issues and Policy Responses SP235
2019 2020 Family Support Practice II SP580
2019 2020 Family Support Seminars SP575