Publications :: J. Canavan

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Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Canavan, J. (2012). "Family and Family Change in Ireland". Journal of Family Issues, 33, pp. 10-28. (Article via Sage Journals)
Kennan, D., Fives, A., and Canavan, J. Accessing a Hard to Reach Population: Reflections on Research with Young Carers in Ireland. Child and Family Social Work, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2206.2011.00778.x
Canavan, J. (2010) ‘Family Support: Policy, Practice and Research into the Future,’ Adminstration, vol 58, no 2: 15-32 (August)
Canavan, J., Gillen, A. and Shaw, A. (2009) Measuring Research Impact: Developing Practical and Cost-Effective Approaches, Evidence and Policy, Vol. 5, No. 1., pp. 167 - 178
Nic Ghabhainn, S., Dolan, P., Canavan, J. and O’Higgins, S. (2009) Current Practice in Meeting Health Needs in Family Support Services: Variation by Service Type and Perspectives on Future Developments, Child Care in Practice, Vol.15, No. 2
Canavan, J., Coen, L., Dolan, P. and White , L. (2009) 'Privileging Practice: Facing the Challenges of Integrated Working for Outcomes for Children'. Children & Society, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 377 - 388.
Dolan, P., Canavan, J. and Brady, B. (2008) Youth mentoring and the parent-young person relationship: Considerations for Research and Practice. Youth & Policy, No. 99, Spring 2008
Canavan, J., Byrne, A. and Millar, M. (2008) 'Participatory Research and the Voice Centred Relational Method of Data Analysis: It is Worth It?'. International Journal of Research Methodology, iFirst early online publication.
Dolan, P. and Canavan, J. (eds) “Child Care in Practice Special Issue: Building Resilience in Children, Families and Communities”. Child Care in Practice
Canavan, J. (2008) 'Resilience: Cautiously Welcoming a Contested Concept'. Child Care in Practice, Vol.14, No.1, pp.1-7
Dolan, P., Canavan, J. and Brady, B. (2007) Benefits and Costs of Youth Mentoring to Parent-Young Person Social Network Relationships, Youth and Policy Special Issue (November)

Non Peer Reviewed Publications

Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. and Dolan, P. (2010). Youth Café Toolkit - How to set-up and Run a Youth Café in Ireland. Dublin: 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. Dublin: Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affair
Fives, A., Kennan, D., Canavan, J., Brady, B. & Cairns, D. (2010) Executive Summary of Report on Study of Young Carers in the Irish Population. Published by the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. and Dolan, P. (2009), A Toolkit on How to Set-Up and Run a Youth Café, Dublin: Office for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, Study Report
Canavan, J. and CFRC Team (2008) Towards a Better Future: Research on Labour Market Needs and Social Exclusion of One Parent Families in Galway City and County, One Parent Family Research Steering Group., Study Report.
Canavan, J., Brady, B. and Merriman, B. (2008) A Formative Evaluation of the Community-Based Family Support Programme, HSE / CFRC
Merriman, B., Robbins, L., Canavan, J., & Dolan, P. (2008), The development of monitoring tools for ISPCC services, Report prepared by the CFRC for the ISPCC, Study Report
Kearns, N., Coen, L., and Canavan, J. (2008) Domestic Violence in Ireland: an overview of national strategic policy and relevant international literature on prevention and intervention initiatives in service provision. Internal report for the HSE, Study Report
Canavan, J. and Merriman, B. (2007) Towards Best Practice in the provision of respite services for people with intellectual disabilities and autism, National Parents and Siblings Alliance / Daisychain Foundation, Study Report
Millar, M., Coen, L., Rau, H., Donegan, M., Canavan, J. and Bradley, C. (2007) Towards a Better Future: Social Exclusion and the Labour Market Needs of One-Parent Families in Galway City and County. Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway/Galway City Partnership.

Book Chapters

Canavan, J., Gillen, A., Higgins, K. & Doody, B. (2012). "Facing the Child Welfare and Mental Health Interface Challenges through Evidence-Informed Approaches: An Irish Case Study". In: Dill, K. & Shera, W. (eds.) Implementing Evidence-Informed Practice. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Research Reports and Policy Documents

Dolan, P., Brady, B., O’Regan, C., Russell, D., Canavan, J. & Forkan, C. (2011). "Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland:  Evaluation Study:  Report One: Randomised Controlled Trial and Implementation Report". Galway: Child & Family Research Centre.
Dolan, P., Brady, B., O’Regan, C., Russell, D., Canavan, J. & Forkan, C. (2011). "Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland: Evaluation Study: Report Two: Qualitative Evidence". Galway: Child and Family Research Centre.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Devaney, C. and Dolan, P. (2010) Youth Café Toolkit. How to Set-up and Run a Youth Café in Ireland. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Dolan, P., Bradley, C., Brady, B., Carty, C., Coen, L., Devaney, C., Kearns, N., Kenny, A., Merriman, B. and O’Regan, C. (2010) Youth Cafés in Ireland: A Best Practice Guide. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office.
Fives, A., Kennan, D., Canavan, J., Brady, B. and Cairns, D. (2010) If I can make their life a little easier, then I'm happy: Study of Young Carers in the Irish Population, Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office.

Conference Papers

Canavan, J. (2010) (NUIG) Evaluations in Child / Family Contexts Part of the Evaluation for Public Policy Course for PRTLI Candidates March 2010 Oral Presentation
Canavan, J. (2010) (NUIG). Implementation challenges and political dynamics in designing and conducting complex community initiatives Part of Deliberative Workshop on Evaluating complex community-based initiatives for children and families: Balancing science, politics and stakeholder dynamics January 2010. Oral Presentation
Canavan, J. (2009) 'Family Support Now: Policy, Practice, Now and into the future', Child and Family Research Centre Bi-Annual Conference (Family Support Now: Reflecting on Contemporary Challenges). NUI Galway, 18 June.
Merriman, B., Heary, C., & Canavan, J. (2009) (NUIG) Getting Your practical application in first: parallel design for practice-focused research. 39th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Whites Hotel, Wexford, 5-8 November 2009 Oral Presentation
Merriman, B., Heary, C. & Canavan, J. (2009) (NUIG) The perspective of practitioners on interactions with children. 39th Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Whites Hotel, Wexford, 5th-8th November, 2009.Oral Presentation

Other

O'Regan, C., Browne, M. and Canavan, J., (2009) Best Buddies Changing Lives: One Friendship at a Time. Evaluation Report
 
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