Mary Cunningham, Director, NYCI
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly
Bernie McNally, Assistant Secretary, Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Overview of National Youth Strategy
John Carnochan, OBE
The Scottish experience: how the implementation of national policy can support action at a local level. Making delivery real through collaboration, relationship building and interagency working.
||Networking and Coffee Break
||Workshop Session 1
||Workshop Session 2
High-level panel concluding the day with an innovative look at where the strategy can take us in the coming years.
NYCI reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the conference programme.
Outcome 1 workshop: (active and healthy)
Making Policy Real: national policy to local action
National Centre for Men’s Health
This workshop will focus on the key lessons that can be learned from the implementation of Ireland’s National Men’s Health Policy (NMHP) to inform the implementation of the National Youth Strategy. It will also explore the role of the NMHP in applying a gender lens to working with young men and progress in the area of young men and mental health.
Outcome 2 workshop: (achieving in all areas of learning & development)
Sing and Shine
Did you know that Irish young people identified music as one of their top three coping strategies for mental health? In this workshop, Mary Amond O’Brien from Aspiro (a community choir for young people based in Carlow) will share their uniquely inclusive way of working, and the underpinning practice and methodologies which can be applied to any youth project.
Outcome 3 workshop: (safe and protected from harm)
Local Area Pathways – an opportunity or threat to youth service provision?
Kildare Regional Youth Services
This workshop will outline the process and structure involved in developing the ‘Family Assessment and Intervention Model’ as well as presenting on where it fits within the Túsla National Service Delivery Framework. The practicalities of the model will also be explored and participants will have an opportunity to examine the key opportunities and challenges that this type of partnership working presents for both youth work and youth services.
Outcome 4 workshop: (economic security & opportunity)
Explore lessons from the NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship Programme and the opportunity presented by the National Youth Strategy. The NFTE Programme empowers young people that live in low income communities to develop core skills in business and enterprise, and in doing so enables them to unlock their individual talents and potential.
Outcome 5 workshop: (connected, respected & contributing)
Hook Ups and Shake Ups
Young Social Innovators
Discover how a social innovation programme empowers and supports young people to speak out for what they believe in and to work within their communities to make positive social change. Following a recent evaluation of a new pilot programme the presenters will outline the elements which enabled the young people to build lasting connections, to be respected, and to contribute positively in their community. Taking the learning from this project, workshop participants will explore the links between your own work and the strategic objectives 9 and 10 of the National Youth Strategy in achieving positive and measureable outcomes for young people.