Launch: A Review of the Youth Work Sector Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
September 28, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ISTFree
In June 2020 NYCI commissioned an independent review of the youth work sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us at the virtual launch of the research to find out:
- How has the youth work sector responded to challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic?
- What methodologies have been used to support to young people during the pandemic?
- What are the limitations of working in this way?
Dr Roderic O’Gorman, TD
Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Report authors: Deborah Erwin and Lorraine Thompson
As professionally qualified youth work practitioners, Deborah Erwin and Lorraine Thompson have almost 40 years’ combined experience of youth work and youth service management primarily in the community and voluntary sector. Having previously worked in a range of youth work settings both chose to set out in new career directions in March 2015.
Whilst individually they have developed successful freelance portfolios, they have also formed a solid working partnership delivering a range of strategic review processes and research work together. Previous clients include the Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast, Youth Work Alliance, Ballyfermot Youth Service, Trinity Youth Service and YWCA Ireland.
Free of charge
Hear about how the Irish youth work sector has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic:
- about different types of innovative and creative youth work practice and
- how these youth work approaches supported young people during a difficult time;
- the limitations of this way of working and the challenges facing the sector as we continue to live with COVID-19.
Find out what worked well and the recommendations on how to support the youth work sector to continue to work with young people against the context of COVID-19.
Welcome and Introductions
Dubheasa Kelly President, National Youth Council of Ireland
The Youth Perspective
Caillum Hedderman & Mercy Kamara share their experience of youth work during Covid-19
Presentation of Research Findings
Deborah Erwin and Lorraine Thompson Research Consultants
Ministerial Address and Official Launch of Report
Dr Roderic O’Gorman TD, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Mary Cunningham CEO, National Youth Council of Ireland
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Youth Work Managers, Youth workers and anyone working with young people, academics in the field of youth studies, youth work students, policy makers, stakeholders from relevant government departments.
- National Youth Council of Ireland