A snapshot in time: stakeholders perspectives of the Meitheal Model

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/617886
Title:
A snapshot in time: stakeholders perspectives of the Meitheal Model
Authors:
McCormick, Louise
Affiliation:
Springboard, Cork
Citation:
McCormick, L (2016) "A Snapshot in Time: Stakeholders Perspectives of the Meitheal Model" The Irish Social Worker Spring 2016, (p. 28-35).
Publisher:
The Irish Association of Social Workers
Journal:
The Irish Social Worker
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/617886
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is an abridged version of a research dissertation, conducted in Cork during spring 2015, as part of a BSW degree at UCC. The author seeks opportunities to undertake similar research in other communities that are using a Meitheal-informed approach; the full research is available on request.The National Service Delivery Framework, a prevention, partnership and family support (PPFS) strategy, accompanied the 2014 launch of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla. As a key component of PPFS, the Meitheal Model aims to support lower priority cases through integrated community services. Despite slow implementation and no official training, some areas have been employing a Meitheal-informed approach since Tusla’s launch. This small-scale study offers a contextual snapshot of Meitheal-informed practice through the experiences of those involved; from service user to management level. A literature and policy review is followed by analysis of findings from a series of qualitative interviews. The model’s strengths and challenges relate well to comparable model evaluations. While there was overall enthusiasm for this partnership approach, several challenges exist centred around paucity of resources and training. The challenge for schools within Meitheal groupings was an unforeseen finding that could potentially be resolved via specialised training.
Keywords:
SOCIAL WORK; COMMUNITY SERVICES; FAMILY SUPPORT; PARTNERSHIP WORKING

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dc.contributor.authorMcCormick, Louiseen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-03T14:49:55Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-03T14:49:55Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-01-
dc.identifier.citationMcCormick, L (2016) "A Snapshot in Time: Stakeholders Perspectives of the Meitheal Model" The Irish Social Worker Spring 2016, (p. 28-35).en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/617886-
dc.descriptionThis article is an abridged version of a research dissertation, conducted in Cork during spring 2015, as part of a BSW degree at UCC. The author seeks opportunities to undertake similar research in other communities that are using a Meitheal-informed approach; the full research is available on request.The National Service Delivery Framework, a prevention, partnership and family support (PPFS) strategy, accompanied the 2014 launch of the Child and Family Agency, Tusla. As a key component of PPFS, the Meitheal Model aims to support lower priority cases through integrated community services. Despite slow implementation and no official training, some areas have been employing a Meitheal-informed approach since Tusla’s launch. This small-scale study offers a contextual snapshot of Meitheal-informed practice through the experiences of those involved; from service user to management level. A literature and policy review is followed by analysis of findings from a series of qualitative interviews. The model’s strengths and challenges relate well to comparable model evaluations. While there was overall enthusiasm for this partnership approach, several challenges exist centred around paucity of resources and training. The challenge for schools within Meitheal groupings was an unforeseen finding that could potentially be resolved via specialised training.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Irish Association of Social Workersen
dc.subjectSOCIAL WORKen
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY SERVICESen
dc.subjectFAMILY SUPPORTen
dc.subjectPARTNERSHIP WORKINGen
dc.titleA snapshot in time: stakeholders perspectives of the Meitheal Modelen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSpringboard, Corken
dc.identifier.journalThe Irish Social Workeren
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