Youth cafes in Ireland: a best practice guide

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/99429
Title:
Youth cafes in Ireland: a best practice guide
Authors:
Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
Publisher:
The Stationery Office
Issue Date:
Apr-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/99429
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The focus of the research in this report is on one such innovative response to the changing context of youth development in Ireland – the youth café. Developed initially at regional policy level, the idea has been taken up by a range of groups, statutory and voluntary. Most recently, the approach has been accorded a specific status within the National Recreation Policy for Young People (OMCYA, 2007a). Youth cafés are one mechanism through which young people are engaged and supported in their communities. Therefore, as suggested by a number of agencies interviewed for this report, youth cafés should not be seen by Government as the only way to support youth activities in Ireland, but rather as one of a number of options for young people to hang out with friends, get involved in local activities and access information. A crucial point is that a youth-based initiative such as the youth café depends on solid interagency work. When functioning effectively, this work enables young people to identify their needs, establish their desired outcomes and thus determine the most appropriate level of service provision from the very beginning. The remainder of this introductory chapter outlines the specific rationale, aims and methodology for the research and the structure of the report.
Keywords:
YOUNG PEOPLE; LEISURE FACILITY
ISBN:
9781406424935

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOffice of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairsen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-20T15:17:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-20T15:17:10Z-
dc.date.issued2010-04-
dc.identifier.isbn9781406424935-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/99429-
dc.descriptionThe focus of the research in this report is on one such innovative response to the changing context of youth development in Ireland – the youth café. Developed initially at regional policy level, the idea has been taken up by a range of groups, statutory and voluntary. Most recently, the approach has been accorded a specific status within the National Recreation Policy for Young People (OMCYA, 2007a). Youth cafés are one mechanism through which young people are engaged and supported in their communities. Therefore, as suggested by a number of agencies interviewed for this report, youth cafés should not be seen by Government as the only way to support youth activities in Ireland, but rather as one of a number of options for young people to hang out with friends, get involved in local activities and access information. A crucial point is that a youth-based initiative such as the youth café depends on solid interagency work. When functioning effectively, this work enables young people to identify their needs, establish their desired outcomes and thus determine the most appropriate level of service provision from the very beginning. The remainder of this introductory chapter outlines the specific rationale, aims and methodology for the research and the structure of the report.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Stationery Officeen
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen
dc.subjectLEISURE FACILITYen
dc.titleYouth cafes in Ireland: a best practice guideen
dc.typeReporten
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