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Seminar & Book Launch: Mentoring for Young People in Care and Leaving Care

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Seminar & Book Launch: Mentoring for Young People in Care and Leaving Care

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There is considerable evidence that informal social support provided through a high-quality mentoring relationship can help young people in care to sustain positive mental health, cope with stress and fulfil their potential through adolescence and into adulthood. We invite you to join us for a short seminar sharing current research and practice relating to youth mentoring for young people in care. The seminar is hosted jointly by the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre at NUI Galway and Foróige’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Programme.

At the seminar, we will launch the new book, Mentoring for Young People in Care and Leaving Care, by Bernadine Brady, Pat Dolan and Caroline McGregor, published by Routledge. The book provides an up-to-date synthesis of research findings in relation to mentoring for young people in care and explores the challenges and considerations relating to practice in this area. The book also includes original research with young people in Ireland who have taken part in the Foróige’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Programme, offering valuable insights into how young people interpret and make sense of their experiences in care and of mentoring.

The seminar takes place in the Institute for Lifecourse and Society, Seminar Room G006 on February 11th, 2020 from 2-4pm. Attendance is free but please register using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/seminar-book-launch-mentoring-for-young-people-in-care-and-leaving-care-tickets-85465653069.

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any queries, please contact Gillian Browne at gillian.browne@nuigalway.ie

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