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T 2004 Census of Family Support Services (2)

A Census of Family Support Services in Ireland

McKeown, K. and Haase, T. (2004)

This report is based on a census of family support services. The population covered by the census comprises family support services in receipt of Health Board funding in 2002, whether the service was delivered directly by a Health Board or by another agency. Study commissioned by the Department of Health and Children, 172 pages.

T 2004 Springboard Loughlinstown

Making Life Better for Families

McKeown, K., Haase, T. and Pratschke, J. (2004)

Springboard was established by the Department of Health and Children in 1998 in order to support vulnerable families. It began originally as 14 projects and, by 2004, it had grown to 22 projects distributed throughout Ireland. This study presents an evaluation of the Springboard project in Loughlinstown. Study commissioned by the East Coast Area Health [...]

T 2004 Distressed Relationships

Distressed Relationships: Does Counselling Help?

McKeown, K., Haase, T. and Pratschke, J. et al. (2004)

Dublin: Marriage and Relationship Counselling Service, Family Support Agency and Department of Social & Family Affairs, 125 pages.

T 2003 Family Well-being

Family Well-Being – What makes a Difference?

McKeown, K., Pratschke, J. and Haase, T. (2003)

Why are some families happier than others? Why do some parents and children have higher levels of well-being than others? These questions are of interest to everyone but are of particular interest to family researchers and to those concerned with family policy and services. Everyone knows that families are important but how exactly do they [...]

T 2002 Unhappy Marriages

Unhappy Marriages: Does Counselling Help?

McKeown, K., Haase, T. and Pratschke, J. et al. (2002)

Based on the analysis of over 3,400 individuals that participated in marriage counselling, this study looks at the factors that contribute to unhappy marriages and addresses the question of how much marriage counselling assists in overcoming these. Study commissioned by ACCORD and the Department of Social & Family Affairs, 212 pages.

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T 2001 Springboard

Springboard – Promoting Family Well-being through Family Support Services

McKeown, K., Haase, T. and Pratschke, J. (2001)

The Springboard initiative represents the first major family support initiative of its kind in Ireland. It was established in 1998 and an important part of the work during the pilot phase included the full evaluation of the services provided and the outcomes for families. This evaluation report fills a gap in Irish-based research on what [...]