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Mernagh, Niamh (1998) Therapy-based interventions with young people at risk of early school leaving: a case study of a preventive education action in the Northside Partnership Education Programme. (Unpublished) Dublin: Northside Partnership.

The preventing early school leaving is made up of a cluster of actions in schools and youth organisations. The main focus is the development of therapy-based interventions with young people and their parents. Thirteen schools in the Northside Partnership employed therapists for the school year 1997-98, with each school agreeing to an evaluation. The study showed that intervention had a number of direct and indirect impacts. Directly, "problem children" improved their attitudes and behaviour at the classroom and at home. Parental involvement with the schoolchildren and the therapists also helped parents cope better with their children. Schools also saw the benefit of more creative and innovative teaching methods in preventing early school leaving in comparison with conventional methods.


Date:1998
Call No:NF2, TP4, VH4.2
Pages:11 p.
Publisher:Northside Partnership
Place of Publication:Dublin
Keywords:art therapy, counselling, Dublin, early school leaving, educational system, empowerment, formal education, music therapy, Northside Partnership
Notes:Appendix includes case examples and list of schools that participated in the programme.
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Accession Number:HRB 1733 (Available)
Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Prevention through information and education
T Demographic characteristics > Early school Leaver
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors

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