This report outlines a conceptual model and framework for youth cafés. It also identifies the guiding principles for youth cafés, as well as operational issues and monitoring and evaluation systems for use in youth cafés.
To contribute to the formation of a policy foundation for the support and development of the youth café model of intervention targeting children and young people in Ireland.
Models and tools
A literature review of formal academic sources, web-based data and ‘grey literature’, and interviews with stakeholders.
Forkan, C., Canavan, J., Dolan, P., Bradley, C., Brady, B., Carty, C., Coen, L., Devaney, C., Kearns, N., Kenny, A., Merriman, B. & O’Regan, C. (2010). Youth cafés in Ireland: a best practice guide. Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. Dublin: The Stationary Office.
Interviews (n=9) were conducted with a selection of key stakeholders and with young people attending youth cafés.
Youth cafés in Ireland: a best practice guide.