Ireland’s teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU

IRELAND HAS THE fourth highest rate of suicide amongst teenagers in the EU, according to a new report. Unicef, the United Nations’ childrens’ arm, has released its latest report card on child well-being which shows that Ireland’s rate for teens losing their lives by suicide is above the international average. Ireland’s rate is 10.3 amongst … Continue reading Ireland’s teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU

Significant growth for small towns and villages envisaged in NDP

New long-term planning blueprint sets realistic and sustainable approach to once-off homes Ireland’s new long-term planning blueprint envisages significant growth for Ireland’s smaller town and villages over the next 20 years, allied to a realistic and sustainable approach to once-off homes in the countryside. There are 154 towns with fewer than 10,000 people; 40 of … Continue reading Significant growth for small towns and villages envisaged in NDP

Rites of Passage, Cultural Appropriation, and Initiation in the Western Tradition

In 2013, when Men’s Eagle Council.com, the online resource for teenage boys I manage, was still just an idea, I found my way to the Youth Rites of Passage Summit in Ojai, California, where some of the final ingredients for Youth Passageways were mixed. I was on the video team, and so had the strange … Continue reading Rites of Passage, Cultural Appropriation, and Initiation in the Western Tradition

Hei Tikitiki: Traditional Rites of Passage for Young Māori

Click on flag to follow the link 1. Hei TikitikiTraditional Māori Rites of Passage & Youth Development 2. Te Ora Hou Aotearoa 3. Current Services• weekly club programmes, small group mentoring• home visitation, school liaison, transition and advocacy services• teen parent support and education• early childhood education (for tamariki of teen parents)• alternative education and … Continue reading Hei Tikitiki: Traditional Rites of Passage for Young Māori

Community Empowerment (policy)

We are committed to supporting our communities to do things for themselves, and to make their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services. Actions To empower communities in Scotland, we are: funding community-led regeneration through the Empowering communities fund funding participatory funding through the £1.5 million Community Choices Fund, giving people more power … Continue reading Community Empowerment (policy)

Barriers to Community Engagement in Planning – A Research Study

This report records the results of a research study into the barriers to community engagement in the planning system. Based on the findings from a series of focus groups and an online survey, it explores the barriers to better involvement in planning and also the opportunities and benefits that better community engagement would present for … Continue reading Barriers to Community Engagement in Planning – A Research Study