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Pat Dolan

Pat Dolan holds a UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He leads the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre and directs the MA in Family Support Studies, which for over 15 years has had the development of family support as a major goal. At different times in his career he has been a successful practitioner and senior manager in the area of family support. Apart from his extensive research experience in the field, he has provided policy advice on family support to national statutory and voluntary agencies and to international organisations. Pat is widely published on Family Support.

JKP publications by Pat Dolan

  1. Understanding Family Support

    Understanding Family Support

    Policy, Practice and Theory

    John Canavan, John Pinkerton and Pat Dolan

    Offering an overview and fully integrated account of family support, this book is ideal for anyone involved in preparing or delivering family support, as well as for students and lecturers on the subject. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 6.54in / 229mm x 166mm, 160pp, $32.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-066-1
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 160pp, $32.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-258-7
  2. A Guide to Youth Mentoring

    A Guide to Youth Mentoring

    Providing Effective Social Support

    Pat Dolan and Bernadine Brady

    This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how they can increase the social support available to young people. It outlines the objectives and benefits of mentoring, how it works, and how to mentor successfully. Youth mentoring in community and school settings is covered, as well as mentoring for vulnerable youth. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.18in / 234mm x 157mm, 144pp, $32.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-148-4
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 144pp, $32.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-339-3
  3. Child Well-Being

    Child Well-Being

    Understanding Children's Lives

    Edited by Colette McAuley and Wendy Rose

    This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them. Learn More
    2010, Paperback / softback, 8.90in x 5.98in / 226mm x 152mm, 256pp, $42.95
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-925-9
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 256pp, $42.95
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-393-5