Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa , UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Youth Researcher

Posted 1st february 2017

Congratulations to Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa , UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre Youth Researcher  and recent winner of the Abbott “Life to the Fullest” Award at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

ciarabeth AwardOur team actively supports youth to engage in research on issues of interest to them. Supporting youth to lead on research projects positively contributes to their development, enhancing their skill set and empowering them to investigate and take action on issues of relevance to their lives.  Ciara Beth designed, developed and trialled ‘a discrete social prompt’ in the form of a phone app to help children with Autism. The app has a simple yet intricate alarm and prompt function to remind children with Autism to make eye contact. Development of the app was made possible through support and training from Eoin Dolan,  Foroige Soundsufers and Jen Hesnan, Techspace programme, which aims to encourage young people between the ages of 10 and 18 to be media creators as well as consumers. Thanks also to our Patron Cillian Murphy for letter of support for Ciara Beth's application.Given that according to recognised experts in the field of Autism generally and supporters of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) most particularly, eye contact enhancement is a key aspect of social communication for young people on the Autism spectrum, the creation of this concise instrument by Ciara Beth is not just innovative but particularly timely. ‌‌


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15 July 2016- UNESCO Chair Pat Dolan Contributes to UN World Youth Report

29th June 2016- ‘Understanding Family Support’ Publication & Book Launch

16th June 2016-Rita Melia of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre awarded prestigious Fulbright Award

8th June 2016-‘Hoping for a Better Tomorrow’ (Ballyhaunis Report) Launch

27th May 2016-‘Philosophy and Political Engagement: Reflections in the Public Sphere’, Book Launch

Ongoing- Jan-April 2016 Centre Lunchtime Seminars

15th April 2016- Prof. Robert J. Chaskin Guest address, Engaging Urban Youth: Community, Citizenship, and Democracy

10th February 2016-14th Child and Family Welfare Network Event:Dr. Linda Liebenberg

1st-4th December 2015 Euro Child Conference

30th November 2015-President Michael D Higgins gives inaugural lecture at the Launch of the Institute for Lifecourse and Society

24th November 2015-Prof. Daniel Russel and Dr. Carolyn Cutrona: Current Issues in Social Support Seminar

9th November 2015 UNESCO Chair and Patron Cillian Murphy feature at International Youth Forum

14th May 2015 A Youth Perspective on the Marriage Equality Referendum

2nd July 2015 UCFRC Research Partnership with Lumos

10th March 2015 Alan Kerins Projects Celbrates 10 Years Anniversary at ILAS

7th May 2015 Statement on Marriage Referendum

20th Febuary 2015 Mairead McGuinness MEP visits ILAS

29th January 2015 Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova meets UNESCO Chairs in Paris

22nd January 2015 Irish Branch of BASPCAN Launched

The 10th NUI Galway Gala Dinner- 16th November 2016

The 10th NUI Galway Gala Dinner in New York City was held on the 16th of November 2016, supported by Galway University Foundation Board Members, alumni and friends of NUI Galway. Special Guest was Cillian Murphy, Patron of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway and 2016 Honouree, Michael Brewster, Managing Director - Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo Advisors. Special performance from the wonderful singer/songwriter Paul Brady.
 

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16th November 2016: Empathy – young people’s antidote to drug addiction, crime, gang membership, early pregnancy and radicalisation?

15 July 2016- UNESCO Chair Pat Dolan Contributes to UN World Youth Report

29th June 2016- ‘Understanding Family Support’ Publication & Book Launch

16th June 2016-Rita Melia of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre awarded prestigious Fulbright Award

8th June 2016-‘Hoping for a Better Tomorrow’ (Ballyhaunis Report) Launch

27th May 2016-‘Philosophy and Political Engagement: Reflections in the Public Sphere’, Book Launch

Ongoing- Jan-April 2016 Centre Lunchtime Seminars

15th April 2016- Prof. Robert J. Chaskin Guest address, Engaging Urban Youth: Community, Citizenship, and Democracy

10th February 2016-14th Child and Family Welfare Network Event:Dr. Linda Liebenberg

1st-4th December 2015 Euro Child Conference

30th November 2015-President Michael D Higgins gives inaugural lecture at the Launch of the Institute for Lifecourse and Society

24th November 2015-Prof. Daniel Russel and Dr. Carolyn Cutrona: Current Issues in Social Support Seminar

9th November 2015 UNESCO Chair and Patron Cillian Murphy feature at International Youth Forum

14th May 2015 A Youth Perspective on the Marriage Equality Referendum

2nd July 2015 UCFRC Research Partnership with Lumos

10th March 2015 Alan Kerins Projects Celbrates 10 Years Anniversary at ILAS

7th May 2015 Statement on Marriage Referendum

20th Febuary 2015 Mairead McGuinness MEP visits ILAS

29th January 2015 Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova meets UNESCO Chairs in Paris

22nd January 2015 Irish Branch of BASPCAN Launched