What happens if I participate?

If you are an 18 year old who recently “aged out” of State care in Ireland, you can take part in this study. If you choose to join, you will have the chance to do the following:


  • Meet with me for an initial 60-90 minutes to discuss your life up to now.


  • Meet with me again in 6 months and a year’s time to discuss how things have been for you over the last year. (this part is optional)
  • Document your experiences over the next year through journaling, art, photography, or bringing an item to our next meeting that has special meaning for you. (this part is optional)

If you think hearing about the experiences of young people in and leaving care are important, please contact me by June 2017 so that I can give you more information.