Publications

How to monitor raptors

2022 | Action CA16224

Media Literacy and Assistive Technologies for Empowerment in Autism

2023 | Action CA19104

CLIMATE CHANGE: BATS AND THEIR CONSERVATION

2023 | Action CA18107

Participatory Research on Child Maltreatment with Children and Adult Survivors

2023 | Action CA19106

European Narratives on Remote Working and Coworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2023 | Action CA18214

Methodology and position paper for a review study on the conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe

2023 | Action CA18123

Evidence-based family and parenting support evaluation strategies: The position of EurofamNet

2023 | Action CA18123

A review of books and handbooks related to the workforce skills in family support

2023 | Action CA18123

Child and family support policies across Europe: National reports from 27 countries

2023 | Action CA18123

How to monitor raptors

2022 | Action CA16224

This section of the ERBfacility Action Advice Hub gives a concise guide to monitoring a range of contextual parameters in raptors, with a focus on those that are (a) most useful for interpretation of pan-European contaminant studies and (b) most feasible to record by many researchers across Europe.

Media Literacy and Assistive Technologies for Empowerment in Autism

2023 | Action CA19104

ISBN 978-972-54-0983-1

DOI 10.24140/asdigital.v1

Recognising the unique challenges and opportunities faced by people on the autism spectrum in navigating the complex world of media, the ASDigital and a-STEP COST Action (CA19104) have brought together a group of academics, professionals and people on the autism spectrum to develop short, user-friendly approaches that reflect on the existing evidence on the challenges and promise of this relationship.
The primary objective of this book titled “Media Literacy and Assistive Technologies for Empowerment in Autism” is to examine and shed light on the aforementioned dynamics. It aims to provide valuable perspectives on how media literacy and assistive technology can enhance the capabilities of individuals with autism, enabling them to flourish in the era of digital advancements.
Promoting more media literacy initiatives including individuals in the autism spectrum could provide them the tools to navigate an ever-evolving digital landscape with confidence and competence (Ressa, 2022). Therefore, in the first part of this book, called “Autism, Diversity, and Media Literacy”, six chapters are presented, to explore the different intersections between the fields of media literacy, media education, diversity, and autism.
Taking into consideration that Assistive Technologies (AT) show great promise in supporting people with diverse abilities and expertise, including people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID), and that intuitive, inclusive design and proper implementation of AT can foster confidence and self-sufficiency to truly empower and socially include individuals across the ASD and ID spectra. The second half of this book, entitled “Assistive Technologies, Empowerment, and Inclusion”, has as its main goal to delve into a broad range of assistive technologies at the nexus of empowerment and inclusion.

CLIMATE CHANGE: BATS AND THEIR CONSERVATION

2023 | Action CA18107

Climate change has wide-ranging adverse effects on wildlife and the essential ecosystem services they provide. Bats are a diverse and widely distributed group that make up about a fifth of all the native mammal species in Europe. All but one of our 45 species are insect-eaters, and they play a vital role in regulating insect populations. Despite their vulnerability to climate change, bats have received relatively little attention compared to other animal groups.

Participatory Research on Child Maltreatment with Children and Adult Survivors

2023 | Action CA19106

ISBN: 978-1-80455-529-3 (Print)

ISBN: 978-1-80455-526-2 (Online)

ISBN: 978-1-80455-528-6 (Epub)

Concepts, Ethics, and Methods

Childhood should be free of violence, and victims of childhood
maltreatment should be entitled to participate as expert informants in
research about these experiences. Placing children and adult survivors
at the heart of research efforts on child maltreatment is critical to
effective response and prevention measures in fighting this form of
violence.
Embedded in the European context, Participatory Research on Child
Maltreatment with Children and Adult Survivors presents a mosaic of
contexts, theories, and methods relating to children’s and adult
survivors’ participation in research about their adverse experiences.
Contributors demonstrate how research can mobilize children and
adult survivors to become agents in constructing and disseminating
reliable, evidence-based knowledge about child maltreatment.
Enriching ongoing debates about ethical concerns and challenges of
participatory research in the field of child maltreatment, this
contribution to Emerald Studies in Child Centred Practice highlights the
advantages that participation as a human right and as a valued
endeavour of scientific knowledge accumulation can bring to
communities of researchers and helping professionals.

European Narratives on Remote Working and Coworking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2023 | Action CA18214

ISBN: 978-3-031-26017-9

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-26018-6

This open access book offers a multidisciplinary and comprehensive perspective regarding the immediate and long-term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on coworking spaces in the European Region. The current pandemic has imposed several effects on work and spaces for work. Some are immediate effects and will last for a short time (such as the closing down of the space), some will last longer (namely, the reorganisation of the space to meet the physical distancing), and some will stay for a long time (remote working and hybrid working). Although the literature on coworking spaces and the effects of the pandemic is growing fast, empirical studies are yet limited. Within this context, this book seeks a twofold aim: (i) to contribute to the fast-growing literature on coworking space and their effects at different scales; (ii) to present a multidisciplinary perspective about the effects of the yet-lasting Corona-pandemic effects on the patterns of remote working and consequently on coworking spaces, as the most diffused form of new working spaces. 

Methodology and position paper for a review study on the conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe

2023 | Action CA18123

ISBN 978-84-09-44508-0

This paper produced by EurofamNet undertakes ‘a scoping study of the conceptualisation and delivery of family support in Europe’. It provides some starting points for the conceptualisation of family support in broad terms and highlights the centrality of children’s rights and family welfare perspectives to the aims and objectives of EurofamNet. It also sets out the aims, approach and design of the scoping study.

Evidence-based family and parenting support evaluation strategies: The position of EurofamNet

2023 | Action CA18123

ISBN 978-84-09-43109-0

Recognising that efforts are still necessary to reckon with the heterogeneity of service delivery in family support, the internal disparities of professional cultures upon the external EurofamNet’s position of family and parenting support evaluation strategies | 6 input of evidence-based practices and the standards of an evaluation culture, this paper intends to contribute to a thorough and comprehensive position of the EuroFamNet COST Action on parenting support evaluation strategies. In what follows, this paper briefs the rationale of the evidence-based practice outlining its advances in family support services delivered in community settings. The short historical account traces how the perspectives and approaches to evaluate the putative effects of evidence-based parenting programmes also brought about an interest in the relations and linkages among research, professional practice and, more recently, policies and children and family participation.

Child and family support policies across Europe: National reports from 27 countries

2023 | Action CA18123

ISBN 978-84-09-37182-2

Compendium of national reports about the contexts, current developments, and policy actions in the area of child and family support in 27 countries across Europe. The collection throws light on the conceptualisation and delivery of Family Support in Europe, which is one of the main areas of interest within the Family Support Network (EurofamNet) funded by COST. The work helps us understand how family policy and support are offered in the different countries, and provide a detailed account of ‘provision in context’ across Europe.