Interventions developed to date, using the Planet Youth data, and as part of the overall undertaking, include:
1. The development and distribution of the Planet Youth Guidelines for Parents booklet
and fridge magnet. Around 6,500 of these are distributed annually to all incoming first year parents.
2. The development of the Parent Power booklet
and fridge magnet. This was developed in 2021 and 20,000 of the booklets have been distributed to junior infant, senior infant and first-class parents in 440 school in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Around 6,500 of these will be distributed annually to all incoming junior infant parents. There is an associated website related to this booklet and it is part of a larger undertaking which aims to introduce classroom-based parental agreements in national schools in the region.
3. The StepUp website
was developed to help students and parents with the transition from primary to secondary school.
4. TheFacts SPHE website
was developed to bring information from the surveys to support school-based SPHE delivery.
5. Sophisticated individual school reports
are generated for each school after each survey.
6. County reports
and accompanying social media and video are released after each survey.
7. Supportive parental workshops
were arranged during the COVID19 pandemic and parent webinars have been delivered on key topics and key messehges from the survey such as sleep.
Further information on some of this work, and the project in general, is available via the Planet Youth website at www.planetyouth.ie