Social Care Ireland Annual Conference Timetable

Day 1 – Wednesday 29th March 2023

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8:30 am – 9:30 am Registration and workshop selection.
9:30 am – 10:00 am Conference opening — Kate Duggan – Deputy CEO Tusla
10:00 am – 11:00 am Keynote One: Austin 1 & 2:
‘How to find your true North: A guidance system for life’.
Brian Pennie
11:00am – 11:30 am Refreshments and comfort break
11:30 am – 1:00 pm 1. Workshop: Siddeley 1 (Restriction on numbers attending)
‘Beyond Resilience: How to Use Adversity as Fuel for Growth’
Brian Pennie

2. Policy/Practice: Austin 2
‘Beginnings and Endings – The therapeutic value of thoughtful
transitions as an integral part of relationship-based practise’
Tara Moloney
‘Relating and reflecting in social care practice with foster families:
how do we do it and what interrupts us?’
Sarah O’Regan and Dr Nicola O’Sullivan

3. Workshop: Siddeley 2
‘The theory and rationale behind the RRIGHT play therapy techniques model’.
Carol Duffy

4. Policy/Practice: Austin 1
‘Relationship and Sexuality – Enhancing the lives of people with an Intellectual Disability’.
Martha McGinn
‘An exploration of boundary breaches in relationship-based practice’.
Emmett Tuite

5. Research: Siddeley 3
‘Rooted in relationships: Trauma sensitive approaches and supporting students fleeing war’.
Dr Judith E Butler and Dr Annie Cummins
‘Creating Connections: Social care students’ experiences of relationship building’.
Louise McAnarney and Geraldine Fay
‘A reframing of the relationship between self-care and burnout and more impactful alternative terminology’.
Dr Geraldine Maughan

6. Research (post-grad): Healy 2
‘Relational aspects of becoming a social care worker’.
Dr Lillian Byrne
‘Creating Spaces for Relational Reflexivity in Social Care Education’.
Dr Karen Leonard
‘The impact of gender on your professional career path as a social care worker’.
Catherine Kelly

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm SCI CPD Coordinator Charlotte Burke & CEO of CORU Ginny Hanrahan
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Keynote Two:
‘How to implement positive practice change and the impact of this change on the lives of people with Intellectual Disability’.
Catherine Kelly
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Plenary session — Brian Pennie, Catherine Kelly, Leon Ledwidge
7:30 pm Drinks Reception
8:00 pm Gala Dinner and Awards ceremony


Thank You to the Conference Sponsors

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Day 2 – Thursday 30th March 2023

9:30 am – 10:00 am Registration and workshop selection.
10:00 am – 10:15 am Conference opening
10:15 am – 11:15 am Keynote Three: Austin 1 & 2
‘Agile Emotion Practices: Recognising, Valuing and Developing the Centrality of Emotions in Social Care’.
Dr Louise O Connor
11:15 am – 11:45 am Refreshments and comfort break
11:45 am – 1:15 pm 7. Workshop: Siddeley 2
‘Perceptions of the professionalisation and future of social care workers in Ireland’.
Workers Advisory Group of Social Care Ireland & Dr Martin Power

8. Workshop: Siddeley 3
‘Too Old, Too Fat, Too Deviant or Too Insane; Exploring issues for practice in relational social care work’.
John Byrne

9. Policy/Practice: Austin 1
‘Building relationships through supported employment’.
Sharon Duke and Mark McQuillan
‘How Servant Leadership enhances relational practice in social care settings’.
Adrian McKenna

10. Research (post-graduate): Austin 2
‘Envisioning MTU as a Trauma-Sensitive University’.
Marie Singleton, Prof. Margaret Linehan and Dr Judith Butler
‘The Language of Trauma’.
Caitriona McMahon
‘Breaking Free the Golden Buddha. A Phenomenological Exploration of the Efficacy of Professional Keyworkers for Young People in Foster Care’.
Simon Keating

11. Workshop: Healy 2
‘Social inclusion not social tourism: the importance of being connected’.
Maggie Richardson

12. Workshop: Siddeley 1
‘The role of integrity and love in relational practice’.
Dr John Digney

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm 13. Workshop: Healy 2
‘The Self as key to successful relationship building in Social Care’.
Ailish Jameson, Siobhan Quinlan, Sandra Ratcliffe

14. Workshop: Siddeley 1
‘The fundamentals of advocacy in health and social care’.
Cathy Duggan

15. Research (post grad): Siddeley 2
‘Social Care Managers’ readiness for CORU registration’.
Lorraine O’Brien
‘Exploring relationships in kinship arrangements’.
Grainne Powell
‘Reflections on the impact of internet use on relationships in social care’.
Rose Doolan Maher

16. Workshop: Siddeley 3
‘In her shoes’.
Siobhan Ferguson, Todd Prevost, – Roleplay – Sonya Logan and Lisa Whelan

17. Policy/Practice: Austin 1
‘Reclaiming Social Care Practice – moving closer to children and families’.
Marie Divilly
‘Relational Identities in Foster Care: Constructing Selves through interactions with Others’.
Dr Danielle Douglas

18. Workshop: Austin 2
‘Stepping outside the comfort zone – inter and intra organisational networking as a means’.
Audrey Moore and David Bagnall

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Conference close: Austin 1 & 2

Thank You to the Conference Sponsors

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