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This is a series of four full-day virtual workshops;
Participants must book all four together,
We are hoping to meet face to face on the fifth day
Date: 1st/ 8th/ 15th/ 22nd/ 29th November
Time: 10am till 4 pm
Cost: FREE SCI members; requires a deposit of €100. The deposit is refundable on completion of 80% of the course.
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The Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW) and Social Care Ireland (SCI) have joined with the MA in Social Work Programme at the School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway to offer a module in Non Violent Resistance in Practice. This advanced level course will appeal to social workers and social care practitioners who have no previous training or CPD activities in this area as well as those who have completed the two-day training course on NVR.
The module consists of primarily online teaching on Mondays in November between 10am to 4pm as well as independent study. We hope that the final day can take place in person in one central location. Participants can earn ECTS on completion of the course. The course is free and requires a deposit of €100. The deposit is refundable on completion of 80% of the course.
An application form will be available in August for those wishing to apply for a place on the course, the closing date for applications on Monday, 20th September. Applicants will need to secure the support of their employer to release them from work duties on the dates below so that they can participate in the course.
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NB: This course has been funded by the HSCP Office, HSE. As such, places are available to social workers and social care workers working in the publicly funded healthcare service.
Non Violent Resistance in Practice – Course Description – what is this course about?
Do you know or have you met with someone who feels powerless and afraid as a parent/ carer and feels like they are always walking on eggshells around their child? Child to parent violence/abuse (CPVA) is a form of family violence that involves males/ females under the age of 18 years old who repeatedly use abusive/ controlling (and in some cases violent) behaviour towards parents/carers. The Non Violence Resistance (NVR) Intervention Model responds to the needs of practitioners in a wide range of settings and families for a non-blaming, structured & evidence-influenced response to the problem of abuse and/ or violence in family relationships.
Learning outcomes – why take part in this course?
On completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to:
Indicative Content – what will we learn during this course?
Participants will be required to share a short 6-minute presentation based on their work and their learning during the course and to complete a written reflection assignment.
About the Trainer
A social worker and family therapist with practice experience in CAMHS & in child protection work, Dr Declan Coogan is a Lecturer in Social Work & Research Fellow with the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He was awarded a PhD by NUI Galway in 2016 for his research on child to parent violence and NVR involving practitioners in Ireland. His book entitled Child to Parent Violence and Abuse – Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance was published in 2018 and is available in paperback from www.jkp.com
This is an interdisciplinary event with Irish Association of Social Workers. Download a flyer.
Note: ECTS allows credits taken at a higher education institution (HEI) to be counted towards a further qualification subject to terms and conditions of the HEI