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Four multidisciplinary Reflective Practice workshop from March till September, conceptualizing Reflective Practice, learning styles with practical exercise. Reflective Thinking and your professional self with practical exercise. The Importance of Reflection in professional practice and the qualities underpinning reflective practice.Find out more »
Supporting people to live lives of their choosing Call for submissions for Plenary Presentations and Poster Displays The Quality Improvement Team in the National Disability Operations Office is planning a National Sharing day (along the lines of the Patient Safety Sharing Day but for providers of disability services) on the 25th September 2019. The theme of the Sharing Day will be “supporting people to live lives of their choosing” and will focus on examples of good practice around the country in meeting the 9 outcome domains from the Quality Framework for outcomes-focussed Disability Services. The Sharing Day will emphasise Continuous…Find out more »
This two day workshop is for Health and Social Care Professionals who need to know more about the implications of current healthcare legislation for their own practice and, where relevant, for that of their staff. The course will explore relevant legislation through use of case studies, and reference to current policies/guidelines and their practical application.Find out more »
Joanna Fortune, Solamh is back by popular demand with Social Care Ireland and she will facilitate a four day workshop in Dublin (September-March, the price is inclusive of all four days) that teaches therapeutic techniques suitable for working with trauma and disrupted attachment in children and young people.Find out more »
Save the Date The National Health & Social Care Professionals Office is hosting a conference on 1st October 2019Find out more »
Participants will be introduced to the theoretical work of Dorothy Heard and Brian Lake who built on the work of John Bowlby and extended the number of biological systems involved in the attachment dynamic. These include, in addition to care seeking and caregiving, the interpersonal systems for self defence sexuality and interest sharing.Find out more »
Earlier this year, Social care Ireland was involved in a Community-Academic Research Links initiative, CARL, which is located at University College Cork and invites non-profit voluntary or community organisations (CSOs) to suggest potential research topics that can be pursued by students on their behalf across a wide range of academic disciplines in UCC. Two Masters students in social work collaborated with SCI under this CARL initiative in "Exploring the extent of workplace related violence experienced by Social Care Workers in residential Disability Services.Find out more »
The aim of the overall course as outlined below, is to provide knowledge, understanding and application of advocacy and human-rights based practice. In 2018, Ireland ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), this guarantee's the same fundamental rights to everyone.Find out more »
Disability Special Interest Group Annual Conference Date: 24th October 2019 Journey to de-congregation- where are we now? Venue: ChildVision, Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 Time: 9:30 am Registration, 10 am start till 3:30 pm Lunch & refreshments provided DOWNLOAD FLYER We can now confirm that Finian Mc Grath, Minister of State for Disabilities will be available to open the conference. Social Care Ireland are delighted to support the Disability Special Interest Group with their annual conference. Exploring the Journey to de-congregation- where are we now? One of the Government’s key objectives is to provide people with disabilities with services and…Find out more »
This year's conference is open to all Social Care Workers, students and Allied Health Professionals with an interest in mental health. We were delighted to welcome practitioners and students from a wide variety of health and social care backgrounds last year which led to a wonderful enlightening day which we aim to replicate this year.Find out more »
The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act was signed into law on the 30th December 2015. This Act applies to everyone and is relevant to all health and social care services. The Act is about supporting decision making and maximising a person’s capacity to make decisions. The Act will have significant implications for health and social care providers in the provision of safe person-centred care, based on respecting the individual rights of each person.Find out more »
The aim of the level 1 course is to introduce participants to the basic concepts, principles and strategies of Motivational Interviewing.Level 1 will introduce participants to what motivational interviewing is and supporting people to change their behaviour.Find out more »