We regret to announce that the Social Care Ireland Annual Conference has been CANCELLED in line with government guidelines.
The conference will be rescheduled for 2021 at the same venue.
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Aoife is a qualified Social Worker, and has additional qualifications and training in attachment assessments (AAI, Care Index, Narrative Story Stems), as well as interventions for children and adults with trauma histories and attachment issues; Theraplay and Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT).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 »
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 »
The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic StressFind 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 decisionsFind out more »
The WAG would like to invite all Social Care Workers to come join us for some singing and fun in this pop-up-choir event. There are well known benefits to singing for ones mental/emotional health and well-being. Due to the day to day challenges in working in front line services this is a fun way to distress. This event will provide the opportunity to practice and learn one song in a fun way, all singing abilities are welcome !Find out more »
This is an interdisciplinary event run by Social Care Ireland and the Irish Association of Social Workers. This workshop is suitable for Health and Social Care Professionals engaged and supporting families with a child with Anxiety.Find out more »
The WAG will provide peer support/supervision groups to social care workers, particularly those who work in largely isolated arrangements. The first group will be in the National University Ireland Galway (NUIG) on the evening of 27th February 2020. The time and exact location to be confirmed.This is a free event for social care workers.Find out more »
Social Care Ireland are delighted to collaborate with the Irish Hospice Foundation on this one day introductory workshop on how to communicate with the people you support on an extremely sensitive topic, End of Life Care.Find out more »
In every profession, the use of specific tools is necessary and such is the case for Social Care, and these ‘tools’ can assist the Social Care Professional in working with vulnerable and marginalised Service Users. The theme of the 2020 Social Care Ireland Conference is “Enhancing your practice, building your Tool Kit” where there will be Keynote Speakers and Workshops/Presentations relating to how, you the Social Care Professional, can improve your practice by utilising ‘tools’ available to you, and learn about how your practice can be improved; thereby improving the care provided to the Service User, by continuously adding to your skills/knowledge.Find out more »