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March 2019

Multidisciplinary Reflective Practice Workshops

March 26 @ 9:30 am - September 20 @ 4:30 pm

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.

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May 2019

Self-Management in Professional Practice HSCP Interprofessional Conference

May 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross, Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross
Dublin, D6W RY72

Self-Management in Professional Practice, HSCP Interprofessional Conference. Key note speakers are, Poll Moussoulides, Peter Honey, Sinéad Goggin & Joe Wolfe.

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The healing power of play, supporting children and teenagers to heal from trauma-Joanna Fortune

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
€20 – €40

Joanna Fortune, Solamh is back by popular demand  with Social Care Ireland and she will facilitate a day in Dublin  that teaches therapeutic techniques suitable for working with trauma and disrupted attachment in children and young people.

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Mindfulness and Self Compassion – Cork

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St Dominics Retreat centre, Ennismore Montenotte,
WH49+X9 Cork, Ireland
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€30 – €70

This is an interdisciplinary event for social workers, physiotherapists, social care workers and podiatrists. This experiential full day workshop introduces the practice of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion as genuine supports in the art of building resilience, enhancing listening and communication skills and nourishing ourselves as health and  social care professionals. 

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June 2019

POSTPONED Understanding Compassion Fatigue – Galway

June 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Connacht Hotel Galway, Old Dublin Rd,
Galway, H91 K5DD Ireland
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€30 – €70

This interdisciplinary workshop is being held in Galway, The Connacht Hotel. It is coordinated by SCI, IICMS, ISCP, PODIATRY and is suitable for all practitioners who work in the Health and Social Care Profession. This course aims to enhance understanding and awareness of the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, to reflect on our daily practice and identify steps to prevent and/or minimise risk of experiencing compassion fatigue as well as providing participants with a self-care toolkit which aims to aid resiliency in professional practice.

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Self-Care – Work/Life Balance

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lecture Room 1, Scott Building, HSE, Arden Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Ireland

Social Care Ireland and the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute are coordinating this workshop on Self Care and striving towards a balanced work/ life. If you are interested in attending please contact INDI directly contact details are below. 

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September 2019

Two Day Training in the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 – Cork

September 9 @ 9:30 am - September 10 @ 4:30 pm
MaryMount University Hospital and Hospice, Curraheen
Cork City, Ireland

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.

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Healthcare and Law Workshop for Dietitians/HSCPs

September 26 @ 9:00 am - September 27 @ 4:30 pm
Valerie Place Room, Centre for Learning & Development, Trinity Centre, St James’ Hospital, Dublin 8

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.

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October 2019

The Challenge of the Dynamics of Attachment for Professional Care Givers and the Impact on their own Health and Well-Being

October 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St Andrews resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse Street
Dublin 2, Dublin 2 Ireland
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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.

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Launch of Findings from ‘Workplace related violence’ Research

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UCC, University College Cork
€20

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.

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Disability Special Interest Group Annual Conference 2019

October 24 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
€10 – €20

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…

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Using an Attachment and Trauma Informed Perspective in Social Care Work with Children

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
St Andrews Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 (TBC)

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).

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November 2019

Advocacy and Human Rights-based Practice

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
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€50 – €110

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.

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“Mental Health – Beyond the Label”- Child & Adolescent Mental Health Conference

November 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
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€10 – €20

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.

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