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March 2019

Multidisciplinary Reflective Practice Workshops

March 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - September 20, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

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

September 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - September 10, 2019 @ 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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Disability Services National Sharing Day – September 2019

September 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pillar room, Rotunda Hospital

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…

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Healthcare and Law Workshop for Dietitians/HSCPs

September 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - September 27, 2019 @ 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 National HSCP Office is hosting a conference on 1st October 2019

October 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Irish management Institute, Sandyford Rd, Balally Rd, Balally, Dublin 16 Dublin 16

Save the Date The National Health & Social Care Professionals Office is hosting a conference on 1st October 2019

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

October 7, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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ABLE Brief Intervention Training

October 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

ABLE Cork charity, Ag Eisteacht, is running additional brief intervention training courses in Cork and Dublin for frontline staff working in health, social care and community roles. The ABLE model develops practitioners’ ability to build relationships and to manage boundaries

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Disability Special Interest Group Annual Conference 2019

October 24, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015- Sligo

November 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 20, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Clayton Hotel Sligo, Clarion Road, Ballinode, Sligo, F91 N8EF
Sligo, F91 N8EF Ireland
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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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Motivational Interviewing Level 1 – Cork

November 22, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
MaryMount University Hospital and Hospice, Curraheen
Cork City, Ireland
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€35

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.

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February 2020

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Richmond Education Centre, Richmond, 1 Brunswick St N, Smithfield, Dublin, D07 TH76 www.therichmond.ie D07 TH76 Ireland
€5 – €10

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 Stress

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Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015

February 11 @ 9:30 am - February 12 @ 4:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
€70 – €140

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

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Pop-Up-Choir

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zambrero, Hatch Street, Dublin 2
Free

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 ! 

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Working with families with a child with anxiety – a solution-focused approach

February 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
ChildVision, ChildVision Grace Park Road
Drumcondra, Dublin Ireland
€30 – €70

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.

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Introduction to Peer Support/ Supervision for Social Care Workers

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
NUIG
Free

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. 

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