Children’s Law Centre
Booking Form (half day courses)
Course title: Child’s Right to Family Life and Privacy
Date: 29 May 2013
Venue: Children’s Law Centre
Tutor: ` Rachel Hogan BL
Address (include postcode):
Any specific requirements
No of places
Please Note that a flat fee of £15 per person for all sectors/members/non members
will apply for this course only
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Please return completed form/cheque to:
Children’s Law Centre
123-137 York Street
Belfast BT15 1AB
Tel: 028 90245704
Fax: 028 90245679
An invoice/receipt will be issued on receipt of booking form. Invoice/receipt sent will act as confirmation of place(s).
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Closing date for applications: 24 May 2013
PROTECT THE RIGHT TO PROTEST -DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST BARBARA MULDOON
Defend people’s right to protest, a fundamental civil liberty in any democratic society by doing the following :
Signing the petition which calls on Barra McGrory Director Public Prosecutions to drop the charges against Barbara Muldoon, an anti racism campaigner, and then forwarding the petition to your contacts http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/drop-the-charges-against-barbara/ Coming down to the Laganside Courts at 9.45am on 3 May when there will be a hearing in Barbara’s case and show your support for her and protect the right to protest. For more information on this case please see below. You can also support the campaign by liking us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/641083799250976/643587385667284/?notif_t=like or by following us on Twitter @DropTheChargesB
West Against Racism Network
Barbara Muldoon, an anti-racism campaigner from Belfast, is facing criminal charges for taking part in a protest in 2009. The “incident” took place three and a half years ago outside the BBC on Ormeau Avenue, when Barbara participated in a protest against the BNP appearing on BBC’s Question Time. The protest in Belfast was attended by over 200 anti-racism campaigners consisting of trade unionists, community activists, socialists and people from a Black and minority ethnic background. A group of BNP supporters turned up to counter protest. Their faces were covered and they gave Nazi salutes and hurled racist abuse at those on the demonstration. The police refused to intervene to prevent this from occurring and instead arrested Barbara as the anti-racism protesters were making their way to Belfast City Hall in order to safely disperse. The police alleged that as soon as the protesters moved, they took part in an unlawful procession, despite having advised her that people should leave en mass and go to City Hall to disperse from there (an advice which the Police Service of Northern Ireland now dispute). It has taken three and a half years to bring this case to court. If convicted, Barbara faces a penalty of up to of six months imprisonment. It is clear that it is not in the public interest for the case to continue. This case also has implications for the protection of the right to protest and peaceful assembly in Northern Ireland. It is being pursued under the Public Processions (NI) Act 1998 which was introduced to deal with contentious parades in the NI context (i.e. communal parades that are either unionist or nationalist). Application of the legislation ‘on the spot’ to what was, in essence, a ‘static’ protest is a net widening of police powers to control protests in Northern Ireland. The ‘net widening’ resulting from the use of this legislation to regulate protests other than ‘communal parades’ impacts on people’s right to peaceful protest – be it in the context of current austerity measures, welfare reform, at the upcoming G8 summit or to highlight other issues of social importance in the future.
Professional Development Day Opportunity for Level 2 BSW students!
An exciting opportunity to compare and contrast Child Protection and Welfare systems and services in Germany and Northern Ireland
On Wednesday 8th May, a small group of Social Work students and teaching staff from Cologne, Germany are visiting the School. They are keen to hear about the Child Protection and Welfare system and services in Northern Ireland and compare this with the German system. We have arranged a one day seminar for this purpose. Please note, the morning session is in Room G07 in 69-71 University Street and the afternoon session in Room 01 35 in 6 College Park (the School). Timetable as follows:
10.00 Introduction to the day: Davy Hayes, Trevor Spratt and colleagues from Cologne University
10.30 Presentation: Child Protection and Child Welfare in Northern Ireland
11.30 Presentation: Child Protection and Child Welfare in Germany
12.00 Students work in small groups and lead discussion on comparison of Northern Ireland and Germany experiences.
2.00 International Decision Making in Child Protection
We have only space for 12 students so please email Trevor Spratt as soon as possible at email@example.com to reserve a place.
Why is it critical to Think Critically in Social Work? Case Example: Mental Health Practice
Associate Professor of Social Work at Florida State University and Fulbright scholar
Monday 27th May from 1-2.30pm in 6CP/OG/026
Please email Gavin Davidson firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance
Reading resources are available in conjunction with this seminar (3 hours Practice Development)
Social Work in the United States with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.
Social Work Professional Development Days Program
13th May, 2013
Venue: Room 01/034
Join Jeanne-Marie Ouellette, an American Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) currently visiting Belfast. With a Masters Degree in Social Work and 7 years clinical experience, she provides psychotherapy, psychological assessment and other social work services at Truman Medical Centre in Kansas City, Missouri. Throughout her career she has focused in part on the LGBT community. She is also currently developing a private practice where she provides Cognitive-Behaviourally based clinical interventions.
Join Ms. Ouellette for an informational discussion regarding Clinical Social Work in the United States—and particularly with LGBT clients and other marginalized populations. As well, Ms. Ouellette will be available to answer questions regarding generalist clinical Social Work (education and licensure expectations, opening a private practice, and functioning within the US system of managed care).
As this will be an informal session, discussion will ultimately be driven by questions you may have.
FREE One-Day Training Sessions: Coleraine
Linking Generations Northern Ireland has been successful in obtaining continuation funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies. As part of this funding, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the next Introductory and/or Theme one-day training session in Coleraine. These sessions are FREE; please contact our office via email or phone to register as places go fast! Feel free to forward this email on to anyone that you think might benefit, especially those in the Coleraine area.
1) Introductory Training on Intergenerational Practice
The Sandel Centre Coleraine – 14th May 9.30 – 15.00
This training is suitable for anyone interested in learning about the general process of setting up an intergenerational project from recruitment stage through to evaluation.
2) Funding Opportunity:
ThemeTraining on Intergenerational Practice
The Sandel Centre Coleraine – 4th June from 9.30 – 15.00
This training is suitable for anyone interested in applying for a small grant focusing on the new prescriptive intergenerational ‘themes’ (Social Justice, Generational Equity, Age Friendly Initiatives, Shared and Safer Communities and Peace Building). At these sessions participants will be given the opportunity to discuss these topics and explore their relevance to Intergenerational Practice while coming up with ideas for the planning and implementation of an intergenerational project.
Small grant application packs will only be available at these sessions and attendance will be a criteria for application. N.B Please note that our small grants and funding opportunities are only available in Northern Ireland.
Linking Generations NI/Beth Johnson Foundation
40 West Street
Newtownards BT23 4EN
+44 (0)28 9181 3022
Working & Being Successful With
A seminar for the social work staff and BSW and PQ students from the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work (the seminar counts as a Personal Development Day) from 2pm to 4.30pm on Wednesday 24th April in Room 01.35 in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, QUB.
The seminar will be facilitated by Eileen Starr from Maryland, USA. Eileen has experience with children and adolescents as well as family therapy. She also works with college age young adults. She currently works as a supervisor for School Based Therapy Programs at Upper Bay Counselling and Support Services in Maryland. Eileen also teaches in the School of Social Work at Widener University and Cecil Community College.
The objectives of the seminar are to:
Identify reasons for misbehaviour in children
Develop understanding of 3 major parenting styles
Troubleshoot future problems
Stabilize family members & re-establish respect & boundaries within family
Key items to be covered include:
Button pushing’, ‘Power struggles’, ‘Peer influences’, ‘Pitfalls & common behavioural response’, ‘Taking on problems & making expectations.’
If you want to reserve a place, please email email@example.com by 12th April
School of Law One Day Conference
NEW FRONTIERS OF THE DARK FIGURE:
MEASURING HIDDEN CRIMES”
Thursday 11 April 2013 9am to 5pm
Lanyon Building, Ground Floor, Room 74 North
Queen’s University Belfast
How do we measure the broader scope of illegal activities that remain largely undetected by the criminal justice system? This ‘dark figure’ is a significant challenge for criminology. The School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast is pleased to host a one-day conference where international experts explore issues around the measurement of hidden crime and the implications for public policy. There will be a particular emphasis on the issue of trafficking human beings with a view to strengthening empirical research related to “modern day slavery”.
09:30 Janne Kivivuori:
Crime Surveys: From Historical Origins to New Frontiers
10:30 Sally Simpson:
Illuminating the dark figure of white-collar crime
11:45 Thomas Steinfatt:
The Dark Figure of Human Trafficking: Methods and Results
13:30 Kevin Bales and Monti Datta:
Estimating the Dark Figure — Slavery and Trafficking
14:30 Ron Weitzer:
Popular Claims vs. Evidence-Based Conclusions in Human Trafficking
15:45 Round Table: Considering this New Frontier
Please RSVP by contacting Deaglan Coyle, School of Law firstname.lastname@example.org: Tel: 028 9097 3472
You are invited to attend:
Better services for invisible clients
Integrating the health needs of lesbian, gay
bi-sexual & transgender clients into service design and delivery
Coleraine Town Hall
Wednesday 13 March 2013
9.30am – 1.00pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm
Refreshments will be provided
Professional Development Program for Students and Faculty
A Series of International Workshops to Celebrate World Social Work Week, 2013
School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Wednesday 20th March, 2013
Lanyon Building 0G/074
A workshop facilitated by Dr Elisabeth Grønning (using Puppetry) ,Ass. Prof. Jan Storø (using Film) and Ass.Prof. Svein Fuglestad (using Lullaby’s) from the Oslo and Akershus University College Faculty of Social Sciences / Department of Social Work, Child Welfare and Social Policy, Child Welfare Programme, Oslo, Norway
The Transition between the Known and the Unknown
Together with the participants the facilitators will undertake reflections on transition, and how important it is that children and youth actually understand what is happening in transitions – from the everyday ones, to the more difficult ones we will meet in social work situation (Leaving home going into foster care, Dad will have to go to prison, visiting dad /mum in prison, moving to an institution just to mention some examples.). The aesthetical methods can help to make a situation understandable and to create both safety and a common “language” for a child /youth to express themselves. A puppet play, a song or the theme from a film can help to create a common focus for the child and the social worker). Participant in the workshop will be given the opportunity to try the aesthetical methods, like puppets/figures, play, song, music, film and experience how they can be social pedagogic tools. Together with the participants we will work with the method “Reflecting Team” – and explore how the methods can be transferred to social work. Participants will work with cases and their own experiences, using aesthetical methods like puppets, songs, music and text.