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PDD Activities

Working & Being Successful With Challenging Families

UNISON CPD Programme 2013

“Special Educational Needs”
A Children’s Rights Perspective

Training Seminar organised by Children’s Law Centre

Wednesday 27 February 2013 1.30pm—4.30pm

Please return booking forms by Friday 22 February 2013

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Race and Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland:

Towards a Blueprint for the Eradication of Racism from the Northern Ireland Criminal Justice System

Research Report Launch &
Human Rights, Racial Equality and Criminal Justice Conference

Date: Friday, 11th January 2013
Venue: Wellington Park Hotel, 21 Malone Road, Belfast

Programme and Registration

Age on Stage perform 'Knit One,Twirl One' by Rachel Gomme


CLC Winter Calendar 2013

Seminar The impact of low income on disabled children's rights

You are invited to the next meeting of

Age Encounters

Knowledge exchange about age
Friday 14th December 10.30 to 12.30
Room OG/005, 20 College Green, QUB, Belfast

“Traveller Perspectives on Health and Culture”
Ground Floor Lecture Room, GO26 School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Friday 23rd November, 2012. Time: 2-5

Social Work Visit to Pune India, January 2013

Seeking Expressions of Interest from First and Second Year (UGR 1,2 & RGR 2) Social Work Students to Visit Pune India as part of the Queen’s University Belfast and Karve Institute of Social Services International Exchange Program.


In January 2013 a delegation of staff and students from Queen’s University Belfast will visit the Karve Institute of Social Services, Pune, Maharashtra, India. They will be attending an international social work conference hosted by KInSS at which Queens’s staff and third year students will present conference papers.

We are therefore planning to recruit three first year and second students to accompany us to India. The program will involve attending conference sessions as well as developing and undertaking a project to explore how social work students in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Pune, India can work towards international collaboration. Selected students will be supported financially with the cost of airfares and the conference registration. Other costs such as accommodation, visa and spending money must be self-funded. Students will be supported during this program by the participating third year students and QUB faculty. This is an opportunity to learn more about the international context of social work and to soak up the local culture.

Past students who visited India in 2011 found the experience to be personally, professionally and academically enriching and would encourage students to avail of this great opportunity for learning and development.


First year (UGR1, RGR2) and second year (UGR2) students are eligible to submit an expression of interest. You will need to have a current passport so as to apply for an Indian visa and seek medical advice as to any health requirements. Students will be covered by university travel insurance.

Further Details

KlnSS is a social work school (MSW program) in Pune, India which is three hours by car from Mumbai. In the past students/faculty have flown into Mumbai and taken a driver and car to Pune. The proposed visit is between the 10th to 17th January, 2013, although these dates may need to be flexible. Naomi Ferguson, Claire Doherty and Lauren Donnelly are the participating third year BSW students and they are available to field any questions interested students may have regarding the program.

Submitting an Expression of Interest

Expressions of must be emailed to Dr Janet Carter Anand by 5pm Wednesday 21st November, 2012. The expression of interest should be no longer than a page and must outline a short personal profile, the reasons why you are interested in participating and what you would hope to achieve through the project. A faculty committee will select a small number of candidates for interview (including a presentation) the following week.

Course title: Children’s Rights are Human Rights – Introductory level
Date:  7 December 2012

Venue: Children’s Law Centre, Belfast
Tutor:  Emma Campbell – Children’s Law Centre

more information
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A PDD half day on

Religion, Spirituality and Social Work

Wednesday 28th November 2012 (10am – 1.00pm)
Venue: TBC

In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in how social workers (and other caring professions) can work in culturally competent ways by including recognition of the religious and/or spiritual belief systems of service users. However, many workers feel incompetent to include this dimension of people’s experience and are wary of a number of obvious potential traps.

This PDD half day will introduce the subject, provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their relationship to their own spiritual/religious heritage and learn about a number of spiritual assessment tools can be employed.  The schedule is as follows:
10-10.40am – Introduction to Religion, Spirituality and Social Work – lecture – Dr. Stephen Coulter, QUB
10.40 to 11.30am – Spiritual genograms – personal reflective exercise – facilitated by Dr. Stephen Coulter, QUB
11.30 to 12md – Break
12md to 1.00pm – Spiritual Assessment – workshop – facilitated by Rev Marlene Taylor (generic Chaplin Marie Curie Hospice)
Please register your intention to participate by emailing me, Stephen Coulter, on  and I look forward to meeting many of you at this interesting morning.

“Section 75 and Racial Equality Duty”

Date: Friday, 16th November 2012
Venue: Wellington Park Hotel

NICEM AGM Invitation Card

Taking the Lid off

Hidden Harm Workforce Trainin

14th November 2012

The Rory Children's Storybook
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