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"There could be someone in here that's gay...":

5 Feb 2015 2:30PM - 5 Feb 2015 4:30PM


Seminar on The Provision of Inclusive services to older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) Adults in Residential Care Environments in Wales. The seminar is being taken by Dr Paul Willis a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Swansea University and a registered Social Worker. From 2011 to 2013 he led a mixed methods project into the provision of inclusive services for older lesbian, gay and bisexual people in residential care environments in Wales (funded by NISCHR, Welsh Government). Findings from this project will be shared and discussed in the seminar.

Venue: Old Staff Common Room Lanyon Building Queen's University Belfast BT7 1NN
Booking info: Please contact Caroline to register for the event. Email: Phone: 028 90973222

Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility

10 Feb 2015 9:30AM - 10 Feb 2015 4:30PM


This one day event focusses on the low age of criminal responsibility in Northern Ireland. Prof. Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool an international youth justice expert will deliver the keynote address. Include Youth, an organisation working with young people will launch their 'Raise the Age NI' campaign.

Venue: Queen's University Belfast, Great Hall, Lanyon Building
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Applied Social Studies Open Morning, 18 February 2015

Applied Social Studies Open Morning, 18 February 2015

18 Feb 2015 10:00AM - 18 Feb 2015 1:00PM


Thinking of applying for one of the post-qualifying courses offered by the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work? Let us help you out. Come to our Applied Social Studies Open Morning on Wednesday 18th February 2015 from 10.00 – 13.00 in Conference Room 2, Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast. Places are limited so register now.

Do you have lots of questions about the post-qualifying courses we offer - Pathways in Child Care, Mental Health, Strategy and Leadership, Systemic Practice and Family Therapy, Dual Diagnosis (Substance Misuse and Mental Health), Court Work Skills and the Cognitive Behavioural Programme? Come and talk to our internationally-recognised staff and find out all about them. 

These courses are aimed at

  • staff employed by Health and Social Care Trusts,
  • those involved with voluntary sector agencies
  • individual applicants intending to self-fund.

All Programmes are linked to NISCC Professional Awards. Students undertaking CBT & Systemic Practice Programmes may also gain professional accreditation [British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)/ Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT)]. All courses are open to Social Workers and a number of courses are also open to staff from other disciplines.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so registration is required. Find out more and register your interest here

Venue: Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 1EE Conference Room 2
Booking info: Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so registration is required.

The Social & Political Landscape of Family Caregiving for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the US

25 Feb 2015 2:30PM - 25 Feb 2015 4:00PM


Most Americans with intellectual disabilities (ID) live with family caregivers. These family members have unique characteristics, marked by lifelong care responsibilities, adverse health outcomes, specialized knowledge to navigate the fragmented service system, and high living costs. There are long waits for residential services, and only a small fraction of the United States’ ID system expenditures goes toward family support. Further, this population is generally the poorest in the US. Increasing life expectancies translate into the greatest unmet need for ID services in US history. This presentation will describe the challenges and landscape of family caregiving for children and adults with ID in the US. It will explore the pressing questions that face American policy makers and advocates: How will states address the needs of aging parent caregivers, as individuals with ID live longer than ever before? What are the long-term consequences of chronic poverty and deprivation in these caregiving families? How can resources be mustered to strengthen family support?

Venue: School of Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work, 6 College Park
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