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Dr Suzanne MooneySchool of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work
Dr. Mooney is a social worker, systemic family therapist and researcher. She is interested in the impact of adverse experiences on the lives of individuals (both adults and children) and their family networks, and how services can better need emerging needs.
Her PhD explored the care needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer. She is involved in research and practice initiatives relating to the Adverse Childhood Experiences and has conducted an evidence review of Trauma-Informed Care
Open to PhD applications in:
Adverse childhood experiences
Social work practice
Systemic family therapy
Public outreach & key achievements
Dr Mooney was involved in the pilot application of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research in child welfare teams (SEHSCT 2015-18). This led to the design of a Family Life Stories practice workbook and guidance. She has been involved in conducting an evidence review of trauma-informed care as part of the regional trauma-informed practice strategy led by the Safeguarding Board NI (Early Intervention Transformation Programme). A series of reports for justice, social care/child welfare, education, and health were produced.
|PhD ares||Early Career Social Workers’ exposure to Trauma: Does the language of resilience and self care obfuscate the need for debriefing and other support?|
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- Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work