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Workshops 2011

The Workshops are scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th (morning and afternoon) and Wednesday April, 6th in the morning.

  1. Dr. Sylke Bartmann (FH Emden): Biography and Social Work
  2. Dietmar Benter (Hochschule Bremen): Probation Services and Forensics in Open and Residential Settings
  3. Hilde Bloemen (KH Leuven): „Radical Social Work: Theory and Practice“ with inputs on „Migration and Social Work“ and „Special Youth Care in Changing Times“ as
  4. Prof. Dr. Birgit Bütow (FH Jena) / Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck (HS Bremen): Social Space Analysis/Ethnography in Public Space.
  5. Fillip Coussee, PhD (Gent University): Youth Work as Field of Social Work
  6. Dr. Anne-Françoise Dequiré (EEST Lille, Ecole Européenne en Travail Social): Social Workers confronted with new Exclusion: Which Policies for which Counselling?
  7. Christine Haselbacher (FH St. Pölten): KIDS Strengths – Kids in the Context of Mental Disorders. A skill training to empower Teachers, Health Professionals and Social Workers
  8. Stefanie Hüner, M.A. (Hochschule Bremen): How much Commitment do you give to your Workplace? – Psychological Contracts within in Social Work Employment Situations
  9. Wytske Kater (Hanze Hogeschool Groningen): Approaches to work with Multi Problem Families in The Netherlands
  10. Sonia Paone, PhD (University of Pisa – Faculty of Political Science): Rhetoric and Practices of Participation
  11. Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schäfer (Hochschule Bremen): The Impact of Gender and Culture on Conflict Resolution
  12. David Urban, PhD (University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice): The Identity of Social Work – Social Work in Changing Times
  13. Tabitha Wright Nielsen / Helene Lahti Edmark (Lund University): Empowerment, Mobilization and User Groups in Social Work – Practice and Education

1. Biography and Social Work

Sylke Bartmann (FH Emden): Biography and Social Work Biographical work is connected to memories and it focuses the resources of people. One purpose of the biographical method is a better understanding of the own life history and an awareness of the potential of change and of consistency. The central aim of the workshop is an …

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2. Probation Services

Dietmar Benter (Hochschule Bremen): Probation Services and Forensics in Open and Residential Settings This Workshop is situated around the Probation Services of Bremen that are working with adult offenders. The focus will be laid on how open and residential settings of probation services can be organised, carried out and compared according to the professional and …

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3. Radical Social Work

Hilde Bloemen (KH Leuven): Radical Social Work: Theory and Practice“ with inputs on „Migration and Social Work“ and „Special Youth Care in Changing Times examples and challenges. Social work has a radical and critical tradition. Promoting social change and social justice in the current neo-liberal and neo-capitalistic practice context seems not evident. The first day …

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Christian Spatscheck

4. Social Space Analysis

Prof. Dr. Birgit Bütow (FH Jena) / Prof. Dr. Christian Spatscheck (HS Bremen): Social Space Analysis/Ethnography in Public Space By following methods of social space analyses (peer group grids, needle method, etc.) and ethnographic methods like participant observations or interviews we try to catch some impressions of the different life worlds and opinions of young …

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5. Youth Work

Fillip Coussee, PhD (Gent University): Youth Work as Field of Social Work Throughout Europe we observe a complex youth work field. There are many definitions of youth work. This reflects the huge diversity in methods, areas and target groups. There are also dilemmas to live up to. On the one hand, the aim to increase …

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6. Policies for Counselling

Dr. Anne-Françoise Dequiré (EEST Lille, Ecole Européenne en Travail Social): Social Workers confronted with new Exclusion: Which Policies for which Counselling? Exclusion phenomena are more and more common throughout Europe. In France, 80.000 individuals, of whom 16.000 are under age, are regarded to be homeless. New groups with several social issues (working poors, young people, …

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7. KIDS Strengths

Christine Haselbacher (FH St. Pölten): KIDS Strengths – Kids in the Context of Mental Disorders. A skill training to empower Teachers, Health Professionals and Social Workers “KIDS strengths” promotes resilience processes of children and adolescents in the context of mentally vulnerable parents. In the workshop we will try a method to work with the vulnerable …

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8. Employment Situations

Stefanie Hüner, M.A. (Hochschule Bremen): How much Commitment do you give to your Workplace? – Psychological Contracts within in Social Work Employment Situations Psychological contracts describe the expectations and obligations that are reciprocally perceived between employees and organisations. They reach beyond legal employment contracts, rest upon shared agreements and are not formally defined. Injuries of …

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9. Helping Multi Problem Families

Wytske Kater (Hanze Hogeschool Groningen): Approaches to work with Multi Problem Families in The Netherlands There is a (conservative) movement in Dutch society that supports strongly the personal responsibility of every individual on themes like living in the neighborhood, employability, education of children etc… Dutch citizens (as West-European and American) tend to be free and …

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10. Practices of Participation

Sonia Paone, PhD (University of Pisa – Faculty of Political Science): Rhetoric and Practices of Participation The workshop explores the different dimensions of direct participation of citizens in the organization of urban spaces, with particular reference to the Italian experience. The first part of the workshop analyses the critical aspects of traditional models of intervention …

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11. Conflict Resolution

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schäfer (Hochschule Bremen): The Impact of Gender and Culture on Conflict Resolution The workshop will focus on conflict and conflict resolution in the context of interpersonal communication. Participants will learn about types and phases of conflict. Furthermore they will be introduced to the impact of gender and culture on conflict resolution and …

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12. Identity of Social Work

David Urban, PhD (University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice): The Identity of Social Work – Social Work in Changing Times Social work is an interdisciplinary oriented profession. The social worker is often cooperating with experts in other professions (medical doctors, psychologists, priests, etc.). This workshop aims to highlight the identity of social work. It shows …

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13. Empowerment and social mobilization

Tabitha Wright Nielsen / Helene Lahti Edmark (Lund University): Empowerment, Mobilization and User Groups in Social Work – Practice and Education The workshop will focus on theory an methods of social mobilization of marginalized groups in society: Empowerment, social mobilization and the participation of user groups. The focus will be on how to understand and …

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