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Sarah Donnelly Understanding carer harm May 24

Understanding Carer Harm

Webinars (May & June)

 (opens in a new window)Dr Sarah Donnelly, Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice in partnership with Family Carers Ireland recently launched their ‘Understanding Carer Harm’ research report along with a number of information booklets for family carers and best practice considerations for professionals- this project was funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Award. Carer harm is when carers experience violence or become subject to controlling or coercive behaviour, either on an incidental or systematic basis, resulting in physical, emotional or psychological harm.  

In order to raise awareness and continue the conversation on this important topic, we are hosting two webinars in May and June. This webinar will be of interest to practitioners, family carers, service providers, policy makers and researchers.

Webinar 1 will take place on Wednesday 24th May 2-4pm. It will focus on the topic of 'Understanding Carer Harm' and Sarah will present findings from the research she has carried out. The presentation of findings will be followed by a panel discussion ocused on the implications for policy and practice responses in the Irish context that will include the following panellists:

Family Carer Representatives

Celine O'Connor, Principal Safeguarding and Protection Social Worker and Project Steering Committee Member (opens in a new window)https://www.linkedin.com/in/celine-o-connor-b3953614a/?originalSubdomain=ie

Dr Sarah Donnelly, UCD Research Principal Investigator (opens in a new window)https://people.ucd.ie/sarah.donnelly

Dr Nikki Dunne, FCI Senior Research Manager (opens in a new window)https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-dunne-179a20145/?originalSubdomain=uk

Register for Webinar 1: (opens in a new window)https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/understanding-carer-harm-implications-for-policy-and-practice-tickets-625339636687


Webinar 2 will take place on Thursday 8th June 10-12pm. This webinar will explore the concept of carer harm taking more of a global perspective to broaden out the conversation beyond the Irish context. Dr Sarah Donnelly will give a brief presentation on her recent work that examined carer harm. This will be followed by a presentation by Amanda Warburton Wynn (opens in a new window)(www.awdaconsultancy.com) who will present on her recent work on carers and domestic abuse. This will be followed by a panel discussion. Webinar 2 will be chaired by Nikki Dunne FCI Senior Research Manager and panellists will be:

Professor Alisoun Milne, Emeritus Professor in Social Gerontology and Social Work, University of Kent (opens in a new window)https://www.kent.ac.uk/social-policy-sociology-social-research/people/1950/milne-alisoun-j

Professor Elizabeth Hanson, Professor of Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Sweden (opens in a new window)https://lnu.se/en/staff/elizabeth.hanson/

Dr Sarah Donnelly, Assistant Professor of Social Work, UCD (opens in a new window)https://people.ucd.ie/sarah.donnelly

Amanda Warburton Wynn (opens in a new window)(www.awdaconsultancy.com)

Register for Webinar 2(opens in a new window)https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/understanding-carer-harm-broadening-the-conversation-tickets-627038929317

Contact the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice

Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8198 | E: sp-sw-sj@ucd.ie |