On Monday, 25 February 2019, the Northern Ireland Social Care Council will celebrate the launch of ‘Promoting Non-Violence –Social Work Conversations About Violence’ by Gerry Heery.
The use of violence within relationships, families or communities is a major public health issue across the world and creates long lasting damage. This book provides insight into approaches that social workers can use to encourage reflection on alternatives to violence and the dialogue necessary for the promotion of non-violence.
Gerry Heery is a registered Independent Social Worker, Trainer, Consultant and Author in Northern Ireland. Much of his practice has been with those whose use of violence is causing harm and distress within relationships, families and communities. He has contributed to, developed and published a range of interventions aimed at helping those who have been using such violence to desist.
The Social Care Council’s Interim Director of Regulation and Standards, Marian O’Rouke said of the book:
“As a relationship based profession Social Workers often have an opportunity to have that important conversation with someone that can change the direction of their life. Gerry’s latest publication combines realism, compassion and hope for those working with or affected by violence in our families and communities.”
The launch will include contributions from Marian, Gerry Heery, Professor John Devaney (University of Edinburgh), Jillian Martin (Department of Health and Social Care) and David O’Hare (Trocaire).
Books will be available to purchase at the event for £30, cash only. Proceeds will be donated to overseas development agency Trocaire to help support work on preventing gender-based violence in the developing world.
For more information on the book launch, contact the Communications and Engagement Department at firstname.lastname@example.org