Promoting Non-Violence Lunchtime Seminar

16 April 2019

Promoting Non-Violence Lunchtime Seminar

The Social Care Council would like to invite you to our next Lunchtime Seminar titled 'Promoting Non-Violence: Social Work Conversations about Violence'. The seminar will be presented by Gerry Heery, a registered Independent Social Worker, Trainer, Consultant and Author in Northern Ireland.


The use of violence within relationships, families or communities is a major public health issue across the world. As such, it will continue to require global, strategic and preventative measures across educational, social care and criminal justice systems. This seminar will present ideas taken from Gerry’s recent book 'Promoting Non-Violence: Social Work Conversations about Violence'. This draws upon his gritty practice experience, social work values, knowledge and research to provide guidance on how to respond directly to those who carry out this common violence.


This seminar will cover issues in working with people who use violence within their relationships, families or communities. This will include reflecting on personal encounters with violence, understanding violence, social work interventions as a response to violence and risk.


In addition, copies of the book will be available for purchase (£25). The author’s royalties will be donated to a third world charity project working with victims of domestic violence.


There is no charge to attend this seminar. To reserve your place, please click here to complete the Survey Monkey. Please note spaces are limited and will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.


The closing date for applications is Friday, 3rd May, and confirmation of places will be emailed on the same day. If you require any further information, please contact us on: 02895 362329 or email:


The seminar will take place on Friday, 10 May 2019, from 12 noon to 2 pm at 7th Floor Millennium House, 19 – 25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast.


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