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Systemic Practice and Family Interventions Training
National Youth Practitioners’ Conference
Excellence in Youth Justice: Creating a Fair and Safe Scotland
Youth Justice National Development Team Annual Report
The Centre is Moving
The Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre is relocating to the University of Strathclyde. From Tuesday 2 April the Centre will be based in the Lord Hope Building at the University of Strathclyde. The move will enable us to work towards our vision - Excellence in Youth Justice: Creating a Fair and Safe Scotland. This is a hugely exciting prospect and we look forward to strengthening our engagement with all of Scotland's local authority areas and to providing support to front-line workers in both single and multi-agency contexts.
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Domestic Abuse Conference - 30th of January 2013
This one day conference, facilitated by the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre, looks at the impact of Domestic Abuse in relation to young people involved in the Criminal Justice System.
Presentations and workshops will look at current research, programmes of support, intervention and education, and will provide an opportunity for practitioners to share good practice and current challenges in working with young people in this field.
Youth Justice Conference 2012 Video
Strengthening Group Work Through Evidence-Based Group Work and International Standards
Monday 10th of December, 2012 from 9:30 AM (Registration - 10AM start) to 1:00 PM (followed by lunch)
Premier Inn, 187 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1YU
This half-day seminar will bring together group work practitioners.
New Technologies and Child Protection: Challenges and Solutions (Save the Date - 1st March 2013)
The Internet has broadened many aspects of our lives in untold positive ways. For children it provides incredible opportunities to learn, socialise and play, yet it also brings new risks and dangers into their lives. Professionals working in childcare increasingly have to help children and young people balance risks and opportunities online, recognising the realities of sexual offending and online sexually problematic behaviours.
September 2012 Journal Update
'Best One Yet' - Conference Report 2012
Introduction from Professor Bill Whyte, Director, CJSWDC
Over 300 professionals involved in youth justice services attended the 2012 National Youth Justice Conference in Dundee in June. The event heralded a new approach consisting of two separately themed days and the use of social media to enable remote participation via a live Twitter feed.