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Courses, Conferences & Trips

Future Directions in Dementia Care Conference & Exhibition Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Future Directions in Dementia Care Conference & Exhibition Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Description

The Northamptonshire Dementia Research & Innovation Centre (UoN) is presenting its Future Directions in Dementia Care Conference & Exhibition on Tuesday 14 November, 2

The Faculty of Health & Society in association with the Northamptonshire Dementia Research & Innovation Centre (UoN) is presenting its Future Directions in Dementia Care Conference & Exhibition

On Tuesday 14 November, 2017

 The conference will focus on innovative community-based interventions for people living with dementia and their carers. The event will provide an opportunity to network with others who are currently designing, developing, and delivering new community-based innovations and solutions in dementia care within Northamptonshire, from across the UK, and beyond.

 It offers the potential to develop greater collaborations and partnerships. World class renowned experts and contributors will highlight examples of good practice of both emerging and new initiatives which are aimed at promoting independence, reducing isolation and loneliness, and maintaining social connections.

 This Conference and Exhibition will appeal to representatives from health and social care, policy makers, local government, clinical commissioning groups, third sector organisations, people living with dementia and carers, university students and academic staff, private organisations and businesses.

 The Keynote Speakers are:-

  • Professor Alistair Burns, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at The University of Manchester, National Clinical Director for Dementia and National Clinical Director for Mental Health in Older people, NHS England.
  • Professor Jacqueline Parkes, Director, Northamptonshire Dementia Research & Innovation Centre, The University of Northampton.
  • Professor Dawn Brooker, Association of Dementia Studies, University of Worcester.
  • Dr Charles Scerri, University of Malta, Visiting Professor at The University of Northampton, Honorary Secretary of Alzheimer’s Europe
  • Dr Janet Carter, Senior Lecturer Old Age Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, UCL. Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry NEL NHS Foundation Trust

 Call for Posters:

Abstracts are invited for posters which are related to the conference theme.

Deadline for abstract submission is 4pm on Friday, 29 September 2017

For guidelines and submission details, please refer to Jacqueline.parkes@northampton.ac.uk

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The fourth Children and Young People's Mental Health Conference 20-22 September 2017

The fourth Children and Young People's Mental Health Conference 20-22 September 2017

Description

The Fourth Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference:

Improving access, increasing participation, engaging diversity

University of Northampton 20-22 September 2017

 Call for Papers

Children and young people’s mental health services face increasing challenges. As demand for mental health support from children, young people and their families increase, services in the public, private and voluntary sectors have been required to be increasingly innovative in meeting these needs. This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities presented, outlining the difficulties we face and the solutions we have found.

We invite submissions for papers, symposia, workshops and posters

addressing the conference theme Improving access, increasing participation, engaging diversity. In addition, any work related to children and young people’s mental health is welcomed.

Confirmed keynotes include:

Professor Sami Timimi

Professor Katherine Johnson

Dr Guilaine Kinouani

Dr Duncan Law

Dr Lindsay O’Dell

Dr Fiona Warner-Gale

The call for papers closes on 30 August 2017. A final programme will be released on 7 September. (If you require confirmation that you will be presenting sooner than this, please contact camhs@northampton.ac.uk and we will do our best to accommodate you.)

External Url link http://camhs-northampton.com

 

 

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Youth Work Practice Diploma

Youth Work Practice Diploma

Description

A course to develop your skills and knowledge in youth work practice. The programme is a nationally recognised qualification endorsed by the National Youth Agency and accredited by ABC Awards.

The Diploma in Youth Work Practice is a nationally recognised qualification at level 3 endorsed by the National Youth Agency and accredited by ABC Awards. The programme benefits those who are involved in work with young people in voluntary or paid roles, who want to develop skills and knowledge in youth work and have the opportunity to progress into higher education to pursue the attainment of a professional status. 

The programme offers a blended learning approach which includes workshops, seminars and online resources and is led by experienced and qualified youth and community work professionals. Throughout this course, you will develop a portfolio for assessment to demonstrate competencies and provide a record of practice.You will enjoy use of the University of Northampton’s extensive resources and quality learning environment.

Units include: Young People’s Development; Safeguarding in a Youth Work Setting; Reflective Practice in a Youth Work Setting; Theory of Youth Work; Engaging and Communicating With Young People; plus relevant optional units.

Entry requirements are:

  • Work experience in an established youth work environment
  • Supervision by a qualified worker
  • Level 2 certificate in youth work practice or equivalent

For further details visit

http://www.northampton.ac.uk/study/courses/youth-work-practice/

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