Events

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Past events

Clinical Social Work Conference 2021

"Facets of Digitalization in Clinical Social Work".

At the conference, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Elke Gemeinhardt and Prof. Dr. Claudia Spindler, different facets of the content-related interlocking of the title topic "Digitalization" with different areas of clinical social work as well as bridging, against the background of the current challenges of the Corona pandemic, to other subject-specific topics were presented in 3 panels as well as keynotes. After a historical introduction to social work and digitization, the panels focused directly on "Digitization and Counseling," "Trauma," and "Digitization in Social Work." This was followed by keynotes on "Inclusion in times of digitalization" and "Digital borderline work?" with reference to the field of educational and integration assistance. In particular, young researchers were invited to present their current research. The event was held online on May 6, 2021 due to the corona pandemic. It was very well received with over 200 participants. It was organized by Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with the European Centre for Clinical Social Work (ECCSW).

Further information about the conference can be found in the program.

Symposium "The time is ripe" 2020

Master Gedenkstättenarbeit und Menschenrechtsbildung in sozialen Berufen

At the digital symposium, the new master's program "Memorial Work and Human Rights Education in Social Professions" was presented by means of various elements on June 10, 2020. The special feature was the availability of the differently used media on a separate university subpage for 4 weeks. For the presentation of the new master's degree, there were, in addition to introductory and introduction videos by Prof. Dr. Cordula Borbe and Kathleen Hahnemann, 3 impulse lectures, which were dedicated to different perspectives of the topics, as well as films on important information about the study program and regional memorial sites. Furthermore, 5 statements of experts and the president of the university could be read. Furthermore, a film was published in which students, social workers, cultural workers, memorial workers, students and pedagogues answered the question why the time is ripe for a master's program on memorial work and human rights education in social professions. By means of three posters, interested parties were able to find out what opportunities the program offers for students and employers, what the basic arguments are for establishing such a program, and what ideas and visions it pursues. Further information: Fachtag "Die Zeit ist reif" Visions 1 At the digital Fachtag, the new master's degree program "Memorial Work and Human Rights Education in Social Professions" was presented by means of various elements on June 10, 2020. The special feature was the availability of the differently used media on a separate university sub-site for 4 weeks. For the presentation of the new master's degree, there were, in addition to introductory and introduction videos by Prof. Dr. Cordula Borbe and Kathleen Hahnemann, 3 impulse lectures, which were dedicated to different perspectives of the topics, as well as films on important information about the study program and regional memorial sites. Furthermore, 5 statements of experts and the president of the university could be read. Furthermore, a film was published in which students, social workers, cultural workers, memorial workers, students and pedagogues answered the question why the time is ripe for a master's program on memorial work and human rights education in social professions. By means of three posters, interested parties were able to find out what opportunities the program offers for students and employers, what the basic arguments are for establishing such a program, and what ideas and visions it pursues.

Further information: Symposium "The time is ripe".

Presentation "The time is ripe

Representation "What do I get from the study program?"

Presentation "Visions

Symposium 2019

"Intersektionalität begreifen - Handlungsoptionen finden"

On May 25, 2019, the 4th symposium of the ISRV took place at the Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences under the title "Understanding Intersectionality - Finding Options for Action".

Social work as a human rights profession wants to minimize discrimination and prevent social exclusion. Against this background, the concept of intersectionality is becoming increasingly important as an analytical perspective of social work. The goal of intersectionality is to uncover intersecting structures of discrimination in a person. For this purpose, dimensions such as gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability and religion are focused on and examined in their intersections and interrelationships (interdependent categories). Here lies an opportunity, especially for practical work, to gain a deeper understanding of disadvantage processes through the intersectional approach and at the same time to develop options for action.

During the symposium, the concept of intersectionality was examined in various fields of social work. In exchange and dialogue with the participants, the implementation of the concept was reflected and discussed. For this purpose, different formats of discussion and encounter were offered.

Main content / presentations of the symposium:

Help-seeking behavior in the context of domestic violence against women: Intersection of influencing factors

Support professionals usually react with incomprehension to the fact that women do not leave a violent partner. International studies have provided a number of insights into the various factors that influence the help-seeking behavior of women affected by violence and that reinforce each other intersectionally. With the Istanbul Convention signed by Germany as a legally binding obligation to act against violence against women and domestic violence, there is a need for various professions to deal with the problem - e.g. with these obstacles to seeking help - in order to be able to offer adequate support to all women without discrimination. The lecture by Prof. Dr. Petra Brzank was dedicated to these factors.

(Prof. Dr. Petra Brzank)

The Perspective of Refugees - Presentation of an International Multimedia Portfolio Project

By actively listening to voices of refugees and host community members, this multimedia presentation explores how refugees and communities are addressing challenges and opportunities with refugee resettlement. Through contextualizing global macro issues, it provides social workers, policy makers, and international aid organizations helpful guidelines to create best practices for refugee resettlement. This presentation will also outline the steps to create a multimedia portfolio consisting of videos, audio recordings, teaching guides, photos, music, and other materials that reflect the experiences of refugees and service providers, and offer guidance in bringing these experiences and perspectives into social work education.

(Prof. Dr. Connie Gunderson is an associate professor at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN USA. Prof. Dr. Rob Larson is an assistant professor of Communication and Media Studies at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN USA).

Is intersectionality (not) an issue for dementia prevention?

Dementias are not only serious for those affected and their families, but also pose enormous challenges to the care and health system as a whole due to their increasing prevalence in the population. These challenges appear all the more serious because there are only limited treatment options available, especially for the most common form of dementia, the Alzheimer's type. For some years now, research has therefore also focused strongly on the search for possibilities of prevention. The lecture by Prof. Dr. Luck gave an up-to-date overview of the theoretically available prevention options for dementia. Furthermore, the question was addressed to what extent these possibilities can actually be used by the population, taking into account age, gender, education and other individual factors.

(Prof. Dr. Tobias Luck)

Child Protection Conference 2018

"Vernachlässigung und Gewalterfahrung in der frühen Kindheit - eine systemübergreifende Aufgabe"

Lack of attention, lack of love and affirmation, inadequate health care, malnutrition and / or lack of care experienced in early childhood have a lifelong impact on development and have a lasting effect on attachment, social and performance behavior. The consequences of neglect and maltreatment are serious and have a lasting impact on the further life of children. In order to reduce risks for children and promote good starting conditions, early intervention and child protection actors must work closely together in a network.

The aim of the child protection conference was to provide an insight into the physical and psychosocial effects of neglected / abused children and to sharpen the focus on infants and young children. In the same way, obstacles and difficulties, but also opportunities in network work were to be examined in more detail. Lecture topics included forms, causes and interventions with regard to child neglect, effects of emotional neglect on child development as well as possibilities for cooperation across (help) systems.

The speakers were Mrs. Sandra Streiche (Dipl. Sozialpädagogin, Systemic Therapist / Family Therapist), Mrs. Lotte Knoller (Psychological Psychotherapist, Supervisor) and Mrs. Rosemarie Horcher-Metzger (Dipl. Sozialpädagogin). Prof. Dr. Andreas Seidel (HS Nordhausen, ISRV) and Prof. Dr. Armin Sohns have taken over the scientific management and pedagogical direction.