12 - 12.45pm
Aoife Bairead has kindly offered to share what she knows about working online through a short 45 minute tutorial for social workers who are starting to use this forum to deliver training, to provide supervision and/or to facilitate peer support. Direct work will NOT be addressed.
Although Aoife would not describe herself as expert on this topic, she does have some years experience of working online and is happy to share what she does know as a way of supporting social workers to get started working online.
Aoife Bairéad is a social worker specialising in trauma and attachment. Her interest in working with children with attachment issues, developmental trauma and emotional dysregulation has brought her to work in a variety of different settings; to Vietnam managing an Art and Music Project for children with emotional, physical and mental health needs; to New York undertaking mediation and group work with at risk teens and their families; as a social care worker with teenagers in residential care in Ireland, and most recently as a child protection social worker and then social work team leader with Tusla.Aoife is a qualified Social Worker, and has additional qualifications and training in attachment assessments (AAI, SAA, Meaning of the Child, Care Index, Narrative Story Stems), as well as interventions for children and adults with trauma histories and attachment issues; Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT). In 2018 Aoife set up Minds in Mind, specialising in attachment and trauma informed assessment and intervention for children and their families.