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Generic Social Work Edition - Spring 2016

Generic Social Work Edition - Spring 2016

Editoral by Frank Browne

Support by Majella Hickey, Steven Peet & Susan Cummins


  1. Child & Family relationshop Act 2015: A Review of Certain Commenced provisions. By Beatrice Cronin
  2. Balancing Regulation and Support in Child Protection: Using Theories of Power to Develop Reflective Tools for Practice. By Caroline McGregor
  3. Ireland to the Lebanon & Back: a Case Study of the Use of Child-Centred Play Theraphy & Parental Psychoeducation to Reduce the Separation Anxiety of a Pre-School Child During this Father's Military deployment. By Dr. Rachel Hoare
  4. A Snapshot im Time: Stakeholders Perspectices of the Meitheal Model. By Louise McCormick
  5. What Happened to Me? Responding to the Impact of Trauma on Children in Care: Trauma Informed Practice in Foster Care. By Anne-Marie Buckley, Maria Lotty & Sally Meldon
  6. Report of the Expert Group on the Review of the Mental Health Act 2001: What Odes it Mean for Social Workers. By Dr. Brendan Kelly
  7. More Than a Caring Personality: Factors Affecting Staff Retention in Non Profit Organisations in Ireland. By Elaine Mahon 
  8. Adoption as Part of the Irish Care System: a New Challenge for Social Work? By Dr. Valerie O'Brien & Angela Palmer
  9. School Social Work: A Possible Role for Social Workers in Ireland. By Jennifer McEvoy
  10. Intellectual Disability, Caring and Role Reversal. By Zoe Hughes
  11. Evaluation of a Co-location Initiative: a Public Health Nurse Working in a Social Work Department to Improve Child Protection Practice. By Patricia O'Dwyer, Sheila Cahalane & Suzanne Pelican-Kelly



  • A Sky of Diamonds - A Story for Children About Loss, Grief & Hope. Reviewed by Carmel Fraher
  • Dark Secrets of Childhood. Reviewed by Michele Clarke
  • Social Work with People with Learning Difficulties. Reviewed by Verena Mahr-Byrne
  • Mental Health in Ireland; POlicy, Practice & Law. Reviewed by Brid Joy
  • The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health: A Guide to Implementation & Issues for Practice. Reviewed by Kerry Cuskelly & Brid Joy
  • Touching the Surface: Trans Voices in Ireland. Reviewed by Shannon O'Donovan