IUC

Inter-University Centre

INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE DUBROVNIK
SCHOOL OF
SOCIAL WORK THEORY AND PRACTICE

Dubrovnik, June 2005/2006

 

GENERAL INFORMATION



The Inter-University Center (IUC) Dubrovnik is an independent international institution for advanced studies. It is a meeting ground for learning and scholarship which is co-sponsored by almost two hundred member universities and higher education institutions around the world. Founded in 1971 at the height of the Cold War, the IUC quickly become one of the most important venues for the exchange of ideas by scholars from the East and West, North and South alike. Over the years more than 40.000 scholars and students participated in a variety of courses and conferences.


Based in Dubrovnik, Croatia, formerly a self governing Mediterranean city-state, at the crossroads of various cultural and political influences, the IUC is currently building on its past achievements and traditions under a new set of challenging circumstances. It is maintaining high standards of independent scholarship, open at the same time to different opportunities to promote peace and pluralism in the region and around the world.


IUC academic program consists of international and multidisciplinary courses and conferences. Courses were offered during the war despite the fact that the IUC building was bombed and almost completely destroyed in 1991. The IUC has survived due to the persistent backing and support of many member universities, several organizations, and long-term friends of the IUC and Dubrovnik. The IUC will become increasingly relevant in bringing together scholars and students from different backgrounds and cultures to both discuss scientific progress, and persevere in the creation of a culture of peace through direct exchange and dialogue.


Relatively early in its history the IUC had courses related to social work. In 1985 Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic’ and Dr. Burt Galaway met in Zagreb, Croatia to explore possibility of establishing a set of courses that will devote equal attention the exploration of social work ideas (theory) and direct experience (practice). The original idea was to develop with time a set of eight postgraduate level courses. The language of the School is English. IUC provides official certificate of attendance and/or completion. Those interested in taking any of the courses may register with the IUC Secretariat, School Organizing Director, Course Organizing Director and/or any of the


Course Directors by providing name, address, academic standing and affiliation. If candidate is an undergraduate student – brief recommendation by at least one of your professors is required. Fee per course/symposium:

  • EU 40 if course fee (EU 550) is paid by one of the member institution, or
  • UU 55-75 if course fee is not paid by one of the member universities.

Participation by researchers, university professors, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students and practitioners is welcomed. Accommodation in Dubrovnik is available from EU 35. Information regarding travel and accommodation may be obtained from the IUC partner, Gulliver travel agency from Dubrovnik. For contact use the following E-ddress congress@gulliver.hr Phone: 885 20 410 817


Academic Program June 2005

The IUC Dubrovnik School of Social Work Theory and Practice was established after preparatory activities carried out during the period 1987 – 89.Technical support was provided by the International Association of the Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW). First four courses were offered in the academic year 1989/90. Out of the original four courses one continues to be offered with the original title, two slightly changed its titles, and fourth changed both, content and title. During the period 1997-2002 we added two more courses. Seventh course will start in June 2006, and we hope to add the final, eighth course by 2009, when we plan to celebrate our 20th anniversary. To learn more about it please visit the News and Info section of the IUC Journal at www.bemidjistate.edu/SW_Journal  First draft of the 2005 Academic Program follows the chronology of the above mentioned sequence. Each course offers its academic program in a form of an postgraduate level symposium equal to 40 CE contact hours and/or 3 transferable credits.


1.) Course IUC no. 40 Social Work and Spirituality
June 4-10: Symposium
"Cultural Identity, Meta-Ethics, and Culture of Peace"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
2005 Organizing Directors:
Dr. Edward Canda; KS/USA
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Croatia/USA
Dr. Craig Rennebohm, WA/USA
Dr. Therese Marie Sacco, S.A.R
Dr. Paul G. Shane, PA/USA
Dr. Yves Nedeljkovic, EU PDC
Dr. Lennart Norreklit, DK
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic’, Cro/US
E-mail: dadam@paulbunyan.net

Course Description:


We serve and teach in the midst of war, the complexity of poverty in a global economy and rapid changes in society. This course seeks to expand our knowledge of the diverse philosophical, humanistic and spiritual resources which guide us in our attempt to create a more just and peaceful communities. Participants explore the spiritual, ethical, cultural and professional values, which inform our thinking and direct service. Special attention is given to issues of conflict resolution, inclusion vs. exclusion, reconciliation and nonviolence, and to deepening our understanding of human spirituality as concerns for social work education and practice. The 2005 Symposium will focus on the complex interplay between culture and identity, as well as culture and intercultural encounters. We will continue to search for the common elements as we explore meta-ethics as a concept, as well as a practiced tool.


Resource Persons/Lecturers (alphabetically):


Calvin W. Goggleye (USA): ANISHINABE CULTURE AND PEACE-MAKING TRADITIONS

Dada M. Maglajlic’ (Cro/US): PEACE STARTS WITH/IN ME

Nada Maljkovic’ (Cro): EMBRACE YOUR TIME, INDIVIDUALITY & CULTURE

Igor Manenica (Cro): METAETHICS & SHAMANISM IN THE AGE OF SCIENCE

Mirjana Mikic Zeitoun (Cro): RE/AFFIRMATION OF ETHNIC IDENTITY

Regina Mueller (Swiss): HOW TO MAKE PEACE

Lennart Norreklit (DK): VALUES AND CULTURAL IDENTITY

Ivan Stefanovic’, Bojan Jelacanin (SCG): LIFE MUST GO ON

Silvija Visinski (Cro): FROM EXISTENTIAL OPENESS TO OPTIMISM


2.) Course IUC no. 42 Developing Neighborhood and Community Support Systems
June 11-17: Symposium
"Supporting Communities in Transition"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
2005 Organizing Directors:
Dr. Burt Galaway, CO/USA
Dr. Ronald Lutz, Germany
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Cro/US
Prof.Dr. Ronald Lutz
Fachhochschule, UAP
Erfurt, Germany
E-mail: Lutz@soz.fh-erfurt.de

Course Description:


The 2005 Course will reflect on the theories and methods of community organizing and community work applied to different communities in transition. The primary focus will be on contributions of community work programs and their benefits to various groups and individuals within a given society. The core components of the course will, therefore, include the following: (a) principles of communication and community participation; (b) development of intercultural communication, and (c) the concept of empowerment in community work – all three as related to community organizing and community work in general, and in particular as related to com- munities in transition.


Resource Persons/Lecturers (alphabetically):


Antje Enders, Marietta Nurnberger, Daniela Popp, Nicole Ludecke, Andreas Kotter, Kirsten Recke: FAMILY CENTERS IN ERFURT - A SPECIAL COMMUNITY WORK PROGRAM

Ronald Lutz (Germany): CONCEPTS OF ACTIVATION

Dada M. Maglajlic' (Cro/US): GLOBE IS MY VILLAGE, MY VILLAGE IS GLOBAL

Maja Pudic' (Croatia): PROCESSES AND INNOVATIONS WITHIN THE SOCIAL
WELFARE SYSTEM OF CROATIA

Josko Sindik (Croatia): THEORY OF THE OPTIMAL COMMUNICATION LATITUDES

Heidi Sinning (Germany): CONCEPTS OF PARTICIPATION

Leonie Wagner (Germany): CONCEPTS OF COMMUNITIES

Ester Weitzel-Polzer (Germany): INTERCULTURAL CONFLICTS IN COMMUNITIES


3.) Course IUC no. 44 Social Work With Children and Youth
June 19-25: Symposium:
"Reaching the Inner World"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
2005 Guest Organizing Director:
Dr. Jean Gervais, Quebec, Canada
Dr. Lina Kashyap, India
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic' Cro/US
Dr. Torill Tjelflaat, Norway
Dr. Djuka Stakic'
Penn State University
Delaware County, Media, PA/US
E-mail: dos4@psu.edu

Course Description:


Participants examine implementation of the UN convention of the rights of children and all other relevant documents implemented in various regions of the world, but in particular in the countries represented in the course. Equal attention is given to all age subgroups, with special reference to policy and planning, as well as to different facets of social work theory and practice. Each year this course focuses on a slightly different specific issue, with a plan to cover all relevant components of the overall field of the “child and family welfare”. The 2005 Symposium will continue to explore the complexity of the inner world of a child/young person. Presentations and small group dialogues will focus on different stages and models of reaching the inner world from both, theoretical and practical, perspectives.


Resource Persons/Lecturers (alphabetically):


Ase Bratterud, Torill Tjelflaatt (Norway): HOW TO REACH CHILDREN IN NEED-THROUGH
FAMILY PRESERVATION METHODS OR DIRECT CHILDORIENTED INTERVENTIONS?

Ann Mari Brubakk (Nor): PREMATURE CHILDREN AND MENTAL PROBLEMS

Tatjana Colin (SCG): SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEM REFORMS IN SERBIA FROM THE
CHILD PERSPECTIVE (Children in Reforms)

Geir Hyrve (Nor): COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY WITH AN ACTING ADOLESCENT -
AN EVALUATION

Ljubisa Jovanovic (SCG): COMPAS AS A TOOL AND A METAPHOR

Jelena Kalusevic' (SCG): THE INNER WORLD OF AN ABUSED CHILD
AND ITS EXPRESSIONS

Jim Lurie (Nor): TEACHING PARENTS TO REACH THE INNER WORLD OF THE CHILD -
AN EVALUATION OF THE WEBSTER-STRATTON PARENTING PROGRAM

Dada M. Maglajlic' (Cro/US), Djuka Stakic' (PA/US): SELF & ETHICS IN INTER/ACTION -
10 COMMANDMENTS FOR CLINICAL
WORK

Martin Masar (CO/USA): THE INTEGRATION OF TREATMENTS THAT WORK.
YouthConnect International, Colorado

Suljak Blanka, Fruk Katarina (Croatia): PILOT PROGRAM OF THE PRIMARY SUBSTANCE
ABUSE & OTHER BEHAVIOR DISORDERS
PREVENTION

Stevanovic Ivana, Pejakovic Ljubomir, Milosevic Nikola, Veljkovic Zivota (SCG):
WHAT WE KNOW AND WHAT WE DO NOT ABOUT REACHING AND ENRICHING THE INNER WORLD OFA CHILD IN CONFLICT WITH LAW

Anne Swendsen (Nor): CHILDREN OF PARENTS WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS -
HOW TO STRENGHTEN THEIR COPING STRATEGIES


4.) Course IUC no. 43 Social Work and Social Policies
June 19-25: Symposium:
"Advocacy and Empowerment in SW Policy Making"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
2005 Organizing Director:
Dr. Juha Hamalainen, Finland
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Cro/US
Dr. Horst Sing, Germany
Dr. Mari-Anne Zahl, NTNU, Norway
Prof.Dr. Juha Hamalainen
University of Kuopio Finland
Dpt. of SW and Social Pedagogy
E-mail: juha.hamalainen@uku.fi

Course Description:


Social work develops both, theory and practice, in a given context. Changes in needs, expectations, paradigms, systems, and welfare models all influence discussions and directions chosen for the growth and improvement of social work. In this course interaction between social work and social policies is discussed and problematized, Presentations have theoretical as well as an empirical base. Each year a specific topic is chosen for examination. For the year 2005 we will focus on the role of social work in making social policies. We will explore how policy affects social work and vice versa, and review use of planning methods which may promote social rights and social security among different population groups, as well as implement advocacy and empowerment in the process.


Resource Persons/Lecturers (alphabetically):


Martina Feric', Valentina Kranzelic'-Tavra (Crotia): SOCIAL PEDAGOGY CURRICULUM - DEVELOPMENT OF COMPETENCIES FOR ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT

Juha Hamalainen, Riitta Vornanen (Finland): THE ROLE OF SOCIAL WORK IN LOCAL,
REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CHILD POLICY

Vladan Jovanovic'(S), Nives Radeljic' (C): ADVOCACY AND EPOWERMENT IN SOCIAL
POLICY MAKING - POLICY MAKING
AS A MANAGED PROCESS

Esko Kalevi Juntunen (Finland): WHEN THE WORLD IS SHRINKING, THERE IS NOT MUCH
SPACE FOR CREATIVITY ANYMORE

Jerzy Krzyszkowski (Poland): ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT IN HOME
CARE SERVICES IN POLAND

Piia Puurunen (Finland): EMPOWERMENT ND ADVOCACY THROUGH
THE TRADITION OF JANE ADAMS

Mirjana Radovan (Croatia): THE PROJECT PLAN OF THE COUNTY OF VARAZDIN ON
PSYCHO-SOCIAL HELP IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Neven Ricijas, Tihana Novak (Croatia): ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT -
THE POSITION OF SOCIAL PEDAGOGY

Anne-Mari Ropelinen (Finland): ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT IN
MODERN COMMUNITY WORK

Dorit Sing (Germany): THE INFLUENCE OF ECONOMY ON SOCIAL WORK IN THE FIELD
OF THE CARE OF ELDERLY PEOPLE - POSSIBILITIESOF ADVICACY
AND EMPOWERMENT IN SOCIAL WORK POLICY-MAKING

Horst Sing (Germany): THE DOUBLE MANDATE OF SOCIAL WORK -
EMPOWERMENT, ADVOCACY AND THEORETICAL CONTROL

Steven Shardlow (the UK): SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL POLICY -
THE IMPACT OF DEVOLUTION IN THE UK


5.) Course IUC no. 41 Social Work With Juvenile Offenders
June 11-17: Symposium
"Juvenile Offending & Different Practice Interventions"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
2005 Organizing Director:
Dr. Brian Williams, England
Dr. Helmut Janssen, Germany
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Croatia/USA
Dr. Ira Schwartz, PA/USA
Joe Jates, Senior Lecturer
De Montfort University
Comm. & Criminal Justice Division
E-mail: jyates@dmu.ac.uk

Course Description:


Interventions with young people in conflict with the law are informed by a wide variety of theories. Whilst these interventions appear to be increasingly informed by theories which locate the causes of young peoples offending in the individual young people or their individual family circumstances there are a number of theories which encourage us to look further and to take a more critical perspective. For ex. To critical-ly explore the damaging effects that contact with the Criminal Justice System can have for young people, as well as the wider societal factors which impact young peoples' transition through adolescence. The theories adopted to inform interventions can have radically different implications for the practice interventions which are delivered to young people. This symposium invites papers which will critically explore how different theories can be used to inform practice interventions with young people who are in conflict with the law.


Resource Persons/Lecturers (alphabetically):


Fox Darrell: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

Hrncic, J, Petrovic, G, Sataric, N, Milosavljevic, J. (SCG): OPENING CHILDRENS RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION CENTERS TO THE COMMUNITY

Helmut Janssen (Germany): EVALUATING DIFFERENT INTERVANTIONS

Jandric Anita, Dolezal Dalibor (Cro): TREATMENT OF JUVENILE OFFENEDERS BASED ON
THE PROPOSITIONS OF THE CHOICE THEORY
AND REALITY THERAPY

Peter Jones (PA/USA): EVALUATING LARGE SCALE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEMS:
A CASE STUDY IN PHILADELPHIA

Kutlesic, V, Maric, B, Aksentijevic, S, Vujacic-Richer, D, Mrcinc, J, Simonovic, Z.:
THE COMING TOGETHER OF MULTI SECTORAL PARTNERS TO CHANGE THE 'TREATMENT ' OF CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH LAW

Maric, B., Loncarevic Aksentijevic, S., Kutlesic, V., Hrncic, J., Vujacic-Richer, D., Maric Borislav, Kutlesic Vesna (SCG): A MULTIDIMENSIONAL PROGRAMMATIC APPROACH TO
THE TREATMENT OF JUVENILES IN CONFLICT
WITH THE LAW

Martin Masar (CO/USA): CONNECTING FOR CHANGE
- YOUTH CONNECT INTERNATIONAL

Petrovic Gordana, Hrncic Jasna (UNICEF, SCG): CREATIVE COORDINATION GROUP

Sataric Nadezda (SCG): COOPERATION BETWEEN JCIK AND OMT

Radulovic Danka (SCG): WHY PREVENTION OF PSYCHOPATHIC DELINQUENCY IS THE
KEY ISSUE IN REDUCTION OF CRIME?

David R. Schwartz, Ira M. Schwartz (PA/USA): PROMISING DEVELOPMENTS IN CHILD
WELFARE RISK ASSESSMENT

Stakic Djuka (PA/USA): DIFFERENT PRACTICE INTERVENTIONS

Trifunivic, S. (SCG): DISSOCIATIVE CHARACTERISTICS AMONG JUVENILES
IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW

Nevenka Zegarac (SCG): DESIGNING A PROGRAM OUTCOME EVALUATION -
UNDERSTANDING AND MEASURING PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Joe Yates (UK): EVALUATING DIFFERENT TREATMENT APPROACHES


6.) Course IUC no. 39. Social Work Theories and Methodologies
June 5-12: Symposium
"Evaluating and Demonstrating Success in Social Work"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
Organizing Director:
Dr. Peter Erath, Germany
Dr. Vito Flaker, Slovenia
Dr. Brian Littlechild, UK
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Cro/US
Prof.Dr. Peter Erath
Catholic University of Eichstaett
Germany
E-mail: peter.erath@ku-eichstaett.de

Course Description:


In examining the development of social work throughout the world, it is necessary to broaden our horizon of inquiry beyond one of comparing models of appropriate practices that occur in different countries. The aim of this course is to present and discuss theories about, for and of social work on several levels, and to evaluate and compare all kinds of strategies that are meant to be successful in achieving the purpose of social work within the given context.


The 2005 Symposium will explore multiple theoretical, methodological and practical problems that are connected with evidencing success in social work. Successful social work cannot be seen only as a necessity or duty that is grounded in the political mandate to support people with social problems. It is at the same time a question of survival of social work, not only because a non-successful social work would no longer receive financial support, but also because it may lose the attraction for people to enter the profession and in the end lose its raison detre. Through presentations, research reports and group dialogue multiple theoretical, methodological and practical problems that are connected with evidencing success in SW will be explored as part of the 2005 Symposium


Resource Persons/Lecturers (alphabetically):


Caroline Bourke (UK): EVALUATING SOCIAL WORK, UK PERSPECTIVE

Oldrich Chytil (CZ): EVALUATING SOCIAL WORK - A CZECH PERSPECTIVE

Peter Erath, Norbert Eszlinger (G): Social Work and Evaluation

Vito Flaker (Slovenia): EVALUATING SOCIAL WORK IN SLOVENIA

Barbara Kobal, Ljiljana Rihter, Nino Rode (Slovenia):
THE FORMATION OF THE SYSTEM OF EVALUATION OF SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAMS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

Brian Littlechild (UK): MEASURING SUCCESS IN SOCIAL WORK:
CAN WE AND SHOULD WE?

Carole Littlechild (UK): SUCCESS IN ADOPTION

Dada M. Maglajlic' (Cro/US): EVALUATING SUCCESS & DOING MORE WITH LESS

Katarzyna Pawalek (PL): EVALUATING SOCIAL WORK IN POLAND



Please visit our websites at:
www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/publications/social_work_journal
&
www.spirituality-and-social-work.com


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