IUC

Inter-University Centre

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

Dubrovnik, June 2005/2006

1.) Social Work and Spirituality
June 4 - 10: Symposium
"Cultural Identity, Meta-Ethics, and Culture of Peace"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
Guest O. Director 2004
Guest O. Director 2004
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 R. Nedelkovic'
Assistant Executive Director
European Center for Peace
and Developement
UN University for Peace
Terazije 41, 11000 Beograd
Serbia, YU
E-mail: yves-ned@eunet.yu
Dr. Lennart Norreklit
University of Aalborg
Aalborg, Denmark
Dr.Norgrefhesnej 2-b
8200 Aarkus, DK
Phone: 45 8619 4028
E-mail: lennart_norreklit@hotmail.com

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.


2.) Social Work Theories and Methodologies
June 4-10: Symposium
"Evaluating & Demonstrating Success in Social Work"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
Organizing Director:
Dr. Peter Erath, Germany
Dr. Vito Flaker, Slovenia
Dr. Brian Littlechild, England
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Croatia/USA
Dr. Peter Erath
Catholic University
D 85071 Eichstaett, Germany
Phone: +49 8421 903808
Fax: +49 8421 931773
E-mail: peter.earth@kueichstaett.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.


3.) Social Work With Children and Youth
June 19-25: Symposium:
"Reaching the Inner World"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
Organizing Director:
Dr. Jean Gervais, Quebec, Canada
Dr. C. Jussi Tukiainen, Finland
Dr. Lina Kashyap, India
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Croatia/USA
Dr. Torril Tjelflaat, Norway

Guest Director:
Dr. Djuka Stakic, Penn State University
E-mail: dos4@psu.edu
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic'
Professor of SRS, BSU
Voice-mail: +218 755 2837
E-mail: dadam@paulbunyan.net

Course Description:


Participants examine implementation of the UN convention of the rights of children and all other relevant documents in the various regions in 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.


4.) Developing Neighborhood and Community
Support Systems
June 11-17: Symposium:
"Supporting Communities in Transition"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
Organizing Director:
Dr. Owusu Bempah, England
Dr. Michelle DelConte, USA
Dr. Ronald Lutz, Germany
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Croatia/USA
Dr. Burt Galaway, USA

2005 Director:
Dr.Ronald Lutz
Fachhochschule Erfurt, Germany
E-mail: Lutz@soz.fh-erfurt.de
Dr. Kwame Owusu-Bempah
School of Social Work
University of Liecester
107 Princes Road East
Leicester, UK
Tel: +44 116 2523749
Fax: +44 116 2523748
E-mail: kob1@liecester.ac.uk

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 communities in transition.


5.) Social Work and Social Policies
June 19-25: Symposium:
"Advocacy and Empowerment in SW Policy-Making"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
Organizing Director:
Dr. Juha Hamalainen, Kuopio, Finland
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Croatia/USA
Dr. Horst Sing, Germany
Dr. Haluk Soydan, Sweden
Dr. Mari-Anne Zahl, Norway

2005 Director:
Dr. Juha Hamalainen
University of Kuopio, Finland
E-mail: juha.hamalainen@uku.fi
Dr. Mari-Anne Zahl
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Dept. of Social Work and Health Science
7194 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: 47-73-59-1926
Fax: 47-73-59-1885
E-mail: mari.zahl@svt.ntnu.no

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 a theoretical as well as an empirical base. Each year a special 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, 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.


6.) Social Work With Juvenile Offenders
June 11-17: Symposium:
"Juvenile Offending & Different Interventions"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
Organizing Director:
Dr. Brian Williams, England
Dr. Helmut Janssen, Germany
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Croatia/USA
Dr. Ira Schwartz, USA
2005 Director:
Joe Yates, England
E-mail: jyates@dmu.ac.uk
Joe Jates, Senior Lecturer
De Montfort University
Comm. & Criminal Justice Division
The Gateway, Leicester LE 1 9 BH
England
Fax: oo44 116 207 8050
Tel: 0044 116 257 7661

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 e.g. To critically 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.


GENERAL INFORMATION



The Inter-University Center for Post-Graduate Studies (IUC), Dubrovnik, Croatia, organizes academic programs composed of international and multidisciplinary courses and conferences. Courses were offered during the war despite the fact 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-time 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 promoting dialogue and understanding and contributing to the creation of a culture of peace.


The School of Social Work Theory and Practice was initiated by Dr.


Dada M. Maglajlic' and Dr. Burt Galaway. The school offers six courses, each for five days. Courses are offered at a post-graduate level. The language of the School is English. IUC offers a certificate of attendance.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; please provide name, address, academic standing, and - if you are an undergraduate student - a recommendation from one of your professors.


Participant course/symposium fee:

  • EURO 40, if course fee (EU 550) is paid by one of the institutions
  • EURO 55-75 if course fee (EU 550) is not paid

Participation by researchers, university professors, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students and practitioners is welcomed. Accommodations are available in Dubrovnik hotels from USD 35. Information regarding travel and accommodation can be found through


IUC partner Gulliver Travel Agency congress@gulliver.hr


If you have previously participated in our program, we welcome you again. Please share this information with your colleagues. We will also be happy to have you with us if you are joining us for the first time. We appreciate suggestions and proposals to help create programs that will meet your professional interests. If you would like to serve as a Resource Person for any of the six courses, if you would like to register, or if you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!


IUC Dubrovnik
School of Social Work Theory and Practice


2006 Schedule


Social Work & Clinical Interventions
June 25 - July 1
Organizing Director:
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic'
SRS Department, Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601 USA
Phone: 218 755 2837
FAX: 218 755 2822
E-mail: dadam@paulbunyan.net

Dr. Lennart Norreklit
University of Aalborg, Denmark
E-mail: lenart_norreklit@hotmail.com
& Dr. Yves R. Nedeljkovic'
European Center for Peace BG, YU
E-mail: yves-ned@Eunet.yu
Dr. Mari-Anne Zahl
Norwegian University of Science
and Technology
Department of Social Work
and Health Science
7194 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: 47-73-59-1926
FAX:47-73-59-1885
E-mail: mari.zahl@svt.ntnu.no

Dr. Helmut Janssen
Fachhoch Schule Erfurt,
FB Sozialwesen
D-99013 Erfurt, Altonaerstr. 25
Phone: 49-361-6700-547
FAX: 49-361-6700-533
E-mail: Janssen@soz.fh-erfurt.de
Dr.Kwame Owusu-Bempah
School of Social Work
University of Leicester
107 Princes Road East
Leicester, UK
Phone: +44 116 2523749
Fax: +44 116 2523748
E-mail: kob1@liecester.ac.uk

Dr. Peter Erath
Catholic University
D 85071 Eichstaett, Germany
Tel: +49 8421 903808
Fax: +49 8421 931773
E-mail: peter.earth@ku-eichstaett.de

2006 COURSES


June 4 - 10, 2006

Social Work Theories and Methodologies

Social Work and Social Policy


June 11 - 17, 2006

Social Work and Spirituality

Developing Neighborhood and Community

Support Systems


June 19 - 25, 2006

Social Work with Children and Youth

Social Work with Juvenile Offenders



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


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