Inter-University Centre


Dubrovnik, June 2002/2003

1.) Social Work and Spirituality
June 2 - 9: Symposium
"Creating Common Language for Spiritual Elements in Reconciliation"
Course Directors (alphabetically):
Organizing Director
Dr. Edward Canda, USA
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Croatia/USA
Dr. Craig Rennebohm, USA
Dr. Therese Marie Sacco, S.A.R
Dr. Paul G. Shane
Dr. Michael Striebel, Austria
Dr. Michael Striebel
Acedemic fur Sozilaarbeit,
Kapuzinergasse 1, A-6900
Bergenz, Austria
Phone: 43 55 74 430 46-72
Fax: 43 55 74 430 46-91
E-mail: dir.asav@schulen.vol.at

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 social workers in helping create just and peaceful communities. Participants explore the spiritual, ethical, cultural and professional values, which inform social service and action. 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.
Realizing projects of Spirituality and Social work"
In the 2002 Symposium participants will push further the projects suggested by the basic paper "Towards a Peaceable Community". Special attention will also be given to the themes of nonviolence, reconciliation and social ex-/inclusion. Part of what we have done in the past is published on our website: www.spirituality-and-social-work.com & www.bemidjistate.edu/academics/publications/social_work_journal

Resource Persons/Lecturers (alphabetically):

Edward R. Canda, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas, USA:
"International networking activities on spirituality and social work."

Martin Conell, Johannesburg, Rep. South Africa: "On-going health-care for survivors of
gross human rights violations."

Judy Dwyer, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin, Superior, USA:
“Comparative Study of the UN Declaration of Human Rights with Social Work Codes of Ethics from Six Countries Addressing the Question”

David Michael Irving, England at present working in Vukovar, Croatia: "Social Exclusion and
Inclusion in Croatia."

Thomas Koch Berlin, Germany: "Fostering Understanding and Cooperation"

Dada M. Maglajlic, Zagreb/Croatia & Dep. of SRS, BSU Bemidji, MN, USA:
"Center for Education for Peace, Responsive and Responsible Citizenship"

Lennart Norreklit, Center for Philosophy & Soc. Studies Aalborg University Denmark:
"Naturalism in Spirituality and Culture of Peace"

Nada Maljkovic, Nadomak Sunca, Oprtalj, Croatia: "Peaceable Community:
How dreams became true"

Yves-Rastimir Nedeljkovic' Belgrade, Serbia and FRY: "Poverty is a way of life -
misery is a state of exclusion"

Jadranka Petrak, Osijek, Croatia: "Social Inclusion and Exclusion in Croatia."

Therese Marie Sacco, Johannesburg, Rep. South Africa: "Healing the Past: Some Considerations for
South African Social Workers."

Paul G. Shane, School of Social Work, Rutgers University, NJ, USA: "Social Inclusion and
Exclusion in U.S."

Michael Striebel, Academy of Social Work, Bregenz, Austria: "Towards a Peaceable Community:
What are we going to do?"

Wagner Claus Berlin, Germany: "Towards a Peaceable Community - Virtual Perspective"

2.) Social Work With Children & Youth
June 9 - 15: Symposium
Course Directors:
Organizing Director:
Dr. Jean Gervais, Quebec, Canada
Dr. Helmut Janssen, Germany
Dr. Lina Kashyap, India
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic'
Dr. Torril Tjelflaat, Norway
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic'
SW Program, Department of SRS
Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Box 23
Bemidji, MN 56601, USA
Phone: 218 755 2837; Fax: 218 755 2822
E-mail: dadam@bemidjistate.edu

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 the 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".

2002 Academic program, Resource Persons as per daily schedule

Sunday, June 9, 2002: Directors & Evaluator Consultation Meeting

Monday, June 10, 2002

9 a.m. FORMAL OPENNING by Course Directors

Sonia Jackson, Thomas Coram Research Unit, University of London: UK Protecting the best
interest of the child &
UN Convention

Pedro Rankin, SW Division, University of C.H.E. , Potchefstroom, S. Africa: Issue in focus:
UN Convention & the "Working Children"

Regina Mueller, Swiss/Nepal NGO Programs Tuesday, June 11 2002 - Focus on Actual Issues and Research. Research report on "What German Jewish Survivors of the Shoa Tell us About Problems of Their Children and Grandchildren"

Marlene Bock, Fachhochschule fur Sozialarbeit Erfurt, Germany: Research report on "PRISONERS

Paul Shane, School of Social Work Rutgers University, Newark,NJ, USA

Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - FOCUS ON PREVENTION
"Social Learning Through Drama and Theatre in Education - a school project for children age 11-12

Dagmar Derger, Fachhochschule fur Sozialarbeit Erfurt, Germany: Research POost PETNICA, An
Innovative Prevention Program

Marija Sajic & Ivan M. Stevanovic, University of Belgrade,Serbia: Education for love and nonviolence

Jasmina Cvetko & Ljiljana Gojic, SUNCOKRET Zagreb, Croatia

Thursday, June 13, 2002 - FOCUS ON OUTREACH

Michelle DelConte, S.F. Humanitarian Allyance S. Diego CA, USA PRACTICAL APPLICATION - Collaborative Effort at the Regional Level

Odilia Van Manen Rojnic (Holland/Cro) and Program Associates Dragica Bojka-Gergoric Rijeka & Ksenia Zivcic, Karlovac OUTREACH BETWEEN THEORY & PRACTICE

Nives Radeljic Zagreb, Iva Bacurin V. Gorica, Djordana Barbaric, Split

Friday, June 14, 2002, Morning Session

Dr. Djuka Stakic', Pennsylvania State University, Exton, Penna, USA: SYMPOSIUM EVALUATION

Regina Mueller, Swiss/Nepal


Dada M. Maglajlic, Croatia/USA and Regina Mueller, Swiss/Nepal

3.) Social Work & Social Policies
June 16-22: Symposium
Course Directors:
Organizing Director:
Dr. Juha Hamalainen, Finland
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Croatia/USA
Dr. Horst Sing, Germany
Dr. Haluk Soydan, Sweden
Dr. Mari-Anne Zahl, Norway
Dr. Mari-Anne Zahl
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Dept. of Social Work and Health Science, Dragvoll
7194 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: 47 73 59 1926
Fax: 47 73 59 1885
E-mail: mari.zahl@svt.ntnu.no

Course Description:

This course explores different models of social welfare. A general presentation of similarities and differences between the models sets out the major social welfare issues. The influence of social policies on social work practice is discussed and problematized. Empirical description and implementation of different approaches are present.

Each year a special topic is chosen for examination. "Developing Local Social Policies" is the topic in focus for the year 2002! Under this heading, social work and social policies with special focus on privatization, decentralization, and deregulation of social services in different countries, are to be explored.


Resource Persons/Lecturers (alphabetically):

Christina Beck, Caritas International, Germany: Economization of Social Work and its Challenge for
Charitable Organizations in Germany

Juha Hamalainen, University of Koupio, Dept. of Social Science Koupio, Finland:
Globalization and the Classical Models of Social Policy

Esko Juntunen, University of Koupio, Dept. of Social Science Koupio, Finland:
The Economic Influences of Globalization on Small Countries and Local Districts

Stephan Knitl, Katholishe Universitat Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Faculty of SW, Germany:
Deregulation of Social Work - The Situation in Germany

Klaudija Kregar, Faculty of Law, Dept. of SW, University of Zagreb Croatia:
Social Policy Programs: LOCAL SOCIAL POICY PROGRAMS: Experience of Healthy Cities Project

Zmira Laufer, University of Haifa, Faculty of Soc. Welfare & Health Studies, Israel:
Privatization in Foster Care in Israel: First Year Exerience

Vlado Puljiz, Faculty of Law, Dept. of SW, University of Zagreb, Croatia: Crisis of the Welfare State
and Local Social Policy

Horst Sing, Faculty OF SW, Katholishe Universitat Eichstaett, Germany:
The Challenge of Deregulation and Privatization of Social Work in the Process of Globalization - Risk and Opportunity

Bettina Strobel, Faculty of SW, Katholishe Universitat Eichstaett, Germany:
The System of Social Security and Social Services in USA - A Model for Germany?

Andreja Tonc, Small Grants Manager, Academy for Educational Development, Zagreb, Croatia:
Our Community: How can we Improve it?

Silvija Visinski, Zagreb, Croatia: The Importance og to Civil Society Concept in a Transition from a
Welfare State to a Workfare State

Mari-Anne Zahl, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dept. of Social Work and Health Science, Trondheim, Norway, and Helene Hansen, Stavanger University College, School of Health and Social Work Education Norway Governmental Policies and Decentralization of Social Services - Its Consequences for Social Work Practice

Sinisa Zrinscak, Faculty of Law, Dept. of SW, University of Zagreb, Croatia:
Decentralization of Social Services in Croatia - Concepts and Experiences

4.) Social Work with Juvenile Offenders
June 16-22: Symposium
Course Directors:
Organizing Director:
Dr. Brian Williams, England
Dr. Burt Galaway, USA
Dr. Helmut Janssen, Germany
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Cro/USA
Dr. Ira Schwartz, USA
Dr. Helmut Janssen
University of Applied Sciences Erfurt
FB Sozialwesen
Phone: 49 361 6700 530
Fax: 49 361 6700 533
E-mail: hfjanssen@aol.com

Course Description:

The course will focus on the problem of juvenile offenders in different countries. Another aspect should focus on the explanation of delinquency and its implications for social work and its methods. It has to include theoretical aspects of social control and describe the control system of the country and/or new alternatives dealing with the problem of crime and delinquency.

2002 Symposium "Social Work as Social Control"

2002 Academic program, Resource Persons as per daily schedule

Monday, June 16
Chair: Dada M. Maglajlic, Cro/USA
Formal Opening: Helmut Janssen and Course Directors

Ronald Lutz, Germany: The Sociological Concept of Social Control

Antun Ilijas, Gordana Danijel, Suncana Kusturin, Croatia: Individualism and Conformity?

Tuesday, June 17
Chair: Joe Yates, UK

Helmut F. Janssen, Germany: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: The Concept of Inclusion and Exclusion

Dada M. Maglajlic', Cro/USA: Social Worker as Controller - The Use of Self in Social Work

Milica Pejovic, Serbia: Medication as a Tool of Social Control

Wednesday, June 18
Chair: Helmut F. Janssen, Germany

Joe Yates, UK: The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and its Implementation in Juvenile Justice in England and Wales

Djuradj Stakic, USA: The New Juvenile Criminal Law in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Thursday, June 19

Chair: Dada M. Maglajlic', Cro/USA

Tatjana Hip, Jelena Matic-Zbiljski, Croatia:
Intensified Care, Supervision and Individual Work with Children who Display Behavioral Disorders

Ksenija Butorac, Andreja Rogar, Croatia:
Compulsory and Voluntary Clients in the Center for the Prevention of Drug Abuse in Zagreb

VIDEO: The Stanford Prison Experiment - Controlling the Controllers or How Institutions Change Average People

Friday, June 20
Chair: Helmut F. Janssen, Germany

Ira Schwartz, USA: Social Control in Juvenile Justice - Current Trends in Control

Final Plenary Session and Symposium Evaluation

Plan for the year 2003, Closing Ceremony

5.) Neighborhood and Community Support Systems
June 16 - 22: Symposium
Course Directors:
Organizing Director:
Dr. Owusu Bempah, England
Dr. Burt Galaway, USA
Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic', Croatia/USA
Dr. Paul Stubbs, England/Finland
Dr. Paul Stubbs,
Associate Senior Research Fellow - GASPP
The Globalism and Social Policy Programme
University of Shefield, UK
STAKES Helsinki, Finland
E-mail: pstubbs@zamir.net
Tel & Fax: 385 1 37 01 301

Course Description:

Participants will examine contemporary trends and issues in the development of neighborhood and community work in the context of "thinking globally, acting locally". In particular, issues of power, oppression and resistance, as well as the role of social movements, user groups, and activist/professionals will be addressed through theory, case examples, and testimony. Consideration will be given to the strategies and alliances available to social and community workers to strengthen supportive neighborhood networks.


2002 Symposium Guest Directors:

Dr. Darja Zavirsek, School of Social Work, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Allen Feldman, Services for the Underserved, New York, USA

Provisional List of Resource Persons as of May 3, 2002 (alphabetically):

  • Owusu Bempah, England
  • Allen Feldman, USA
  • Rea A. Maglajlic', Bosnia & Hercegovina
  • Paula Rauzan, Croatia
  • Danielle Saique, Philipines
  • Josko Sindik, Croatia
  • Fadil Sisarak, Bosnia & Hercegovina
  • Paul Stubbs, UK/Croatia
  • Darja Zavirsek, Slovenia
  • Marianne Washuus, Denmark
  • Halida Vejzagic, Bosnia & Hercegovina

The THEME for 2002: Disability issues have only recently become one of the most important topics within social work theory and social welfare practice. From its narrow definition the issues of disability embrace the everyday life experiences of people with different impairments who were historically demonized, pathologised and excluded from ordinary life. Current concepts of social work have challenged this everyday discrimination and, in particular spatial segregation in custodial institutions. Institutional care has been slowly replaced with community based social services, stressing advocacy work, independent living, self-determination and individual rights. The dominance of the "professional gaze" has been challenged by the disability people's movement all over the world.

This Symposium takes the core concept of civic disability as a broader definition of disability issues not necessarily linked with physical impairments but, rather, understood as a human rights issue. The concept of civic disability draws attention to the everyday obstacles and barriers facing marginalized groups and individuals who are objects of the attention of social work and other caring professions but who still lack full citizenship rights. From a social work and social welfare perspective, the following question has to be raised: how can social work profession increase the citizenship rights of their clients without disabling them?

The aim of the symposium is to stress that the democratization of everyday life of disabled people remains a huge issue confronting social work professionals. New studies and analysis are needed and the symposium will bring an interdisciplinary perspective, allowing social work academics and practitioners to explore those issues from social, anthropological, historical, psychological and cultural perspectives.

The Symposium will focus on the notion of 'civic disability'. Broadly defined, it is all-encompassing: we see it as the equivalent of the more popular notion (or rethoric) of 'social exclusion'. We hope to attract a diverse group of participants with personal experience of 'civic disability' keeping in mind both practice and theory perspectives.

The Interuniversity Centre 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. Burt Galaway and Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic´. The school offers 5 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. Fee per course/symposium:

  • USD 250 for the ICU non-members
  • USD 150 for the ICU passive members
  • USD 35 for the ICU active members
    ($400 annual fee paid by the member institution)

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 at the ICU web-site: www.iuc.hr
If you have previously participated in our program we will 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 which will meet your professional interests.
If you would like to serve as a Resource Person for any of the five 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 2003 Schedule

June 1-7, 2003
Social Work and Spirituality

June 8-16, 2003
Developing Neighborhood and
Community Support Systems
Social Work with Children & Youth

June 15-21, 2003
Social Work and Social Policies
Social Work with Juvenile Offenders

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. Michael Striebel
Akademie fur Sozialarbeit
Kapuzinergasse 1, A-6900
Bregenz, Austria
Phone: 43 55 74 430 46-72
Fax: 43 55 74 430 46-91
E-mail: dir.asav@schulen.vol.at
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. Paul Stubbs
Associate Senior Research Fellow-GASPP
The Globalism and Social Policy Programme
University of Shefield, UK;
STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
Phone & FAX: 385 1 37 01 301
E-mail: pstubbs@zamir.net
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
E-mail: mari.zahl@svt.ntnu.no

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