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2-3 July 2018 - DARE 2018: The 5th Biennial International Symposium

Event Date: 
2018-07-02

DARE Symposium, 2-3 July 2018, Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick

This biennial Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work (DARE) symposium brings together researchers, educators, policy makers and senior practitioners to share developments on the following topics:

  • Professional judgement including reflective practice; cognitive judgement models; heuristics and rationality; use of knowledge; judgements in uncertainty; bias; regret.
  • Decision processes with clients, families, other professionals, systems and organisations; social work roles in court decisions; collaborative and contested decisions.
  • Assessment tools and processes, including screening, analysis and problem solving; assessing needs, strengths and risks; statistical and intuitive approaches to predicting harm; mitigating and moderating factors.
  • Assessing and managing risk, including conceptualisation, communication and legal aspects; organisational processes; positive risk taking; social care governance.
  • Evidence creation, synthesis and dissemination; the use of knowledge to inform policy, practice, teaching, management and regulation in social work.
  • Ethical, emotional and contextual aspects of decision making, assessment, risk and evidence, including relationship to professional, personal and societal values.

To register email Deborah Coey, Ulster University: d.coey@ulster.ac.uk