Worcester University Conference on the impact of violence and abuse on children and young people

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Worcester University are planning a conference on 5 – 6th June 2017 hosted alongside the National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse (NCSPVA). The focus of the 2017 annual conference is on examining the intersections of childhood and adulthood within the context of violence and abuse. The aim of this conference is to further the understanding of evidence based practice through reflection on developments to date, and the future needs of children growing up within a context of violence. To this end the conference will host a number of keynote presentations and individual oral and poster presentations that will showcase regional, national and international research and practice innovations relating to childhood and violence and safeguarding within this context. The organisers wish to invite all those who work with this issue to attend in order to network and share best practice and to engage in conversations to further evidence based practice.

Please find the link for the conference website here including key note speakers, costs and booking details.

To call or email for further information please contact:

Esther Dobson on 01905 54 2711 or edobson@worc.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worcester University are holding an event for International Women’s Day: The resilience of women within the refugee crisis

As previously posted Worcester University are running a number of events for International Women’s Day.

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On Wednesday 8th March 2pm-6pm there will be presentations and a discussion on the resilience of women within the refugee crisis taking place in Room RBG008, Severn Campus, University of Worcester

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Beverley Gilbert, Senior Lecturer, NCSPVA, University of Worcester will open the even with an introductions to the speakers

Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director, Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) will talk on Gender and Refugee Integration

Alexis Wright, Post Graduate Student, NCSPVA, University of Worcester will discuss Refugee Women and Boob Jobs – an intersectional feminist approach to the asylum process.

Caroline Gregory, Editor, Writer, Traveller, Aid Worker @caztravels will present on The Experience of Gender when Working in Refugee Camps

Kirsty Fraser, University of Worcester and Director of People in Motion will present on Invisible Warriors – Women in Grande-Synthe Refugee Camp

Bookings:

£25 per person. To book a place, please got to:

https://ext-webapp-01.worc.ac.uk/cgi-bin/womensday/booking.pl

There are a limited number of concessionary/free places available for those working in the refugee support sector or students at the University of Worcester.

International Women’s day event at Worcester University

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International Women’s Day: ‘The resilience of women within the refugee crisis’

Wednesday, 08 March 2017

International Women’s Day on 8th March 2017 celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world and makes a call to action to gender parity.  We can all be a leader within our own lives to influence and take action to accelerate the collective advancement of women. Join the University of Worcester to #BeBoldForChange.

Worcester University are presenting an array of academic, practitioner and individual perspectives on 8th March, celebrating the resilience, the courage and the strength of women refugees who flee their homes with their families to safety. Their IWD2017 theme is the resilience of displaced women. Cost: £25

For more information, please proceed to the booking form found here 

 

 

Walking a mile in her shoes event – Worcester

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Representatives from programme ADVANCE put their best pair of heels on and walked through Worcester city to raise awareness of domestic abuse. The event was welcomed by the local community with enthusiasm and encouragement for these events of awareness. ADVANCE representatives walked alongside 30 other people including firefighters, police officers, Worcester wolves and other lecturers and students. This is an annual event so anybody that is interested from the West Midlands Learning Alliance or if you have some free time and live in the area, we would love to see you there next year!! Please click here for a link to a local news article covering the event.

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Worcester Learning Alliance launch event

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15181378_10211430711392774_4699135221247590457_nOn 25th November, the ADVANCE research team at the University of Worcester were excited to launch the ADVANCE programme in conjunction with the ‘16 days of action against gender -based violence’. Prof. Liz Gilchrist introduced the cutting edge programme, talking through the overall project and informing a number of representatives across the West Midlands of the current progress made by the research team. During the session, Liz revealed;

‘that in the light of increasing awareness of the complexity and scale of intimate partner abuse across the UK, the ADVANCE study is a real opportunity to explore one of the most common factors linked with intimate partner abuse, substance use; and explore the processes by which this contributes to risk and impact, and explore how increased knowledge around the interplay between these two factors might enable us to deliver interventions that are more effective than our previous versions, and which fit with a move to holistic interventions delivered in line with our knowledge of what works in terms of therapeutic skills and alliance.’

After a great response, many of those attending the event, (from a number of organisations including ANAWIM, AQUARIUS, Richmond Fellowship, Worcester County Council, a number of West Midlands based NHS Trusts, and Warwickshire and West Mercia Police), stayed for an information session regarding the Leaning Alliance being established alongside this programme. In short, it was explained how the West Midlands Learning Alliance will enable organisations and frontline staff members to have an input into the programme, sharing their experiences and thoughts with others to ensure the formation of a robust programme. Finally, to end a very informative and productive day, the research team met with a number of members from local sites interested in participating in this research and the first wave of data collection. Throughout the day, the enthusiasm for the programme from those attending was great, leaving the researchers excited for the next stages of the programme.