By Gerry Heery

Speaker(s): Gerry Heery

Date: Friday 10th May 
Time: 12noon - 2pm
Venue: Social Care Council Offices, 7th Floor Millennium House, 19-25 Great Victoria Street, Belfast


The use of violence within relationships, families or communities is a major public health issue across the world. As such, it will continue to require global, strategic and preventative measures across educational, social care and criminal justice systems.  This seminar will present ideas taken from Gerry’s recent book, Promoting Non-Violence: Social Work Conversations about Violence (2019).  This draws upon his gritty practice experience, social work values, knowledge and research to provide guidance on how to respond directly to those who carry out this common violence.

Eight face-to-face conversations between a social worker and the person using violence are depicted and used to present the necessary elements for a dialogue which continually seeks to promote non-violence.

These conversations also pick up on some key messages from the Northern Ireland peace process.

 Key areas covered in this seminar will include:

Issues in working with people who use violence within their relationships, families or communities.  This will include reflecting on personal encounters with violence, understanding violence, social work interventions as a response to violence and risk.  Ideas in stimulating the 8 conversations will be explored.

In addition, copies of the book will be available for purchase (£25).  The author’s royalties will be donated to a third world charity project working with victims of domestic violence.

Question Title

* 1. Please provide your contact details below:

Question Title

* 2. Do you have any access requirements?

Thank you for your interest in our upcoming seminar. The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd May and confirmations of place will be sent via email on the same day.