Internationalising Institutional and Professional Practices: Community Partnership Models of Change in Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: School of Applied Social Sciences

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Sim T (2016) When the mountains move: A Chinese post-disaster psychosocial social work model in Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice

 
Description This research generated new findings which: a) identified what victim-survivors considered empowering practice in disaster situations; b) called for and led to interdisciplinary approaches to disaster interventions, especially those that linked the knowledge of the physical sciences with that of the social sciences; c) gave rise to an emerging new area in the discipline of social work, namely green social work which aims to improve theory and practice in the profession; d) encouraged academic institutions previously not involved in disaster or environmental social work to do so; e) suggested new topics to be included in the curriculum for disaster social work; and f) produced a toolkit or manual for practitioners working in disasters and ethical guidelines for doing research in disaster situations which have already been used. The Department of Health has shown interest in the toolkit and manual findings for training social workers in England.
Exploitation Route These have already been used in: a) developing
green social work curricula in Denmark, South Africa, Japan. China and Curacao, to promote a paradigm shift in how humanitarian aid and sustainable development are conceptualised and enacted. And, in 2013, the lessons and guidelines emanating from this research have been applied in China during the Lushan earthquake; Uttarakhand floods in India and Nepal and in identifying flood risks in Curaçao. It also led to the inclusion of social work in further research projects including the NERC-ESRC funded Earthquakes without Frontiers. These initiatives can be initiated elsewhere. I am now working to see if the DH in England will adopt them in their training program for social workers.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport,Other

 
Description The findings have been use to develop a new area of social work - green social work, which is calling for a paradigm shift in how humanitarian aid and sustainable development are conceptualised and enacted. In 2013, the lessons and guidelines emanating from this research have been applied in China during the Lushan earthquake; Uttarakhand floods in India and Nepal and in identifying flood risks in Curaçao. Curriculum development initiatives in this area were also started in VIA in Aarhus, Denmark; the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and Doshisha, Bukkyo and Osaka Universities in Japan. The findings linked to improving practice also led to the inclusion of social work in further research projects including the NERC-ESRC funded Earthquakes without Frontiers. And, the findings were used to inform discussions at UNFCCC COP meetings from 2010 to the present day.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Adoption of Climate Change and Disaster Interventions Policy in IASSW
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact It has provided IASSW with policy documents in areeas where it previously had none.
URL http://www.iassw-aiets.org/disaster-response-committee
 
Description BIOPICCC : the built infrastructure and the impact of climate change on health and social care provisions for older people
Amount £713,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/G060843/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2009 
End 11/2012
 
Description Building Rural Resilience in Seismically Active Areas
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Department IRHN NERC
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 06/2012
 
Description Earthquake without Frontiers
Amount £3,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2012 
End 06/2017
 
Description Rebuilding People's Lives After Disasters Network
Amount $200,000 (CAD)
Organisation Government of Canada 
Department SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 09/2012 
End 08/2015
 
Description Survival stories : learning from narratives of survivng disasters
Amount £1,450 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2012 
End 11/2012
 
Title Earthquake Virtual Helpline 
Description The Earthquake Virtual Helpline is an internet-based model of supporting victim-survivors, students, researchers and practitioners in intervening in disaster-affected areas. It is currently being used to support victim-survivors of the Gorkha Earthquake of 2015 and has assisted them from the relief and recovery stage to the reconstruction and income generation stage of disasters. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Students, academics and practitioners at the Nepal School of Social Work are using the Earthquake Virtual Helpline to get support in their training and interventions. 
 
Title Toolkit for Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Interventions 
Description The toolkit helps practitioners use the findings from research in their day-to-day practice. 
Type Of Material Data handling & control 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact I have shared the toolkit with many practitioners, including some involved in OCHA since 2013. People say they find it useful, but I have not collected data on how it is used or its impact in changing practice. 
 
Description Green/Environemental Social Work Collaborative Network 
Organisation University of South Carolina
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This is a newly organised and loose network of people interested in green social work and environmental social work (there are distinctions between the two) and its main purpose is to share information, publications and curricula with each other.
Collaborator Contribution Participants have shared information, publications and curricula with me and I with them.
Impact None at this point, but the discussions have been interesting. It is operating mainly through a list serve.
Start Year 2014
 
Description IASSW Committee on Sustainability, Disaster Interventions and Climate Change 
Organisation International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution I Chair the Committee and have been asked to represent IASSW at the UNFCCC-COP discussions, organise side events and exhibitions at COP Events (yearly since 2010) and give interviews for the UN Television network, some of which have been published on the UN Website.
Collaborator Contribution The IASSW has provided the possibiliy of contacting the UN and holding consultative status with it. This allows me to feed research findings into this body.
Impact the ideas contained in my book, Green Social Work, have been facilitated through this collaboration and so have a number of the speaking engagements I have had, e.g., training on disaster interventions in Chile and Curacao.
Start Year 2010
 
Description IASSW task force on UN representation 
Organisation International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution In July 2012 Lena Dominelli was appointed Chair of the newly formed International Association of Schools of Social Work Task Force on UN Representation. This built on her work as IASSW's Liaison Officer for the UN from 2004-2010, and IASSW Representative at the UN for Climate Change and Disasters from 2009 to the present. Since 2008 Dominelli's work on disasters and climate change, which has been supported by the ESRC IIPP project, has been a major focus of her work at the UN.
Start Year 2012
 
Description UN-accredited IASSW representative for social work 
Organisation United Nations (UN)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Lena Dominelli's role as United Nations Representative for the International Association of Schools of Social Work at the Conference of the Parties official events in 2009 (COP15, Copenhagen), 2010 (COP16, Cancun), and 2011 (COP17, Durhan). Dominelli also wrote the 100 page application which secured IASSW official UN recognition at the talks.
Start Year 2009
 
Description UNFCCC 
Organisation International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Representing the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) at (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) UNFCCC meetings of the Conference of the Parties (COP) 2010 to present day. I wrote the formal application to get IASSW recognised as a research NGO at the UNFCCC. Since then, I have attended the meetings and presented side events, exhibitions and spoke at the gatherings.
Collaborator Contribution Representing the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) at UNFCCC meetings of the Conference of the Parties (COP) 2010 to present day. This occurs through presentations at COP meetings through exhibitions and side events, and giving presentations based on my climate change research.
Impact This occurs through presentations at COP meetings through exhibitions and side events, and giving presentations based on my climate change research. Side event and exhibition highlighting social work interventions in climate change disasters globally, 2-7 December 2011. Side event and conference featuring green social work at the CNAM for COP21 in Paris, 1 December 2015. Green social work presentation at COP21 for RINGO at COP22 in Marrakesh, 7 November 2016.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Capacity Building in Times of Disaster: The Sri Lankan Tsunami 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar presentation as part of a series of Monday lunchtime seminars delivered by the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience at the University of Durham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Challenges for Social Work: The Global Agenda and Disaster Interventions for 21st Century Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Challenges for Social Work: The Global Agenda and Disaster Interventions for 21st Century Practice, Stoke-on-Trent, British Association of Social Workers England Conference, 23 March 2012. This was aimed primarily at a practitioner audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Climate Change: A Social Work Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speech at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference (COP15) NGO Intervention organised by IASSW, ICSW and IFSW, 10 December 2009.

Climate change policy document ratified by IASSW, IFSW, ICSW

Enhanced social work's role in UNFCCC proceedings as this side-event at COP 15 began the social work dialogue on climate change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Disaster Relief Work: A Glance at its History 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Lena Dominelli in St Thomas University, Santiago, Chile, July 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Empowering Work with Communities in Disasters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Concepcion, Chile, 17 July 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Ethical and Methodological Issues in Disaster Interventions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote Presentation at the Social Work and Disaster Relief Conference in Peking University, Beijing, China 9-10 May 2009,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Fitting the Local and the Global: Indigenising the International Social Work Curriculum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Lena Dominelli at the Katherine Kendall Institute Seminar at the UNISA Durban Campus, 25 July 2008.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Gendering Climate Change: Implications for Policy and Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop presentation at the Gender and Climate Change Conference in Prato, Italy on 15 September 2011. Paper presentation Gendering Climate Change (a keynote presentation) was later published as a chapter in
Alston, M and Whittenbury, K (eds) 'Research, Action and Policy: Addressing the Gendered Impacts of Climate Change'. London: Springer, pp. 77-94.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Gendering Sustainable Development in Post-Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Situations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 9-12 July 2014. Over 2000 social work educators and practitioners will be attending
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Governmental, Civil Society Organisations and Community Actors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Disaster Intervention Workshop in Concepcion, Chile, 16 July 2010. Building capacity in disaster interventions amongst practitioners, staff and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Green Social Work 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Green Social Work, Finnish National Conference of Social Work Research, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 9-16 February 2013. This involved further discussions about environmental issues with regards to Sami peoples and there is work being done to develop a research proposal based on this work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Green Social Work and Environmental Justice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lena Dominelli gave a series of lectures on Green Social Work and Environmental Justice at Thompson Rivers University 20-27 October 2012, Canada. She also presented to the students on Bachelors of Social Work, Masters of Social Work, and PhD programme. One lecture was a public lecture open to all from the community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Green Social Work and Environmental Justice, KwaZulu Natal University, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture delivered by Lena Dominelli to Masters of Social Work students at KwaZulu Natal University, South Africa on 6 December 2011 as part of a side-event to COP18.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Green Social Work: Rethinking practice paradigms of social development and environmental justice, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Green Social Work: Rethinking practice paradigms of social development and environmental justice, Social Work Annual Conference Keynote, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, 17-19 March 2014. This was followed by workshop discussion aimed at introducing green social work to the Japanese social work curriculum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Green Social Work: Theory and Practice for the Profession 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Green Social Work: Theory and Practice for the Profession, Global Social Work Day Conference, University of Pretoria, 19 March 2013. This has led to subsequent discussions about inclusion of green social work in the curriculum and a further visit by me to progress this work in subsequent visits.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Green Social Work: Theory and Practice for the Profession 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Green Social Work: Theory and Practice for the Profession, Global Social Work Day Celebrations, University of Pretoria, 19 March 2013. This included researchers, students and policy makers. It also led to a seminar discussion on including environmental issues in the social work curriculum which is still being followed up, and a subsequent visit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Greening Social Work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Greening Social Work, Keynote address at Promoting Innovative Social Development Praxis in the Caribbean and Latin America, 11th Biennal Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators, World Trade Centre, Willemstad, Curaçao, 8-12 July 2013. This has led to subsequent meetings and to the administration of a questionnaire to 1000 local residents to determine their priorities for disaster preparation and the inclusion of green social work in the curriculum at the University of Curaçao.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Internationalising Institutional and Professional Practices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Vickers, T., Dominelli, L., and Palmer-Cooper, J, Internationalising Institutional and Professional Practices workshop at the Breaking the Mould: Humanitarian Aid and Empowering Local Communities, Durham University, Durham 1-3 August 2012. This conference had practitioners, researchers, policymakers and students attending.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Internationalising Institutional and Professional Practices: Preliminary Findings of ESRC Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 15 January 2011, Lena Dominelli organised a seminar/workshop to present preliminary findings from the ESRC IIPP in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Among the participants were the local residents and young people who had been involved in the Project who were bussed in to participate fully in the discussions, in both plenary sessions and in specific working groups to consider their own contributions to the projects. Additionally, the seminar had speakers from Sarvodaya, policymakers - the Secretary to the Minister of Education, academics from Sabaragamuwa, Rahuna and Colombo Universities, the two local researchers from Sri Lanka and members from the Durham Research Team (Dominelli, Joy Palmer-Cooper). The discussions were stimulating and the local residents and young people endorsed the preliminary findings presented by Profs Dominelli (PI) and Palmer-Cooper (CoI).

Url

https://www.dur.ac.uk/sass/research/srilanka/conference2/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Interview with Lena Dominelli International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International Impact of Durham Research

Lena Dominelli (Applied Social Sciences; IHRR) represented the social work profession at the United Nations Climate Change talks in Durban, South Africa just before Christmas and also organised an exhibition 'Unsung Heroes: Empowering Disaster Survivors and Communities through Social Work Practice' show-casing initiatives and research into climate change and related disasters undertaken by academics at Durham University amongst others and including her 'Internationalising Institutional and Professional Practices Project'. Professor Dominelli also played a leading role in drafting the NGO statement on the impact of climate change on women across the world, presented at a press conference by the Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development and the Women's Research Network on Climate Change. http://www.rtcc.org/climate-change-tv/unfccc-videos/professor-lena-dominelli-durham-university/



http://unfccc.int/meetings/durban_nov_2011/items/6529.php

http://www.rtcc.org/climate-change-tv/unfccc-videos/professor-lena-dominelli-durham-university/



http://unfccc.int/meetings/durban_nov_2011/items/6529.php
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.rtcc.org/climate-change-tv/unfccc-videos/professor-lena-dominelli-durham-university/
 
Description Keynote address at Icelandic conference in Reykjavik 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presenting the keynote address on green social work following the fiscal crisis and its contributions to people's well-being.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote address at the annual ANZSWWER Conference held in Townsville, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave the keynote address on the role of social workers in facilitating environmental justice in their daily practice to a mixed audience, arguing that built infrastructures including housing, hospitals, and social care services alongside utilities such as power, water, sanitation, communication and transportation. Many in the audience had not made such connections before and were discussing this avidly during the question and answer period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Keynote presentation on green social work at the greening urban areas conference in Basle, Switzerland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I presented the keynote address on the contributions social workers can make to greening urban areas ranging from rooftop gardens to allotments, and using renewable energy sources to round 200 participants. They were intrigued to find that social workers would be interested in such activities. This made me think that it was important to collect information on what social workers were doing globally in greening cities. I have now embarked on this and will be producing the Routledge Handbook on Green Social Work to pursue this. Its publication will be fast-tracked.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on green social work at the IASSW, IFSW and ICSW Global Conference in Seoul, South Korea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented on green social work as a challenge for 21st century practitioners to more than 500 practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on women's roles in disaster interventions at the IASSW, IFSW and ICSW Global Conference in Seoul, South Korea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented a workshop paper on women's role as informal carers during disaster interventions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presenting on green social work through Skype at the RINGO side-event at the COP22 meeting in Marrakesh. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to present this talk in person, so had to use Skype and slides. Thus, it was not possible to assess the discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Lecture on Environmental and Social Justice for James Cook University in Townsville, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I spoke about the importance of including environmental justice in discourses about social justice for poor, marginalised communities to a mixed audience which included Aboriginal peoples, and they strongly endorsed what I said in the discussion that followed, arguing strongly that white Australians had yet to take this issue seriously, and they were living in the most environmentally stressed lands. Several white Australians that responded to this challenge said they would incorporate such concerns into their thinking, classes and research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Researching in Communities Affected by Disasters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Capacity building workshop in Tulca, Chile, July 2010.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Skype discussion with Nordic Ph D students at Lund University and Copenhagen University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I facilitated a dialogue on the importance of environmental issues to social work practice and research to a group of doctoral students and their supervisors who had contacted me to support their exploration of this new field for them. This is dialogue expected to continue in their research and studies, and I expect to have further discussions on this with an especially convened panel of experts in Iceland in May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Skyped Conference Presentation at the Centre for Disaster Risk, Recovery and Research (CDRRR) In Kathmandu, Nepal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented the inaugural address for the CDRRR. It was entitled, Green Social Work Interventions After the 2015 Earthquakes in Nepal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Social Development Facing Up to Global Environmental Challenges: Greening Professional Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Social Development Facing Up to Global Environmental Challenges: Greening Professional Practice, Keynote address, Global Social Science Conference, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 11-12 April 2014. This was followed by meetings to discuss introducing environmental issues to the social work curriculum in Hong Kong, and the production of a special issue on social work and social development in Chinese speaking communities globally for 'International Social Work' (Journal) .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Social Work Disaster Interventions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 24 April 2009, Lena Dominelli organised a 'Social Work and Disaster Interventions Conference' at St Aidan's Collge, Durham University. It had presenters from Sri Lanka, Slovenia, Canada, India, China and the UK. Of major concern to those presenting was how to develop a curriculum on social work interventions during disaster situations for both immediate relief and long-term reconstruction in affected communities and how these could benefit from multi-disciplinary approaches. The School of Applied Social Sciences and the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Research was also present amongst the participants, adding a multi-disciplinary flavour to the proceedings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Social Work in Times of Disasters 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On 19 March 2010, Lena Dominelli hosted the 'Social Work in Times of Disasters' Seminar/Workshop at St Aidan's Collge. It had presenters from Sri Lanka, Slovenia, Canada, India, China and the UK. Of major concern to those presenting was how to develop a curriculum on social work interventions during disaster situations for both immediate relief and long-term reconstruction in affected communities and how these could benefit from multi-disciplinary approaches. Members from Durham's School of Applied Social Sciences and the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Research were also present amongst the participants, thus giving the event a multidisciplinary flavour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Training in Green Social Work and Environmental Justice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Training delivered by Lena Dominelli at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, from 15-18 March 2012. This training drew on the findings of the ESRC IIPP project. This has led to subsequent discussions, including 3 researchers from Aarhus visiting Durham to discuss curriculum issues and projects in May 2013. Aarhus has this work in hand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Workshop presentation at the IASSW, IFSW and ICSW Global Congress in Seoul, South Korea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 300 people attended to hear a discussion on the ethical dimensions social workers have to consider when using social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016