Successful Collaboration between
Child Welfare and Psychiatric Services

ACUCARE Project seminar
02.11.2017 | 10.30-16.00 | Riia 2, Tartu, 51004, Estonia

ACUCARE Project’s final seminar focuses on promising interpofessional collaboration practices in psychiatric and child protection sectors in Finland and Estonia. You will meet professionals and get new ideas and inspiration for better collaboration.

The seminar is specially designed for family workers, psychiatric nurses, child protection workers, school social workers, teachers, social workers in foster home and anyone interested in this topic. See the seminar program below and register by 27.10.2017!

(coffee & lunch included)

10.30 – 11.00 Registration and coffee

11.00 – 11.25 Good Interprofessional Collaboration Practices in Child Welfare Services
Eeva Timonen-Kallio, Principal Lecturer, Turku University of Applied Sciences

11.25 – 11.50 Fixing “broken souls” – Interprofessional collaboration in Finnish and Estonian Child Welfare Services in regard to children with psychiatric disorders
Merle Purre, Ph.D. student, representative,

11.50 – 12.25 What do you need for effective working with families?
Satu Deraz, Family Therapist, Merikratos

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Group work

  • Group 1: “Six hats” – a method for case evaluation
  • Group 2: Reflective thinking methods
  • Group 3: Nursing and Social Work students learning together
  • Group 4: Challenges of understanding child’s mental health issues (held in Estonian)

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break & networking

15.30 – 16.00 Seminar wrap-up

After the seminar there will be a presentation of professor Johannes Pieter Van Ewijk’s book: Complexity and social work.