Third Annual Report of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

On 1st December 2011 the Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Equality and Mental Health Kathleen Lynch, T.D. launched the Health Service Executive’s third annual report on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

(more here)

Recent Child Protection Books and Reports in Mountjoy Square Library

Students of Social Care, Early Childhood Education and Child Family and Community Studies may be interested in the following child protection texts and reports which were added to Mountjoy Square Library's collection in the last three years.

Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, 2011 (Call No.: 362.709415). This document sets out what organisations need to do to keep children safe and what different bodies and the general public should do if they are concerned about a child's safety and welfare.

Fourth Report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection: a report submitted to the Oireachtas, 2010. (Call No.: 361.9417). In this report Geoffrey Shannon, the Government's Special Rapporteur on Child Protection reports to the Oireachtas on the position of the law and social care practice in relation to youth homelessness, the right of children with mental difficulties to be heard and children and the criminal law. He also reviews developments in law and practice since his previous reports in 2007 and 2008 relating to trafficking of children and prostitution.

Report into the Catholic Archdiocese of Cloyne, December 2010 (Call No: 362.7609415). This report, by a Commission of Investigation chaired by Judge Yvonne Murphy reports on the handling by Cloyne diocesan, and Church and State authorities of complaints, allegations, concerns and suspicions of child sexual abuse by clerics made between 1 January 1996 - 1 February 2009.

World Perspectives on Child Abuse, 2010 (Call No. 362.76) is the ninth edition of a publication by the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and focuses on the variability in how child abuse is defined and addressed worldwide and the challenges of collecting child maltreatment data.

Roscommon Child Care Case: Report of the Inquiry Team to the HSE on 27th October 2010 by the Roscommon Child Care Inquiry (chaired by Nora Gibbons), 2010 (Call No.: 362.76094175) is the report on the response of social services to parental incest, neglect and ill-treatment of a family of six children in the Roscommon area.

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse: Report, 2009 ("The Ryan Report") (Call No. 362.7609417). This five volume report documents incidents of child abuse in institutions managed by the state between 1940 and 1999. An Executive Summary of the report is also available at the call number mentioned above.

Child Abuse and Neglect by Monica L. McCoy, 2009 (Call No.: 362.76) This text addresses the history of the response to child abuse in the US, risk factors in child abuse, mandated reporting, details of types of child abuse, legal issues around child abuse, what happens after a report of child abuse is made and prevention of child maltreatment.

Mandated Report of Child Abuse and Neglect: A Practical Guide for Social Workers
, 2009 by Kenneth J. Lau, Kathryn Krase and Richard H. Morse (Call No.: 362.76630973) This text addresses the role of the social worker as a mandatory reporter of child abuse and neglect in a U.S. context. It defines child abuse and neglect; examines when a report is required; how to make a report; what happens after a report is made; legal and ethical issues in mandated reporting; legal protections for mandated reporters and the role of law enforcement in protecting children.

Monageer Inquiry: Report presented to Ms Mary Harney T.D. Minister for Health and Children, 2008 (Call No.: 362.8209415). This report examines the circumstances leading to and surrounding the deaths of the Dunne family members - two adults and two children aged four and three years - in Monageer, Co. Wexford.

Report on the Management of Two Child Protection Cases in the Diocese of Cloyne, 2008 by Ian Elliott (Call No.: 362.7094195). This report presents the findings of a review of two child protection cases which arose in the Diocese of Cloyne, addressing the adequacy and appropriacy of the Diocese's response to reports that came to it about child protection concerns involving the clergy and makes recommendations for reform of its child protection policy and procedures.

Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families
(2008) by Lisa Aronson Fontes, 2008 (Call No.: 362.7653). This text examines the ways in which culture is relevant to child abuse intervention. If offers practical advice on interviewing diverse families about, and assessing such families for child maltreatment. It also addresses the issues of physical discipline and abuse, child sexual abuse, working with interpreters in child maltreatment cases and child maltreatment prevention and parent education.

International Art Exhibiton takes place in Dublin

Dublin Contemporary 2011 is Ireland's International Art Exhibition featuring over 114 Irish and international artists.

Taking place from September 6th until October 31st, Dublin Contemporary 2011 is one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever staged in Ireland.

(more here)

Mountjoy Square Library Returns to Term Time Opening Hours

The Library will be returning to term time opening hours from Monday 19th of September.

Those hours are as follows:
Mon- Thurs: 9.30am to 9.30pm
Fri: 9.30am to 5.15pm
Sat: 10am to 5pm

DIT Library app launched

The Library has subscribed to a service that gives us an app to provide some library services on a mobile phone. People can search the Library catalogue, ejournals, Arrow and access the Library website.

The app is available from here.

Wellbeing and Care of Older People – Some of Mountjoy Square Library’s Information Sources

Mountjoy Square Library houses a number of reports which will be of interested to students wishing to keep in touch with recent developments in the care of older people. The most recent of these, entitled "A Total Indifference to our Dignity" (2011) by Marita O'Brien et al. (Call No. 362.6), illustrates older people's understanding of elder abuse and addresses some effective means of tackling it.

Another relevant report is "Protecting Our Future: Report of the Working Group on Elder Abuse." (2002) (Call No. 362.6). This is a foundation document that recommends official steps that should be taken when elder abuse is suspected.

The Health Service Executive's report "Elder Abuse Service Developments 2008" (Call No. 362.609417) outlines initiatives taken by the HSE to tackle elder abuse up to 2008.

Given recent newspaper reports of difficulties older people have experienced in accessing nursing home care under the Nursing Home Subvention Scheme, another report of topical interest is the "Review of the Nursing Home Subvention Scheme" by Eamonn O'Shea (Call No. 362.16). Originally published in 2002, it offers useful insights into the operation of the scheme and makes recommendations for improvement which have a very relevant current resonance.

Then there are the "National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland" (2009) set by the Health Information and Quality Authority which provide a useful source of information on the rights of older people in care environments.

The report "Implementation of the Home Care Package Scheme, Report No. 38." (2009) prepared by the National Economic and Social Forum (Call No. 362.6) assesses the efficacy of the delivery of the present Home Care Package Scheme and makes recommendation for future Home Care Package Policy.

Another report of relevance in this context is "The Role and Future of the Meals on Wheels Service for Older People in Ireland" (2008) by Ciara O'Dwyer and Virpi Timonen (Call No. 362.609417).

Finally a report that deals with the broader field of older people's equal participation in society - The report "Implementing Equality for Older People" (2002) produced by the Equality Authority (Call No. 301.435) addresses the current legal status of older people, equal access to employment for older people, the income of older people and their access to health and community services and education.

Mountjoy Square library not only has reports on the topic of care of older people but also books and journals. Just key in the words "older people" as a Keyword Search on the DIT Library Catalogue; make sure the book is located in Mountjoy Square Library; take a record of the call number and then call to the library to obtain it. If you need assistance any member of the Mountjoy Square library staff will be happy to help.

Minister Jimmy Deenihan, TD opens Ireland's exhibition at the Venice Biennale

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D., is in Venice today to open the Irish exhibition at the 54th International Art Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia, the most important visual arts showcase in the world.

Ireland is represented in Venice by the artist Corban Walker, working with commissioner Emily-Jane Kirwan and curator Eamonn Maxwell.

(more here)

Latest news from New Irish Art Website

"June debuts 11 exciting new artists and the latest work from 10 talented artists already showing on New Irish Art.

The popularity of the New Irish Art project is also reflected in the growing audience that returns regularly to view and appreciate our presentations."

(more here)

Minister for Children welcomes the Fourth Report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, T.D. has welcomed the Fourth Report of the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Mr. Geoffrey Shannon.

"Mr. Shannon’s report is stark reading and shows a number of problems in the child protection system in Ireland" said Minister Fitzgerald.

Child protection has been very sadly neglected by previous governments. The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny has recognised this and established a dedicated Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

(more here)

Art Journal's website's featured artists

Art Journal has just published timely new features by two artists on its recently launched website.

Liz Magic Laser’s InterAct is an interview-performance hybrid. Paul Chan discusses five conceptual maps from his 2007 project Waiting for Godot in New Orleans.

(more here)

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals available on new platform on a trial basis

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals will be available on the ProQuest platform on a trial basis until the 30th of May.

This is in addition to the usual EBSCO platform.
Both platforms are linked from the Art and Design subject gateways database page

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographical descriptions and indexes on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, interior design and decoration. It dates back to 1934.

Groups Call for “Root and Branch” Review by Garda Watchdog

Two leading groups campaigning for environmental and social justice have called upon the State’s Garda watchdog to broaden its enquiries into facts disclosed by the Corrib Garda “rape-tape”.

Friends of the Earth and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) have sent a joint letter to the Chair of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), Mr Dermot Gallagher, requesting that GSOC conduct a “root and branch” review of Garda practices, policies and procedures on public order.

(more here)

Invitation to free 30-day evaluation access to OECD Library

Colleagues in DIT have been invited to access the OECD Library for a 30-day period -

(more here)

Tips for formatting page numbers in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word setting up a document so that different sections will have different numbering formats isn't straight forward.

Looking at the microsoft website help section, the way to do this is to first divide up your document into sections, a different section for each different page number formatting you want to use.

When you have done this then you can apply different formatting to each of the different sections.

Review of the Northern Ireland Prison Service - interim report published

Northern Ireland Justice Minister, David Ford, today published the interim report by the Prison Review Team led by Dame Anne Owers, describing how the report once again makes "the compelling case that the prison service has to change and cannot continue in its current form.”

(more here)

Mountjoy Square Library: New Opening Hours from Monday 28th February

Don't forget that the Library will be operating new opening hours* from Monday 28th of February onwards.

The main changes are that we will now be opening until
9.30pm on Mondays and also that we will be opening every Saturday between now and the end of the academic year, excluding Easter Saturday.

Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs : 9-30-9.30
Fri : 9.30-5.15
Sat : 10.00-5.00

*please note that these are term time opening hours only

Brit Insurance Design Awards Jury announced

The Brit Insurance Designs Awards, "the Oscars of the design world," showcase the most innovative and forward thinking designs from around the world.

Last year's winner, was the Folding Plug by Min-Kyu Choi that revolutionises a humble, but essential, piece of everyday equipment.

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Indicators Show Considerable Improvements To The Health Of Children In Ireland

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Barry Andrews TD today launched the State of the Nation's Children Report: Ireland 2010.

This Report, which is the third in a biennial series, was compiled by the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs at the Department of Health and Children, in association with the Central Statistics Office and the Health Promotion Research Centre at National University of Ireland, Galway.

(more here + link to the report here)

Mountjoy Square Exam Timetables now available online

You can now access the timetables for the semester one exams online from here.

New database search tool launched

DIT Library Services has taken out a one year subscription to Searcher, a cross-resource searching tool.

Searcher is integrated into the database page of the subject gateways for Art and Design, Criminology and Social Sciences.

Searcher allows users to search across up to 16 library databases at once, with more databases to be added shortly. A list of the databases covered is available on the Advanced Search page. Results are ranked by relevance and are clustered by author and topic. By creating a user profile, users can also set up alerts and customised searches.
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