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    • Professionally Qualified Social Workers Competition
      11 Feb 2020
      Professionally Qualified Social Workers Competition

      The Adoption Authority of Ireland is currently recruiting three Professionally Qualified Social Workers. Click here for more information. 

      The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Thursday 12 March 2020

       

      For further details, please see the documents below:

      Candidate Information Booklet

      Application Form

      Advertisement (Gaeilge)

       If you would like a Word version of the application form, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'PQSW Competition' in the subject line.

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    • WIAO: List of Upcoming Events
      23 Jan 2020
      WIAO: List of Upcoming Events

      The intercountry adoption support group, the Western Intercountry Adoption Organisation, has kindly provided a list of events that they are aware of, that may be of interest to followers of our website. 

      1) Barnardos (Galway) - Different Parts of Me workshop (for teenagers): 20th Feb

      2) Barnardos (Cork) - Different Part of Me workshop (for teenagers): 20th Feb

      3) Barnardos (Donegal) - Parenting Skills for Adoptive Parents: 10th Mar

      4) Barnardos (Galway) - Lets Think about adoption workshop (for 8-11 year olds, with parent): 16 April

      http://www.barnardos.ie/learning-development/training/training-events-courses

      5) Online - Peaceful Parent Summit: January 27th to February 9th to include speakers like Dr Dan Siegel, Dr Laura Markham, Bryan Post etc https://peacefulparentsummit.com/

      6) Online - Happily Family: Jan 23rd to Jan 27th to include speakers like Dr Dan Siegel, Dr Laura Markham, Dr Tina Bryson etc.https://conference.happilyfamily.com/?utm_campaign=hf_conf_202001&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email-broadcast&utm_content=announce_5&utm_term=registered%2F

      7) RIAG Weekend away Saturday 29th Feb in Belfast, We are vertigo https://www.wearevertigo.com/, for teenagers and pre teens contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

      8) PCPSI (Dublin)- Bessel van der Kolk Trauma, Attachment and Neuroscience: Embodied Self - Awareness and Self Regulation:17th &18th June https://pcpsi.ie/events/list/

      9) Online -  Free Webinar Introduction to NARM, Dr Laurence Heller: 27th Jan. https://www.facebook.com/events/professional-counselling-psychotherapy-seminars-ireland/free-webinar-introduction-to-narm-dr-laurence-heller/1566016330233359/

      10) Trauma Summit (Belfast) - World Trauma experts return to Belfast 22nd - 23rd June, Bessel Van der Kolk, Dan Siegel, Peter Levine, etc. https://traumasummit.com/

      11) RIAG Coffee and chats - 
           Dunboyne Castle 17th January  10.00am , contact Gill on 086 283 3694 or Deidre  087 2098816
           Kilmacanogue  - Avoca  31st January 10.00am – contact Jennifer  087 815 9562
           Ennis - Auburn Lodge 31sth January  9.00pm – contact Regina  085761 7761
           Galway   Clayton Hotel 1st February  8.30pm – contact Regina 085 761 7761
           Portlaosie – Killeshin hotel 19th February 10.00am  - contact   Anne Marie  087 981 5144

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    • Intercountry Adoption: Figures - AAI Releases Data on 28 Years of Adoption
      08 Jan 2020
      Intercountry Adoption: Figures - AAI Releases Data on 28 Years of Adoption

      The Board of the Adoption Authority of Ireland and the Authority's Research Subcommittee are delighted to announce the publication of the first in a series of short research reports.

      The research report covers adoptions from January 1991 - September 2019.

       

      Key Points:

      • 4, 989 intercountry adoptions were approved between January 1991 and September 2019
      • January 1991 - October 2010: 4382 intercountry adoptions from 33 countries.
        • 83% of these children came from just 5 countries: Russia, Romania, Vietnam, China and Ethiopia. 
      • November 2010 - September 2019: 707 intercountry adoptions from 23 countries.
        • 80% of these children came from just 5 countries: Russia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, USA and China.
      • The report also shows the current ages of the adopted individuals:
        •  The vast majority of those adopted are currently aged 6 - 16
        • There is a large number of adults in the 29 - 31 age bracket.

       

      Dr Geoffrey Shannon, Chairman of the Adoption Authority, said:

      "This is important and detailed research, showing the history of intercountry adoption on Ireland for almost 30 years, and will inform further research by the Authority". 

       

      Click here to access the report in full. 

      For more information on our research, please visit the research section of our website here, call 01-2309 300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

       

       

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