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Now available in paperback. A second book edited by Deborah Lynch and Kenneth Burns based on contributions by researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners was published by Manchester University Press in April 2012. Contributors include: Catherine McGuinness, Harry Ferguson, Ian Elliot, Helen Buckley, Deborah Lynch, Kenneth Burns, Paula Mayock, Ursula Kilkelly, Pat Kelleher, Fred Powell, Alastair Christie, Mark Yalloway, Mary Hargaden, Eilidh MacNab, Carl O’Brien, John Devaney, Colin Reid, Sadhbh Whelan, Mary Louise Corr, Eoin O’Sullivan and Ann Doyle. This book is available to purchase from Amazon, the Manchester University Press website and on order from your local bookshop. ISBN number (paper back): 9780719090851.


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An edited book based on the first conference with contributions by researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners is also available (Burns and Lynch, 2008). This book received two highly complimentary peer reviews in the British Journal of Social Work and Child and Family Social Work journals. Contributors include: Harry Ferguson, Nigel Parton, Helen Buckley, Deborah Lynch, Kenneth Burns, Caroline Skehill, Catherine Walsh, Fiachra O’Suilleabhain, Terry Bradshaw, Stephanie Holt, Nicola Carr, Tony Kemp, Liam Cronin, Colm O’Doherty, Fiona McNulty, Aisling Parkes and Paula Mayock. To purchase a copy of this book, please post your details (name and postal address) and payment to (€20 per book inc. p&p) to Kenneth Burns, School of Applied Social Studies, William Thompson House, Donovan’s Road, Cork, Ireland. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Social Work Conference’. Please do not send cash in the post!

Some of the papers from the 2011 conference were published in the Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies in 2012. These papers are accessible as open access papers here.


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