CIF 28th Conference in Finland 2009

…going to 50th anniversary in Germany 2010

Conference theme: DIALOGUE - A means to increase mutual understanding and peace. Time: August 3-8, 2009 Place: Kiljava, Nurmijärvi (Finland

Tuesday 4 August 2009

Plenum 1
Professor Jorma Sipilä:
The development of welfare services in Finland: following foreign examples and making national choices Presentation

Plenum 2
Professor Tom Moring:
Listening in to minorities in societal dialogue Presentation


A. Actual challenges and the role of social work concerning inside immigration in European countries Moderator: Ritva Creutz Abstract

Vuolasranta, Miranda (Finland) in dialogue with Bollström, Unelma and Henry (Finland)

Leinonen, Tuomo (Finland)
Current questions based on experiences from the Roma on the road – project Abstract

Comments by participants from EU countries are desired

B. Working with children and adolescents – different perspectives
Moderator: Marja Luukkonen, CIF Abstract

Määttänen, Kirsti (Finland)
BDM Baby Dance Method® - Dialogical understanding in very early infancy

Stengård, Stina (Finland)
Invitation to an open dialogue on child psychiatry: Our roles as social workers in collaborative practices - conversations that make a difference

Parsons, Bob (UK)
Our journey into, through and beyond our social work careers Presentation

C. Elderly care and Palliative care
Moderator: Sanna Liikanen, CIF Abstract

Katala, Helen (Tanzania)
How to involve elderly people and to care for them. (The Tanzania Experience) Presentation

Krokfors, Ylva (Finland)
How is a social worker’s agency visible in meeting with an elderly client in a rehabilitation context? – An ethnographic case study from a rehabilitation centre Presentation

Athavia, Iva, NGO-CPAA (India)
Dialogue with palliative patients Presentation

D. Families needing support
Moderator: Merja Niemelä, CIF Abstract

Merchant, Munira & Sufi, Shamim (USA)
Family Support Services:  A Response to the needs of Chicagoland’s Ethnic Community

Hartikainen, Katriina & Siimes-Tiainen, Sini (Finland)
Measuring good parenthood and family rehabilitation in Sahakoski family support center Presentation

Nousiainen, Kirsi, Socca - Centre of Expertise on Social Welfare in the Metropolitan Area (Finland)
Domestic violence and motherhood – a view to non-residential mothers’ life stories Presentation

E. Memory Club – Generations in dialogue: The CIF experience during six decades and visions for the future
Moderator: Elke Kruse, CIF & Susanne Holmström, CIF Abstract

Kruse, Elke (Germany)
International exchange in social work: developments, experiences and impacts. Report  on a current research project about the ‘CIF’ Presentation

Holmström, Susanne (Finland)
The experience of CIP in a Finnish perspective during five decades Presentation

Commentary presented by a
Representative of the Embassy of the United States of America

F. Practice research in social work
Moderator: Ilse Julkunen Abstract

Julkunen, Ilse (Finland)
Introduction to the theme: Practice research – a new winning concept with old and solid roots

Kananoja, Aulikki, (Finland)
The dialogue of social work practice and research - Heikki Waris Institute as a model of collaboration of the City of Helsinki and the University of Helsinki Presentation

Eriksson, Pia (Finland)
Prospective adoptive parents and professionals in the adoption process Presentation

G.& P. Lament workshop
Moderator: Pirkko Fihlman, CIF Abstract

Fihlman, Pirkko (Finland)
Lament workshop (Tuesday & Wednesday)  Presentation

H. Rehabilitation
Moderator: Marja-Liisa Heiskanen, CIF Abstract

Vilkkumaa, Ilpo (Finland)
Disability, rehabilitation, and dialogue – a Finnish perspective  Presentation

Vauramo, Mirja (Finland)
Peer counselling for spinal cord injured persons during rehabilitation – in between professionality and voluntary action Presentation

Koikkalainen, Matti (Finland)
A severely disabled spinal cord injured person as employer for a personal assistant Presentation

I.& R. 1+1>2 - Using free web tools for Communication and Promotion
Holmqvist, Karin, Från tanke till tal/CIF-Sweden (Sweden) Presentation

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Plenum 3
Senior lecturer Anna Metteri & Dr. Kaarina Mönkkönen, website:
Dialogue In Professional Social Work Presentation

Plenum 4
Professor Tom Erik Arnkil:
How to foster dialoguing in uncertain situations Presentation


J. Dialogue and disability issues
Moderator: Marja-Liisa Heiskanen, CIF Abstract

Könkkölä, Maija (Finland)
Accessibility is a human right Presentation

Paajanen, Saara & Mölsä, Pia (Finland)
Harvinaiset – The Finnish Network for Rare Diseases  Presentation

Toikkanen, Terhi (Finland) - personal assistance for people with disabilities Presentation

K. Dialogue and understanding questions of peace and war
Moderator: Seija Stocklin, CIF & Susanne Holmström, CIF Abstract

Takeuchi, Kazutoshi (Japan)
Japan’s War – Renouncing Constitution Presentation

Kaven, Pertti (Finland)
Finnish war children as adults – what happened later?
Pertti Kaven, Doctoral student, accepted for doctorial studies at the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Helsinki university 2004. Writing a doctoral dissertation on the political factors involved in decision-making process of evacuations of Finnish children to Sweden during the Winter-war (1939-40) and the Continuation-war (1941-44). Presentation
Experiences of a refugee of war

L. Self-care and burnout prevention for human services professionals
Moderator: Arja Huttunen, CIF Abstract

Rombouts, Ernestine J. (USA)
Self-care for human service workers (2 hrs)

Ziv, Yaron (Israel)
Burnout prevention among therapists. Who takes care of the caretaker? Presentation

M. Social work issues in health care
Moderator: Johanna Björkenheim, CIF Abstract

Athavia, Iva, NGO-CPAA (India)
Dialogue with cervical cancer patients in grief  Presentation

Hallén, Charlotta, HUS Jorv Hospital, email (Finland)
Carrying out social assessments with patients at an acute psychiatric ward Presentation

Björkenheim, Johanna (Finland)
A biographical approach for social work in health and mental health Presentation

N. Sibshop as a method
Moderator: Lucy Bennett, CIF Abstract

Bennett, Lucy (Ireland)
Working with siblings of children with special needs (2 hrs) Presentation

O. Dialogue in mental health and psychiatry
Moderator: Dorrit Hoffman, CIF Abstract

Okkonen, Eila (Finland)
Positive mental health and First Aid as a civil skill - education in mental health Presentation

Söderholm, Tor-Erik (Finland)
Emotions, thought and body in Dialogue Presentation

Österlund, Eivor & Johansson-Juup, Kerstin (Finland)
How to use Anticipation dialogues in practice Presentation

P. Lament workshop
same as Tuesday G.

Q. Addictions – help, treatment and defining problems
Moderator: Peter Sandström, CIF Abstract

Fagerström, Katarina (Finland)
Working with family members of substance abusers - reflexive knowledge production in groups Presentation

Sandström, Peter (Finland)
From virtual chaos to healing processes – Addiction help lines on the web Presentation
A study of Virtual therapy Presentation

Kämppi, Jenni, University of Helsinki, English (Finland)
Problem gambling – a public health concern or a not notable disorder? Presentation

R. 1+1>2 - Using free web tools for Communication and Promotion
Same as Tuesday I. Karin Holmqvist

All above information is gathered by Karin Holmqvist (CIF Sweden) whom CIF Finland is warmly thanking for this contribution.

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