12th International Conference on the Care and Treatment of Offenders with a Learning Disability

Venue: Northumbria University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 04, 2013 End Date/Time: Apr 05, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 11, 2013
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This two day conference is recognised as the foremost opportunity, in the UK and internationally, for reflection and sharing for services providing care for offenders with a learning disability (LD) and developmental disabilities, both in the public and independent health and social care sectors and the criminal justice system.

The conference, and its published proceedings, creates a platform for this speciality, often regarded as a minority interest by both health and criminal justice mainstream services.

Featuring presentations from eminent international speakers, as well as smaller scale research and innovations in the concurrent sessions, this conference will provide delegates with an opportunity to learn new strategies and share good practice. The conference also offers unparalleled networking opportunities for delegates from the UK and overseas.

The programme offers valuable content across a wide range of topic areas, including:

an overview of forensic learning disability and developmental disability services from an international perspective
benchmarking in forensic LD and developmental disability settings
education and training needs of staff
provision of up-to-date information on legal aspects and complex needs
treatment approaches – what works?
autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome
learning disability / developmental disability and the criminal justice system
residential and community supervision
mental health legislation and the learning disabled offender
transcultural issues

Join us in Newcastle to hear acknowledged experts in the field and gain a wealth of knowledge, plus engage in stimulating debate and exchange new ideas!

This conference provides an opportunity for individuals from a range of organisations and agencies to meet together with the aim of:

creating an environment where practitioners, policy makers, researchers and advocates from multiple countries can find ongoing opportunities for learning and collaboration
exchanging information on effective models of care, intervention strategies, research, training and policy making to be utilised in different countries to improve care on a local, regional and national basis
Key topics include:
models of care for effective interventions (clinical interventions)
research programmes and results
policy development
education and training
organisational issues
personality disorder
advocacy and user issues
minority issues
women’s issues
dual diagnosis
substance abuse
transcultural issues
autism spectrum disorders including Asperger syndrome
offending focused interventions
Who should attend?
The conference will be of interest to a wide audience including health, social care and criminal justice professionals working in:

learning disabilities and developmental disabilities
prison service
police service
social work
community services
independent sector
user groups and families
voluntary organisations.



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