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03junAll Day05sex, drugs and scotland's health: 10 years of the shbbv framework

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HIV Scotland and IReSH are proudly hosting Sex, Drugs and Scotland’s Health: 10 Years of the SHBBV Framework in Dundee. The first ever national conference for Sexual Health & Blood Borne Viruses. Organised by a cross-sector partnership, this brand new biennial conference will mark 10 years of the Scottish Government’s Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus Framework. It will be used to highlight new and emerging issues and research, support workforce development and connect communities and those working within the SHBBV field in Scotland, the UK and internationally.

Register your interest here.

Time

june 3 (Wednesday) - 5 (Friday)

Location

University of Dundee

Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN

05jun5:00 pm8:00 pmFoundations Cafe

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Weekly cafe running on a Friday evening – may be subject to change, please contact via email or look on social media stance.

Foundations Cafe

Foundations Cafe

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Howard Centre

5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT

09jun9:00 am4:00 pmAlcohol Awareness

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This one-day course is designed to raise awareness, increase knowledge and confidence of alcohol and issues related to alcohol. This level caters for all staff and partner agencies who require a basic knowledge of the issues surrounding alcohol.  Learning outcomes:

Participants can expect to:
• Have an understanding of the impact of alcohol on our society as a whole including the latest news;
• Be aware of how alcohol travels through the body and factors that influence its metabolism;
• Develop an increased knowledge of what a unit is, what the safe guidelines are for both men and women and tips for sensible drinking;
• Gain an overview of the short and long term effects of regularly exceeding the recommended daily limits for alcohol;
• Be aware of the links between alcohol and fire, and be able to reduce the associated risks;
• Develop an ability to identify the signs and symptoms of alcohol misuse;
• Have an understanding of the impact of alcohol use during pregnancy; and
• Be aware of the alcohol services available in Ayrshire and Arran.

If you would like to book a place or have any queries about any of the courses, please contact: the PSST on 01294 322339 or email:
psst@aapct.scot.nhs.uk

** Please note that the following fees will be invoiced for late cancellation (less than seven days) and non-attendance: Late cancellation – £20; non attendance – £40

Time

(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

MacDonald Education Centre

Ayr Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6DX

10jun9:30 am12:30 pmFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

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To provide an awareness and understanding of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

By the end of the course you will:

  • have a clear understanding of the alcohol guidelines for pregnancy;
  • have a clear understanding of how alcohol may impact on fetal development;
  • have a clear understanding of what FASD is and the difficulties that those affected may experience;
  • have information on strategies to support individuals that display characteristics of FASD;
  • have a clear understanding of the prevalence of FASD; and
  • be aware of the support services available within Ayrshire and Arran

Open to anyone who would like to increase knowledge in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (of particular interest to staff within Health and Social Care and Education)

To book email: FASDtraining@aapct.scot.nhs.uk

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location

MacDonald Education Centre

Ayr Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, KA6 6DX

10jun9:30 am1:00 pmCondom Card (c-card)

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C-card is a service in Ayrshire and Arran offering access to free condoms or dental dams with minimum embarrassment or fuss.  Condoms and dams offer protection against some sexually transmitted infections – for example, chlamydia, gonorrhoea and HIV.

This course is suitable for anyone working with members of the public within Ayrshire and Arran, and in particular young people.

This course aims to provide participants with a full understanding and knowledge of NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s free condoms scheme – C Car.

Contact the Sexual Health Team for more information 01292 885804 or email aa-uhb.shbbv@nhs.net 

Time

(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Alexander Fleming Education Centre

Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock

11jun9:00 am4:15 pm4th International ACE Centre Conference: Does genetics matter in mental health? How?

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What do we inherit from our parents? What about heritable problems, like Autism or ADHD? Can our family and school environment help? What about childhood trauma and abuse? Can we recover?

Our keynote speaker, Thomas Bourgeron, is one of world’s most prominent geneticists, talented at explaining genetics to nongeneticists.

Helen Minnis and Chris Gillberg will talk about their latest research at the interface of genetics and environment.

Clare Allely will talk about her fascinating work on the way Autism can create challenges in the criminal justice system.

After lunch, a panel of young people trained in debating will discuss the thorny topic of nature versus nurture.

To finish off the day, Helen Rodwell and Katie Hunt, authors of “An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive Families”, will talk about how neurodevelopmental problems and early trauma can interact in clinical work and family life – and discuss examples of how nature and nurture interact in the real world.

Conference pack – 11 June 2020

Time

(Thursday) 9:00 am - 4:15 pm

Location

Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre

Queen Elizabeth Teaching and Learning Centre, 1345 Govan Road, GLASGOW, G51 4TF

11jun12:30 pm2:00 pmProblematic substance use in later life

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Speaker: Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Work, Strathclyde University

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) organise the lunchtime ‘Alcohol Occasional’ seminars covering Alcohol through the Life Course in 2020. This free programme showcases innovative research on alcohol use and provides the chance for researchers, practitioners, policymakers and members of the public to hear and discuss alcohol-related topics, over lunch at the historic Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

For further information click here.

Time

(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

12jun5:00 pm8:00 pmFoundations Cafe

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Weekly cafe running on a Friday evening – may be subject to change, please contact via email or look on social media stance.

Foundations Cafe

Foundations Cafe

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Howard Centre

5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT

18jun9:30 am1:00 pmSexual Health and Blood Borne Virus (SHBBV)

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This course is suitable for anyone wishing to increase their knowledge around sexual health.  This course aims to introduce participants to current sexual health issues.  Content includes definitions, information on consent, STIs, contraception, services and support.

For further information contact the Sexual Health Team on: 01292 885804 or email aa-uhb.shbbv@nhs.net to book a place.

Time

(Thursday) 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Ayrshire Central Hospital

Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock

19jun5:00 pm8:00 pmFoundations Cafe

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Weekly cafe running on a Friday evening – may be subject to change, please contact via email or look on social media stance.

Foundations Cafe

Foundations Cafe

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Howard Centre

5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT

22junAll Day24Intersectionality, Families and Relationships

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Intersectionality, Families and Relationships – Centre for Research on Families and Relationships – International Conference

**Save the Date**

The concept of ‘intersectionality’ can be traced to the activism of black feminists in the USA confronting the challenges of two exceptionally powerful and prevalent systems of oppression: race and gender. For the sixth international conference, we aim to create space for scholars and practitioners from a range of disciplines to come together to discuss the implications and opportunities offered by the concept of intersectionality to the study of intimate relationships and families in global contexts.

Patricia Hill Collins will set the scene for the conference: Professor Collins is a key author and activist who has written extensively about the ways in which families and personal relationships are implicated in intersecting systems of oppression, both as aspects of the problem and as sites of resistance and transformation.

We will shortly be inviting papers addressing any aspect of the ways in which intimate relationships (including, but not restricted to, families, friendships, parent-child relationships, sibling or kin relationships, couples, sexual relationships) are implicated in fighting against or colluding with systems of oppression, injustice or inequality. This might, for example, include how families or friendship groups form gendered and racially mixed or segregated communities of practice whose cultures may transmit either racism, or racial literacy and feminist informed anti-racist activism. Contributions could inquire into the use of intersectionality in diverse global contexts – enrolled in different ways, with diverse effects, in responding to, for instance, sexual health and reproductive rights.

Although we take it for granted that gender, race and class are fundamental inequalities in multiple contexts, participants may foreground inequalities in other domains such as religion, sexuality, ablebodiedness, age or life stages such as childhood and older age, nationality, and ethnicity. Also, given the increasing threat of climate change, we welcome contributions that focus on the ways in which intersectionality, families and relationships impinge on concern for or neglect of environmental issues, including the implications of global warming for future generations and distant strangers.

Centre for Research on Families & Relationships (CRFR)
University of Edinburgh
23 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh
EH8 9LN

Tel: 0131 651 1832

crfr.ac.uk

Time

june 22 (Monday) - 24 (Wednesday)

Location

Central Edinburgh - Venue TBC

Edinburgh

26jun5:00 pm8:00 pmFoundations Cafe

Event Details

Weekly cafe running on a Friday evening – may be subject to change, please contact via email or look on social media stance.

Foundations Cafe

Foundations Cafe

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

The Howard Centre

5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT