To view a copy of Dr Connolly's presentation pleaseclick here.
The Building Community Resilience research identifies the nature and reach of key criminal networks within Dublin South Central and documents the intimidation, stress and fear that pockets of communities living in the areas most connected to the networks are experiencing.
While the report finds that only a relatively small number of people (estimated at under 2% between the ages of 12 and 40) are involved in criminal and anti-social behaviour, their actions are having a continuing corrosive and damaging impact on a far greater number.
The ground-breaking research forms the evidential basis for a new strategy, of the same name, which completely re-thinks and upends more conventional responses to criminal and anti-social behaviour. It prioritises the needs and concerns of the communities and families silenced by the anti-social behaviour, in addition to continuing to focus on the criminality. The new research and strategy was commissioned by the four local policing forums (4Forums) across Dublin South Central.
It can also be applied to other areas across the city and country dealing with similar challenges.
Pathways Through Treatment - Responding to Findings - 30th May 2016
An ACJRD and ACJRD Addiction Working Group seminar on "Pathways Through Treatment" - Responding to Findings took place on Monday, 30th May, 2016. This seminar was presented by Coolmine Therapeutic Community. Coolmine Therapeutic Community and Trinity College Dublin co-authored the recently published longitudinal study "Pathways Through Treatment". This seminar discussed the findings of the report and the response to those findings. For further information and a copy of the report see: coolmine.ie
Effects of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs on Mental Health, 10th April, 2014
The ACJRD Addiction and Mental Health Working Groups held the seminar: "Effects of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs on Mental Health" on Thursday 10th April. This event was hosted by the Probation Services in their offices in Smithfield.
The seminar featured the following presentations, click on the speaker names to download a copy of their presentations:
"Illicit Drugs and Mental Health" Dr Des Corrigan, consultant to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Addiction (EMCDDA), former lecturer in Pharmacology, Trinity College, and former chair of the National Advisory Committee on Drugs.
"Adolescent Substance Use and Mental Heath" Dr Bobby Smyth, Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin and a member of the National Advisory Committee on Drugs & Alcohol.
The handbook for those working with young people noted by Dr Smyth can be accessed via the UK publisher at http://www.radcliffehealth.com/shop/adolescents-and-substance-use-handbook-professionals-working-young-people. Purchasers can obtain an author discount, if they enter the code AUTHORBC14.
"Evidence of Alcohol and Illicit Drugs on the Young People in Oberstown" Miriam Finnegan, Addiction Counsellor, Assessment, Consultation and Therapy Service (ACTS), Child & Family Agency (TUSLA)
Family therapy within an adolescent addiction treatment service “In search of solutions
An article charting the development of the HSE's Adolescent Addiction Service in the Dublin Mid-Leinster South Western Area over the last twenty years and focusing on practice issues is available to view here.