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Social Work

ACCESS-VOCATIONAL-GUIDANCE  
A forum for comments and discussion on issues concerning provision of, access to and quality of adult vocational guidance and counselling, with a particular emphasis on combating social exclusion.

ADULT-PROTECTION  
The discussion list has developed in response to the growing concern around abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults. The response has been encapsulated in the ‘No Secrets: Guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults’ Framework, announced in 2000.

ALCOHOL-MISUSE  
A discussion list for researchers, lecturers and practitioners with an interest in alcohol misuse. This list is intended primarily for the UK alcohol information and treatment community.

ALONSERPER  
Establishing and constructing an alternative heuristics for the study of the human subject and existence as whole, unique and dynamic, self-constructing totalities

APIG  
This list allows academics and clinicians to share methods and ideas relating to outcome measurement and evaluation for individual cases. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation are wecomed. Subscribers are encouraged to share ideas for practice and post questions which they would value feedback / discussion.

AT-QUALS-AND-TRAINING  
To investigate and promote the need for recognition of AT as a vocational area requiring formal qualifications, development, and training

BIOGRAPHIC-NARRATIVE-BNIM  
Used by researchers and teachers using BNIM to explore questions of method and support each other's work.

BSA-POSTGRADUATE-FORUM  
This is the JISCmail list for the BSA Postgraduate Forum. The PGF facilitates contact between student members and the BSA Council. The PGF holds regular events across the UK. It is open to all postgraduate members of the BSA.

BUDDHISM-AND-MENTALHEALTH  
A community set up to discuss the relationship between Buddhist ideas and the delivery of Mental Health Care- for anyone with an interest in exploring the impact Buddhist thought and practice can have on our experience as professionals and or as users of the system.

CAMHS  
This is a dedicated mailing list for CAMHS professionals to enable them to discuss issues, exchange information, gain and provide support to peers, problem solve etc in order to develop culturally competent CAMHS services.

CARE-QUESTIONS  
List for obtaining information from stakeholders for the care questions study.

CARER-FORUM  
Provides a forum for critical researchers to debate caregiving issues, provides a link between the voluntary sector and academia, and to advertise caregiving events, publications, and projects.

CARER-RES  
A place for researchers, carers, service users, third sector organisations, practitioners and policy makers to share and exchange information on the evidence base for carer services, research and policy

CHILDPARTICIPATIONNETWORK  
This Network provides a space for critical learning, dialogue and exchange between practitioners, academics, policy makers and children and young people to innovate thinking and practice concerning children's participation

CHILDPOVERTY  
This list is an open discussion forum for those interested in research and policy relating to child poverty.

COPES  
This discussion list aims to provide a virtual community of practice in bringing the topics of community engagement and peer support together, and in identifying and discussing their potential contribution to health literacy. The list will facilitate collaboration with people who are experts in engaging communities and with community experts - key informants - with experience in promoting health literacy, to find out what works for different types of people in different situations. List participants will contribute to development of a model of community-based peer support that successfully promotes health literacy across different types of people in different settings.

CRIMINALJUSTICE-PRACTICEVSPOLICY  
This list is for practitioners and academics wishing to build networks and discuss current criminal justice issues. Also a way for CCJS to announce current activities of interest to the members.

DISABILITY-AND-WELFARE-REFORM  
Among the many groups affected by UK welfare reform and benefit cuts, sick and disabled people can arguably lay claim to being â& 128;˜the hardest hitâ& 128;™. Specific policies (including the introduction of Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, the Work Programme and Universal Credit), the narrative about supporting only the ‘genuinely disabledâ& 128;™, and wider austerity measures will all have major impacts on the lives of disabled people. Against this context, it is critically important to engage with empirical research that helps explore the likely consequences of this ongoing reform programme. This group is for those interested in these debates, building from a Social Policy Association-funded event in Sep 2012.

DISABILITY-CEE-FSU  
This list provides a forum for those with an interest in disability and mental health issues in the former Socialist countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It is intended to bring together a range of user groups, including academics, students, representatives of governments and NGOs, independent consultants, and activists.

EQUALITY  
This list helps to bring together researchers working on the various aspects of human rights and how they affect society including age discrimination, religion and belief, sexual orientation, disability discrimination, gender equality/sex discrimination, race discrimination, prejudice etc. to discuss research and share knowledge and information.

ESRCDTCSIG  
The purpose of the Economic and Research Council DTCs Special Interest Group is to facilitate an exchange of information between individuals with a shared interest in this area. The group is being set up for Managers/Administrators who have specific responsibility for supporting the management and administration of ESRC DTCs.

ETHICSNET  
Discussion list for learning and teaching in ethics and social welfare

ETHNICITY-AND-REPRODUCTION  
This list was created by a group of researchers with a particular interest in ethnicity, culture and religion and the ways they impact upon people's experiences of reproduction; especially involuntary childlessness. It is an open forum for the exchange of ideas relating to all aspects of ethnicity, infertility and reproduction.

INTSOCWORK  
INTSOCWORK is for academics, practitioners and students who have an interest in international or comparative social work.

JISC-DRM  
This list is intended for discussion of issues affecting digital rights management (DRM) in the UK HE and FE communities. This encompasses all aspects of DRM including recognition, assertion, expression, dissemination, exposure and enforcement of rights.

JSWEC  
This list is used by JSWEC to make announcements to about the annual joint social work education and research conference.

JUC-SWEC  
For members of the Joint University Council's Social Work Education Committee - for distribution of information and discussion of common concerns. JUC is open to all HEIs providing social work education at degree level or above, and/or with research interests in this field.

LGBTHEALTHRESEARCHUK  
LGBT Health Research UK is a multidisciplinary group that aims to; promote equality in health and wellbeing for LGBT populations, promote equity in treatment & care services, and to influence wider public policy on LGBT health by; encouraging, facilitating and conducting research, and by developing and disseminating good practice in education & training of health and social care practitioners.

LIS-CHILDRENS-SERVICES  
This list is for subject librarians, information professionals and researchers to exchange knowledge, ideas and best paractice in supporting teaching,learning, research and policy in subject areas covered by the Children Act and Children's Services. This is a new approach as co-operation between these separate subject areas will be mutually beneficial.

LOCALCOMMUNITYSAFETYPARTNERSHIP  
This mailing list promotes discussion and a network of academics and practitioners working in the areas of voluntary and community sector involvement in community safety and supporting offenders.

MENASP  
This list will provide a forum for policy debate and academic communication around issues of social justice and prosperity in the region of the Middle East and North Africa.

MHHE-EASTMIDLANDS  
This list is for information sharing, discussion and debate between all those involved in learning and teaching about mental health, within higher education, across the disciplines and professions in the East Midlands Region. It complements, and feeds in to, the work of the Mental Health in Higher Education project (mhhe) - a project of the Higher Education Academy.

MHHE-WESTMIDLANDS  
This list is for information sharing, discussion and debate between all those involved in learning and teaching about mental health, within higher education, across the disciplines and professions in the West Midlands Region. It complements, and feeds into, the work of the Mental Health in Higher Education project (mhhe) - a project of the Higher Education Academy Sub-List of MHHE

NOSOKINETICS-NEWSLETTER  
This list is used by the Nosokinetics to distribute the bi-monthly Nosokinetics newsletter.

OLDERADULTSSUBSTANCEMISUSE  
This discussion list is for researchers and practitioners with an interest in substance misuse amongst older adults.

PARENT-ABUSE  
List for announcements and discussion of the emerging field of adolescent-to-parent abuse - for researchers, practitioners and policymakers

PARENTINGRESEARCH  
The Parenting Research List has been established by the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships to facilitate discussion, development, collaboration and new research on parenting. It is open to academics, researchers in the public and voluntary sectors, and to agencies with an interest in parenting research from both public and voluntary sectors

PERFORMSOCSCI  
Brings together social scientists with an interest in the use of arts-based and humanities methods in the production and dissemination of social science data.

POVERTYMATTERS  
This group focuses on merging theoretical approaches to poverty work alongside practitioners experience of front line work with families who are experiencing disdvantage or acute need. This will support us jointly develop an evidence base for decision making. This is a lively forum for debate, discussion, information sharing and mostly ideas of how we can ensure the delivery of appropriate services that work. Make An innovative space to share ideas and developments.

PSPGROUP  
The purpose of the group and this mailing list is to get to know other MA and PhD students who are interested in and work in the field of Psychosocial Studies. We would like to organise events and conferences so we can get to know each other, network and share our research.

PSSRULIST  
The list for announcements and information from the Personal Social Services Research Unit.

SAFEGUARDING  
Sharing best practice and new directions in developing safeguarding guidelines and policies in higher education

SAS  
Scottish Addiction Studies is a network of researchers and lecturers at the University of Stirling in Scotland with a primary interest in drug/alcohol/tobacco misuse, gambling and the addictions.

SELONDONDMSCARELEAVERSUPPORT  
This JISC mail will enhance communication between group members of the SE London DMS to facilitate more communication between Local Authorities and HE/FE providers in the region.

SIRCCUPDATE  
This list is used by the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) to inform child care practitioners, managers, researchers and academics of news and events. CELCIS also incorporates the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC).

SOCIAL-POLICY-INDIA  
This list is owned by the Executive Committee of the Indian Social Policy Association. It aims to bring together individuals and organisations in the UK and India (not exclusively) whose work centres on emerging social policy issues in India and South Asia.

SOCIAL-WORK-EDUCATION  
To assist in the promotion of innovation in learning, teaching and assessment in social work. To collate and disseminate information on good practice. To increase awareness of developments in learning and teaching. To share information on pedagogical approaches. To exchange ideas on learning technologies. To inform the community regarding relevant events.

SOCIALWORK-ALCOHOL-DRUGS  
This list is for social work academics, practitioners and students who have an interest in learning more about alcohol and drugs. It is intended to allow sharing of information and information exchange between the target audience, for example, it will allow students to ask for information from practitioners and academics, academics to find out what others are doing and for practitioners to have a direct line to academics who are specialist in this area and vice versa.

SOCIALWORK-ANTI-RACISM  
To develop a greater understanding of the dangers of religious fundamentalisms and to develop strategies for challenging this

SOCIALWORK-HEALTHINEQUALITIES  
The Social Work and Health Inequalities Network is to promote discussion and action by Social Work practitioners, educators and researchers to combat the causes and consequences of unjust and damaging socially created inequalities in health.

SPIRITUAL-HEALTH  
This list is used by the Health and Spirituality Centre at Staffordshire University to make announcements to further and Higher education and the research community about strategy, programmes, publications, conferences and projects.

SPRU-A  
Research information for people interested in disabled and chronically ill adults, older people and their carers issues only. From SPRU, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York.

SPRU-C  
Research for people interested in disabled and chronically ill children and their families and carers issues only

SPRU-CA  
Research for people interested in both disabled and chronically ill adults, older people and their carers issues as well as disabled and chronically ill children, their families and carers' issues.

SPRU-CS  
Research for people interested in social security, employment and welfare/poverty issues plus issues on disabled children, their families and carers. From SPRU, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York. Sub list of sprusocial Subl list of spruchild

SPRU-CW  
Research reports for everyone who is interested in children in care, children on the edge of care or children in the youth justice system. As well as social care issues for ill/disabled children, their families and carers. From SPRU,the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York.

SPRU-S  
Research for people interested in social security, employment and welfare/poverty issues only. From SPRU, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York.

SPRU-SA  
Research for people interested in disabled and chronically ill adults, older people and their carers issues as well as social security, poverty and living standards.

SPRU-W  
Research reports for everyone who is interested in children in care, children on the edge of care or children in the youth justice system. Adoption and fostering social work issues from SPRU,the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York.

SUBSTANCEMISUSEANDCHILDWELFARE  
The aim of this listserv is to facilitate policy makers, researchers and academics working in the field of substance misuses and child welfare to: - share research findings and discuss the implications for policy and practice - promote the evidence base informing policy and practice developments - develop ideas for new areas of research and enquiry - disseminate and discuss developments in policy and practice - network and develop working relationships across agency and professional boundaries

SWAP-ELEARNING  
The social-work-ltsn-elearning mailing list is used for the discussion of building capacity in e-learning.

SWENT  
A list to connect South Wales counsellors, therapists, academics and students within the Social Sciences discipline.

SYCN  
A multidisciplinary discussion, support and information list for all academics and practitioners working in the broad field of youth (sub)culture, especially those resident in Scotland.

TAG  
This list is used by TAG to make announcement to TAG members. The Training Agencies Group (TAG) represents youth & community work training agencies in the HE sector.

TBIFAMILIES  
Announcement list primarily although not exclusively for researchers and professionals working in health and social care settings for the dissemination of knowledge and information about traumatic brain injury and its wider effects on carers, relatives and families.

TIME4RESEARCH  
With a growing, renewed, interest in community currencies generally, and banking specifically, this group seeks to form a network of researchers exploring uses of time banks. Over ten years of development of time banking in the UK has led to new avenues for exploration which diverge from traditional community currency research. The focus on co-production and its similarity with the idea of a Big Society has led to time banks featuring in Labour and Coalition government strategy documents. The difficulty however is that most of the evidence base remains anecdotal, this group hopes to help address this issue in the following ways. Firstly it seeks to help enhance access to academic research already available in one centralised bibliography. Secondly it seeks to bring together a wide range of academics to provide space for sharing good quality research and facilitating future collaborative research. By pursing our aims we hope the group will become an invaluable, independent resource for policy makers and practitioners searching for evidence on time banking.With a growing, renewed, interest in community currencies generally, and banking specifically, this group seeks to form a network of researchers exploring uses of time banks. Over ten years of development of time banking in the UK has led to new avenues for exploration which diverge from traditional community currency research. The focus on co-production and its similarity with the idea of a Big Society has led to time banks featuring in Labour and Coalition government strategy documents. The difficulty however is that most of the evidence base remains anecdotal, this group hopes to help address this issue in the following ways. Firstly it seeks to help enhance access to academic research already available in one centralised bibliography. Secondly it seeks to bring together a wide range of academics to provide space for sharing good quality research and facilitating future collaborative research. By pursing our aims we hope the group will become an invaluable, independent resource for policy makers and practitioners searching for evidence on time banking.

UKSOCWORK  
UKSOCWORK offers an electronic interface for social work academics, students and practitioners in the UK to discuss topics of shared interest.

USERSANDCARERS  
This group aims to provide an inclusive and representative strategy for service user and carer involvement and to share and build on existing best practice both internal and external to the University.

WERC  
To establish a multidisciplinary research infrastructure which is rooted in an Equality and Diversity (E&D) agenda and that can identify health and social care priorities of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) patients, service users, and groups in Wales. The purpose of this list is to facilitate the development of ethnicity, health and social research. The aim is to offer members a virtual space to exchange information and develop research collaborations.

WERC-OLDER-PEOPLE-RESEARCH  
WERC is committed to conducting high quality research with a focus on racialised groups in Wales, and to the development research resources, best practice guidance, and knowledge exchange opportunities. As such, we remain committed to working collaboratively with patients, service users and community groups to draw out research priorities and to foster an interest in research, as well as with practitioners, policy makers, funders and researchers to improve practice, influence policy and to strengthen the quality and quantity of ethnicity, health and social research in Wales. The purpose of this list is to facilitate the development of ethnicity, health and social research, with this WERC strand rooted in older people and ageing research. The aim is to offer members a virtual space to exchange information and develop research collaborations that focus on racialised older population groups in Wales.

WIPSIG  
The Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group (formerly WIPSIG) is a subsection of the Royal College of Psychiatrists which promotes mental health services for women, their families and carers, and enables women psychiatrists to achieve their potential across the NHS, academic institutions and the independant sector.

YCYJ  
This list is a forum for for academics and others involved in the study of youth crime, youth criminology and youth justice. It supports the Youth Criminology / Youth Justice Study Network of the British Society of Criminology and is open to all other interested parties. The list acts as a resource for the announcement of relevant meetings, seminars, conferences, calls for papers, research and publications. It is also hoped that members will use the list to share and debate ideas and ways of disseminating ideas into the practice and policy field.

YOUNGPERSONS-PSYCHIATRIC-NURSING  
This is a discussion forum for all those working or researching in the area of child and adolescent mental health nursing.

YP-POLICY  
This discussion group has developed in response to the UK's changing policies on prostitution, especially in relation to young people in prostitution. This list is for academics, researchers and practitioners with an interest in this area.

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