The Great Outdoors? Children, Young People and Families in Natural and Rural Spaces
9th-10th September 2015
The University of Northampton, UK
A draft programme for the conference can be found here: http://institute-of-health-and-wellbeing.org.uk/events/call-for-papers-the-great-outdoors-children-young-people-and-families-in-natural-and-rural-spaces, along with details of how to register.
The seminar is open to anyone with an interest in playwork practice, and we welcome academics from any discipline as well as students and practitioners of playwork. This year’s theme is research and adventure playgrounds and places are free but limited – please book early here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/research-and-the-birth-of-playwork-practice-tickets-17512106181?aff=es2 Continue reading Research Seminar – Journal of Playwork Practice
Presented by the Anthropology of Children and Youth Network
16 June 2015
1:30 – 3pm, Room Z-113, Metropolitan Building
VU University Amsterdam
Yoah Kerkvliet, Research Master Student of International Development Studies, UVA Amsterdam
The content of adolescent sexuality educational programs are based on theoretical models that each identify different factors that shape sexual behavior in order to change risk into non-risk sexual behavior. Hereby, aiming to reduce negative health outcomes, such as Sexual Transmitted Diseases or pregnancy. Previous literature has revealed that the content components in sexuality educational programs that are deemed necessary by program designers are not assessed in the same way by adolescents. Thereby, failing to meet the needs and interests of adolescents and being less effective. This research attempts to include the perceptions of adolescent girls in the barrio of the Pantanal in Granada (Nicaragua) to understand which factors they consider of importance in shaping sexual behavior and behavioral change, namely domestic workers and sex workers, and among parents and peers.
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A one-day workshop at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge
Wednesday, 10th June, 10-5pm
Across many contemporary societies, the quality of parenting is increasingly seen as imperative, not only for the well-being of individual children, but for the health of communities as a whole. This kind of parenting – increasingly endorsed by both parents and policy makers – has been termed ‘concerted’, ‘intensive’, or even ‘paranoid’ by researchers, pointing to the ‘more’ than the basic childcare that many mothers feel they should do for their children.
The opposite of this is ‘poor’ parenting or ‘unfit’ parents – defined not so much by an approach, as the absence of it. Poor parenting is most often tied to expectations of poor outcomes, where children are seen as being at risk of neglect or maltreatment. Intervention by the state is aimed at ensuring children be saved from such parents, either through training, or by placing children in settings that provide more appropriate care. Since much of the social science research on the topic has been done in what’s called ‘Euro-America’, however, the explanatory framework usually draws on elements of capitalist market economies and social stratifications, such as class, poverty, gender inequality and race. Continue reading Workshop June 10 — After the Iron curtain: Poor parenting and state intervention in cross cultural perspective
Young Children’s Rights in Wales and England: What Next After the Election?
Round table discussion
Wednesday 24 June 2.00-4.00 pm
Seminar room, Social Science Research Unit SSRU,
18 Woburn Square
UCL Institute of Education London WC1H ONR
Contributors to include:
- Dr Jacky Tyrie
- Sian Sarwar (Cardiff)
- Prof Berry Mayall (London)
- Chair: Prof Priscilla Alderson
The aim is to bring together professionals (academics, policy makers, advocates, educators, students, and third sector organisations) from England and Wales to discuss the present state of young children’s rights and look to future developments in research, policy and practice. Continue reading Roundtable – Young Children’s Rights in Wales and England: What Next After the Election?