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Debates in child and family well-being’ Conference 2018

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‘Debates in child and family well-being’ Conference

28th June – 30th June 2018, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK

The Holistic Well-being EECERA SIG in collaboration with the Department of Early Childhood of Liverpool Hope University cordially invites you to participate in the: ‘Debates in child and family well-being’ Conference. The theme of this Conference derives from the interests and scope of the EECERA SIG and addresses the timely concept of children’s well-being in a holistic, multi-disciplinary and inclusive manner, under four strands:

  • The child

This strand seeks to explore the child and well-being. Some possible questions for consideration are: What are the features of child well-being? How does the environment (social, emotional and physical) and external factors influence young children’s experiences and well-being? How do play, creativity, imagination relate to well-being? How do children themselves perceive their quality of life? Why talk about holistic well-being?

  • The family

This strand seeks to explore the family and well-being. Some possible questions for consideration are: What nurtures the family? What works within the family? How do external agencies or factors influence family life? Relationships within and beyond the family? What is the role of extended families, eg grandparents? Does the Home Learning Environment matter? The experience of parenting, for example are parenting styles important? 

  • The adult

This strand seeks to explore the adult and well-being. Some possible questions for consideration are: How is Early Years leadership shaped? How does the professionalisation of the workforce impact on well-being? Are there other considerations for the adult role? What are the features of a competent system in relation to well-being? What are the insights from other contexts? What is the adult role in relation to collaboration across services to support wellbeing

  • The society

This strand seeks to explore society and well-being. Some possible questions for consideration are: How does society view holistic well-being? Is it part of social justice or are other factors at  play, for example political and economic drivers?  What influence does social policy and legislation have on the well-being of their citizens? Comparisons across nation states? Comparisons across time? Specific policy interventions and their evaluation, e.g. Fundamental British values, Troubled Families

NEW: The deadline for abstract submissions: 15 February 2018

Please send your abstracts (250-300 words) at: holisticwellbeing@hope.ac.uk by including:

the title of your presentation; your details; 4 key words; the strand you think your abstract relates to and the format of your presentation (paper presentation or poster presentation).

Also, in the email please add if you are interested in reserving a room on campus and whether you have any diet or other requirements.

Conference fee

Early bird

£120 full registration (including tea breaks, lunch and gala dinner)

£60 student registration (including tea breaks, lunch and gala dinner)

Regular

£160 full registration (including tea breaks, lunch and gala dinner)

£80 student registration (including tea breaks, lunch and gala dinner)

Accommodation

There are available en-suite B&B on campus at £40 per person per night

Important dates

15 February, 2018 - Abstract Submission Deadline

15 March, 2018 - Notification of Acceptance

15 March, 2018 - Registration Open

15 April, 2018 - Early Bird Registration Deadline

15 June, 2018 - Regular Registration Deadline

Forms of submission

-Individual Paper Presentation (15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion)

-Poster Presentation (presenter available for 60 minutes for discussion with participants)

For more information or if you have any queries, please contact us through holisticwellbeing@hope.ac.uk.

We look forward to meeting you,

Babs Anderson, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Zoi Nikiforidou, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University, USA