This ground-breaking international conference will cover the emerging problem of child to parent violence (CPV) in the family home for practitioners, researchers, policy makers and families. More and more parents are talking about their experiences of abuse at the hands of their children and adolescents. The abuse comes in the form of intimidation, aggression, verbal abuse, financial abuse and physical violence. Practitioners, researchers and policy makers are increasingly faced with the challenges of responding to CPV. This conference will give you the opportunity to explore the subject in a relevant and innovative way, hearing from a range of both international and national speakers.
The Postgraduate Conference of the SAI will be held at National University of Ireland, Galway on March 7th and 8th 2014. This will be an open conference with no prescribed theme. The focus will be on high quality papers and presentations from postgraduate students in the social sciences with time for lively discussion and debate, and also time for people to meet, enjoy themselves and share ideas about research opportunities.
The UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in association with the M.A. in Social Work Programme hosted the 11th Child and Family Welfare Network Event titled ‘Interfacing Family Support and Child Protection in New System Development: An International Dialogue’, in the Aula Maxima, Quandrangle, NUI Galway at 6.00 pm on the evening of Tuesday, 10th December.
The PhD in Child and Youth Research Programme, NUI Galway and Trinity College Dublin are delighted to host a Public Lecture on: 'What we have learnt from the My World Survey on youth mental health: What helps - What hurts', by Dr. Barbara Dooley and Dr. Amanda Fitzgerald, University College Dublinto. The lecture will be held in O’Tnuathail Theatre, Arts Millennium Building, NUI Galway at 6.00 p.m. on the evening of Friday, 6th December.
Galway City Partnership and National University of Ireland, Galway would like to invite you to Knowledge Exchange Workshop. The workshop will bring together community and voluntary organisations and the university to discuss how community-university partnerships can work together to support advocacy initiatives.
Three graduates of the MA in Family Support programme run by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre will be making a joint presentation at the upcoming Global Gathering for Early Childhood conference in Dublin in October. Joanne Doherty, Marie Gibbons and Sheila Garrity will share their findings from their MA thesis on the role of Early Years services as an effective family support entitled "Children thrive when families thrive", research perspectives promoting a Family Support approach to Early Years provision in the West of Ireland.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Organisation for African Unity/African Union NUI Galway and the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre recently hosted a Public Lecture by Professor Pat Dolan, UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement, entitled “Connecting Young People: Youth Leadership and Non-formal Education Partnerships in Africa and Ireland” with contribution from Alan Kerins and His Excellency, Felix Yusufu Pwol, Nigerian Ambassador and hosted by Dr Brian Hughes, Dean of International Affairs, NUI Galway.