Engagement and Participation in Family Support
UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
6th Biennial International Conference
13th & 14th June 2013
School of Political Science and Sociology
National University of Ireland, Galway
Family Support requires the involvement of us all – children, parents, volunteers, professionals and politicians – as citizens. The aim of this conference is to view trends, challenges and options relating to citizens' engagement and participation in the field of Family Support. The conference will consider the relevance of citizenship to Family Support, exploring the potential and limitations of community and volunteer led provision, the challenges facing professional worker-citizens in embattled systems, the possibility of participatory structures within service delivery systems, the role of advocacy and protest in Family Support and the overall meaning and value of participation by children and young people for Family Support.
For the first time at its biennial conference, the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre would like to invite submissions for presentations in parallel sessions. Abstracts are invited from the policy and practice community, as well as the academic community, in relation to the conference themes, which are as follows:
Citizenship and Family Support
The Contribution of Volunteers and Communities
Challenges Facing Professional Worker-Citizens in Embattled Systems
The Role of Advocacy and Protest
Participation by Children and Young People
Please go to programme tab to see further information on the Conference Parallel Sessions taking place on Thursday, 13th June between 3.00pm and 4.30pm in the Engineering Building at NUI Galway.
To download the Conference Brochure please click here.
Further Information: Iwona O'Donoghue, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, School of Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway, Ireland
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