The Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research continues a long history in applied research at the University of Huddersfield in response to some of the most pressing social problems of our time affecting children and families.
This event will showcase some of the current areas of research being undertaken by centre staff and how, through working with partner organisations, we are seeking to bring about positive impacts and make a difference in the lives of children, youth and families.
Speakers will include:
Professor Nigel Parton (author of The Politics of Child Protection) who will deliver a keynote presentation offering some critical reflections on applied research with children and families.
Professor Brid Featherstone who will be exploring the relationship between welfare inequalities and maltreatment.
Professor Barry Percy-Smith who will share experiences of using action research with young people who are excluded.
Other presentations will include research about:
- Child and family migration
- The wellbeing of children of imprisoned parents
- Parental involvement in children’s acute pain care
- Experiences of domestic abuse services
- Lay constructions of child neglect
- Social workers’ perspectives on gay and lesbian adoption
- The relationship between disadvantage and maltreatment
- Young people and eating disorders
- Youth participation and inclusion
Panel discussion: practice partners will reflect on the role of research in their practice: Dr Suzanne Smith, Pennine Health Trust; Angela Everson, CEO WomenSpace; Diane Cousins OBE, CEO POPS.
We look forward to welcoming you to our conference, to hear about recent research, engage in discussion and reflection, and explore new possibilities for collaboration.
The conference is free. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
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