Children & Families - Supporting Health & Wellbeing

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University of Northampton

Boughton Green Road



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Venue: Fawsley, Room 43, The University of Northampton, Park Campus, Northampton

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s Centre for Family Life is convening a one day conference to show case research that will impact on the lives of children and families. The programme will disseminate research findings on subjects including domestic violence, children’s physical activity, care leavers, early years and children’s wellbeing in school.

We invite colleagues to join us for the whole day, or the sessions that are most relevant to your areas of interest/role. There will be opportunities throughout the day to speak with the research teams and explore implementing findings into practice.

Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may wish to attend this free event.

PROGRAMME (Presentations subject to change)
9.00 Registration
9.25 welcome

Session 1

9.30 Lisa Shepherd: Creativity for Children’s Wellbeing: An Overview of the Epic Arts Programme
9.50 Catherine Fritz: Growth vs fixed mindsets in children and parents
10.00 Sarah Neill: Felt or enacted criticism and its role in parent decision making in acute childhood illness
10.20 Judith Sixsmith: Children’s perspectives on healthy eating

10.40 Break

Session 2

11.00 Wendy Bannerman: Young people who are leaving care and defined as NEET; an international perspective (research proposal)
11.20 Jane Callaghan: Play as an act of resistance – Children and Domestic Violence
11.40 Eunice Lumsden: It Starts From Within: Early Years Practitioners views of Poverty
12.00 Tanya Lecchi: A mindfulness based intervention for maltreated children
12.20 Jo Alexander: Intergenerationality and family violence

12.50 Lunch break and networking

Session 3

13.50 Tanya Beetham: Evaluating a school-based intervention for children who have experienced domestic violence: preliminary findings from interviews with children
14.10 Prospera Tedam: Safeguarding BME children from accusations of witchcraft
14.30 Sarah Neill: Spotting the sick child for parents: an overview of the ASK SNIFF research programme.
14.40 Jane Callaghan, Wendy Bannerman, Jo Alexander: Staying Put - transitional ‘arrangements’ for LAC

15.00 Break and networking

Session 4

15.20 Melinda Spencer: Lived experiences of becoming and being a young maternal grandmother
15.40 Judith Sixsmith: Children’s wellbeing in schools – parents’ perspectives
16.00 Jynna Yarrum: The prevention of common mental health problems in young people leaving care (A proposal)
16.20 Robin Sturman Coombs (title to be confirmed)
16.40 Closing discussion