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'BUILDING UNDERSTANDINGS’ CHILD, YOUTH, FAMILY AND DISABILITY CONFERENCE: CALL FOR PAPERS
Venue: University of the West of England, Blackberry Hill, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 1DD
Organised by: The University of the West of England and Manchester Metropolitan University,
Date: 10th and 11th June, 2014
Time: 10.30 - 4.30
This year we are delighted to announce that the conference will take place at the University of the West of England in Bristol.
The aim of the conference is to provide a space for disabled children, young people, family members and allies (including practitioners) to share their ideas, knowledge and expertise and to celebrate their lives. We would like to invite disabled children, young people, their parents and carers (we would like to include people with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments as well as those people with mental health issues), as well as activists and academics in the field of disability studies and childhood studies to present at and to attend the event. This year’s conference theme is ‘Building Understandings’. We are inviting contributors to talk about the ways in which it is possible to build understandings of and between the lives of children, young people and their families and suggest that you might like to address some of the following questions:
- how can we build understandings between children, young people, parents/carers and practitioners?
- what messages do we need to share?
- how can we do this?
Day One will include accessible presentations and discussion points as well as opportunities to take part in workshop activities (further details to follow).
Day Two will include more formal presentations but we will particularly welcome presentations or discussion papers that tell a story, share a skill, some information or research in ways that try to be as accessible and creative as possible - for example, that use a range of presentations styles and media including photography, video and artwork.
If you wish to present at the conference, please send us a short description of the ideas for your presentation by 1st May, 2014
Travel information available at: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/comingtouwe/campusesmapsandtravel/glensidecampus/howtogettoglensidecampus.aspx
For more information please contact: K.Runswick-Cole@mmu.ac.uk
When & Where
Child, Youth, Family & Disability Conference
Glenside Campus, University of the West of England (UWE)
BS16 1DD Bristol
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM - Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4:30 PM (PDT)
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