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On the move: children and family's communication and wellbeing

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On the move: children and family's communication and wellbeing

21 February 2019, 9am-5pm (Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling)

The Centre for Child Wellbeing & Protection will host a one-day seminar to bring together practitioners, policy makers, service users, carers and researchers from multiple disciplines to discuss issues of communication and wellbeing for migrant families.

In the context of continuing patterns of linguistic and cultural diversity across the globe, communication matters remain a contemporary pressing issue with concern about inadequate public services for minority language speakers. This event provides space to explore issues of wellbeing & communication for children and families and their education, health and social care needs. The seminar will explore the issues, challenges, and contributing factors (such as child language brokering, brokering across the lifecourse, racism, discrimination, austerity) that arise due to language barriers between speakers with limited English Language proficiency and professionals.

Indicative themes:

  • language practices and child language brokering
  • migrant families
  • gender issues
  • public services


An outline of the day

09.00 - Registration, tea and coffee

09.30 - Welcome: Dr Sian Lucas

- Introduction: Professor Jane Callaghan

09.45 - Keynote: Professor Jemina Napier, Heriot Watt University - 'Can the kids just be kids? Hearing kids’ and deaf parents’ views on sign language brokering.'

10.45 - Break

11.10 - Zeynep Masri and Dr Tϋlây Atay, Mustafa Kemal University - 'A personal social media project to support Syrian’s migration process.'

11.45 - Lyn Ma, Glasgow Clyde College, Dr Siân Lucas, Dr Maggie Grant and Andrew Burns, University of Stirling - 'ESOL+ : communication and wellbeing for separated young people.'

12.30 - Lunch

13.30 - Workshops. Workshop with Theatre Sans Accents & Discussion, facilitated by Eneida Garcia Villanueva

14.35 - Break

14.45 - Nick Watts, Together with Migrant Children - 'Use of language in practitioner assessment of migrant children and families: Divisive narratives, othering and rights-based considerations.'

15.15 - Dr Sarah Crafter, Open University, Dr Humera Iqbal, University College London - 'Managing conflict and uncertainty during child language brokering.'

15.45 - Close, comments and next steps.


If you have any queries relating to this event then please contact socscievents@stir.ac.uk.

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