This knowledge exchange event aims to facilitate discussion between researchers, voluntary sector organizations and clinicians about the challenges and opportunities that exist in relation to supporting people who are distressed in multilingual contexts.
- Discuss issues relevant for the languaging of distress such as disrupted trauma narratives, processes of translation, idioms of distress, etc.
- Explore creative and innovative approaches for facilitating safety and trust in the languaging of distress
- Provide networking opportunities
- Elicit ideas about apposite questions that could be addressed in future research
- Help to promote further the work of the 'Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law and the State' project that is being led by Prof Alison Phipps.
- Ignite presentations - guest speakers will give brief presentations about the challenges and opportunities that exist around the languaging of distress.
- ‘World Café’ – a platform for sharing ideas and building collaboration through a format that generates “conversations that matter” and apposite questions for future investigation.
- Panel discussion - aimed at synthesising key themes and generating ideas for next steps.
- Prof Alison Phipps OBE
- Prof Claudia Angelelli
- Beverley Costa - Mothertongue
- Dr Alison Strang
- Norma McKinnon - Freedom From Torture
- Professor Rachel Tribe