Associate Professor of Child, Adolescent and Family Studies invites you to an interdisciplinary seminar series

Associate Professor of Child, Adolescent and Family Studies invites you to an interdisciplinary seminar series

Work with children, young people, families and communities is as important as ever. Yet resources seem to be stretched tighter than ever, and the range of issues people face ever more complex. With restricted time and resources it can be easy for sectors to work in silos as there is limited time to conduct core business, let alone work with others.

The child, young person, family and community practice development group is an open and inclusive group who strive to achieve the opposite. By working together we believe that we can achieve more than we can alone. By bringing together young people, students, practitioners, leaders and managers, commissioners, academics and researchers, we can develop and exchange knowledge that will enhance what we all do. 

We are interested in collective impact. This means that we are deeply curious about how to do more good stuff to achieve positive change for children, young people, families and communities. No single agency will have the answers to this, it is a shared endeavour. To understand impact we need to ask ourselves searching questions and share successes and failures in; understanding the nature of contemporary issues, understanding how practices support people, developing research and evidence of outcomes.  

In May 2017 Dr Kaz Stuart was conferred as an Associate Professor of Child, Adolescent and Family Studies within the Department of Health, Psychology and Social Studies.

Last year Kaz launched a seminar series to support work with children, young people and families across the North West. The series included key topics and speakers and was popular among students, practitioners, managers, academics and researchers.

We would like to invite you to join Kaz and the team at the coming year of seminars. Topics include:

 

Novice to expert through placement experience

4 July 2017, Lancaster, 17.30 start, Cost £0

Pete Crossley, Programme Leader, University of Cumbria 

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What is the contribution of youth and community sector to the ‘wellbeing agenda’? – case study from Brathay Trust 

1 August 2017, Brathay Trust, 17.30 start, Cost £0

Brathay Research Team 

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Supporting young victims of crime 

6 September 2017, Lancaster, 17.30 start, Cost £0

Andrew Fletcher, Project Leader, NEST - Lancashire Young Victims of Crime Project 

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Trauma, social class and sexual violence: re-evaluating the visibility of traumatised young people in disadvantaged contexts

3 October 2017, Lancaster, 17.30 start, Cost £0

Dr Rhona O’Brien, Lecturer, University of Cumbria 

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A critical approach to wellbeing

7 November 2017, Brathay Trust, 17.30 start, Cost £0

Dr Lucy Maynard, Head of Research, Brathay Trust 

Dr Kaz Stuart, Principal Lecturer, University of Cumbria 

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System and distributed leadership in children’s centres – a case study 

5 December 2017, Brathay Trust, 17.30 start, Cost £0

Dr Kaz Stuart, Principal Lecturer, University of Cumbria 

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We hope you can join us to promote work in this important sector.