Open seminar: Children's wellbeing in Finland

Event start date
Event start time
13.15
Event end date
Event end time
16.00
Place

Pinni B building, auditorium 1097, address: Kanslerinrinne 1

Organiser(s)

SOC/Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research PERLA

Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research PERLA organises an open seminar on children’s wellbeing in Finland. The event is part of the Finland 100 programme in 2017. The focus of the seminar lies on the current state of children’s wellbeing in the increasingly multicultural Finland. Further, the status of refugee children and the wellbeing of immigrant adolescents are discussed.

The seminar is organised in collaboration with the Ombudsman for Children in Finland, the Traumatized Adolescents Seeking Asylum project and the GENESO project. The event offers current research findings on the challenges of children’s wellbeing in a growing international surrounding. The free event will be held in English and is open for everyone interested in the topic.

The Ombudsman for Children in Finland, Tuomas Kurttila, will give an introduction to the work of the Ombudsman and an overview of the current state of children’s wellbeing in Finland. During her presentation, Dr. Kirsi Peltonen (University of Tampere) will discuss the mental health challenges of refugee children in the context of the Traumatized Adolescents Seeking Asylum project. Dr. Marja Peltola (Finnish Youth Research Society) will review results of the GENESO project, particularly from the viewpoint of importance of intergenerational relations for the wellbeing of young people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

Programme:
13.00–13.10 Prof. Katja Repo: Welcome
13.10–14.00 Ombudsman for Children in Finland, Tuomas Kurttila: Children’s wellbeing in Finland
14.00–14.50 Dr. Kirsi Peltonen: The mental health challenges of refugee children
14.50–15.10 Coffee
15.10–15.50 Dr. Marja Peltola: Intergenerational relations and wellbeing of young people with ethnic minority backgrounds
15.50–16.00 Discussion

We kindly ask you to register for the coffee service by filling out the following form by October 4th

You are warmly welcome!

Additional information

Professor Katja Repo, tel. 050 318 6199
Research assistant Kira Voutilainen, 050 509 9271