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Ombudsman for Children in Finland, Tuomas Kurttila, will visit PERLA-seminar (11.10.2017) Welcome!

 

OPEN SEMINAR: CHILDREN’S WELLBEING IN FINLAND

 

In honour of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research PERLA organises an open seminar on children’s wellbeing in Finland. 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 ganised 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.

 


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.


Time:   11th October 2017, 13-16 p.m.


Place:  University of Tampere, Pinni building, lecture hall B1097


             Kanslerinrinne 1, 33100 Tampere


 


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:

 

https://elomake3.uta.fi/lomakkeet/19578/lomake.html

 

For more information, please contact: Katja Repo (katja.repo@uta.fi) or Kira Voutilainen (kira.voutilainen@uta.fi).

 

You are warmly welcome!

 


 

 

 


 
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