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
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
15.10–15.50 Dr. Marja Peltola: Intergenerational relations and wellbeing of young people with ethnic minority backgrounds
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You are warmly welcome!