Supporting Children and Families Facing Crisis - A celebration of international, national and local efforts

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Dyniaethau a'r Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Professor Helen Dodd (University of Exeter)
“Play and children’s health, what we learned from the Covid-19 pandemic”

Professor Jo McIntyre (University of Oxford & University of Nottingham)
“Art and creativity in the lives of refugee and asylum-seeking young people in the context of the UK and Sweden”

Dr Shaila Ahmed, Shamma Tasnim (BRAC University) &
Dr Justine Howard (British Academy Research Chair, Swansea University)
“Supporting displaced children and families in the context of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh”

Eileen Prendiville (Director of the Children’s Therapy Centre, Ireland)
“The Therapeutic Powers of Play: Supporting children through trauma and crisis”

Marianne Mannello (Assistant Director of Play Wales)
"Play Wales: working together to support children facing crisis- evidence, policy, and practice in action"

From: 14 Feb 2024, 8:45 a.m.
To: 14 Feb 2024, 5:30 p.m.
Location: National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Rd, Swansea SA1 3RD

Around the globe, families and children face the consequences of crisis for a multitude of reasons including war, natural disaster, displacement, ill-health, poverty and the cost of living, to name but a few. The impact of crisis is far reaching and supporting those affected involves the expertise and dedication of researchers, policy makers, practitioners, charitable organisations and volunteers across numerous contexts.

This unique conference at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea on February 14th, will bring together people working to support children and families affected by crisis at an international, national and local level and we welcome you to join us at the event whatever your interest. Students of associated disciplines are also welcome, representing the workforce of the future.

This full-day conference is free to attend, with lunch and refreshments included.

Places remaining however are very limited, and so please register your attendance via the Eventbrite link as soon as possible.

Contact: Joanne Tovey (Email: - Telephone: 01792602676

Event created by: j.e.tovey