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Foundations for Flourishing - Programme

Foundations for Flourishing: Day 1

9.30 – 9.35        Welcome from Conference Chair:  Professor Angus Skinner

9.35 -10.05        Young People’s Well-being:

an overview of the issues, the Centre’s work and conference themes – Dr Carol Craig, Centre for Confidence and Well-being


10.05- 11.00       ‘Toxic Childhood’:

How contemporary culture affects children and young people’s well-being – Sue Palmer (author of Toxic Childhood)


11.00 – 11.30     Break

11.30 – 12.00     Table discussions on cultural impacts on young people

12.00 – 12.30     The Case for Early Years Engagement: Alan Sinclair  (Work Foundation)

12.30 -  1.00       Table discussions on what different professions/groups can do to                                         advance the early years/attachment agenda

1.00 - 1.45          Lunch

1.45 – 2.15         Better Support for Vulnerable Children:

Professor Jane Aldgate (Open University)


2.15 – 3.00        Giving Children the Freedom to Grow and Learn:

Tim Gill (author of No Fear: Childhood in the Risk-Averse Society)


3.00 – 3.15        Break

3.15 – 4.00        Table discussions on priorities for action

4.00 – 4.15        Feedback on priority themes

4.15 – 4.30        Closing remarks and action plan

4.30                   Close

Foundations for Flourishing: Day 2

9.30 – 9.35       Welcome from Conference Chair:

David Cameron, Director of Children and Young People’s Services, Stirling Council  


9.35 - 10.35     ‘The Case Against Adolescence’:

Dr Robert Epstein (Author of best-selling American book on the problem created by the concept of adolescence)

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10.35 - 10.45    Questions and discussion with Dr Robert Epstein

10.45 – 11.15   Break

11.15 – 12.00  Developing MInds: The Role of Nutrition in Mental Health &                            Performance: 

Dr Alex Richardson (Director of Food and Behaviour Research; Visiting Research Fellow at the Universities of Oxford and Bristol and author of They Are What You Feed Them).


12.15 – 1.00     Lunch  

1.00  - 2.00       Letting Go of the Reins:

Motivating Young People and Giving Them Responsibility – Alan McLean (chartered psychologist and author of The Motivated School)


2.00 - 2.45        Exceeding Expectations: 

‘From Shy Teenagers to  Global Citizens : The Power of Volunteering and Service  – Presentation on Guayaquil project by Alison Mitchell and young people from Kibble Education and Care Centre


2.45 – 3.15       Working Rite:

The importance of role models and  mentoring for young men – Sandy Campbell (founder of  Working Rite)


3.15 – 4.00        Tea and table discussions on priorities for action

4.00 – 4.15         Feedback on priority themes

4.15 – 4.30         Closing remarks and action plan

4.30                     Close
 

 
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