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Parenting & Family Support Conference 2018: Supporting Teenage Parents & Parents of Teenagers

18.10.18 9:30 am
18.10.18 4:00 pm


Children in Wales


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18 October 2018, 9.30am – 4pm, Mercure Hotel Cardiff

Children in Wales’ Parenting and Family Support Conferences 2018 will focus on teenage parents and parents of teenagers.

We will consider policy, research and practice in supporting teenagers through pregnancy and parenthood, and explore issues for parents of teenagers – including parenting and the teenage brain.  A key theme will be how to ensure the needs of care experienced parents and other marginalised or vulnerable parents are met.

There will be opportunities to explore these topics, and others, in more depth by way of workshops where delegates can contribute their knowledge, ideas and experiences.

Confirmed speakers:

 Alison Hadley OBE, Director of the Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange, University of Bedfordshire (confirmed for Cardiff and hoping to confirm soon for Bangor)

Professor John Coleman, Oxford University.  Author of ‘The nature of adolescence’ and ‘Why won’t my teenager talk to me?’ (confirmed for both venues)

Other speakers and workshops will be confirmed in due course.

Outcomes of both conferences:

 Delegates will increase their understanding of the subject areas and provide an opportunity to consider their own policy and practice, alongside sharing experiences and best ideas.

 Who should attend?

Professionals providing family and parenting support, those with a policy lead or interest in family and parenting support and family health and well-being.

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