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Child Maltreatment and Well-being from an International Perspective

International Conference on March 21 and 22, 2019, at Freie Universität Berlin

№ 009/2019 from Jan 11, 2019

An international conference to be held March 21 and 22, 2019, at Freie Universität Berlin will address cross-national issues and current research findings on child welfare and well-being. Entitled “Child maltreatment and well-being — challenges across borders, research and practices,” the conference is being organized by members of the Social Pedagogy Division at the Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität.

Healthy growth and well-being of children and adolescents as well as the protection of children and young people from different forms of violence are discussed worldwide as being important social issues. This meeting is the second part of a conference series aimed at facilitating cross-border exchange between experts on child protection and the well-being of children. The first conference took place in July 2017 at the University of Rijeka in Croatia. The conference series was started by junior scholars in the fields of social work, education, sociology, and psychology. The involved researchers met for the first time in October 2015 at a workshop held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) for doctoral students working on child protection. They are from Croatia, Israel, Spain, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, and Germany.

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Time and Location

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019, and Friday, March 22, 2019
  • Seminar Center, Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-von-Simson-Straße 26, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Dahlem-Dorf (U3)

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Friederike Lorenz, Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Social Pedagogy, Email: friederike.lorenz@fu-berlin.de