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International Conference on Parenting in the 21st Century
20 October 2016 @ 9:00 am - 22 October 2016 @ 5:30 pm HKTHKD2800
We live in a world of rapid social, economic, political and technological change. With worldwide attention focused on the well-being of young people, there is an increasing recognition that parenting plays an important role in the development of our younger generation. Clear policy priorities connecting parenting, family and community well-being have yet to be fully established.
This Conference will bring together human service practitioners, scholars, agency heads and policymakers in parenting, mental health and education to examine how best to support healthy parenting, as well as to introduce the latest knowledge and best practices from around the world. To ensure a broad and balanced perspective, the Conference will feature local and international academics and parenting specialists, as well as parents and young people from the general public. Parents, educators and health and social care professionals are also welcome.
The conference is being proposed for October 2016 as a two and half-day event at the Centennial Campus of The University of Hong Kong. Key goals for the event will be the facilitating of knowledge exchange between stakeholders, and the identification of shared priorities for human service development and policymaking. To this end, and to ensure a balanced and well-rounded discussion, the conference will involve local and international professionals, as well as contributions from parents and young people.
Each day of the conference will be themed around a different stage or aspect of parenting, with keynote speeches from leading experts, and breakout sessions to facilitate sharing and interaction. These are being designed to offer value to policymakers, educators, human services professionals, social workers and parents. Pre-conference readings and short video clips will also be provided to delegates to help prepare them for the event and to support positive outcomes.