University of Leicester eBulletin

Communication, Emotion and Behaviour: Working Together for Young People with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

August 2003
No 205

September 12-14, 2003 :  Digby Hall, University of Leicester

Experts from Canada, UK, France, Germany, Taiwan, Australia and the USA will be speaking at a major international conference on young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties at the University of Leicester in September.

The conference is organised by The Centre for Innovation in Raising Educational Achievement at The University’s School of Education, in co-operation with the Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association (SEBDA), formerly AWCEBD (Association of Workers for Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties).

Topics covered will include:

The conference has already attracted considerable interest from teachers, social workers, researchers and others concerned with children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. 200 of the 300 places have already been booked.

Organiser of the conference, Professor Paul Cooper, Director of the Centre for Innovation in Raising Educational Achievement at the University of Leicester School of Education, said: “Social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBDs) in schools are acknowledged throughout the world as a major factor associated educational failure and underachievement, a fact of concern to all  contributors to this conference. 

“The conference will focus, in particular, on a wide range of educational and therapeutic interventions which aim to prevent and deal with SEBDs through the promotion of emotional literacy, communication skills and self regulation. In particular we aim to relate research and theory in these areas to practical interventions. 

“The central message is that there is a wide range of positive and effective ways of preventing and addressing SEBDs that are compatible with the aims and structures of our educational institutions. A key problem, however, is that many of these are not widely understood. This conference intends to remedy this, and help empower participants by expanding their knowledge and skills.”

Conference attendance can also count towards the CPD Certificate Course in Communication, Emotion and Behaviour, an accredited certificate course that can be used independently or to contribute towards a diploma or MA in Professional Studies in Education.

Further details about the course can be obtained from Mrs Kirn Saini, University of Leicester School of Education, 0116 252 3656, ks51@leicester.ac.uk

The conference, Communication, Emotion and Behaviour:   Working Together for Young People with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, will be held on September 12-14 2003 at Digby Hall, University of Leicester

NOTE TO EDITORS:   More information is available from Professor Paul Cooper, Conference Chair and Director of the Centre for Innovation in Raising Educational Achievement, University of Leicester School of Education, Tel: 0116 252 3751 (direct line), 0116 252 3688 (switchboard), Fax: 0116 252 3653, email: pwc5@le.ac.uk , or Mr Jonathan Wimberley, Assistant to Professor Cooper, Tel 0116 252 5751, Fax 0116 252 3653, email: awcebd@leicester.ac.uk

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