Communication, Emotion and Behaviour: Working Together for Young People with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
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.
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
covered will include:
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.
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.
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
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.
details about the course can be obtained from Mrs Kirn Saini, University of
Leicester School of Education, 0116 252 3656, email@example.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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