Holistic Well-being

Convenors:

Babs Anderson, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Zoi Nikiforidou, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University, USA

Purpose

The holistic well-being SIG aims to critically reflect on the concept of children’s well-being in a holistic, inclusive manner. This is timely due to the increased awareness and interest of practitioners, researchers and policy makers at a cross-national and global level in understanding children’s physical, mental, social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and cultural well-being. It will foster research in a range of aspects including ESD in early childhood, child development, cross-cultural elements, policy, empowerment and agency and their synergy in examining children’s holistic well-being. The SIG welcomes international collaboration and innovative research.

Objectives

  • The Holistic Well-being SIG aims to explore the following questions, amongst others:
  • What do we mean by well-being?
  • Why address well-being?
  • What do we know about well-being from the perspective of children’s and human rights?
  • How can we support the well-being of children and families in a holistic and inclusive manner?
  • Do practitioners, researchers and policy makers understand children’s physical, mental, social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and cultural well-being in the same way?
  • What experiences influence children’s well-being?
  • How can we advocate for the well-being of the children and their families?
  • Are there universal measures of well-being?

Report

Click here to view the 2017-18 report (pdf)
Click here to view the 2016-17 report (pdf)

News & Events

Debates in child and family well-being’ Conference

28th June – 30th June 2018, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK

http://www.hope.ac.uk/earlychildhood/childhoodresearchforumcrf/conference2018/

The Holistic Well-being EECERA SIG in collaboration with the Department of Early Childhood of Liverpool Hope University cordially invites you to participate in the: ‘Debates in child and family well-being’ Conference. The theme of this Conference derives from the interests and scope of the EECERA SIG and addresses the timely concept of children’s well-being in a holistic, multi-disciplinary and inclusive manner, under four strands:

The child       The family       The adult       The society

We would like to welcome your abstracts at: holisticwellbeing@hope.ac.uk

including: a title, your details, 250-300words, 4 key words, the strand you think your abstract relates to.

The deadline for abstract submissions: 15 February, 2018

Conference fee Early bird

£120 full registration (including tea breaks, lunch and gala dinner)
£60 student registration (including tea breaks, lunch and gala dinner)

Regular

£160 full registration (including tea breaks, lunch and gala dinner)
£80 student registration (including tea breaks, lunch and gala dinner)

Accommodation There are available en-suite B&B on campus at £40 per person per night
Important dates 15 February, 2018 – Abstract Submission Deadline

15 March, 2018 – Notification of Acceptance

15 March, 2018 – Registration Open

15 April, 2018 – Early Bird Registration Deadline

15 June, 2018 – Regular Registration Deadline

Forms of submission -Individual Paper Presentation (15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion)

-Poster Presentation (presenter available for 60 minutes for discussion with participants)

For more information or if you have any queries, please visit: http://www.hope.ac.uk/earlychildhood/childhoodresearchforumcrf/conference2018/ or contact us through holisticwellbeing@hope.ac.uk.

We look forward to meeting you,

Babs Anderson, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Zoi Nikiforidou, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Wilma Robles-Melendez, Nova Southeastern University, USA

Activities & Publications

EECERA 2016 self-organised symposia:

A35: Holistic well-being SIG Symposium 3,
B32: Research innovations in exploring well-being,
C21: Apart from Progress: Preservation, Variability and Change in Childhood

Main research topics:

Inclusion, refugee families, ESD, research methodologies, empathy, spirituality, dis/ability, home education

Contributors:

  • Alex Owen
  • Antoanneta Potsi
  • Babs Anderson
  • Harriet Pattison
  • Irit Wyrobnik
  • John Siraj-Blatchford
  • Lynnette Brock
  • Kyriakos Demetriou
  • Sarah Holmes
  • Wilma Robles-Melendez
  • Wayne Driscoll