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.
- 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?
News & Events
‘Debates in child and family well-being’ Conference
28th June – 30th June 2018, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
£160 full 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 email@example.com.
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
- Alex Owen
- Antoanneta Potsi
- Babs Anderson
- Harriet Pattison
- Irit Wyrobnik
- John Siraj-Blatchford
- Lynnette Brock
- Kyriakos Demetriou
- Sarah Holmes
- Wilma Robles-Melendez
- Wayne Driscoll