20 – 26 June 2010        Send to printer

Course directors

Torill Tjelflaat, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Jim Lurie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Caroline Meffan, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Paul de Heer, HAN-University, Netherlands

Course description:

The course focuses on violence towards children and youth; aetiology, phenomena, prevention, interventions, theory and policy. Equal attention is given to all age groups of children and youth. Children experience violence before they are born, soon afterwards and throughout childhood. It is omnipresent: we find it in the family, at school, in the streets, media and in relationships. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child will be an overarching principle for the course, and will be reflected in the presentations. Relevant articles in the Convention will be examined. We plan to explore violence against children and youth at all levels in society, through lectures and discussions in small groups and in plenary.

Course Director Group:

Paul deHeer


P.O. Box 2029

6500 JK Nijmegen

The Netherlands

E-mail: paul.deheer@han.nl

Jim Lurie

NTNU Social Research

NTNU Dragvoll

7491 Trondheim


E-mail: jim.lurie@samfunn.ntnu.no

Caroline Meffan

University of Herfordshire

Collage Lane, Hatfield, UK

E-mail: c.meffan@herts.ac.uk

Philip Mongan

1508 15th Ave SW

Decatur AL 35601


E-mail: philmongan@hotmail.com

Torill Tjelflaat (Organizing director)

NTNU Social Research

NTNU Dragvoll

7491 Trondheim


E-mail: torill.tjelflaat@samfunn.ntnu.no

Work Schedule

Social Work with Children and Youth, June 20 – 26, 2010

Primary contact: Professor Torill Tjelflaat Torill.Tjelflaat@samfunn.ntnu.no

Back-up contact Prof.Dr. Dada M. Maglajlic’ dadam@paulbunyan.net

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