Parenting well in modern Ireland - challenges, rewards and growth

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 - Fri, 07 Dec 2018
09:30 - 15:30

9.30am-10am             Registration (Tea/coffee) - Coffee Dock

10am-10.10am           Welcome address

Prof. Ciarán Ó’Catháin, President, AIT

Session 1: The social context of parenting

10.10am-10.50am      Stories of struggle: Experiences of living below the ‘Minimum Essential Standard of Living’

Dr. Bernadette McMahon, Director, The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice, Dublin
Olivia McEvoy, Researcher, The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice, Dublin

10.50am-11.10am     A wide angle approach to improving family life: The value of an Irish ‘Family Life Education’ framework

Dr. Colm O’Doherty, Lecturer, Dept. of Applied Social Studies, IT Tralee
Dr. Ashling Jackson, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Social Sciences, AIT

11.10am-11.40am    Parenting supports: The work of the Katharine Howard Foundation

Dr. Noelle Spring, Director, Katharine Howard Foundation, Dublin

11.40am-12noon  Comfort break

Session 2: Parenting life

12noon-12.30pm     Experiences of maternal responsibility after separation and divorce

Dr. Michelle Millar, Head of School Political Science and Sociology, NUIG
Dr. Rosemary Crosse, Researcher, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUIG

12.30pm-1pm           Transnational grand parenting: Polish families in Ireland

Dr. Michelle Share, Senior Research Fellow, School of Education, TCD

1pm-2pm Lunch
2pm-2.30pm            Traveller parenting values, attitudes and practices: Co. Offaly as a case study

Sarah McDonagh, Traveller Primary Heath Care Worker, Offaly Traveller Movement
Pauline Clarke Orohoe, MA in Applied Social Studies, AIT

2.30pm-3pm            What does contemporary fatherhood look like in Ireland?

Dr. Noel Richardson, Lecturer and Director of healthCORE, Carlow IT

Session 3: Discussion

3pm-3.30pm            Chair: Oliver Hegarty, Head of Department of Social Sciences, AIT

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