We trust you’ve been enjoying reading posts about our Good Childhood conference over the past seven months.
Just to recap, a group of young people from SYN Media attended the conference and we have been sharing their descriptions of keynote and other presentations ever since. The youth bloggers wrote a total of 35 posts!
We want to thank SYN and the bloggers for their amazing contribution to the success of our conference. Their posts provide us with a terrific public record of the key conference themes.
And along the way, they posed important questions which have helped to keep alive the conversation about a good childhood.
It is also important to take this opportunity to recognise the value of youth led organisations like SYN Media. Melvin Delgado and Lee Staples talk about the benefits to both the young people who participate and the wider community of youth-led organisations.
Our conference was a case in point. We believe our message was strengthened by the inclusion of young people’s voices and we certainly hope the young bloggers gained valuable work experience and extended their skills. A win-win for all of us!
Future of the Good Childhood Blog
You may have noticed that that The Good Childhood Conference blog has been renamed the Good Childhood blog.
From now on we will be using this blog to discuss issues related to the Berry Street Childhood Institute’s aims. These posts will be part of our plan to bring about:
- Increased understanding and awareness of what sustains a good childhood; and
- Wider and more effective action directed at the amelioration of adverse childhood experiences.
Stay tuned for posts from Berry Street Childhood Institute staff, Associates and Fellows (many of whom are international experts in their fields!), as well as from other guest bloggers and even young people themselves!
Post by: Marg Hamley, Director Berry Street Childhood Institute