ICWBN Workshop

Interdisciplinary Child Well-Being Network (ICWBN) online workshop: “COVID-19 crisis and children’s economic well-being, education and mental health in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland”

Time & Date: 8 September 2021, 10am – 4pm

Location: Zoom

To register, click here

To download the programme, click here. To download the book of abstracts, click here.

The recordings of the presentations are available on YouTube.

Time Topic
9:55 Opening Remarks. Julia Mikolai
Session 1:   Economic well-being (Chair: Kat Chzhen)
10:00 – 10:20 Covid Realities: Reflections from researching with families living on a low income during the pandemic (Jim Kaufman, University of York)
10:20 – 10:40 Growing Up in Ireland: Key findings from the special COVID-19 survey (Aisling Murray, ESRI)
10:40 – 11:00 Socio-Economic impact of Covid-19 pandemic on children and families living in disadvantaged communities of Tallaght, Ireland (Jefrey Shumba, Childhood Development Initiative)
11:00 – 11:20 Generation Pandemic, The Frontline Perspective – an uncovering of the lived experiences of children and young people experiencing disadvantage in Ireland throughout Covid-19 (Sarah Edmonds, Irish Youth Foundation)
11:20 – 11:30 Break
Session 2:   Education (Chair: Julia Mikolai)
11:30– 11:50 Children’s learning experiences over the course of the pandemic in England (Adam Salisbury, IFS)
11:50 – 12:10 Coping with school closures: changes in home-schooling during COVID-19 (Birgitta Rabe, University of Essex)
12:10 – 12:30 Children’s engagement with remote schooling during the Spring 2020 lockdown in Ireland (Kat Chzhen, Trinity College Dublin)
12:30 – 13:30 Break
Session 3: Mental health (Chair: Jennifer Symonds)
13:30 – 13:50 The COVID-19 crisis and children’s mental health in the UK (Julia Mikolai, University of St Andrews)
13:50 – 14:10 Tracking children, young people, and parents’ mental health throughout the pandemic: Findings from the UK Co-SPACE study and how we are responding to them (Cathy Creswell, University of Oxford)
14:10 – 14:30 The mental health and well-being of young people and their families during COVID-19: Key findings from Co-SPACE Ireland (Jennifer McMahon, University of Limerick)
14:30 – 14:40 Break
Session 4: Panel discussion (Chair: Susan Harkness)
14:40 – 16:00 Children’s Society (UK), Save the Children (UK), One Family (Ireland), Ombudsman for Children’s Office (Ireland)