Work with girls and young women conference

Youth & Policy Conference (details as follows)
Thinking Seriously …
About Youth Work and Work With Girls and Young Women
Hinsley Hall, Leeds 22nd – 23rd February 2010
£195 residential
The second of the biannual ‘Thinking Seriously’ conferences organized by ‘Youth and Policy’ is to focus on the subject of Work With Girls and Young Women.


The intention of the ‘Thinking Seriously’ conferences is to offer participants an opportunity to discuss youth work and other approaches to work with young people in a serious, reflective and analytical way, benefiting from analysis and research as well as practice experience across a range of settings and localities. The events are deliberately structured to be small scale to encourage sustained and open critical discussion and developmental conversation amongst participants.
The 2010 conference will approach the question of work with girls and young women from the broad perspective of gender inequality and difference and will seek to develop a critical understanding of current policy agendas and the particular professional specialisms associated with work with girls and young women.
In keeping with the intention to create an atmosphere and setting favourable to debate and conversation, we shall restrict attendance to a maximum of 60 and ask all participants to make a commitment to attend for the whole two day event.
Four writers will be offering papers: Claire Jones (editor of Herstoria), Tracy Shildrick, (Social Futures Institute, Teeside University), Jenny Pearce, (Bedfordshire University), and Aniela Wenham (PhD Student, University of York). They have been asked to help the symposium reflect upon aspects of youth work with girls and young women from fresh perspectives by drawing on the insights of their own work and research interests.
Booking forms (electronic and printable) are attached, if you have any problems with the attachments or any questions please get in touch with Tracey at [email protected]