Child neglect, wellbeing and resilience – adopting an arts based approach

Date: 8th December 2015
Category: Protection from abuse or neglect

"Neglect is a complex issue but art can help, so let it" - this was one of the key messages to come out of the first of four Scottish Universities Insight Institute funded seminar sessions organised by WithScotland and the University of Dundee, exploring how arts-based techniques can be used in research and practice when interacting with neglected children.

The session also considered how the arts can be used as a tool to promote resilience among vulnerable and neglected children by building self-esteem, a sense of self-worth, providing an outlet for emotion and supporting self-efficacy. Academics from the Universities of Stirling and Dundee led the discussions and delegates included practitioners from psychology, social work, education and social research.

Discussions from the day were captured by a graphic designer:

There are a small number of places still available on the next 2 sessions - please click on the links for further information and booking: