The International Parent Centred Network is an alliance of colleges from Finland, Lithuania, the UK, Malta, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The IPCN aims to promote a parent-centred approach by policymakers, organisations (welfare, care, and education), professionals, students, teachers, and parents. We want to make this public through symposia, international lecturing, field visits, and webinars. We now have the honour of inviting you to the first two webinars in the academic year 2023 - 2024:
- Webinar 1: Nurturing Roots, Cultivating Wings: Exploring the Impact of Chinese Family Culture on the Chinese Immigrant Parenthood in the Netherlands on Monday, 30 October, 2.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. UTC+1
Xinxin Wang and Hilde van Schaeren, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
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More info: In the vibrant mosaic of multiculturalism, the Netherlands stands as a melting pot of diverse communities, including a significant population of Chinese immigrants. This webinar delves into the intricate tapestry of Chinese family culture and its profound influence on the journey of international immigrant parents in the Netherlands.
The presentation will provide a nuanced understanding of the deep-rooted values, traditions, and parenting philosophies within Chinese families and how these collective cultural paradigms shape the experiences of immigrant parents navigating the challenges and opportunities of raising children in a individualistic cultural focused land. By offering insights into the traditional aspects of Chinese family life and bridging these deep-rooted values with contemporary daily life, both inside and outside of China, professionals can gain a deeper understanding of the dilemmas and challenges that Chinese migrants may face when interacting with professionals. Particularly from the perspective of parenting and interacting with professionals.
Through insightful narratives, research findings, and real-life examples, this webinar aims to bridge the gap between cultures, fostering empathy, and understanding among the broader community. By recognizing the unique challenges faced by Chinese immigrant parents, we can work collaboratively to create a supportive environment that embrace the cultural diversity while fostering positive parenting practices.
- Webinar 2: Supporting families with restorative practice: a theoretical and practical analysis on Monday, 30 October, 3.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. UTC+1
Jo Reynolds – Senior Lecturer Youth Justice Social Work, Care and Community Department Nottingham Trent University, UK
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More info: Restorative practice in family support work is the foundation to building and sustaining positive relationships, aiding effective communication and enabling behaviour change (Williams, 2019). It is especially vital when there has been harm in the family unit and will seek to address and repair the harm caused. Therefore, knowing how to deliver restorative interventions is a vital skill for any social worker to have. But what is restorative practice? how do you deliver such interventions? And is it effective?
This webinar will address the above questions from a theoretical and practical perspective, but will also analyse the core principles of restorative practice; collaboration, fairness, voluntary participation, respect, honesty, trust, safety, non-discrimination and accessibility (Restorative Justice Council, 2020).
Recommended reading: Williams, A. (2019). ‘Family support services delivered using a restorative approach: A framework for relationship and strengths-based whole-family practice’. Child & family social work, 24(4), 555–564. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12636