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[LIB] Invitation: Breakthrough's 50th anniversary "Here We Are" International Conference

[LIB] Invitation: Breakthrough's 50th anniversary "Here We Are" International Conference

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Invitation: Breakthrough's 50th anniversary "Here We Are" International Conference

The "Here We Are" conference aims to bring together a distinguished gathering of international scholars, local experts, and practitioners in diverse range to come together to understand the current youth portrait and rethink the direction of youth work: continuously listening, understanding and accompanying youth in envisioning the future amid challenging situations. The conference delves into crucial topics such as "mental health" and "career development." Through insightful discussions and collaborative exploration, we will collectively address the question of how we can cultivate and nurture the youth nowadays. Furthermore, this conference seeks to create an environment where individuals come together, shoulder responsibilities, and mutually empower one another, enabling young people to construct a holistic sense of self and pursue a meaningful life.

The conference will be divided into three sessions. The keynote session, "Here, we nurture Youth as Relational Being," will explore the development of youth from a "relational-based" perspective.

The plenary sessions will facilitate a deeper understanding of “relational-based” perspective through the practice of "mental health" and "career development."

Details of the conference are as follows:

Date︰7 Jun 2024 (Fri)

Time︰10am - 5:30pm

Venue︰Tai Kwun, JC Cube (10 Hollywood Road, Central)

Keynote Session

Theme︰Here, we nurture Youth as Relational Being(與青少年同在,互為彼此的成長之旅)*


Dean Stanton Wortham (The Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College)

Prof. Arita Shin (Department of Compartative Contempory Societies, The University of Tokyo)

Host: Prof. LAW Yik-Wa, Frances (Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Adminstration, The University of Hong Kong)

Time︰10am - 12:15pm

*The keynote session will be conducted in English.

Plenary Session I

Theme:Here, unlock the key to Mental Wellness: Embrace Youth as Who They Are (解鎖精神健康:與青少年同在,接納不完美也是一種美)

Time︰2:30pm - 3:50pm

Plenary Session II

Theme:Here, Engage youth for reciprocal pathway to the future(與青少年有份,共同參與互惠創路)

Time︰4:10pm - 5:30pm

For more information about the speakers, please refer to the following link: https://hereweare.breakthrough.org.hk/speaker_conf/

If you are interested in attending the conference, please register through the following link: https://hereweare.breakthrough.org.hk/registration. The form also includes the information of the concurrent "Youth Dialogue" activity. You are welcome to learn more about it and register as well.