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Stigma in Childhood

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Professor Imogen Tyler will present a keynote paper on her Leverhulme Prize funded Stigma research at"Cultural and social perspectives of stigma in childhood", a conference funded by Scottish Universities Insight Institute Programme on Friday 26 May 2017. The Scottish Universities Insight Institute supports programmes of knowledge exchange which address and provide insight on substantial issues that face Scotland and the wider world. This event will bring together over 60 academics and professionals working with children. Children and young people experience stigmatization in a wide range of cultural, social and political contexts. This includes care experienced children, disabled children, refugees and asylum seekers, children of prisoners, children and young people with mental health issues, child and youth offenders, children affected by HIV/AIDs, children in poverty. The event will address the unique issues for children who experience stigma, as well as common issues which allow learning from the experience of stigma in adulthood. It will consider how stigma is experienced by children from different places, and how it manifests itself; for children themselves, in families and communities, and in provision of services. This knowledge exchange programme will bring together learning from theory, research, policy and practice, to promote change for children and young people living with stigma and marginalisation. Professor Tyler's contribution will focus on her novel theoretical reconceptualisation of the relationship between stigma, power and inequality.

Event (Conference)

TitleStigma in Childhood
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event