Summary Lecture

6 April, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Summary Lecture
How to love a child: Turning rights into action

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Dr. Krzysztof Olendzki, Ambassadeur Titulaire, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Vancouver

Dr. Blye Frank, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

Jerry Nussbaum, President of the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada

Dr. Jim Anglin, Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria

Following Prof. Anglin’s presentation, a panel of lecture series attendees representing various disciplines and backgrounds will share their impressions of the series and implications for future advocacy and initiatives in support of the rights of children in British Columbia and beyond.

Kit Krieger
, Executive Director of the BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association

Dr. Ziba Vaghri, Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria. Co-Chair of the Global Reference Group on Accountability to Children.

Dr. Curren Warf, Head of the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine of the Department of Paediatrics of BC Children’s Hospital and UBC.

Jules Wilson, Executive Director for the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks

Professor Anglin will present some of his own insights into the character of Janusz Korczak and the significance of his life and work for us today, focusing on the fact that for Korczak, rights were simply the foundation for respectful and effective action; they were not an end in themselves. He will also summarize some of the key themes and insights offered by the previous speakers and panels in the series. There will also be time for some comments by attendees on their experience of the lectures and panels, and what they consider to be the important Korczak legacies..

Professor Jim Anglin began his career as a child and youth care worker in a mental health centre in Vancouver after which he developed a 6-bed group home for adolescents in Victoria. He then pursued graduate studies, worked in social policy in Ottawa, and with the Children’s Services Division, Government of Ontario, in Toronto. Returning to B.C. in 1979, he joined the faculty of the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria where he is a full Professor and former Director. His major research interests have focused on a re-appreciation of residential care for children and youth (e.g. Pain, Normality and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth, Routledge, 2002). Currently, he is involved in researching and documenting the implementation and impact of a principle-based approach to residential care with colleagues from the Bronfenbrenner Centre for Translational Research at Cornell University. He has published in North American and international journals and child welfare texts on a variety of child and youth care issues. He is on the editorial boards of Child and Youth Services, International Journal of Child and Family Welfare, Journal of Child and Youth Care Work, International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, and Reclaiming Youth at Risk. He has also visited child and youth care programs and offered keynotes, workshops and seminars in over 40 countries – focusing on extra–familial care with young people, creating theory from qualitative data, and the evolution of CYC as a global profession.

This session has been co-ordinated by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz and Jerry Nussbaum, members of the board of the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada.