Past Events: 2019/20

Date: Tuesday 30 June, 2020
Speaker: Nikki Luke, Research Fellow, Rees Centre, University of Oxford

The Shared Training and Assessment of Wellbeing (STrAWB) package arose from an inter-disciplinary collaboration between colleagues at the Universities of Oxford (Nikki Luke, Valerie Dunn) and Sussex (Robin Banerjee, Helen Drew).

This innovative approach for primary-aged children in care brings together key adults from the child’s home and school contexts to identify their strengths and support needs.

Central to the STrAWB approach is the early identification of difficulties with emotions and social relationships that might escalate into more serious issues, and the triangulation of information from foster carers, teachers and children.

In this seminar, Nikki will present findings from a small pilot study, and outline how STrAWB is being taking forward with a new feasibility trial.

The event will be hosted by Michelle Lefevre and Robin Banerjee. Nikki will present for 30 minutes and this part of the seminar will be recorded. There will then be time for questions and discussion.


Date: Monday 25 November, 2019

Chaired by Michelle Lefevre, CIRCY Dirctor


Date: Wednesday 30 October, 2019
Speaker: Dr Pamela Thurschwell, Reader, English & Jo Moran-Ellis, Professor of Sociology, both University of Sussex