The 2023 International Symposium on Children and Youth Health and Well-being is a one-day event dedicated to scholarly contributions from the fields of social work, psychology, education, public health, medical sciences and other fields that focus on the health and well-being of children and the youth. The Symposium is co-organised by the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Saint Joseph Macao (USJ), the Macao Observatory for Social Development of USJ, the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) in Portugal, and the Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC), and sponsored by Macao Foundation.
This interdisciplinary conference aims to serve as a forum for scholars, researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers to connect and make meaningful contributions to knowledge and policy building on children and youth health and well-being, particularly in light of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.
The SDG3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being for children and youth. Health and well-being are important at every of one’s life, starting from the beginning. Childhood is a crucial stage in human development and respecting the “best interest of the child” should be considered a primary social concern (United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of Children,1990). Ensuring that children are happy and socially integrated is a precondition to promote social well-being and development. Still, many challenges exist today to the full protection of children, both regionally and globally.
The organising committee of the 2023 International Symposium on Children and Youth Health and Well-being welcomes you to submit your research to present at this event.
The Conference will address different categories in Social Work, Psychology, Education, Public Health, Medical Sciences, and other areas that focus on children and youth health and well-being. Papers are expected to fit into one of the named themes and sub-themes. To develop the conference program, we have chosen nine main categories, which also cover different cluster areas:
- Health and mental health
- Addiction and mental health
- Resilience and well-being
- Development of children and youth
- Family involvement, parenting, and child well-being
- Sustainable development goal: gender equality and social work
- Inclusion of children with disabilities
- School and mental stress
- Technology and well-being
Dates to remember:
Abstract submission deadline: June 2nd, 2023
Acceptance decision date: July, 2023
Proceeding paper deadline: October 31st, 2023
Conference date: November 24th, 2023
The Conference will be conducted in English and Chinese.
Professor Helen Liu
Research Coordinator for the USJ Faculty of Health Sciences