The UWI-Toronto Metropolitan University RCYP Conference

Event Date(s): 19/10/2022 - 21/10/2022

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) in partnership with the Toronto Metropolitan University and Rights for Children and Youth Partnership (RCYP) Project presents the UWI-Toronto Metropolitan University RCYP Conference: The Wellbeing of Child and Young People in Central America and the Caribbean.. It is a signature event and represents the culmination of scholarly research that had been undertaken over the past six (6)  years in seven (7) countries in the Western Hemisphere.  including Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica.

A principal goal of the research project is to discover and interrogate theories and practices deemed beneficial, and in some instances, inimical to the rights and wellbeing of children and young people in the respective geographic and cultural spaces.  Thus, the conference will expose participants/attendees to the work of the RCYP project, which was developed to increase knowledge, and where necessary, evidence around factors that support or hinder the protection of children and youth rights in Central America, the Caribbean, and diaspora populations in Canada. The research is organized into six themes:

1) Education practices

2) Child Protection system

3) Justice system

4) Immigration Dynamics,

5) Social Media and ICT Use

6) Different Forms of Violence Against Children and Youth 

This conference will increase the knowledge of factors that support or hinder the protection of children and youth rights in the Caribbean, Central America, and their diaspora populations in Canada. In addition, the conference research seeks to advise policy-makers and service providers in these regions on effective strategies that promote safety and resiliency; contribute to the creation of evidence-based policies and institutions that respond to violence against children in these three regions and; train students from the three regions on qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methodologies.

This conference will be held on October 19 - 21, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. daily

Interested persons can register using the following link: https://bit.ly/UWI-TMUeconference.

For more information, visit https://sta.uwi.edu/salises.