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Queen’s University Belfast: The Emotional Wellbeing of Deaf Children & Youth

Lanyon Building
Room 0G.074, University Road
9th November 2022
2:00pm - 6:00pm

The Emotional Wellbeing of Deaf Children & Youth: A Rights Based Framework

A research seminar hosted by the Centre for Children’s Rights and the Disability Research Network
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast

About this event

Presentation 1: Research project on identifying prevalence and mechanisms of emotional wellbeing for deaf children and youth

Dr Bronagh Byrne, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and co-director of the Centre for Children Rights
Dr Catherine McNamee, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and member of the Centre for Children Rights

Bronagh and Cate will discuss the findings of their research project on the prevalence of psychological conditions and mechanisms shaping emotional wellbeing of deaf children and youth. This study provides the first known estimates of emotional wellbeing among deaf children compared to their peers in Northern Ireland drawing on a recent large representative survey. A rights based approach was taken by capturing deaf children’s voices on what supports, harms, and what could be done to improve their emotional wellbeing. Policy implications will be discussed.

Presentation 2: Pilot Project addressing the emotional wellbeing needs of deaf children and youth service users

Dr Holly Greer, Consultant Psychiatrist in CAMHS & ID, Northern Trust
Caroline Doherty, Deaf CAMHS Project Worker

Based on the findings from the research project, the Northern Health and Social Care Trust piloted an intervention programme to support the emotional wellbeing of deaf children and youth. Dr Greer and Ms Doherty have headed the pilot project and will speak on what it entails, how it is going and next steps.

Please register for this event at Emotional Wellbeing of Deaf Children & Youth.

A BSL interpreter will be provided.