Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos

Webcast

Supporting Non-violent and Participatory Childhoods

26.11.2019

klo 9:30 - 14:40

(Lähetys aukeaa alla olevaan ikkunaan tapahtuman alkaessa)

The aim of the conference is an improved common understanding on the European level of ways to promote violence-free childhood, with a focus on how child participation can help to achieve that. Finnish experiences will be shared. One basis for the discussion will be the outcomes and learnings of the EU funded Promise project, as well as the experience from the Barnahus model. The conference will offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue, and mutual learning around policies, legislation, research, and attitudes on these issues.

Date and time: Tuesday 26 November 2019 from 9.30 to 17.30 (EET)

Venue: Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Mannerheimintie 166, Helsinki, Finland

Programme

9.30–10.25 Session 1: Welcome

Chair: Petra Kouvonen, Development Leader, ITLA Children's Foundation

  • Welcoming words
    Dr. Päivi Sillanaukee, Director-General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
  • Lasten Suomi 100 -filmi / Children's Finland 100 – a film and discussion
    • A 20 minute film describing the history of Finnish family policies, children's rights and participation as well as the changing attitudes towards corporal punishment and violence against children in Finnish context.
  • Inspire: Strategies for ending violence towards children
    Jonathan Passmore, Programme Manager, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization

10.25–12.40 Session 2

Chair: Pirjo Lillsunde, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

10.25–11.40 Novel landscapes and new challenges in preventing violence towards children

  • Raising children: The past, the present and the future
    Jukka Mäkelä, Chief Specialist, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
  • On-line grooming and violence on the internet
    Nina Vaaranen-Valkonen, Chief Specialist, Save the Children Finland
  • Traumatized children seeking asylum
    Kirsi Peltonen, University Lecturer, Adjunct Professor, University of Tampere

The session includes a 15 minute coffee break in the middle.

11.40–12.40 Finland's Target and Action Plan for Preventing Violence Against Children in 2020–2025
Ulla Korpilahti, Development Manager, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

  • A child rights-based approach to ending violence against children
    Esa Iivonen, Senior Specialist, The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare
  • Parenting as a risk or protective factor for child's mental health
    Eeva Aronen, Professor of Child Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital
  • Combating violence and sexual harassment by Safety Skills learning in childhood
    Mirjam Kalland, Professor in Early Childhood Education and Care, University of Helsinki
  • Child sexual abuse – short overall objectives and proposals for action
    Minna Joki-Erkkilä, PhD, MD, Tampere University Hospital

12.40–13.40 Lunch

13.40–14.40 Session 3: Reflecting on ways forward in helping victimized children: Current developments in the Nordic Countries

Chair: Julia Korkman, Adjunct Professor 

  • Promise III: Vision and European collaboration, introducing the network vision and continued collaboration in Europe
    Olivia Lind Haldorsson, Head of the Children at Risk Unit, Council of the Baltic Sea States
  • Towards applying the Barnahus-criteria in Finland: Introducing the Barnahus Finland project
    Taina Laajasalo, Chief Specialist, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare
  • Discussion

Speakers

Jonathon Passmore, WHO.

Jonathon Passmore
Programme Manager, Violence and Injury Prevention, WHO

Jonathon is an Australian public health, violence and injury prevention specialist. Prior to first joining WHO, Jonathon worked for the Center for International Health at Curtin University and the Department of Health and Human Services in the Australian state of Victoria. Between 2004 and 2013 he was based in WHO country offices in China and Vietnam, and between 2013 and 2018 he held the post of Technical Lead for Violence and Injury Prevention in WHO's Western Pacific Region, based in Manila in the Philippines. In 2018 he was promoted to the post of Programme Manager for Violence and Injury Prevention in the European Regional Office of WHO,  based in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Olivia Lind Haldorsson, Head of the Children at Risk Unit, Council of the Baltic Sea States.

Olivia Lind Haldorsson
Head of the Children at Risk Unit, Council of the Baltic Sea States

Olivia Lind Haldorsson is the Head of the Children at Risk Uit at the Council of the Baltic Sea States. She is a human rights advocate who has been working in the field of children's rights and child protection for 20 years, including as a co-founder of Child Circle. From 2002 to 2013 she worked with Save the Children EU Office, where her work focused on EU Justice and Home Affairs and EU External Affairs. She also works as an independent expert with a wide range of stakeholders on strategic advocacy initiatives and regional projects in the field of EU Justice and Home Affairs and EU External Affairs policies.

Elina Pekkarinen, Ombudsman for Children in Finland.

Elina Pekkarinen
Ombudsman for Children in Finland

Ombudsman for Children in Finland is responsible for promoting the rights and best interests of the children in the society. This duty includes monitoring of the welfare of children and young people, influencing decision-makers from the viewpont of children. Ombudsman Elina Pekkarinen's background is in research on childhood and youth. She is an adjunct professor in the University of Helsinki, and a qualified social worker.

Contact details

Programme

Taina Laajasalo, THL
+358 29 524 7777
firstname.lastname@thl.fi

Registration, accommodation and payments

RTG Sales Oy
+358 10 389 2207 (open weekdays 9–16 EET)
events@rtgsales.fi

Other inquiries

Riikka Rossi, THL
+358 29 524 7436
firstname.lastname@thl.fi

Updated:  14 Nov 2019