Children of Prisoners: What is a Teacher's Role?
While each child's experience is unique the estimated 23,000 children with a loved one in custody in Aotearoa New Zealand face similar challenges.Parental imprisonment impacts directly on children's well-being and educational success.
At any time before, during or after imprisonment of a loved one the attitude of others can make or break a child.It can be supportive, encourage and enlighten or can contribute to shame, stigmatisation, humiliation and isolation. Even small changes can have a big impact. This workshop will briefly identify some of the changes and challenges these children face and practical ways teachers can support.
Presenter: Charlotte Robertson
Charlotte has been involved as a parent, teacher, manager and tutor in home and centre community based early childhood settings. While she is currently a kindergarten teacher her journey started with Playcentre.
For more than 20 years she has had an interest in how teachers support children with a parent in prison and in 2018 was awarded the Margaret M. Blackwell Travel Scholarship to research internationally. She is a committee member of OMEP Aotearoa and the International Play Association.
Event to be held at the following time, date and location:
Tuesday, 20 August from 7–8.30pm (NZST).
Venue: Building H, Room 203 Epsom Campus, Epsom Avenue, University of Auckland, Auckland.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/children-of-prisoners-what-is-a-teachers-role-tickets-66160167843?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTY5NTM2MjMvb21lcGF1Y2tsYW5kQGdtYWlsLmNvbS8w%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventimage&ref=enivtefor001
Contact: Marianne Kayes
(021) 047 1152