Junis in Sweden is launching an innovative digital conference with a lecture series on alcohol, pregnancy and children’s health. The lectures will span from September 30 to October 21, 2020.
Junis, a child rights organization with 200 local clubs across Sweden and a member of Movendi International, is launching an innovative digital conference to raise awareness and recognition about an often forgotten topic – even during the pandemic: alcohol, pregnancy, and children’s health.
For the safety of young children, it is crucial that society as a whole has the will, knowledge and ability to strengthen the family with both children and parents in focus,” states Junis, as per their website.Junis a member organization of Movendi International
Every year, Junis organizes a conference to advance the conversation about alcohol harm in children and alcohol prevention solutions. Unfortunately due to the pandemic a physical conference is not possible this year. Therefore, Junis decided to go digital. This year’s conference will be a series of lectures followed by discussions on the theme “Alcohol, pregnancy and the health of young children”.
Alcohol exposure during pregnancy is the cause for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) a serious, but entirely preventable developmental disorder. Considering that it takes a few weeks for women to become aware that they are pregnant and many pregnancies are unplanned, it is important to educate the population about the effects of pre-natal alcohol exposure of children.
The conference is aimed at professionals who meet expectant parents and parents with small children, decision makers and anyone in the broader public interested in issues concerning health, child rights and prevention work.
The conference consists of the following elements:
- A series of lectures starting September 30 and ending October 21. One lecture per week will be posted each week at 9:30 AM. Each lecture is 60 minutes long and pre-recorded.
- After the lecture at 10:40 AM a dialogue forum opens in Zoom, where the current lecturers answer questions.
- For each lecture, there will be a discussion and in-depth question and answer session which will help to explore how to make use of the content practically.
- The lecture videos and other material will remain on the Junis website for at least one year to help continue the education.
For more information and to sign up for the lectures visit the Junis website here.
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