2020 International Kolisko Conference – Rebuilding the Golden Age of Childhood – CANCELLED

  • Date Jul 8 2020 - Jul 12 2020
  • Venue Napier Boys' High School, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand


International Kolisko Conference – For teachers, medical practitioners, health professionals and parents

Rebuilding the Golden Age of Childhood: Striving for identity through the challenges of anxiety, stress and depression

8-12 July, 2020

Venue: Napier Boys’ High School, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Keynote Speakers: Dr Sue Bagshaw, Dr Adam Blanning, Florian Osswald

More children and young people today experience mental health difficulties than ever before.The stability and protection allowing children the space and time to grow and develop on their pathway to adulthood is increasingly eroded by societal and family change along with the growing influence of technology and pressures of social media. Trust in the world’s truth, beauty and goodness is being challenged on many fronts. Lessening time for imagination, reflection and contemplation has altered the balance between the demands of the outer world and the developing self-identity.

The increasing pressure on teachers, parents and health professionals to not only intervene but also remedy and help heal often mean new skills or ways of thinking about how we work in our individual situations needs refinement or re-imagining.

Kolisko 2020 invites you to engage with us to work with the questions around the effects of stress, anxiety and depression on children and young people today. We have put together a comprehensive programme including keynote speakers, artistic and professional development workshops, interactive panel discussions and a contemporary theatre piece.

We hope the conference will spark new ideas for your own journey living and working with the chil- dren and young people in your care. We know we can make a difference as together we explore how to rebuild the golden age of childhood and adolescence within the world in which we live today.

Registration: Online booking at https://www.trybooking.co.nz/DIJ. There is a booking fee as payment is by credit card through the booking site. You will sign up for your workshops as part of the registration process. If the workshop is not listed, it has reached its enrolment capacity so please make a second choice. For waiting list details email kolisko2020@gmail.com

Fee: Early Bird ($385) your registration must be received and paid for by Thursday April 30. Registrations received after that date will pay the Regular ($435) conference fee. Registrations close on Sunday June 30. Late registration only through a specific request to organisers at kolisko2020@gmail.com.

For more information please see the conference program below. 

For enquiries please contact the conference organising committee: kolisko2020@gmail.com

Conference Booklet and Information