Special Seminar:
Where the Bad Things are:
The pathologising of childhood

When: Tuesday 31st of July, 6.30-8pm
Venue: Dexter bar/cafe, 123 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill
Speaker: Stephen Wright

(special seminar)

Tuesday 31st of July 2012; 6:30 – 8pm

Where the Bad Things are: The pathologising of childhood
(Stephen Wright)

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Childhood is the location of immense anxiety for those who aren’t children. All the fears and hatreds we cannot ourselves bear as adults, we give to children. If a distressed or disturbed child is often the one calling for help for his or her family, what does that mean when childhood itself is depicted as disturbed?
Stephen Wright manages a service that intervenes with men with a history of violent and abusive behaviour. Once upon a time he worked extensively in early childhood education.
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