Children in Scotland - Issue 175
ISSUE 175 - AUG / SEPT 2016
• Our generation’s epidemic: Key findings and the next stage of the Scottish Youth Parliament’s mental health awareness campaign
• Doctor in the house: We interview leading child trauma expert, Dr Bruce Perry
• On the edge of the cliff: Unless aspiration translates into support that makes a difference, legislative commitments mean little for young adults with learning difficulties. We need to listen and learn, says Tracey Francis
Also in this issue:
We hear from a range of good practice, recognised both in Scotland and internationally, including health improvement work in Tayside, a Fife school who are teaching pupils self-reflection and supporting personal development, and Calderglen High’s involvement in a European project in inclusive education. Grounds for Learning discuss why learning to manage risk is a vital part of children’s learning and development.
Our policy team discuss juggling Scottish, UK and European work and we also give an update on one of our own consultation responses concerning human rights in the UK.
In a nod to the world’s biggest arts festivals getting underway this month (August) in Edinburgh, on our arts pages we learn more about the importance of good quality, age appropriate theatre art for children, and In My Own Words features the winners of the Scottish Poetry Library’s Poetry By Heart competition.