A visual model to effectively support migrant families in a school setting
2nd November 2021, 8 pm
In this teacher-focused event, Dr Carmen Kealy will present a new model for a better understanding of the complexity and associated challenges of migrant parenting and help-seeking in Ireland. Drawing on her research with Polish migrant parents and Irish service providers, Carmen will discuss the various elements that need to be considered when trying to effectively support migrant families, both within and outside the primary school setting.
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Dr Carmen Kealy is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway and a migrant parent of three children. After working in the Airline industry for many years, she returned to third-level education in 2010 and submitted her doctoral thesis Parenting in Ireland: Polish perspectives on child-rearing and help-seeking in a culturally diverse neighbourhood in 2019.