Health Science Faculty of the University of the Free State, South Africa – Prof Gerald Midgley seminar on systemic intervention approach 15:00 (UK time) on 3 November 2021

At 15:00 (UK time) on 3 November 2021, I will give a seminar, hosted by the Health Science Faculty of the University of the Free State, South Africa. This is entitled: “Systemic Intervention: Developing Services with Young People (Under 16) Missing from Home or Care”. My abstract is pasted below the link.

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At 15:00 (UK time) on 3 November 2021, I will give a seminar, hosted by the Health Science Faculty of the University of the Free State, South Africa. This is entitled: “Systemic Intervention: Developing Services with Young People (Under 16) Missing from Home or Care”. My abstract is pasted below the link.There is no need for signing up, and the link is: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NjU2MmIyNmEtNTYxNi00MjFjLWJhZmQtZTMzOWEzOWM3Y2Zk%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%228efc1bb9-b90f-4a48-bf6c-ba0686193b80%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a8e40218-fc06-4cae-b653-bd4df81d22ba%22%7dIn this seminar, Gerald Midgley will discuss the systemic intervention methodology that he has been developing over a thirty-year research program. He will focus on key aspects of this methodology, such as the need for critical reflection on ethical and boundary judgements, and the value of mixing methods from a wide variety of sources to ensure that intervention is flexible and responsive to stakeholders’ concerns. The methodology will then be illustrated with a case study of an intervention conducted in Central Manchester (UK) in which young people and a variety of agencies developed new ideas to support children missing from home or care. The emphases will be on (i) how systemic intervention directs attention to the need to amplify the voices of marginalized stakeholders (such as, in this case, children); and (ii) the value of mixing a variety of methods to promote co-operation and mutual learning in a situation where multi-agency working was highly problematic.