17 February 2022 – Implications of adultcentrism on the health of children and adolescents in Latin America

17 February 2022 – Implications of adultcentrism on the health of children and adolescents in Latin America

Global Health & Education webinar series

Versión en español

Moderator

Dr. Marinilda Rivera Díaz, Puerto Rico. Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Social Determinants of Health at the Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Social Sciences, Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico. Education Delegate for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Federation of Social Workers. Coordinator of the Working Group on International Health and Health Sovereignty of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences.

Speakers

Dr. Iván De Jesús Rosa, Lecturer in Social Work, Ana G. Méndez University, Puerto Rico

Dr. Elba Betancourt Díaz, Lecturer in Social Work, Ana G. Méndez University, Puerto Rico

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Summary

This webinar aims to explore the implications of adultcentrism on the overall health of children and adolescents in Latin America. To this end, a conceptual definition of adultcentrism will be presented, focusing on its ideological, economic and political dimensions, explaining its effect on child and adolescent health. Various regional examples of how the health of children and adolescents is undermined as a result of adultcentred views will be presented. Then, the speakers will present how the framework of child and youth citizenship can help us to overcome the impact of adultcentrism on health. Finally, they will point out specific contributions aimed at renewing the framework of health promotion with this age group. The speakers will explore the following questions:

  1. What are the implications of adultcentrism for the health of children and adolescents in Latin America?
  2. How can the framework of child and youth citizenship help us to overcome the impact of adultcentrism on health?
  3. How does our work contribute to the renewal of the health promotion (research) framework? What are the priorities in the field of health promotion?

Our speakers’contributions

The ppt of the webinar (in Spanish)


This webinar is organised by the UNESCO Chair and WHO Collaborating Center Global Health & Education in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico and the Ana G. Méndez University and supported by Emerald Publishing.