Meeting over Coffee: How to Talk to Children about Difficult Topics
June 18, 2015 / 4.00 pm
Center for Urban History, Lviv
The meeting is a conversation intended for educators, parents, and teachers. The main focus is to reflect in an informal setting on ways and formats to have conversations with children and teenagers about "grown-up" topics such as war, conflict, and trauma.
The meeting will be of particular interest to educators, parents, and all people interested in the subject.
The educational project for children and teenagers "Your/My Stories" is held as part of both the Donkult Cultural Forum and the Urban Workshop. The program is centered around the topic of the city and the involvement of children and young people from the occupied territories. The main purpose of the events is to create a space where children and adolescents can share personal experiences, tell stories about their cities, and look for new ideas to create a comfortable and friendly city.
Over the past year our city has changed. According to statistics, more than two thousand families moved to Lviv from occupied territories. A large number of children and youth found themselves in a new city, in new conditions and environments. Therefore, the main focus of the educational program is to help them adapt and create a comfortable environment for young people to communicate.
The project is designed for different age groups of children and will include an animation school, historical workshops, lectures, and creative workshops.