Call for Abstracts: Conference on Trauma and the Spirituality of Children and Youth

Conference: 27 & 28 July 2017
University of South Africa, Muckleneuk Campus Pretoria, South Africa

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be received by 31 March 2017. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Organising Committee and authors will be notified via e-mail regarding the status of their abstract acceptance. Presenting authors of papers must be registered and paid participants. Abstracts must be submitted in English and have a word count of no more than 250 words.

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Trauma can affect children and youth on a physical, emotional, social and spiritual level, causing distress in all of these areas. However, not enough emphasis has been placed on the spiritual consequence of trauma on children and youth. This conference will aim to bring together scholars from various disciplines in order to present research, encourage conversations and critically reflect on the impact of trauma on the spirituality of children and youth.

We invite papers from multiple disciplines, addressing the spiritual trauma children and youth can experience when faced with adversities such as violence and crime, the death of a loved one, accidents, life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses and other healthcare experiences, bullying and cyber bullying, abuse and sexual abuse and pornography.