International conference on adolescence in Riga City Municipality

An international conference on social work with adolescents “Here I am – can you hear me?” was held in Riga City Municipality house, May 15, 2015. It was organized within the campaign “Help children upbringing in family!” by Social services agency  and Professional society for stepfamilies “Theresa”. Mass media offers even more information about young adolscents unwilling to study and whose behavior doesn’t fit within society norms; specialists in the field meet new challenges and risks. The goal of the conference was to attract attention of specialists in education, social services and law to those new problems, to look for solutions and to help young people to reach their goals. Both professionals, practicioners and university teachers attended the conference, presenting their fresh insights and proposals; also experience from Poland and Belarus was shared. Rector of LChrA prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane had a speech “A stolen image or plasticity of the adolescent’s identity”.