Following last year’s CATS conference focusing on “Reaching for an inclusive world”, the 2018 edition will be centred on the theme of “Safe Together”. Chosen to focus on the importance of collaboration between age groups in creating safe environments for children, this theme includes a call to government officials, teachers, and others responsible who come in contact with children. However, emphasis will be placed on the child as an agent, rather than a victim.
Last year, thanks to the generous support of the COPE network, COPE was able to send two girls affected by parental imprisonment to the conference in Switzerland to participate and share their stories. Olivia, 16, and Alex, 12, shared what for them was an indescribable experience.
For more information please go to: http://childrenofprisoners.eu/2018/03/20/send-two-sisters-to-cats-conference/