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Eastern Washington University's major in Children's Studies was the first in the nation. The curriculum of this interdisciplinary program focuses on the developmental, learning and social issues of children from birth to 18. The Children's Studies major incorporates coursework from departments across the University, including Education, Sociology, and Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology.
311 Patterson Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Our morning presentations are designed to help us think creatively about the various places and spaces where children and youth become engaged.
- Building Community
- Building Sustainability
- Building Compassion
Morning workshops are designed to help adults and youth understand how to work more effectively with each other. Adam Fletcher will lead a youth empowerment workshop for our younger participants. Other workshops are designed to help expand adult participants' understanding of how to engage and support youth.
- Youth-Adam Fletcher-Youth Empowerment
- Adults-Art Therapy
- Adults-A Compassionate Model for working with youth
- Adults-Play Anywhere
Our afternoon presentations explore the diversity of young voices. Possible presentations include:
- Girls Voices
- Meeting the Needs of More Vulnerable Youth
- Engaging Tribal Youth
Afternoon workshops are designed to bring youth and adults together in fun activities that will further participants ability to work together.
- Build Projects
- Media Projects
- Youth Voice
Our youth panel is designed to help us appreciate the various ways youth are engaged in the community through their own stories.
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