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Children Embracing in Circle

Amplifying children’s voices, creativity and resilience

The COVISION project aims to learn more about how children have creatively found ways to manage the challenges faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Funded by the Health Research Board and the Irish Research Council, the project will explore the creative and innovative ways children have been responding to the changes during and after the pandemic, and how their initiatives may help other children, particularly addressing their sense of safety, calm, hope, self-efficacy and connectedness. In this project, researchers will specifically focus on the active engagement of children, what we can learn from them and how this can be translated and adjusted to other groups within our society on how to deal with the effects of this pandemic.

NEWS FROM COVISION

16 December 2021:
COVISION 2022 webinar series: First webinar announced

The 2022 COVISION webinar series will kick off on 09 February with a presentation from A/Prof. Rebekah Grace and colleagues from the ReSPECT Project at the University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia, on “Reflecting on ReSPECT: Key lessons from a youth-led co-design project on service innovation”.

Full details here

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10 December 2021:
COVISION at Children’s Research Network 2021 on-line conference

At the Children’s Research Network’s on-line conference on 10 December, COVISION partner Prof Carol Mutch from the University of Auckland in New Zealand gave the opening keynote address on “Using serendipity to gain insights into children’s experiences of Covid-19”. Later COVISION’s Dr Harry Shier presented on “Working With Children and Young People as Research Advisers: The COVISION Experience“.

More about the Children’s Research Network here

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25 November 2021:
“A Better Normal” post COVID-19: COVISION’s Universal Children’s Day celebration

The COVISION project’s international partners came together to celebrate Universal Children’s Day 2021 with a unique online event taking participants on a world tour to hear children’s voices and share creative initiatives across five continents.

Full details, including link to video recording here

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12 October 2021:
COVISION blogs posted

The first two blogs have been posted on the COVISION website in partnership with ERIC, the Ethical Research Involving Children initiative: “Anonymity or Recognition”  by Harry Shier, and “Children’s images online: dilemmas of participatory research”  by Kay Tisdall, Marlies Kustatscher and Helen McAneney.

Read our blogs here

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07 July 2021:
COVISION webinar series launched

The COVISION project has launched a series of monthly webinars, where guest presenters will cover a wide range of topics relating to participatory research with children and young people. In the opening webinar on 07 July, COVISION’s Dr Helen McAneney presented on “Systematic Review or Scoping Review: Evidence Synthesis”.

Details of forthcoming webinars here

Information on past webinars, including links to video recordings, here.

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23 September 2021:
COVISION protocol published

A protocol for the COVISION study has been published online by HRB Open Research.

Full details here

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17 June 2021:
COVISION masterclass at European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) Virtual Conference

COVISION’s Dr Suja Somanadhan, Dr Helen McAneney and Dr Harry Shier presented a masterclass on “Researching with children during the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

See the complete ESTSS 2021 Abstract book here

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22 April 2021:
COVISION project launch

The COVISION Project was formally launched by Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman at an international online event, which also featured presentations from the COVISION team and closing remarks from Children’s Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon.

Full information and videos here.