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Join us this Friday at 9 am in RUU E314 or via Zoom to listen to Dr. Mari Tunkkari's presentation "Antecedents and consequences of the developmental trajectories of school absences among adolescents". See you soon!


This Friday (01.12) Maarit Alasuutari will share insights from her research on cooperation between parents and early childhood education. Join us all via Zoom at 9 am!


Morning! We are about to listen to Dr. Donna Niemistö from Taiturit research project talk about her work “From Skilled Kids to skilful primary schoolers: the importance of early years to perceived competence and physically active lifestyle”. Join us in Zoom or RUU208!


Onko perheenne leikkipuistojen suurkäyttäjä? Tai eikö aikanne riitä tai läheltänne löydy sopivaa puistoa? Osallistu
University of Jyväskylä - Jyväskylän yliopisto valtakunnalliseen Leikkipuisto-tutkimukseen! Linkki kyselyyn löytyy kommenttikentästä


We'll have our last spring Morning Coffee this Friday 9:15-10:45 at RUU E213 and via Zoom. Join us to listen to visiting researchers Angela Abela and Mark Feinberg and remember to pick up some free coffee and cake from Uno cafeteria when coming over to listen to the presentations. See you soon!


This Friday 9:15-10:45 visiting researcher Liana Leach will talk about "Dynamics between work, family, and health" at RUU E213 and via Zoom. Join us in person for coffee and cake!


It's Morning Coffee Friday already! Join us in Zoom to hear Pilvi Hämeenaho talk about a project "Collaboration for well-being in schools".


First morning coffee of the year is quickly approaching! This Friday at 9 am Marleena Mustola will present “The promises and miseries of multidisciplinary research: on paradigms and methodology”. Request a Zoom link from [email protected]


This Friday, December 9th, at 9am we will have the last Morning Coffee of the year. Asst. Prof. Suvi Heikkinen will talk about her latest research "Are family-friendly organizations friendly for children? A critical discourse analysis of power use in organizations for promoting the work-family interface". See you in person in the Main Building C156 or via Zoom (request a link from [email protected])!


It's Morning Coffee time again!!! Professor Suvi Saarikallio will share her successful ERC Consolidator Project "MUSICONNECT – Music as youth empowerment: Creating connection to self and others". See you on Friday at 9 am in Zoom (request a link from [email protected])


Dr. Mel McCree will lead a seminar this Friday, September 23rd, 9.15-11.15, Building C, room 156 (you can also request a Zoom link from [email protected]). Mel will present her research proposal about creative interventions for children's and families' understanding of climate change, support, and resilience. After her presentation we will join a free-form discussion about shared interests and possible collaborations.


Monthly SOSUS morning coffees are here again! Join us this Friday for a hybrid coffee as our visiting fellow Dr. Mel McCree
presents her work on equitable future, child poverty and outdoor play. See you at JyU main building room 156 or at Zoom at 9.15 am!


Welcome to a webinar "Constructing coparenting in the transition to parenthood across countries: Findings from the CopaGloba project" on September 27th, 12-14:30. Registration


Welcome to afternoon coffee with Sharon Bessell on Thursday September 15, 2022, at 1-3 pm in Ruusupuisto (RUU C227). Sharon Bessell is a Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. She will talk about her research interests, the Children’s Policy Centre, and the Poverty and Inequality Research Centre.


On November 3-4 SOSUS is hosting an international seminar "Families and Childhoods in Flux". Our call for abstracts is now open! We are happy to announce keynote presentations from Prof. Michel Vandenbroeck (Ghent University), Prof. Patricia Lewis (University of Kent), Assoc. Prof. Henna-Riikka Peltola (University of Jyväskylä), Shuaib Mehryar and Professor Anna-Maija Lämsä (University of Jyväskylä and Vilnius University). Full call for papers:


Welcome to the last spring Aamukahvi tomorrow, Friday 20th, at 8:30. Our new assistant professor Henna-Riikka Peltola will talk about her research. Request a zoom link from sosus(at) to join us!


Welcome to SOSUS Aamukahvi this Friday at 8:30. Academy research fellow Kaisa Vehkalahti will present her study "Multilocal rurality: a qualitative longitudinal perspective on rural youth in Finland". Request a zoom link from sosus(at) to join us!


We will have our monthly morning coffee via Zoom this Friday, March 18th, at 8:30. Norma Rudolph will present her PhD thesis "An autoethnographic study of post-apartheid South African policy for young children: Hope for a convivial society". Request the link from sosus(at) to join us.


Welcome, everybody, to the monthly morning coffee via Zoom on Friday, February 18th, at 8.30! Project researcher Henriikka Koivukoski will present the study "Born as Diginative" about screen media use among preschool children. Request the link from sosus(at) to join us.


Good (coffee)morning everyone! Today we are are going to talk about participation, agency, equality, and wellbeing. Get your coffee ready and see you soon in zoom!


Welcome to monthly morning coffee via Zoom on Friday, 11th November at 8.30! Visiting fellows Assistant Professor Marisa Matias and Professor Chino Yabunaga will introduce their research. Check your university mailing lists or ask for the link from [email protected] to join us.


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