Pandemic | Psychological changes and the power of self-determination - Εικόνα

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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), in partnership with “Sports Excellence”, which operates under the scientific supervision of the 1st Orthopedic Clinic of the Medical school of Athens, is organizing a series of lectures on the COVID-10 pandemic. All the lectures will be broadcasted from the Book Castle via live streaming. The event is coordinated by the “Regeneration & Progress” NGO, and the program is realized thanks to a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). 

Restrictive measures and social exclusion have severely impacted our emotions. The undefined but pervasive fear for our health, coupled with the financial distress brought on by the pandemic have had a profound effect on our mental and psychological wellbeing. More specifically, the young population is turning into a vulnerable group in terms of the psychosocial effects of the pandemic. In this talk, we will discuss which children and which families are most at risk, and whether there are factors that can enhance our resilience, as well as the neurobiological mechanisms that can contribute to that process. Furthermore, we will look at the impact of the pandemic on the incidence of violence, both within families and between young people. Finally, the speakers will share a powerful message on improving the quality of life for children and their families, potential outlets and recourses, and the way towards an optimistic future for our society. 

Emmanouil Koufakis, Police Director of Department of Health, Psychiatry and Psychology of Hellenic Police, Scientific Officer on 24-7 psychological support helpline, Hellenic Police 
Dr. Argyris Stringaris, Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UoA

Panagiotis Halvatsiotis, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Scientific Associate at Sports Excellence 
Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Associate Professor of Orthopedics, Scientific Director at Sports Excellence

Thursday 28/01 | 19.00-20.00


Project Coordination Team:
Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Assistant Professor in Orthopedics, Scientific director at Sports Excellence 
Haris Tsolakis, Professor, School of Physical Education, and Sport Science, Sports' programs coordinator at Sports Excellence
Panagiotis Halvatsiotis, Assistant Professor in Pathology, Scientific Associate at Sports Excellence
Theodoros Daviotis, Director of Mass Sports programs at Regeneration & Progress NGO


SNFCC provides a platform for discussion and ideas' development, but the views expressed are those of the speaker.

There will be simultaneous interpretation in Greek Sign Language.

You can watch the lecture live in Greek on this page, as well as on the Facebook page @SNFCC and  the SNFCC's YouTube channel.

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