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OCTOBER 5-NOVEMBER 30 MENTAL HEALTH

A series of afternoon seminars organised by Mole Conferences in London (normally the Britannia Street Conference Centre, WC1) will include: eating disorders, learning disability, bereavement, counselling the difficult client, false memory syndrome, suicide among teenagers and sexual abuse. Fee: Pounds 49, Pounds 39 if three or more from same organisation. Details: 01273 242634; e-mail: pweitz@compuserve.com OCTOBER 9-11 TAKING CHARGE OF CHANGE:PASTORAL CARE IN ACTION

Organised by the National Association for Pastoral Care in Education at Warwick University. Speakers include: Marianne Talbot, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority; and Maggie Turner, CHIPS (Childline in Partnership with Schools). Fee: Pounds 145-Pounds 225 residential; day rate available; concessions for members. Details: Jae Bray, 01702 468000.

OCTOBER 14 TRAINING TO WORK IN THE EARLY YEARS

Organised by Manchester Metropolitan University and Thomas Coram Foundation for Children at the Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1. Speakers include: Estelle Morris MP, minister of state for school standards; Margaret Hodge MP, education junior minister; and Gillian Pugh, chief executive, Thomas Coram Foundation for Children. Fee: Pounds 150, Pounds 125 voluntary sector (includes book of the same title, published by Open University Press). Details: 0161 247 20136425.

OCTOBER 14-17 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND EQUALITY OF LIFE FOR FAMILIES WITH A YOUNG DISABLED CHILD

Fourth European symposium onearly intervention at Worriken-Center, Buetenbach, Belgium. Details: Barry Carpenter, Sunfield Children's Homes, 01562 882253; e-mail:sunfield@sunfieldsch.u-net.com JANUARY BLACK ARCHIVES

The Black and Asian Studies Association is planning a conference for community organisations, archivists, librarians, teachers, lecturers and researchers with the aim of formulating a national policy for the establishment of archives and research centres devoted to Britain's Black population. This policy would form the basis of an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Preliminary commentsinterest welcome. Details: Marika Sherwood, 28 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DS,e-mail: marikas@sas.ac.uk

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