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OCTOBER 10

A PORTRAIT OF FAMILY GRIEF: BABIES, CHILDREN, TRAUMA, GRIEF AND CRISIS

Organised by the Child Bereavement Trust at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, London W1, to give guidance to "professionals who care" on how to help the grieving child. Teachers, youth workers and counsellors welcome. Fee: Pounds 85. Details: 0181 941 8324.

OCTOBER 10-12

THE CHANGING FACE OF ADULT EDUCATION

Organised by Educational Centres Association at Regent Hotel, Royal Leamington Spa. Presentations and workshops include: alternative learning, an inclusive curriculum, access to higher education for students with disabilities, and adult education and community development. Fee: Pounds 199, Pounds 160 members residential; non-res. rates available. Details: Susan Dickinson, 01329 315753.

OCTOBER 13

ADOLESCENCE:A GAME OF SNAKES AND LADDERS

Organised by National Children's Bureau at Royal Horticultural Conference Centre, London SW1. Speakers include: Paul Boateng MP, parliamentary under-secretary of state, Department of Health, and Martin Stephenson, of Cities in Schools. Themes include: the positive potential of young people, inter-agency collaboration, the centrality of education and preventive work. Fee: Pounds 164.50, Pounds 135.13 members (voluntary sector concessions available). Details: 0171 843 604241.

OCTOBER 14

TODAY AND TOMORROW: INVESTING IN OUR CHILDREN

Organised by Barnardo's at Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1. Will Hutton, editor of The Observer, will address the economic arguments for investing in young children and Jon Snow, Channel 4 News broadcaster, will chair a question time with Paul Boateng MP, parliamentary under-secretary of state, Department of Health, Jackie Ballard, the Liberal Democrat MP, and Angela Browning, Conservative MP. Fee: Pounds 70 plus VAT (includes copy of report of same title). Details: 0181 550 8822.

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