Youth, Development, and Values

Symposium on Youth, Development, and Values

“Spring symposium” covered youth to whom we entrust our future.

March 29th, 2015 / Istanbul

Foundation for Education and Solidarity with Female Health Professionals (KASAV) continues to discuss a part of changing family structure and present solutions every year as “Spring Symposia” and on Sunday, March 29th, 2015 organized a symposium about youth to whom we entrust our future.

Young age is a bridge connecting childhood with adult life. For young persons, childhood is part, but they are not yet mature enough to be adults. They do not yet occupy places in society and for this reason youth is a period of uncertainty and search. This is a preparation time when a direction and target for life is sought, required characteristics to assume career and family roles are gained, and when individuals act more independently but in a problematic way. The fact that youth is the time when people are the most excited and dynamic directly increase the risk of making wrong judgments. Young people are at a loss about which one of the many rules and peoples that would manage and educate them to follow. Thus, instead of continuously criticizing and blaming young people and distance them from ourselves; we should use the most appropriate tools and style to guide them into what is true and good.

In the scope of the symposium Dr. Sema Akgün gave a presentation titled “Generations X-Y-Z, Intergenerational Change,” Prof. Kemal Sayar gave a presentation titled “Adolescence and Value Transfer from the Past into the Future,” and Burcu Çetinkaya gave a presentation about “Youth and Sports.” Esin Tüccar gave information about “Disabled Youth” and Deniz Işıker Bedir on “Violence, Abuse, and Children.” A number of esteemed speakers such as Clinical Psychologist Mehmet Dinç, Asst. Prof. Sevde Düzgüner, and Prof. Ömer Ekmekçi shared their knowledge with participants and demonstrated how we take ownership of our youth while suggesting solutions.







March 29th, 2015

Istanbul Ticaret University

Eminönü  Campus


09:00 – 09:30 Opening Remarks

Dr. Gülnur Alpkan – KASAD-D Chair of Management Board

Prof. Ayşe Karan – Symposium Chair

Dr. Sare Davutoğlu – Honorary Symposium Chair


10:00 – 11:00 1ST SESSION

Bio-psychosocial development during youth

Session Chair: Prof. Dilşad Türkdoğan

10:00 – 10:20 Ayşe Beyza Bıçakcı – Mental Development and Change during Adolescence

10:20 – 10:40 Dr. Sema Akgün – X-Y-Z, Intergenerational Change

10:40 – 11:00 Surgeon Halime Şule Selman – Foundations of Healthy Families and Treatment of Young People

11:00 – 11:10 Discussion


11:10 – 11:25 Coffee break


11: 25-11: 55 2ND SESSION

Youth of Our Lord (SAV) and How He Treated Young People

Session Chair: Surgeon Rabiye Yılmaz

11:25 – 11:55 Asst. Prof. Sevde Düzgüner – Youth of Our Lord (SAV), His Relationships with Young People, and Education Method

11: 55 – 12:05 Discussion    


12:05 – 13:15 3RD SESSION

Youth and multidimensional education

Session Chair: Prof. Serpil Bulut

12:05 – 12:25 Prof. Kemal Sayar – Adolescence and Value Transfer from the Past into the Future

12:25 – 12:45 Burcu Çetinkaya – Youth and Sports

12:45 – 13:15 Mehmet Güntekin – Musical Youth Calendar

13:15 – 13:25 Discussion


13:15 – 14:15 Lunch break


14:15 – 15:15 4TH SESSION

Youth and Various Obstacles

Session Chair: Prof. Lütfiye Müslümanoğlu

14:15 – 14:35 Güler Güneş – Refugee and Migrant Youth

14:35 – 14:55 Esin Tüccar –Disabled Youth

14:55 – 15:15 Deniz Işıker – Violence, Abuse, and Youth

15:15 – 15:25 Discussion


15: 25 – 15: 40 Coffee break


15:40 – 16:50 5TH SESSION

Youth – Life – Future

Session Chair: Dr. Mehtab Arslan

15:40 – 15:50 Short Film Screening, Görüşme

15:50 – 16:10 Mehmet Dinç – Technoyouth

16:10 -16:30 Prof. Ömer Ekmekçi – Working Youth, Business Life, and Social Security

16:30 – 16:50 Serkan Gür – Youth as a Treasure: Young Potential of Our Country and Vision of Future

16: 50 – 17: 00 Discussion


Closing Remarks: Prof. Ayşe Karan