Lamp Festival to discuss free contraception, child-parent relationships and pandemic training | The news

Riga, August 28, LETA. Discussions and talks organized by the Latvian parents’ organization “” on such topics as free contraception, lessons learned from the pandemic, adult children’s relationships with parents and others will take place at the conversation festival “Lamp” on September 2 and September 3.

As Marta Balode, a representative of the organization, informed LETA, the events will be available live on the “” website, on the website of the festival “Lampa”, as well as on the Facebook page of the organization’s social network.

One of the talks – “Smarter after a pandemic?” – It will be possible to visit in person. It will take place on September 2 from 12.30 to 13.30 in the Castle of Light studio, Mūkusalas Street 3. The event will be in conversation format – Professor Baiba Martinson of the University of Latvia (UL) Inga Akmentiņa – Smildziņa, the head of the parent organization, interviews about parents’ difficulties and lessons learned.

LU Professor, Clinical and Educational Psychologist Martinsone is the co-author of an extensive study on how families were doing during the pandemic and which would help families to overcome the consequences of Covid-19.

“Although most of our discussions will take place in a remote format, we invite parents to get involved in the discussions, comment on them and ask questions. This is a kind of virtual stage for moms and dads,” said Akmentiņa-Smildziņa, the presenter. before live broadcasts.

As a particularly important conversation, Akmentiņa-Smildziņa emphasized the topic of families’ feelings during the pandemic, as well as whether and which groups of society should provide free contraception.

On September 2, there will also be a discussion organized by the organization “Why do moms like to treat the family with the recommendations of girlfriends?”, Which will be available on the websites “” and “”, as well as “” from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm “.

Gynecologist and obstetrician Karlīna Elksne, pediatrician, infectologist Dace Zavadska and “Mēness aptiekas” pharmacist and pharmacy manager Ērika Pētersone will take part in the discussion. The conversation will be led by Akmentiņa-Smildziņa.

On September 3, there will be a conversation with a specialist “Older and big children on knives”, which will be available on the websites “” and “”, as well as “” from 10 am to 11 am. The head of the Latvian parents’ organization “” will talk to doctor psychotherapist Artūrs Utināns.

In turn, from 1 pm to 2 pm on the websites “” and “”, as well as “” you will be able to follow the discussion “In the city or in the countryside – where is a happier childhood?”.

Environmental expert Elīna Kolāte, architect and urbanist Oto Ozols, Chairman of the Board of YIT Latvija Andris Božē and psychologist Elīna Seleviča will take part in the discussion. The discussion will be moderated by Akmentiņa-Smildziņa, the head of “”.

From 15 to 16 there will be a discussion “Should risk groups have free contraception?”. Gynecologist Vija Veisa and Director of Tukums County Social Service Ina Balgalve, as well as Sanita Janka, Head of the Treatment Quality Division of the Health Care Department of the Ministry of Health will take part in the discussion. The discussion will be moderated by Akmentiņa-Smildziņa and will be followed on the websites “” and “”, as well as “”.

The Latvian parents’ organization “” is a social entrepreneur, whose social goal is to provide educational and up-to-date information to families.

The organization also represents the interests of parents in various institutions and media. An important area of ​​activity is the organization of events that strengthen family values ​​and the formation of public opinion in a direction that promotes the well-being of families and children, Balode pointed out.


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