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An evidence-based step by step approach to intervention and work sheets for use with children and families.

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  • 1st ISPCAN Caribbean Regional Conference

    1st to 5th December 2018

    Arnon Bentovim is presenting a workshop entitled Hope for Children and Families – Modular, Multi-Focal Interventions for Child Maltreatment. 

  • ISPCAN XX11 International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, Prague

    2nd - 6th September 2018

    Child and Family Training made the following presentations and workshops at the conference:

    Bentovim, A., Gray, J. and Vizard, E. - Treatment of complex maltreatment and related complex developmental trauma: utilising an evidence-based modular approach

    Pizzey, S. - Assessment, analysis and intervention using the hope for children and families approaches

    Calam, R. and El-Khani, A. - Working with families and caregivers to provide mental health and psychosocial support for children affected by armed conflict and displacement

    Vizard, E., Gray, J. and von Werthern, M. - A focus on the mental health of refugee children on the move in Europe: Modular interventions for these maltreated children.

    Timmer, M., Meysen, T. and Pizzey, S. - Participation of children in child protection proceedings: A European training program

  • Putting Children First: Combating Vulnerability and Improving Outcomes for Looked After Children

    Tuesday 30th October 2018

    Dr Arnon Bentovim is the key speaker at this Public Policy exchange event.

    Delegates will:

    • Scrutinise the Child and Social Work Act 2017 and consider further areas of reform
    • Assess ways to improve early intervention to reduce the number of Look After Children
    • Share best practice in effective approaches to help LAC transition into adulthood
    • Determine strategies for preventing LAC from descending into gang violence and crime
    • Explore measures of increasing the availability of Virtual School Heads, improving the educational attainment of LAC and increasing their enrolment in FE and HE
    • Strategise ways of reducing instability and multiple placements for LAC
    • Analyse methods of helping more young people to leave care and establishing greater support mechanisms
    • Discuss tailored health and mental services to meet the emotional needs of LAC
  • 3rd International Congress on Child Protection, Unye, Turkey

    30 September to 3 October 2018

    Dr Arnon Bentovim, Işıl Coklar, Jenny Gray, Mehmet Akif Guzel, Stephen Pizzey and Sezen Zeytinoglu will present a pre-conference workshop using the Turkish version of the Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework and introducing the newly published Hope for Children and Families Intervention Resources.

    Jenny Gray will give a plenary presentation on International Perspectives on Child Witnesses

    Dr Bentovim will give a plenary presentation on The Impact of Being Witnesses on Children’s Mental Health and the Longer Term Wellbeing of Children

    Dr Bentovim will also give a plenary presentation on Malign Impacts of Toxic Stress on Children’s Development and Mental Health

    David Glasgow will give a plenary presentation on In My Shoes: A computer toolkit for forensic and investigative interviewing of young children

    C&FT will have an information desk at the conference.

  • Evaluation of the Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework (SAAF)

    December 2017

    A randomised control trial of the SAAF, was carried out in six local authorities over a two-year period. The largest local authority in the study recorded a significant reduction in the number of children made subject to a child protection plan.