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HfCF Intervention Guides

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

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  • 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
  • Workshop: Working with Complex Child Maltreatment Cases Workshop

    9th October and 8th November 2018

    This 2-day interactive multi-disciplinary practice workshop has been designed by BASPCAN and Child and Family Training.  It is open to all practitioners and clinicans who work with complex multi-type maltreatment.

    The workshop will update participants on:

    • research regarding abusive and neglectful parenting associated with complex multi-type maltreatment;
    • the associated impact on children and young people’s health and development;
    • evidence-based modular approaches for working with complex child maltreatment;
    • the Hope for Children and Families modular approaches to assessment, analysis and intervention with complex maltreatment cases

    Venue: Central London

    Fees: £250 for BASPCAN members, £300 for non-members

    Each participant will receive five Hope for Children and Families intervention guides (retail value £125) as part of the course fee.

  • 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.

  • BASPCAN 10th International Congress 2018, University of Warwick, Coventry

    Sunday 8th to Wednesday 11th April 2018

    See the Child and Family Training presentations.

    Thinking Outside the Box: innovative perspectives on protecting children & young people. Bringing together practitioners, survivors of abuse, researchers, trainers and policy makers to learn, reflect and consider how we can improve services to support families and protect children & young people.

  • 8th Kasr Al Ainy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference in Cairo, Egypt

    12th & 13th December 2017

    Violence Abuse and Neglect Against Children and Young People - Improving Assessment and Promoting Protection.

    Improving Assessment and Protection - Practical Skills for Clinicians.

  • 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.

  • National Conference for Restorative Justice and Multi-Agency Working with Children and Young People, Estonia

    23rd & 24th November 2017

    Training for the Child Protection Department, Estonia Social Insurance Board, part of the MAPChiPP project.

    How are you Estonian Child? In co-operation with the child - Implementation of the Assessment Framework and the 7 Step Model  Introduction of the HOME Inventory.

  • ISPCAN - 15th European Regional Conference, at the Hague, Netherlands

    1st to 4th October 2017

    See the Child and Family Training presentations.

    Child abuse & neglect and domestic violence are universal health issues that leave a day-to-day legacy of individual suffering. It affects all social layers of our society. An investigatation of science-based approaches to preventing violence against children.