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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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  • ACAMH interview with Dr Arnon Bentovim

    Dr Arnon Bentovim, Child and Family Psychiatrist, founding director of Child and Family Training and founder the Child and Family Practice discusses his work with freelance journalist Jo Carlowe.

    In particular Arnon talks about developing training in evidence-based approaches to assessment, analysis and intervention.

  • 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

  • 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.