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Family Support Conference 2020 Supporting Attachment and Relationships – having the conversations we need to have

04.02.20 10:00 am
05.02.20 4:00 pm


Children in Wales

*: £115.00 – £150.00

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Children in Wales’ Family Support Conference 2020 will focus on Attachment and Relationships, both between parent-parent and parent-child.

A key theme will be focusing on the parent-parent relationship and attachment; and how investing in this can hold the key to improving parent-child attachment and relationship.

Keynote speakers include:

Courage under fire: how can we work with parental couple conflict effectively?
Honor Rhodes, Director of Strategic Development, Tavistock Relationships
Honor is responsible for the DWP funded Reducing Parental Conflict Work and the Parents as Partners co-parenting group work programme

Relationship Revolution
Emily Nickson-Williams, Strategic Lead for Relationships, Rochdale Council
‘Relationships Revolution’ sets a fresh approach to supporting good quality relationships for everyone.  Emily will talk about the journey to date and how it really is possible to turn a call to action into reality. Emily Nickson-Williams Presentation – CIW Conference 2020 PDF

Welsh Government update on the Children (Abolition of Defence of  Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill and the wider package of parenting support provided to families (including around inter-parental relationship support)  Karen Cornish, Deputy Director, Children and Families Division, Welsh Government Karen Cornish presentation – CIW Conference 2020 PDF

We will hear from PARENTS themselves who have EXPERIENCES to share with us.

Understanding the attachment profiles of parents/carers, and the children they are caring for, when providing advice and support to families                                            Cathy Price, Independent Social Work Consultant and Director of Haven Consultancy Limited Cathy Price Presentation – CIW Conference 2020

Research into attachment intervention in areas of multiple deprivation
Natalie McDonald and Dr Glenda Tinney, University of Wales Trinity St David 

Circle of Security Parenting
Sarah Brown, Clinical Psychologist Gwent Community Psychology Circle of Security Workshop – CIW conference 2020 PDF

Co-creating an early intervention to promote adult child interaction
Catherine Pape, Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) and Chair of the Clinical Excellence Network for Flying Start SLTs

Adult Attachment Profiles
Cathy Price, Independent Social Work Consultant

Parents as Partners
Honor Rhodes, Director of Strategic Development, Tavistock Relationships

Playful Parenting, promoting secure attachment and early learning
Family Links Rowen Family Links Children In Wales Conference 2020 PDF

Antenatal Support, the Antenatal Solihull Programme
Nuala Craven, Flying Start Midwife and Kathryn Manifold, Health Visitor, Flintshire Antenatal Support Workshop – CIW conference 2020 PDF

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What can you expect?
Through this interactive conference, delegates will increase their understanding of the subject areas and offer opportunities to consider their own policy and practice, alongside sharing experiences and best ideas from around Wales and beyond.


Who should attend?
Professionals providing family and parenting support or those who work in the Early Years. Those with a policy lead or interest in family and parenting support and family health and well-being.


Exhibition opportunities
Exhibition opportunities will be available at the conference at a cost of £50 (in addition to the delegate fee).  If you are interested in showcasing the work of your organisation, then please send an email to membership@childreninwales.org.uk

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Cancellations can only be accepted in writing. Cancellations received three weeks before the date of the event will be refunded in full, less a £10 administration fee. No refunds can be made after this date, although substitutions can be made. Children in Wales reserves the right to alter event programmes at any time.

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