Working with Trauma, Adversity and Disruption: Fostering, adoption and kinship care study day

Conference overview


This study day, facilitated by Jackie Hall and Jenifer Wakelyn, will bring together mental health practitioners from different agencies and localities to have real conversations about current practice, issues and dilemmas in work with children and young people who are or have been fostered, adopted or living in kinship care.

The day will include opportunities for case discussion, overviews of relevant research and reflection on experiences of working with children and young people who have experienced adversity, trauma and disruption.

The study day is intended for mental health practitioners who have a special interest or current experience in working therapeutically with children and young people who are or have been fostered, adopted or living in kinship care.

  • Making links with research and theory relating to infant mental health, transitions, contact and kinship care
  • Greater understanding of current policies and practices in the care and adoption systems and their implications for children and the networks working with them
  • Exploration of the benefits and challenges of co-working with professionals across agencies 

Mental health practitioners who have a special interest or current experience in working therapeutically with children and young people who are or have been fostered, adopted or living in kinship care.

Ferguson, H . (2017) How children become invisible in child protection work

British Journal of Social Work 47,4, 1007 -1023

Tavistock Centre, London


Type:
Conference
Location:
London
Date:
29 March 2019 10:00 to 16:00