• By Dartington SRU
  • Posted on Tuesday 25th September, 2012

Eradicating Child Maltreatment: Interventions with children and families - policy and practice

strong>Eradicating Child Maltreatment: Interventions with children and families - policy and practiceThe Institute of Child Health, London November 9, 2012Aims of the conferenceThis conference marks the 50th anniversary of Henry Kempe's seminal paper - the Battered Child Syndrome. It aims to consider interventions with children and their families that contribute to the eradication of child maltreatment. Policy and practice inititiatives arising from the conference will be promoted nationally and locally.Who is the conference for?This conference will be relevant for policy makers and practioners from agencies working with children and families, academics and students with an interest in child protection.Conference themesCurrent picture of child maltreatment - child abuse and neglectThe power of prevention and interventionTransforming professional practiceConference ChairDR ARNON BENTOVIM, Director Child and Family Training, Chair of Trustees, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation.Formerly Consultant to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic, Visiting Professor Royal Holloway University of London.SpeakersJENNY GRAY, President Elect, the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.PROFESSOR BRUCE CHORPITA, University of Los Angeles. Key work on developing and investigation of ways to transform professional practice through common elements of existing evidence based interventions and key elements of best practice.PROFESSOR RON PRINZ is Carolina Distinguished professor, and Director Parenting and Family Research Centre, University of South Carolina. He is the lead author collaborating with Professor Matt Sanders of widely regarded key recent research evaluating a Public Health Whole Population Strategy to prevent Child Maltreatment utilising a Triple P parenting approach. He is currently researching intervention with substance abusing parents in the child welfare system.PROFESSOR RUTH GILBERT, Professor of Epidemiology at the Institute of Child Health. Author of a recent multicountry study exploring the prevalence of child maltreatment and asking the question "are we making an impact on the incidence of child maltreatment?"PROFESSOR JANE BARLOW, University of Warwick, Professor of Early Intervention. Extensive research studies on the value of introducing early intervention approaches to prevent child maltreatment.DONALD FINDLATER, from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation. Director of the "Stop it Now!" programme to address child sexual abuse issues in the community, asks whether a multi level intervention could be developed to prevent sexual harm to children.Registration InformationFill in an application form: http://www.childandfamilytraining.org.uk/PDF/%20Conference%20Flier.pdf£150.00 (£125 ex vat)For further information about group and organisational discounts please contact Bill Joyce at bill.joyce@childandfamilytraining.org.uk or visit www.childandfamilytraining.org.uk.

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