The Parent-Infant Conference: innovative and evidence-based practice to protect and promote the emotional wellbeing of all bumps, babies and toddlers
29th January 2020
All fees are for the one-day event and include all refreshments
- Kensington Town Hall Map
- One day
- 09:30 - 17:30
NHS/Third Sector Fee
About this course
Who is this conference suitable for?
Anyone interested in the emotional wellbeing of babies and young children including therapists, health visitors, midwives, social workers, GPs, family support workers, early years practitioners, researchers, commissioners, policymakers, and parents with lived experience.
We have created a programme to bring together local, national and international speakers. The day includes research, practice and policy perspectives regarding the emotional wellbeing of babies and very young children across the spectrum of need.
As well as hearing from others, the day presents numerous opportunities for you to network with colleagues through discussion, reflection and networking with your peers. For example we will have cabaret style seating, longer refreshment breaks, and end of session question setting to spark discussions. For the refreshments on the day, we have a chosen a caterer who is able to provide healthy, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.
The event welcomes babies in arms, and a parent-infant friendly space is provided outside of the main conference hall for play, feeding, and family time.
Confirmed keynote speakers include international experts, such as:
- Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program & Director of Dissemination and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, University of California - "What Young Children Know: Lessons Learned from Child-Parent Psychotherapy"
- Lenneke Alink, Professor of Forensic Family Studies, Leiden University - "Unraveling child maltreatment: what are the prevention ingredients?"
- Anne Longfield OBE, England’s Children’s Commissioner - "A Crying Shame: making a difference in the early years
- Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play, University of Cambridge - "Healthy Start, Happy Start: the effectiveness of a videofeedback approach with young children at risk of behavioural problems"
Please see the programme schedule below.
09.00 Registration and refreshments
09:30 Welcome from the Anna Freud Centre and Parent-Infant Foundation
10:00 Plenary 1
10.25 Plenary 2
10.50 Q&A and discussion
11.15 BREAK and networking
11.50 Break out sessions including discussion and reflection time
- Innovation in early help
- Integrated working with families on the edge of care
13:00 LUNCH and Networking
14:00 Break out sessions including discussion and reflection time
- Working with the system to meet the needs of high risk families
- Translating policy into practice
15:10 Plenary 3
15:45 Panel debate
16:20 Discussion and reflection time
16:45 Drinks and networking
Programme subject to change
Aims of conference
- To highlight the latest thinking, intervention innovations and research in the field of infant mental health
- To showcase Anna Freud and PIP UK parent-infant work and to cement our mutual positions as centres of excellence in the parent-infant research and delivery landscape
- To present a model of integrated parent-infant practice across the spectrum from universal to specialist intervention
- To bring together practitioners and experts from across the NHS, Local Authority and third sector to have a series of collaborative discussions about joint working for the benefits of families in the early years.
Keeping up to date
Do follow us on social media through the following Twitter handles: Anna Freud Centre and Parent-Infant Foundation using the hashtag #PIConf20 where we will be sharing updates about the conference in the lead up to January, and we will be live tweeting on the day.
Kensington Town Hall is accessible and well located in central London. The nearest tube station is High Street Kensington (Circle and District lines). Buses: 9, 10, 27, 49, 52, 328 serve Kensington High Street. The is a privately-run car park beneath the adjacent Central Library.