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International Conference on Child Maltreatment Announced

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is very pleased to announce our upcoming conference “Child Maltreatment:  New Frontiers in Research and Practice” on Friday, 2nd December 2016.

This conference will bring together international leading experts in psychological treatment, social care, neuroscience and policy to consider how emerging evidence can improve prevention, care and treatment of children who have been affected by maltreatment.


The day will be valuable to those who have an interest in the field of child maltreatment  – in particular those working with children and families and equally those with a research interest who wish to understand more about the impact of maltreatment on a child’s development.

The conference will mark the Centre's new service for trauma and maltreatment. This has been set up to utilise emerging evidence to improve the care available to children, young people and their families.

The first 100 tickets have already been sold at a special early bird rate, and with conference spaces limited to 300 people we would encourage anyone interested to book a place soon to avoid disappointment.

Conference directors  Professor Eamon McCrory (Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Director of Postgraduate Studies ) & Dr Sheila Redfern (Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Head of Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Service), said

“We are incredibly excited to bring together this group of energetic and inspiring experts from the fields of research and practice to inspire our thinking about the current and future needs of this population of vulnerable children.

We hope that an outcome of this conference will be an increase in our understanding of how to help meet these needs and support children and young people who have experienced maltreatment in their lives.”