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5 hours

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Creating a developmental framework for children who have experienced maltreatment and trauma.

This is the first of a series of seminars being delivered by the AFNCCF, that aims to draw on emerging evidence, findings from practice and on the experience of developing new ways of working, to better understand and address the needs of looked after children and children on the edge of care.

Drawing on the innovative research and practice work currently being developed by the AFNCC, along with contributions from other organisations involved in developing innovative work in this area, these seminars will provide an opportunity to explore new approaches and the implications of these for wider practice within social care organisations, for those working with children

Looked after children often experience traumatic events early on in their lives. Very often the approach to addressing children's needs who have experienced maltreatment and/or neglect, is based within a diagnostic understanding of their needs.

But what if we moved from a diagnostic framework to a developmental framework for understanding children's needs.

This seminar will explore the implications of our emerging learning about developmental trauma, latent vulnerability and risk and resilience for current practice in respect of assessing children's needs and delivering interventions for looked after children, former looked after children and children on the edge of care, and those caring for them.

Key speakers at the event will include:

Prof Eamon McCrory - Key findings from research on the impact of developmental trauma, latent vulnerability on children's long-term outcomes;

Jill Hodges - Developing and implementing the Story Stems assessment to addressing the needs of LAC;

Dr Sheila Redfern - Implementing multi-disciplinary assessments of children and families implications from practice;

Dr Matt Woolgar (SLAM) and Amy Davidow (Coram Families) - Delivering effective assessments for looked after children and former looked after children who have complex needs and the implications of learning from this for current practice.

These seminars are aimed at senior strategic and operational managers from children's social services.

The timetable for the event is:

  • 10.00-10.30: Registration.
  • 10.30-11.30: Key findings from research on the impact of developmental trauma, latent vulnerability on children's long-term outcomes;
    • 10.30-10.50: Professor Eamon McCrory
    • 10.50-11.00: Q and A
    • 11.00-11.30: Facilitated discussion re implications of this for practice.
  • 11.30-12.30:  Research into practice - developing a range of assessment tools to better understand children's developmental needs - learning and implications for practice.
    • 11.30-11.50:  Jill Hodges - developing assessment frameworks for this cohort of children and families;
    • 11.50-12.10: Sheila Redfern - implementing multi-disciplinary assessments of children and families – implications from practice:
    • 12.10-12.30: Q and A
    • 12.30-1.00: Facilitated discussion on the implications for this for current practice.
  • Lunch: 1.00 - 1.30:  (Please detail any dietary requirements in the special requirements section of the booking process 
  • 1.30-2.30: Delivering effective assessments for looked after children and former looked after children who have complex needs and the implications of learning from this for current practice:
    • 1.30-1.50: Matt Woolgar and Amy Davidow: SLAM and Coram Families;
    • 1.50-2.00: Questions and Answers
    • 2.00 - 2.45: Facilitated discussion: Implications of this for current assessment practice and intervention for LAC and former LAC and their families.
  • 3.00: Close and end of seminar.