About this conference
This exciting online conference will explore and celebrate the many people involved in raising children from conception to age five, who can be forgotten from professionals' minds and excluded from services. It will highlight the impact that different family formations, backgrounds and identities have on parenting, caregiver-infant relationships and child development outcomes.
Keynote speeches focus on LGBTQ+ families and families across different cultural backgrounds. Participants will also have the choice of attending seminars on fathers, parents with experience of fostering and adopting, or grandparents and wider family involvement.
The day draws on the latest developments in research, as well as the lived experience of families. Significant consideration is given to how to apply this knowledge to practice when working with different families, to make the day an experience that is both thought-provoking and enriching for professional development.
During the booking process, you will be asked to book on to one of the three parallel sessions taking place between 13:45 and 14:45 on the day of the event so please review the timetable before booking on to help inform your decision.
- Who is this online conference suitable for?
This conference is suitable for any mental health clinician or early years practitioner who is working with families with children aged 0 – 5. This includes professionals working in women’s health, maternity, perinatal, infant mental health, adoption and early years services and settings.
- Aims of the conference
- Increased awareness of diverse family formations, cultures and experiences
- Enhanced knowledge of the latest research on parents and caregivers from a variety of backgrounds and identities and the impact of this on family relationships and child development
- Increased awareness of different interventions, tools and skills and how these can be applied to working with families
- Speakers and their talks
Dr Ed Tronick
Culture and Attachment (exact title TBC)
Professor Susan Golombok
Love and truth: What really matters for children in new family forms
Disparities in perinatal mental health outcomes for LGBTQ+ families
Dr Fiona Tasker
Growing up With LGBTQ+ parents: Children and their parents map family diversity
Dr Kim Alyousefi-van Dijk
VIPP-PRE: video-feedback for expectant fathers using live ultrasound images
Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan
Incarcerated fathers and their children
Twins: a unique relationship and its implications for parents and psychotherapy
Associate Professor Megan Dolbin-MacNab
Children raised by grandparents: Family and contextual influences on grandchild wellbeing
Dr Sarah Peter
The Good-Enough Group: The dynamics of digital space in an online psychoanalytic parent toddler group for adoptive families
It Takes a Village: How We Created a Circle of Support around Our Children from Birth
- System requirements for conference
The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver this conference. Prior to booking on, please ensure you meet the system requirements so you're able to join this training.
Before the training, please test your equipment is working by going to Zoom.us/test and follow the instructions.
Details of how to join the event on Zoom will be shared closer to the event.
9th June 2021
- Online - via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
- One day
- 09:30 - 17:00 (UK time)
- Dr Ed Tronick
- Dr Camilla Rosan
- Professor Peter Fonagy
- Professor Pasco Fearon
- Dr Sarah Peter
- AJ Silver
- Professor Paul Ramchandani
- Vivienne Lewin
- Professor Susan Golombok
- Professor Jane Barlow
- Kim Alyousefi-van Dijk
- Dr Megan L. Dolbin-MacNab
- Dr Fiona Tasker
- Professor Julie Poehlmann-Tynan
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