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Innovation in Practice Conference: Adoption & Fostering

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The conference will open with seminars from Dr Kim Golding who specialises in trauma, attachment and DDP and Dr Peter Jakob who is responsible for the introduction of Non-Violent Resistance to the UK. 

Participants will spend the day exploring effective interventions, and latest thinking, and practice strategies to provide the highest quality service to children, young people and their families.


Early Bird price £145 plus VAT (book before 30th September 2018)

£190 plus VAT from 1st October 2018


Morning Seminars

Dr Kim Golding

Seminar: Finding calmer waters. Interventions to support children, young people and families with experience of developmental trauma. 

This seminar will explore developmental trauma and it's impact on attachment relationships, highlighting the importance of relationship in the recovery process. 


Dr Peter Jakob

Seminar: From resistance to care: developing a child focus in NVR. 

This seminar will introduce participants to this non-punitive approach to aggressive, harmful or self-destructive behaviour in children and young people. 


Afternoon Seminars

Afternoon Seminars Include:

You will have the opportunity to sign up to one workshops on the day of the conference

  • What the EMDR?! - An exploration of therapeutic interventions and models.
  • Creating Therapeutic Environments - With increasing pressure for early interventions to be carried out by frontline staff, creating therapeutic environments is critical to protecting young people's mental health.
  • Understanding the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences - This seminar will explore the importance of understanding ACE’s as part of a trauma informed approach.
  • Innovation in Promoting Online Safety for Children & Young People - Innovative approaches to empowering young people to safely benefit from technology and the Internet.


Format of the Day

09.00 -  09.30   Registration

09.30 -  09.40   Opening remarks

09.45 - 11.15    Seminars with Kim Golding & Peter Jakob (all delegates)

11.15 - 11.30     Break

11.35 - 13.05     Seminars with Kim Golding & Peter Jakob (all delegates)

13.05 - 14.00     Lunch

14.00 - 15.15     Afternoon seminars (Choice of one from four options)

15.20 - 15.50     Final keynote Dr Imelda Bennett - Consultant Paediatrician & Designated Doctor for Children in Care and Adoption


Speaker Profiles 

Dr Kim Golding Clinical Psychologist. 

Kim was involved in the setting up and evaluation of the Integrated Service for Looked After and Adopted Children; providing support for foster, adoptive and residential parents, schools and the range of professionals around the children growing up in care or in adoptive families. She has been fortunate to have been trained and mentored by Dan Hughes in the use of Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP); both as a therapy and a framework for communicating with and helping families of children who have experienced early trauma from within their family. 

Kim is author of ‘Nurturing Attachments: Supporting Children who are Fostered and Adopted’, and co-author with Dan Hughes of ‘Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with Pace’. 


Dr Peter Jakob Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family therapist. 

With a background in social work, Peter has worked as Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist in both CAMHS and Adult Mental Health for going on 35 years, specialising in children and families involved with child protective services. He has in-depth knowledge of treating trauma as the after-effect of childhood sexual abuse and other forms of sexual violence, physical abuse, neglect and domestic violence, as well as extensive experience in providing therapy for parents’ mental health problems. 

Peter has introduced Non Violent Resistance to the UK. He has adapted the approach for heavily traumatised, multi-stressed families, and his work with looked-after children has inspired him to develop a child focus in NVR. Peter is a prolific national and international presenter. 

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