On July 4th 2017 the Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, published a report on vulnerable children in England.
27th ANNUAL INFANCY CONFERENCE
Tuesday 20th June 2017
Turmoil in the World of the Infant.
Its impact and how it can be ameliorated.
We are delighted to announce the return of the Annual Infancy Conference after its lapse last year.
This year’s Conference will address two key areas that have a hugely detrimental impact on the infant’s development: domestic violence and maternal mental illness. We are fortunate to have two speakers who are experts in the field and who have experience of a range of agencies providing therapeutic interventions from dedicated NHS Perinatal Services, to Children’s Centres, to pioneering voluntary sector organisations such as PIPPIN.
The conference will be relevant to all involved in working with infants: paediatricians, health visitors, psychologists, CAMHS staff etc.
9.00 Arrival / Registration
9.30 – 10.45 ‘The impact on infants and young children of witnessing violence and how this may be
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee
11.15 – 12.30 ‘A way of understanding how verbal and physical violence towards a pregnant or new mother
can lead to the development of serious perinatal mental/emotional illness’
Consultant Perinatal Psychotherapist and Strategic & Clinical lead of NELFT
NHS Foundations Trust’s Perinatal Parent Infant Mental Health Service.
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 2.45 ‘The creative couple: perinatal psychotherapy and perinatal psychiatry working together’
2.45 – 3.15 Tea
3.15 – 4.30 ‘The long term effects of maternal mental illness’
Chair: Paul Barrows, Consultant Child Psychotherapist, AWP
Delegates Fee: £75.00
For further information on how to register, please click here.
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