Staf National Conference 2020

Section: Membership Location: Online Date of event: 17/11/2020 at 09:30 - 15:30

Staf National Conference 2020: why social connection is key for care leavers in the age of COVID-19.

Staf has announced the programme for their 2020 National Conference, which will be held online on 17 November 2020. Book by the 30th of October to take advantage of the Early-Bird Rates. Buy a Group Ticket for £250 at any time (£50 per delegate).

With an international line-up of speakers, the event will focus on why life-long social connections are more important than ever for care leavers. It will explore the impact the pandemic has had on the mental health of care-experienced young people and those who support them and, crucially, how we can reverse that impact, making the case of young people being at the heart of decision-making as we transition to a better normal.

At this event you will hear from:

  • Johann Hari, author of two bestselling books including ‘Lost Connections: Why you are depressed – and how to find hope’
  • Kit De Waal, author of critically-acclaimed novel ‘My Name is Leon’ who worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law and has written training manuals on adoption, foster care and judgecraft for members of the judiciary
  • Dr Stacy Blythe, Senior Research Fellow at Western Sydney University, with a research interest in the health and wellbeing of children in out-of-home care, infant mental health and Developmental Trauma
  • Tony Bloemendaal, a fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy founded by world-renowned trauma expert Dr Bruce Perry and expert in trauma and neglect.

Visit the Staf website to book (this link will take you away from our website).

Event details

Time:09:30 - 15:30

For more details contact

Phone number:0141 465 7511
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