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Wednesday 10th February - The Impact of Trauma & Abuse on Children's Attachment and Development


ChildHope will be facilitating a series of free seminars on principles and practices in child protection. The seminars are open to anyone who would like to deepen their understanding of work with vulnerable children. We hope that this will be a starting point for sharing the wealth of knowledge and skills held within agencies around the world on the practical application of child protection.

Seminar 1: Wednesday 10th February

Laverne AntobusThe first seminar will be delivered by Childhope Trustee, Laverne Antobus. Laverne is a Consultant Child and Educational Psychologist with 20 years experience of working with children and families in the most need of help. She is also an academic tutor at the prestigious Tavistock Clinic where she is helping to train the next generation of psychologists.

Laverne's lecture will explore the impact of trauma and abuse on children's attachment and development. The lecture will go beyond the simple categorization of abuse and its symptoms, to really explore how it affects children's physical, emotional and social development. She will illustrate the concepts through providing case examples from her work with Siya Phulaphula in Johannesburg, South Africa where she supports the work of mental health workers in rural communities.


Seminar Details

Lunch & Networking: 12.30 - 13.00 ( Lunch will be provided)

Seminar followed by Q&A: 13.00 - 14.00

Location: Room 1A, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, EC2A 4LT.

Places are limited so please e-mail to confirm your attendance. Thank you.

Global Learning

CCC logoWe are very keen to ensure that there is an opportunity to share experiences and learn from non-UK-based practitioners and academics too. If you are planning to visit from Africa, Asia or Latin America and may be interested in delivering a seminar while you are here please do contact us on and we would be delighted to include further presentations in this series.

For those who are unable to attend, where possible, recordings of the seminars will be posted on the ChildHope website. The seminars are supported by the Consortium for Street Children who will post a link to all resources on their Global Resource Centre.

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