Our health consultants develop a range of practice notesbriefings and other resources to support our members in their work with children and young people in care.

Annual Health Conference 2024

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24 June 2024 | In person | London
We are excited to announce our Annual Health Conference will take place on Monday 24 June 2024, in-person at Coram Campus, (QEII Conference Centre) in London. A key event for all Health Professionals working with adoption and fostering agencies.

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Child to parent violence and aggression

Hedwig Verhagen

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Exploring Expertise: Child to parent violence and aggression
12 December | 11.30am - 1pm | Zoom
Hedwig Verhagen, will be discussing some of findings from her latest book - Parenting Matters: Parenting a child affected by child to parent violence and aggression. We will be discussing CPVA in an adoption context, the strategies for helping children and their families affected by CPVA and an overview of best practice guidance for social workers.

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Parenting a child affected by child to parent violence and aggression
Child to parent violence is a distressing phenomenon for any family, but it may be more common in children who have been separated from their birth family and who experienced abuse, neglect or other trauma in their early years.

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Adoption & Fostering is the only quarterly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to adoption, fostering and kinship issues. Members, make sure to sign in to your website account to access the below articles.

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