The conference, titled Childhood Trauma: Understanding the basis of change and recovery, will focus on ‘innovation in therapeutic approaches’ with special interest in the connections between neurobiology, trauma and attachment.
The neurobiology of childhood trauma and attachment is now integral to practice approaches of professionals from education, child protection, mental health, family support, drug and alcohol, police, out of home care and criminal justice services.
In this unique event, the Australian Childhood Foundation has assembled thought leaders in interpersonal neurobiology, trauma and therapy in a conference format that promises to engage, challenge and integrate perspectives about working with children, young people and families.
It runs from Monday 4th August to Friday 8th August at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, Melbourne.
Dan and Kim’s keynote presentation is titled Childhood Trauma: Understanding the Basis of Change and Recovery.
Other speakers include Alan Schore, Dan Siegel, Ed Tronick, Stephen Porges, Sue Carter, Pat Ogden, Judy Atkinson and Cindy Blackstock. These last two speakers have worked with and written about the indigenous peoples of Australia and Canada respectively.
On the last day of the conference Dan is also doing a day long presentation for foster carers.