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Living with Trauma Conference, 23 September 2015, Bristol

8 July 2015
Clifton Suspension Bridge from Hotwells © Rob Brewer

Clifton Suspension Bridge from Hotwells © Rob Brewer

Craig Wilkinson, Conference organiser, writes:
“I am pleased to announce the 2nd “Living with Trauma 24/7″ conference. My aim is to identify the support that enables foster carers to provide support to children who have experienced trauma.

Andrew Rogers and foster carers he currently supports will share their experiences of how effective support can sustain difficult placements. The conference also provide foster carers a voice from which professionals can understand what living with trauma 24/7 is actually like.

Sally Twigger and her daughter, Montana, will provide an insight into their family experience and Sally will share her transformation from ‘a mother to a therapeutic parent”. I, personally, am very interested in the impact of fostering on birth children of foster carers so I am delighted that Montana will be providing a birth child’s perspective on sharing her parents, her home and her life with a child who has experienced trauma.

Another aim of the conference is to make it accessible to as many people as possible so we are off to the West Country. Once I have enough expressions of interest/bookings I will confirm the venue, but it will be close to Bristol Temple Meads Station.

I was specifically asked to hold this conference in a location that would be accessible to foster carers and social workers in the West Country; as staff can feel isolated. I hope you support this conference to ensure high quality future events can be held outside London and Birmingham.

Places booked and paid by 31st July 2015 receive a 30% discount’

For more details please see the Flyer – Living with trauma 24/7 2015 Conference.

Note from DDP Network: We know Sally as she has attended DDP Level One and Two training as well as DDP Conferences. We recommend this opportunity to share Sally and Montana’s experiences.


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