This is my childhood. There will be no other.

I am delighted to announce that ‘This is my childhood’ will be on the 4th April 2014 in Bristol. Key note speaker Dame Tessa Jowell. ‘This is my childhood will be presented in conjunction with the British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Further speakers include Jane Evans, parenting specialist and trainer, author of ‘How are you feeling today baby bear?’ an early years domestic violence story book – published February 2014. Further speakers to be announced.

Dame Tessa Jowell is part of an All Party Parliamentary Group in partnership with UNICEF and the University of Northampton to focus on up the critical 1001 days in a child’s life. Their goal is get early childhood intervention firmly on the new post 2015 agenda for the United Nations with the UK taking a lead. It will examine ways to support families while reducing the causes of disadvantage to children in their very early years, including the ante-natal period.

Neuroscience shows us that early brain development and exposure to stress and trauma have lasting detrimental effects which determine children’s future physical and emotional well-being more than anything else.

‘This is my childhood’ will consider why combinations of domestic violence, mental illness and substance misuse are present in so many families where children are considered vulnerable or at serious risk. Impaired development through neglect, physical abuse or lack of parenting awareness all contribute threats to a child’s optimal development.

In the 21st Century we have accumulated undeniable evidence of the power and importance of intervening at the earliest opportunity in the lives of our most vulnerable children.

Top speakers and an expert panel as well as delegate involvement will explore why there is no more time to lose, what the evidence is on the positive outcomes of intervening early, ways in which we can all carry something forward into our working practice and daily lives which will make early intervention a priority every day.

This is my childhood:

Venue – Ashton Court Mansion, Bristol

Date – 4th April 2014

Early Bird Fees (before 1st March 2014) – £99

Full Fee – £120

Booking interest –

Further booking details will be announced.


-My thanks to co-writer @janeparenting 

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