Seminar ‘Early Childhood Intervention without Tears’ - protecting the mental health of infants with complex disabilities and of their family members
Interconnections is part of a new international network concerned with the psychological wellbeing of infants with disabilities and their families. In the UK and other countries there is little overlap between practitioners involved with disabled infants and those involved with infant mental health.
This is a seminar to discuss improving ECI services for babies and infants with disabilities - and their families. Discussion will be based on the topics raised in Peter Limbrick’s new book (see below) and will include:
Re-thinking aims and ambitions for an ECI service
How to protect and nurture the parent-infant bond of attachment
How to avoid infant and parents suffering physical and/or psychological stress and exhaustion
How to make the best use of practitioners’ time and energy without wasting resources
How to help parents maintain a good quality of life for infant and family – and support the family on its journey to a new normal family life
The Seminar is for practitioners, managers, family members and academics. The focus will be on babies and pre-school children who have a multifaceted condition (as was multiple/complex disability) including those with a short or uncertain life expectancy.
Tuesday May 9th 2017
Baskerville Hall Hotel, Clyro Court on the A438 between Hereford and Brecon, HR3 5LE.
11.00 a.m. to 15.00 p.m. (arrive 10.30 for refreshments)
There is plenty of parking space. BUT there is no public transport except for taxis at about £30+.
£30 per practitioner. Practitioner + parent - £45
Costs include tea and coffee at start and a light lunch of soup and sandwiches.
Monday July 3rd 2017
Riversway Conference Centre, Lancaster Rd, Harlescourt, Shrewsbury, SY1 3LE.
13.00 – 16.15. This is an afternoon seminar with tea and coffee at 14.30: (arrive 12.30 for tea and coffee.)
Plenty of parking. Short taxi ride from Shrewsbury Station.
£30 per practitioner. Practitioner + parent - £45.
Before the seminar, delegates will be posted a complimentary copy of Early Childhood Intervention without Tears: Improved support for infants with disabilities and their families by Peter Limbrick and published in January 2017 (priced at £22.00): More about the book here
PLEASE NOTE: This is a gadget-free seminar. Delegates are asked not to bring phones, laptops, ipads, tablets, etc, into the seminar room. This is a for a specific health reason. Gadgets can be used in other parts of the hotel. Please do not attend if you need to be on call.
Tel: 01497 831550