Adoption: Integrating Early Life Trauma into Successful Placements, 23rd April 2013, Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre
After Adoption will be hosting their annual conference, reaching an international audience on Tuesday 23 April 2013 in Cardiff. The day will explore the impact of early life trauma on children, looking at what adoption means to young people and how working together is critical for successful placements – from recruitment onwards.
The conference will be of interest to those working in the fields of adoption, fostering, childcare, youth work, mental health such as CAMHS as well as play therapists, academics and psychologists.
Keynote speakers will include Keith Towler, Children’s Commissioner for Wales; Mike Shooter the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and other speakers who help to emphasis the importance of multi-agency support in helping young adopted people.
For more information visit www.afteradoption.org.uk/conferences
When & Where
After Adoption finds adoptive families for those children who wait the longest in care - particularly those who are older, need to be placed with their brothers and sisters, or have a disability.
We then support those families as long as they need us, to help make those adoptions last.
We also provide support to adults adopted as children, and birth relatives of those adopted. We support all those whose lives have been affected by adoption.