`What About the Children?' National Conference

`What About The Children?' National Conference. 8th March 2018 10.30 to 4.30. The Never-changing Emotional Needs of the Under-threes – can these be met in our ever-changing society? Book by 12th January for the Early Bird Discount £75, 2nd delegate from same organisation £40.

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Marian Bakermans-Kranenburg, University of Leiden

Professor of Child and Family Studies at Institute of Education and Child Studies at Leiden University

Her research focus is attachment and emotion regulation in parents and their children, with special emphasis on neurobiological processes in parenting and development. Her academic interests include the interplay between nature and nurture, exploring and testing the ‘differential susceptibility’ model, hormonal correlates of parenting, and interventions.

Dr Ronnie Cloke Browne, Careerbreak People

Ronnie (Veronica) Cloke Browne is a Chemical Engineer and founder of CareerBreak People Ltd. In order to take an extended career break (longer than the standard maternity provision) she was required to resign from her position as a Lead Engineer with a global Petroleum company, this took her out of her work environment and community. Whilst maternity leave provision has improved Ronnie feels that the extended career break is very misunderstood. Many people feel under-confident and unable to return to work at a comparable level or subject and often under-utilise their skills. This, coupled with her experience, led to the inception and founding of CareerBreak People.

Dr Susan Pawlby, Kings College London

Dr Susan Pawlby is a Developmental Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in the Section of Perinatal Psychiatry at King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, and a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team on the Channi Kumar Mother and Baby Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. She trained as a child psychologist and has over 30 years of experience working with mothers and babies both in clinical and research contexts.

Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Hon.Lecturer, University of Dundee

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk is a research scientist fascinated by babies’ innate capacity to connect. In 2011, she established an independent training enterprise to help the public understand all that science has discovered about the importance of emotional connection for human health and happiness. Suzanne’s core aspiration continues to be strengthening awareness of the decisions we take about caring for our children— because those choices are integrally connected to our vision for the kind of society we wish to build.

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N.B. In 2018 What About The Children? celebrates 25 years of speaking out for the emotional well-being of babies and young children. Come and join us on 8th March 2018 at our conference 'The Never-changing emotional needs of the Under-threes' - can these be met in our ever-changing society. details are on the website.