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Flourishing Babies and Toddlers Minds 2016 Conference

Flourishing Babies and Toddlers Minds 2016 Conference

Made up of a series of 4 seminars of 3 hours each, accessed through video conferencing in our extensive state wide suites, Flourishing Babies and Toddlers Minds 2016 Conference – will excite you with Research, Community stories/narratives, Educator priorities and practical implications and Cultural contexts.

The conference will challenge us all to rethink how we encourage investigation and discovery in the reciprocal learning of babies and toddlers. Using lenses of culture and environment we look at the research of early brain development, educator practice, and the scaffolding required to implement the EYLF and enable babies and toddlers to flourish.

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Seminar one: 12 April 2016, 6pm – 9pm

  Lynly Mader

  Lynly is an occupational therapist, working as an infant mental health therapist within Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Services at the Women’s and Children’s Health Network South Australia. Lynly will speak on ‘How the attachment relationship between parent and child will influence the brain development of the infant’.

Seminar two: 25 May 2016, 6pm – 9pm

  Mandy Seyfang

  Mandy has over 25 years experience working with individuals, couples and families as a therapist working in the mental health area. For the past ten years her focus has been to work with women and their infants supporting their relationship during times of great stress. Mandy will speak on ‘Supporting emotional regulation and arousal in toddlers’.

Seminar three: 5 July 2016, 6pm – 9 pm

  Dr. Bruce Perry - The Impact of Trauma and Neglect on the Developing Child

  Dr. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organisation based in Houston, TX, and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Over the last thirty years, Dr.
Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.

Seminar four: 17 August 2016, 6pm – 9pm

  Heather Barnes - The influence of culture in supporting babies & toddles to flourish - theory into practice.

  Heather works as a trainer and consultant throughout Australia, assisting educators on their professional learning journey. She believes that the National Quality Agenda is the most significant development for early childhood education and care in decades and feels privileged to assist educators in their understanding of the requirements of the NQS and the Frameworks and to identify quality improvements. Heather delivers workshops and key note addresses at conferences in many parts of Australia. She is contracted by individual services, local government and the Professional Support Coordinators in various states and territories as part of the Inclusion and Professional Support Program funded by the Department of Education.

Attend at one of 20 campuses where you will be hosted by TAFE SA. Children’s Services lecturers and where early childhood staff will broaden the discussion from the key note’s address.

Each session will include light refreshments at local campuses.

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For enquiries, please contact:
Karen Judd
Phone: (08) 8207 9690