Alan Burnell, Director of Family Futures, comments, "There is growing recognition and evidence to show that poor parenting not only adversely impacts a child’s attachment behaviour, but also their sensory motor abilities, sensory integration and cognitive development. Furthermore, parenting a traumatised child has an impact on the neuro-psychobiology of the parents or carers. Therapeutic interventions need to evolve and make connections with the latest research. The conference will address this dynamic and engage with industry professionals in this discussion, which has implications for clinical services as well as legal and social care. "
Included on the conference agenda are papers on ‘Turning Neuro-Science into Practice’ and ‘Decision-
Speakers will present an in-depth look at of the neurological impact of trauma on parent and child attachment behaviour and the showcase the remedial and therapeutic inputs that are effective in helping children and parents to address these issues.
Family Futures offers adoption support and advice and child therapy services for children who have experienced trauma or attachment difficulties and are living in adoptive families, birth families or foster homes.
The aim of Family Futures is to make family life sustainable for children who have had traumatic early experiences;
Family Futures has been validated by The Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services. In the Ofsted report of June 2011 Family Futures service was awarded ‘Outstanding’