Trauma experts head for Scotland

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Charity Kibble will host experts from across the world to hold a discussion on children's mental health and wellbeing services

16th May 2019 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A European conference that looks at the best practices for children's mental health and wellbeing services will bring experts from around the world to Scotland.

The EFeCT Symposium, hosted by Kibble, will look at therapeutic steps towards healing the hurt inside, sharing research, best practice and experiences in using trauma informed care and Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) models for children and young people.

Maree Todd, Minister for Children and Young People, will open the conference, and Bruce Adamson, Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland, will chair the day, welcoming delegates and keynote speakers from the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Romania, Hungary, USA and Australia.

The event will take place on Wednesday 15 May in the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, the second time Kibble has brought EFeCT members to Scotland.

EFeCT, The European Federation of Conflict Management in Education and Care, was founded in 2007 with an event hosted in a different member country annually to discuss how adults can best support children and young people to meet their full potential.

This year, the keynote speakers will theme conversations around trauma informed care. Howard Bath, clinical consultant at Allambi Care based in Australia, will discuss safety, connections and coping as the three pillars of the trauma informed model, while Shumela Ahmed from Resilience Learning Partnership will harness lived experience through a trauma-informed lens to bridge the gap between young people and professionals.

Jim Gillespie, chief executive at Kibble, said: "In terms of care for children and young people, and using a trauma informed approach in providing such services, we're always keen to learn from our global counterparts but there's also a lot we can bring to the table to help other counties learn from our approach.

"We frequently welcome visitors from across the world to share knowledge and expertise to ensure that children are receiving the best possible care from a model that reflects their needs.

"We're honoured to represent Scotland's care sector as we bring the EFeCT Symposium to Glasgow for the second time, and we're looking forward to hearing about new research, developments and experiences that will collectively support each member in continuously improving individual approaches."

For more information and to book a place at the symposium, visit the Kibble website.