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AiMH UK Hub Launch for East of England; ‘Nurturing Moments Matter’

‘Relationships, risks and repair: Early intervention with vulnerable babies and families.’

Introduction – 10am

Dawn Cannon – Director of Education and CPD AiMH UK

Key Note Speaker – 10.15am

Robin Balbernie; Renowned Child Psychotherapist and trustee of AiMH UK

‘Relationships, risks and repair: Early intervention with vulnerable babies and families

Break – 11.00am 

Speakers – 11.15am

Jennifer Wakelyn; Watch me play programme for vulnerable infants and their carers

Catherine Sutton; Early Years Advisor, (Norfolk’s Virtual School for Children in Care and Previously Looked After): Watch Me Play; The Norfolk Experience

Break-Out Rooms – 12.00pm

Closing Speaker – 12.45pm

Keeley White Executive Head of the Virtual School – Looked after and Previously Looked After Children

End – 1.00pm

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Watch Me Play Pilot Project, Norfolk

Overview

Watch Me Play is a intervention for caregivers with babies or young children with the aim to enhance the caregiver – child relationship. The intervention has been developed by Dr Jenifer Wakelyn at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and is based upon evidenced research and previous, successful studies.

Initially WMP was developed to support babies / young children in care but has also been found to be helpful in post LAC children (adoption and Special Guardianship).

The approach promotes child led play with the care giver giving individual attention, talking and commenting about their play, but not directing.

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My Play and Discover Bag – Norfolk

'My Play and Discover Bag’ was developed by the Norfolk Virtual School for Looked after and previously looked after children Early Years Team. The bag and contents are for all 0-4-year olds in care and it is for the children to keep and be part of their journey of exploration and learning.

This content is for logged-in members of AiMH UK.  If your work is concerned with babies and infants from conception to age three, or with their parents and carers, then join AiMH UK.

A Nurturing Approach to Care; The Nurturing Care Framework.

The Nurturing Care Framework was produced collaboratively between the World Health Organization (W.H.O) and the United Nations Children’s Fund. This evidence-based framework outlines policies and services that can support parents, families, caregivers and communities to provide “nurturing care” for young children to ensure that they survive and thrive.

This content is for logged-in members of AiMH UK.  If your work is concerned with babies and infants from conception to age three, or with their parents and carers, then join AiMH UK.

Sensory Needs of Babies in Care; Learning and Knowing the Baby.

By Hilary Shaddock. Early Years Adviser for Norfolk Virtual School for Children in Care.              

‘For young children, infant caregiver relationships are the most important experience for infant development and are the distinctive focus of the infant mental health field’ (Zeanah and Zeanah, 2009:8)

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What is a Virtual School for Children in Care?

The role of the Virtual School is to help improve the educational journey and outcomes for children in care, from early years to the end of Year 13. Support and guidance to care leavers maybe offered and also to the staff supporting them.

This content is for logged-in members of AiMH UK.  If your work is concerned with babies and infants from conception to age three, or with their parents and carers, then join AiMH UK.

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