Annual Children’s Mental Health Conference 2019

SEN conference 2019


JUN 19

Event Location
Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel
1-9 Grosvenor Terrace,
Great Western Road,
Glasgow, G12 0TA
United Kingdom

9.30 am – 4.00pm
9.00 am – 9.30am registration & refreshments on arrival!

£198.00 + VAT (inc lunch & refreshments)

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Annual Children’s Mental Health Conference 2019

This years conference brings you two fabulous speakers and key experts passionate about sharing their knowledge: Professor Barry Carpenter and Dr Tina Rae! They will provide you with lots of practical strategies and ideas on what you can do to best support the most vulnerable children and young people – A not to be missed event!

About the keynote speakers

Professor Barry Carpenter
OBE, CBE, PhD – International Education Consultant

Barry was recently appointed the first Professorship in Mental Health in Education at Oxford Brooke’s University. In a career spanning over 30 years, Barry has held leadership positions of Head Teacher, Principal, Inspector of Schools and Director of Centre for Special Education at Westminster College Oxford. He was also appointed by the Secretary of State for Education as Director of Children with Complex Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Research Project. He is the author of over 150 articles as well as the author of a number of specialist SEND books, and lectures nationally and internationally.

Dr Tina Rae
Educational and Child Psychologist, Author and Educational Consultant

Tina has over 30 years experience working with children, adults and families in both clinical and educational contexts within local authorities and specialist educational services. Tina specialises in social, emotional and mental health difficulties in children and young people. Formerly an academic tutor and researcher, she is currently a Consultant Psychologist for Compass Fostering. Tina is also a prolific author (over 100 publications to date) as well as a sought after conference speaker and trainer.

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09.00 – 09.30am: 
Registration & Refreshments on Arrival

09.30am – 09.35am: 
Welcome and Introduction

09.35am – 10.45am:
Nurturing the Nurturers – Building Resilience and Well Being in Young People & those who Nurture Them
Dr Tina Rae, Educational and Child Psychologist, Author and Educational Consultant

• Defining resilience for all and the need to build a resilient staff team
• Identifying the key stressors we all deal with and factors that make a psychologically healthy workplace
• Defining the concept of resilience for all
• Clarifying how we can enter into ‘Blocked Care’ in our relationships with young people and the support systems we can develop to overcome this
• Presenting key strategies and tools from CBT and Positive Psychology

10.45am – 11:15am: 
Refreshment Break

11:15am – 12.15pm
Improving the Learning and Living Outcomes for students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Professor Barry Carpenter, CBE, OBE, PhD – International Education Consultant

• What are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)?
• The key features in learning for students with FASD
• What does successful teaching look like when working with students with FASD?
• The life outcomes for young people with FASD?

12:15pm – 1:15pm: 

1:15pm – 2.15pm:
Supporting Vulnerable Teens – Issues of Prevention and Remediation
Dr Tina Rae

• Clarifying the key issues and impact of trauma
• Identifying teens’ vulnerabilities and strengths
• Presenting the impact of social media, and the need and ways to safeguard young people
• Key strategies to support the management of anxiety disorders and related self-harming behaviour using ‘The Safety Plan’
• How to develop an essential Well Being Tool Kit for teens and differentiating the approaches for the ASD girl

2:15pm – 2:25pm:
Refreshment Break

2:25pm – 3:35pm:
Girls and Autism; Many Voices – New Perspectives
Professor Barry Carpenter

• Introducing the debate around autism and gender
• Identifying key issues for girls with autism spectrum conditions
• Providing practical school-based support strategies
• Sharing family, professional and academic perspectives

3:35pm – 4:00pm:
Questions and Discussion
Dr Tina Rae, Professor Barry Carpenter & Fresh Start in Education Scotland

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Grosvener Hotel

Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel 1-9 Grosvenor Terrace, Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0TA, United Kingdom

The hotel is in Glasgow’s famous West End, and has excellent transport links – Hillhead Subway station is mere minutes away. There is a paid car park on top of the nearby Waitrose on Byres Road with limited spaces, and also a certain amount of street parking in the area.