Lynne will be giving a paper at this study day being held by Tavistock Relationships (formally the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships) in London on 2 December. Entitled "From Private to Public: Pathways to Parenthood via Fertility Treatments and Adoption" , the day will focus on the experience of couples for whom the journey to parenthood has not been straightforward, and who have enlisted input from fertility experts and/or adoption agencies. Lynne and three other specialists in the field of fertility counselling, adoption work, child and couple psychotherapy will look at the experience of infertility, mourning, fertility treatments, adoption assessment and the process of becoming adoptive parents, and explore how these experiences impact on the couple relationship. The event will include information-giving, case examples and links to theory.
We are delighted to tell you that CoramBAAF has announced a major conference this October devoted to understanding and improving practice when children are moved into adoption.
The conference, entitled 'Ensuring good transitions into adoption – preparing and supporting children, their foster carers and prospective adopters' will take place in London on 20 October 2016.
We will be presenting our research, together with expert speakers focusing on various areas of practice, including preparing and supporting children, foster carers and prospective adopters during the transition to placement, and looking at best practice in managing introductions.
There will be an emphasis on sharing views and experiences across the field, with afternoon workshops covering preparing children for the move, making good introductions, supporting foster carers and their families and preparing adopters for transitions.
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We believe this is a very positive development, and a chance to generate much-needed discussion about how we can bring about change in this long neglected area of policy. We hope to see you there!
Lynne Cudmore gave a talk about our 'The Children Were Fine' research at the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors, the Professional Association of the TCCR.
Our paper was presented at the Spring Short Course in Clinical Practice with Parents, Infants and Young Children: The Tavistock Clinic Psychoanalytic Approach to Work with Under Fives in a Changing World, 20-24 March 2015.
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Our 'The Children Were Fine' paper was presented at a TCCR Conference entitled 'Broken Bonds - The traumatic impact of early separation and loss on couple relationships'.
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This topic has been gaining momentum in recent months. This news section includes some examples of recent coverage.