Early Years, Parenting and Family Relationships Conference 2016

Thank you to all those who attended and supported our Early Years, Parenting and Family Relationships Conference 2016!

This conference, funded by Public Health England, brought together around 100 commissioners and leads across services for children and families, to engage with the latest evidence around ‘What Works’ for early years, parenting and family relationships and to consider the implications of this evidence for their work.

The Early Intervention Foundation team were joined by experts from local government, academia and the health and social care, to present high quality evidence, including EIF’s new ‘Foundations for Life’ and ‘Inter-Parental Relationships’ reports,  and practical examples to inspire and generate new thinking around commissioning and decision making across children’s and families services.

Jane Ellison MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health delivered the keynote speech describing why early intervention is at the heart of the governments agenda.

Authors Professor Leon Feinstein and Dr Kirsten Asmussen showcased EIF’s new report, Foundations for Life: What works to support parent child interaction in the early years – see video below.

Workshops were at the heart of this conference focusing on understanding the evidence and applying evidence in practice. For further information on the content of these sessions, please see the agenda and PowerPoint presentations from the conference day.

We’d like to thank all our delegates, speakers, and chairs, and our partner Public Health England for supporting this event.

What our delegates thought of EIF’s Early Years, Parenting and Family Relationships Conference 2016:

@EmmaMcDonough6 ‘Great day with @TheEIFoundation, inspiring and energising’

@jen_roch ‘Thank you @TheEIFoundation for a very informative and useful conference thoroughly enjoyed. #EIFEarlyYears#parenting#earlyintervention

@ michelletmee ‘Thank you EIF for a fab EY conference today – well worth the early morning start!’

‘Thank you for a very stimulating conference yesterday – providing decision making material in a format that CCGs can really draw on’ NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG

Watch: Leon Feinstein on 'Foundations for Life' - what the evidence can say, and what it can't

Watch: Kirsten Asmussen on 'Foundations for Life' - our findings across attachment, behavioural and cognitive programmes

Event Details

12 July 2016

09:30 - 16:00
IET Birmingham: Austin Court,
80 Cambridge Street,
B1 2NP

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Event Material

Speaker and chair biographies

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Main session AM

Introduction and launch of the 'Foundations for Life' review

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Workshop A

Parent-child interactions and the Healthy Child Programme

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Workshop B

Inter-parental relationships and outcomes for children

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Workshop C

Perinatal mental health, attachment and the development of the child

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Workshop D

What works to improve early language and behaviour

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Main session PM

How to apply evidence in local practice

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Workshop E

Troubled families

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Workshop F

Focusing on the inter-parental relationship in local family services

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Workshop G

Local early years systems

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Workshop H

Childrens centres

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