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Child Protection, Out of Home Care and the Neurobiology of Trauma Conference 2014

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre # | Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
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Title: Child Protection, Out of Home Care and the Neurobiology of Trauma Conference 2014
Specialty: , Neurology, Pediatrics
Dates: From Aug, 4, 2014 to Aug, 8, 2014
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 995 to 1595 USD
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Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
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An International Conference on Innovation in
Therapeutic Approaches with Children, Young
People and Families.

In the brain, the collective actions of individual nerve cells connect in intricate networks to shape behaviour, form and retrieve memories, evoke emotions, react to danger and build relationships with others.

Knowledge about brain-body science has challenged and resourced exciting innovation in the ways that children, young people and adults are supported to recover from the effects of violence, disruption and relational disconnection.

The neurobiology of childhood trauma and attachment is now integral to practice approaches of professionals from education, child protection, mental health, family support, drug and alcohol, police, out of home care and criminal justice services.

In this unique event, the Australian Childhood Foundation has assembled thought leaders in interpersonal neurobiology, trauma and therapy in a conference format that promises to engage, challenge and integrate perspectives about working with children, young people and families.

The conference has three separate components, each offering options for participants to follow their own interests and plan a program that is specific to their learning objectives.

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Cindy Blackstock is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and an associate professor at the University of Alberta. A member of the Gitksan Nation, Blackstock has worked in the field of child and family services for over 20 years. An author of over 50 publications, her key interests include exploring, and addressing, the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families and promoting equitable and culturally based interventions. She holds fellowships with the Ashoka Foundation and the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and has received numerous awards and distinctions, including a National Aboriginal Achievement Award.

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Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson is a Jiman - Aboriginal Australian (from Central west Queensland) / Bundjalung (Northern New South Wales) woman, who also has Anglo-Celtic, and German heritage.  She holds a BA from the University of Canberra, and a PhD from Queensland University of Technology. She is also a graduate of the Harvard University  - Program for Refugee Trauma - Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery certificate course.  Her primary academic and research focus has been in the area of violence, with its relational trauma, and healing or recovery for Indigenous, and indeed all peoples. In 2006, while Head of the College of Indigenous Australian Peoples at Southern Cross University, she won the Carrick Neville Bonner Award for her curriculum development and innovative teaching practice.  In 2011 she was awarded the Fritz Redlich Memorial award for Human Rights and Mental Health from the Harvard University Program for Refugee Trauma. She co-authored the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Task Force on Violence Report, for the Queensland government.  Her book in 2005: Trauma Trails – Recreating Songlines:The Transgenerational Effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia, provides context to the life stories of people who have moved/been moved from their country in a process that has created trauma trails, and the changes that can occur in the lives of people as they make connections with each other, and share their stories of healing.

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Dr Dan Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Centre for Culture, Brain, and Development and the Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Centre (Los Angeles, USA). An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes.  Dr. Siegel has published extensively for the professional audience.  He is the co-editor of the Handbook of Psychiatry and the author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (Guilford, 1999). This book introduces the field of interpersonal neurobiology, and has been utilized by a number of clinical and research organizations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Justice, The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, Microsoft and Google. The Developing Mind, Second Edition was published on March 14, 2012.  Dr. Siegel serves as the Founding Editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology which now includes more than 20 textbooks. His professional book, The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being(Norton, 2007), explores the nature of mindful awareness as a process that harnesses the social circuitry of the brain as it promotes mental, physical, and relational health. His latest professional text, The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician's Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration (Norton, 2010), explores the application of focusing techniques for the clinician’s own development, as well as their clients' development of mindsight and neural integration. His latest book is Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology:An Integrative Handbook of the Mind(Norton, 2012).

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ICMS Travel, as the official housing bureau for the Childhood Trauma Conference 2014, has been able to secure discounted accommodation rates at selected hotels. Reservations need to be made before Friday, 27 June 2014. The room rates are per night and do not include breakfast. Accommodation will be allocated in order of receipt of bookings and payment.

Check-in time is usually from 14:00 - 15:00 Should you wish to guarantee your room is ready before the hotel check-in time, it is recommended that you book and pay for the room for the evening prior to your arrival.

Accommodation Deposit
To secure your reservation a deposit equivalent to one night's room tariff is required. Please ensure that valid credit card details are provided at the time of booking as these details are required to be passed onto the hotel as a guarantee. The hotel may not initially deduct a deposit payment from your credit card but may charge your full payment at the time of checkout. The hotel may charge a processing fee on payments by credit card. Bookings cannot be made until ICMS Travel receives your credit card details. Room rates are in Australian Dollars and include the Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Accommodation Cancellations
Hotels impose strict cancellation policies and may charge 100% cancellation fee after Friday 27 June, 2014. Please refer to the individual hotel cancellation policies. The Conference Office cannot guarantee new bookings or amendments to existing bookings after Friday, 27 June 2014. The relevant hotel cancellation policy terms and conditions will apply and the cost will be borne by the delegate.


Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf

2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf

Hilton Guest King Room: AUD 275.00
Hilton Guest Queen Family Room: AUD 275.00

Set in the heart of one of Melbourne’s newest business and leisure districts, this modern hotel has exclusive access to the state-of-the-art Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC). It offers spectacular views across Melbourne from every room, an outstanding health and fitness club and fine dining; all within easy reach of the airport just 25km away.

Relax with business associates after the Conference in the light and airy Executive Lounge, which seems to "float" over the Yarra.

The Hilton Melbourne South Wharf hotel is 100% non-smoking.

Hilton Cancellation Policy

To secure a booking for this property either credit card details are required to act as a guarantee of arrival or payment in full must be received for all accommodation nights booked. Should a guest fail to arrive at the Hotel or if a room is cancelled within 14 days of the arrival date the guest will be charged 100% of their full stay.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Crowne Plaza Melbourne

1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne

Standard King Room: AUD 265.00
Standard Twin Room: AUD 265.00

Crowne Plaza Melbourne is in the heart of the city's vibrant docklands and surrounded by restaurants on the Yarra's north bank, just over the bridge from the Crown Casino and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Crowne Plaza Melbourne is a 5-minute walk from Southern Cross rail station and a 2-minute stroll to the tramways for swift travel across the city. Taxis or our car service take 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport, while valets make parking easy.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne boasts some of the best facilities a hotel in Melbourne has on offer. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the pool and gym, in-house business centre with Wi-Fi capabilities, healthy in-room dining menu Body and Soul and 24 hour hotel service from concierge and reception. Our 4 ½ star hotel rating ensures a modern hotel experience for guests and their visitors.

Vibe Hotel Savoy Melbourne

Vibe Hotel Savoy Melbourne

630 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Standard King Room:  AUD 175.00
Standard Twin Room:  AUD 175.00

Blending the zest of the Vibe Hotel brand with the beautiful façade of a heritage building, Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is located only a couple of blocks from the hub of Melbourne’s Collins Street.

 Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne is the perfect Melbourne hotel to base yourself; you are ideally located to take advantage of the Melbourne’s tram and rail network as well as easy access to the Etihad Stadium and exciting Southbank precinct as well as the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Lifestyle, fashion, shopping and all of the Melbourne attractions await you, as does the corporate, business and finance centre of Melbourne.

And at the end of your busy day, return to your ideal Melbourne hotel and relax in the comfort of your well-appointed hotel room or suite, take a stroll and experience the unique Melbourne lifestyle or soak up the atmosphere in The Alexander Bar. Enjoy the vibe at your Melbourne hotel with personality.

Travelodge Docklands

Travelodge Docklands

66 Aurora Lane, Docklands

Standard King Room:  AUD 140.00
Standard Twin Room: AUD 140.00

Travelodge Docklands opened in February 2010 and is located right in the new Docklands waterfront precinct in the heart of Melbourne.

Travelodge Docklands offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and en suite bathrooms. All rooms at the Travelodge Docklands have work desks and Wi-Fi internet access. Each room has a kitchenette with a microwave and tea/coffee making facilities.

Travelodge Docklands provides the perfect base for you to explore all of Melbourne's exciting attractions including the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Aquarium and Rod Laver Arena.

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Submission Info

Childhood Trauma Conference 2014 - Call for Abstracts

Opens: 4/12/13 9:00 AM
Closes: 22/04/14 11:30 PM

The Organising Committee for the Childhood Trauma Conference 2014 invites you  to submit an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the Conference program as either an oral presentation or workshop. Selected abstracts will be presented by delegates during the middle day (Wednesday) of the conference. The abstracts can be research, practice or policy focussed. These abstracts will be presented in thematic sessions that will be moderated by the international speakers. This day will conclude with each of the moderators coming together in a plenary panel to discuss their reflections on the issues raised during the presentations

Abstracts must be submitted by Tuesday, 22 April 2014 (Australian Eastern Summer Time). The abstract word limit is 250 words not including abstract title, authors or institute. Please ensure your abstract is set up accroding to the template available below.

Please enter the title of the abstract in Title case, not in all capitals.

Abstract notifications will be sent in May, 2014. It is expected that all presenting authors are registered to attend the Conference.

A selection of papers from the Conference will be published in a special edition of Children Australia in 2015.

Click here for an abstract template.

Click here to submit your abstract for review.
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