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Programme

Keynote Speakers

Every
moment
matters

 

Keynote

Ivor

Swartz

Gauging progress and setting an agenda for child and adolescent mental health: Findings from the South African Child Gauge 2021/22

Keynote:

Prof Mark Tomlinson, Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University and Lori Lake, Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town

Presenters

Bringing the 'brain' back into therapy - how to understand the neuroscience in relation to working with dysregulated children

Author

Edith Kriel

Our beacons of hope in these uncharted waters

Author

Edith Kriel

The intersection between children's harmful sexual behaviours and their use of pornography

Author

Marita Rademeyer

Caring for boys affected by sexual violence: how social norms impact on policy and practice. under speakers with their topics

Author

 Dr Joan van Niekerk 

When conflict finds you.
Working safely with families in the presence of high conflict

Author

Janet

Bytheway

The lost boys:   
Fight
with
Insight 

Authors

Luke Lamprecht

and

Sheri Errington

Combining research and practice: VAC and VAW programme adaptation in South Africa  

Authors

Lauren October, Aislinn Delaney,

Prof Shanaaz Mathews,

Tarisai Mchuchu

An Introduction to Resource Therapy:
A Creative, Brief Intervention 

Authors

Elonie De Klerk

and

Minnie Loubser

A child abuse prevention strategy: Supporting pregnant teenage moms

Authors

Dr Shaheda Omar

and

Sheri Errington

Unpacking the intersections of VAC and VAW in two South African communities

Authors

 Prof Shanaaz Mathews, Aislinn Delany, Lauren October

and Kerryn Rehse

Child on Child
Abuse 

Author

Sheri Errington

Belonging and Identity:  Considerations for Children in Alternative Care

Authors

Alexa Matthews and

Danielle Moosajie

SafePathTM:
an intervention to support and strengthen institutional teams working with children who externalise

“From that day I felt ugly, ashamed, and stupid.”: countering the impact of abuse of children with disabilities through platforms of voice and agency
 

Author

Jean-Pierre Hartmann

A Trauma-informed model for schools in approaching care and support

Author

Marissa Jordaan

Authors

Sue Philpott and

Bongi Zuma

The Role of Dogs in Psychiatry: The development of Psychiatric Service Dogs, ESAs and Facility Dogs (Fur-Therapists) in South Africa

 

Author

Lucy

Breytenbach

Socio-Economic Reintegration of Burundi Returnees and Internally Displaced Unaccompanied Children: The case of the Building Bridges in Burundi (BBB) Programme
 

Author

Clement Nkubizi

Impacting community mental health through play

Creatively Leveraging Non-Human Therapists: Therapy Dogs in a Court Preparation Programme for Abused Children

Author

Conor Hughes

Author

Nicky Seymour

Families and Futures: An arts-based psychosocial approach to community mental healthcare in a South African context.

Principal Author

Prof. Dominik Havsteen-Franklin

Co-authors

 Marlize Swanepoel & Uné Coetzee

Creating Circles of Care in Communities through Child and Youth Care Work

Author

Nicia de Nobrega

Child Sexual Violence and Trauma: Towards Decolonised African-centered
Child-centric Psychological Interventions

Author

Dr Neziswa Titi

The Spirit Of The Phoenix In Me

Author

Craig Skeepers

 Be in our shoes for a moment

Author

Simamkele Ngqongwa