Events

Our calendar lists events of interest to people working with parents and families.

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The Annual Autism Conference 2020

It will be a learning day with knowledge updates, practical strategies and tips. The keynote speaker will be Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., USA who is a world autism expert.

Date: 28 February 2020

Venue: Glasgow

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Early Years provision: expanding childcare, growing and diversifying the workforce, and the future for the Scottish National Standardised Assessments

The conference will examine the next steps for early years education in Scotland, focusing on child development in the early years - including:

  •  Expanding funded childcare - progress in implementation and its wider impact;
  • Developing the early years workforce - improving recruitment, diversifying the workforce, and supporting learning and development; and
  • The future of Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA) for P1 pupils - addressing concerns and implementation.

Date: 12 March 2020

Venue: Edinburgh

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Developing play-based pedagogy for under 7s

Upstart is bringing to Scotland three international experts on the three ‘giants of early years’ to discuss what really matters in play-based pedagogy. They’ll be joined by a home-grown expert from Fife’s ‘Secret Garden’ to describe 21st century outdoor kindergarten pedagogy.

Date: 14 March 2020

Venue: Edinburgh

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Battlefield Birth: Working therapeutically with birth trauma, tokophobia and perinatal PTSD

Aimed mostly at psychologists, counsellors, and health professionals who work with parents and families who have experienced perinatal trauma.

Date: 21 March 2020

Venue: Edinburgh

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Bookbug conference 2020

This year's theme is Back to Basics: Celebrating Songs and Rhymes. The conference will be exploring why songs and rhymes are so important and the benefits they have for speech and language acquisition, physical development and coordination.

Date: 24 March 2020

Venue: Glasgow

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Scottish Gambling Education Network (SGEN) Conference

The Conference will offer an opportunity for practitioners to find out more about the connections between gaming and gambling, and to discuss how gambling harms affect the wellbeing of young people and families.

Date: 1 April 2020

Venue: Glasgow

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Kirsty the Holyrood Baby: Tackling Poverty, Early Intervention, and Getting It Right For Every Child

The conference will explore how well policies align with reality and what more must be done to address the challenges faced by children, their families, and the professionals that support them.

Date: 12 May 2020

Venue: Edinburgh

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Let's talk about anxiety, self-harm and suicide conference

The conference will provide an understanding and awareness about anxiety, self-harm and suicide, as well as practical support for teachers and other professionals working with children and young people.

Date: 8 June 2020

Venue: Glasgow

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Understanding Inequalities International Conference

The conference will take a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the direct and indirect causes and consequences of inequality, how it manifests in different ways across different social groups and a range of spatial levels.

Date: 9 to 10 June 2020

Venue: Edinburgh

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Ghosts and Angels: Working therapeutically with trauma in the parent-infant relationship

This workshop will explore the nature of typical traumatic events for parents and infants in the perinatal period and discuss ways practitioners can work with (and through) trauma in the parent-infant relationship.

Date: 13 June 2020

Venue: Edinburgh

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