Early Trauma and the Art of Repair
Wednesday 15th June 2022
We are delighted to have hosted our fourth annual PIMH Conference. This year’s event focused on Infant Mental Health and is took place on 15th June as part of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week where the overall theme of the week was to understand early trauma.
Our conference is based on the Japanese concept of ‘Kintsugi’ where broken or damaged ceramics are not neglected or discarded but, instead, attract attention and respect and are repaired with meticulous care. Cracks and breaks are infused with precious gold lacquer, rendering the original fault-lines strong and beautiful. Every time we see a piece of Kintsugi we know that there is a story behind it, that someone has cared enough about it to have it mended.
We have applied the Kintsugi metaphor to understanding early trauma; how the cracks and breaks occur, the artistry available for repair, and the stories behind the gold veins. We have a wonderful line-up of highly respected speakers to lead us through this journey, including:
There will be opportunities to hear of award-winning innovations, contribute to discussions, be updated about policy development, and reflect on how health visiting, as part of the wider family mental health and wellbeing systems, can contribute to promoting good infant mental health. Please do come and join us for what promises to be a challenging but inspirational event.
Aim: to understand how early trauma impacts babies and what can be done to support them and their families effectively.
Delegates will explore
Delegates will hear award-winning innovations, contribute to discussions, be updated about policy development, and reflect on their own contribution to promote good infant mental health.
Learn how to recognise the factors that contribute to early trauma, be informed about the policy context in which to promote healthy parent-infant relationships and value the importance of adopting a trauma-informed approach to working with families.
Come along to understand how early trauma impacts outcomes for babies and what can be done to support families effectively.
Who should attend
This conference is the must-attend event in 2022 for those interested in promoting good infant mental health and health visiting. The topics covered will support you in your work to support babies and their families.
Suitable for: Health Visitors, Specialist Health Visitors, Specialist Practitioners/Infant Mental Health Leads, Nursery Nurses, Midwives, Specialist Midwives, Community Engagement Officers, Parenting Support Specialists and Early Years Leads.
Why is CPD important
Continuous Professional Development has the potential to deliver a high return on investment. 'It offers staff career progression that motivates them to stay and, just as importantly, equips them with the skills to operate at advanced levels of professional practice and to meet patients' need of the future'. NHS, Long Term Plan, 2019.