10th Birthday Conference

'A Wean's World': A Conference on Children and Childhood.

We are delighted to announce that we are celebrating our 10th birthday!

With Kids, a Scottish based children's mental health charity was set up in 2008 in response to what we now call ACE's (adverse childhood experiences). Now entering our tenth year delivering Play Therapy early interventions, we have worked with and supported thousands of children, parents and carers, liaised with hundreds of Head Teachers, teachers and support staff as well as statutory and voluntary agencies.

Our work has given us a unique insight and first hand experience of the difficulties that children in Scotland can face and enabled us to target our service in a way that is most meaningful to the children we support. In 2016 we started running the Msc in Play Therapy in collaboration with Queen Margaret University and next year will see the first trench of qualified Play Therapists graduate.

To celebrate our 10th birthday we are holding a conference on children and childhood exploring our work over the past 10 years. 'A Wean's World' will include experiential workshops, talks and presentations giving an overview of our work and lunch. We will be discussing the how and why of children's behaviour, the benefits of early intervention through therapeutic approaches and why it's important as professionals to keep the child at the centre of our work.

'A Wean's World': A Conference on Children and Childhood.
Friday September 7th 2018
9.30am to 4pm (registration 9.00am to 9.30am)
The Old Sheriff Court (Scottish Youth Theatre), Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TF
£95 per person (concessions available, please enquire) 
Lunch included

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite

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Workshops - Attendees will be able to particpate in two workshops. We will endeavour to ensure you have your preferred choices but spaces are limited and on first come first served basis. 

Workshop 1   'Haud yer Wheest':  Keeping the child in mind and at the centre of complex multi-disciplinary cases

Workshop 2  'Talk of the Steamie': How to engage and support parents and carers.

Workshop 3   ' Ye comin’ or goin’: Recognising and preventing the repeating cycles of trauma in children

Workshop 4  ' Awa with the fairies': Entering the child’s world through symbolic play

Workshop 5  'Aw right pal': The benefits of play therapy

Workshop 6  'Ye dancin? - Ye askin?': The use of non verbal communication in building relationships.

Workshop 7  'I’ve got a heid full of mince': Neurobiology and brain development in children