International virtual conference: Child in a Kinship Care

August 25 - 26, 2021
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Goal of the Conference

The conference aims to offer a comparison of approaches and workflows in different countries to enrich each others practices, share experiences, and promote international cooperation in this area. We intend to bring colleagues from around 20 different countries to talk about kinship care.

Speakers

We are currently working on final programme and the list of speakers. We will publish the names and topics soon. Here are the speakers who have already pledged their participation:

Maria Herzog

Maria Herzog

Family, Child, Youth Assosiation - Hungary

 

Topic: Kinship care around the world

 

Zdeněk Moldrzyk

Zdeněk Moldrzyk

Center for psychological help - Czech Republic

 

Topic: Needs of Kindship caregivers, identification of their views, perceptions and experiences

 

Elin Margrethe Olsen, Elizabeth Elton

Elin Margrethe Olsen, Elizabeth Elton

Bufetat - Norway

 

Topic: The Norwegian status on Kindship training: Present and future program

 

Rob van Pageé

Rob van Pageé

Eigen Kracht Centrale - The Nederlands

Topic: Finding a grandmother is not enough

Jaana Pynnönen

Jaana Pynnönen

Pesäpuu ry - Finland

Topic: The Child in Focus – Model of training and Support in Finland

Louise Sims

Louise Sims

CoramBAAF - Great Britain

Marcus Stallworth

Marcus Stallworth

Child Welfare League of America - USA

Topic: Ways to support men (staff, kinship fathers, and resource dads) in Child Welfare

Eshele Williams

Eshele Williams

Child Welfare League of America - USA

 

Topic: Kinship Care – Traditions of Caring and Collaborating Model of Practice

Jana Ženíšková

Jana Ženíšková

Amalthea - Czech Republic

 

Topic: Support services for vulnerable families with children in the Czech Republic

The conference was supported by

Past conference

PRIDE model of practice conference in Prague

Prague, Sept. 7- 9, 2017

The purpose of the conference was to provide a meeting place for experts who use PRIDE model of practise as a tool for improving the care for children in foster and adoptive families. More information about PRIDE can be found at www.cwla.org. Representatives of many European countries and USA have been invited to a conference in Prague. The conference thus provided an opportunity to share examples of good practice, to gain inspiration for the further development of PRIDE implementation in the various national systems of care for children at risk. The costs of organizing the conference were covered by the EEA / Norwegian Funds program.

Program