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2018 International Gathering Program

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17 Sep 2018

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The 12th International Signs of Safety Gathering was held in Dublin, Republic of Ireland and co-hosted by the Tusla Child & Family Agency from 6–8 November 2018. The theme: Changing The Story.

Program

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Video Recordings and PowerPoint Slides

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DAY ONE Tuesday 6th November

9:00 am The Borderers


9:10 am Welcome To Dublin

Cormac Quinlan (Tusla Child & Family Agency, Republic of Ireland)

Cormac Quinlan

Cormac Quinlan

 

 

 

 

 

 


9:20 am Welcome To The Signs Of Safety Gathering

Professor Andrew Turnell (Signs of Safety Co-Creator)

Andrew Turnell

Andrew Turnell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9:30 am Using The Whole Approach In Our Very First Case

Tusla Child & Family Agency, Republic of Ireland

 

Siobhan Nolan

Siobhan Nolan

Helena Grenham

Helena Grenham

Melissa Davidson

Melissa Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:00 am When Babies Can't Speak, Networks Can

Carver County Health & Human Services, USA

 

Samantha Koktan

Samantha Koktan

Holly Gilbert

Holly Gilbert

Ashley Stender

Ashley Stender

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:30 am Morning Tea & Coffee


11:00 am It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

Cambodia Children's Trust, Cambodia

Sophorn Ngath

Sophorn Ngath

Lyly Tek

Lyly Tek

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11:30 am Our Journey From "Do We Have To Talk About Signs Of Safety Again?" To A "Safety Plan Filled With Love From The Network"

Municipality of Solna, Sweden

Joakim Flood

Joakim Flood

Maria Schollin

Maria Schollin

Diana Nikosjkova

Diana Nikosjkova

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12:00 pm Making Safeguarding Personal

Western Health & Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland  

Karen O Brien

Karen O'Brien

Caragh McLaughlin

Caragh McLaughlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12:30 pm Lunch


1:30 pm Landing Signs Of Safety In Everyday Practice

Tusla Child & Family Agency, Republic of Ireland

Eilidh MacNab

Eilidh MacNab

Maria MacInnes

Maria MacInnes

Sarah Doyle

Sarah Doyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2:00 pm In Pursuit Of Smooth And Easy

Noriko Okano

Noriko Okano

Noriko Okano

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2:45 pm Afternoon Tea & Coffee


3:15 pm Creating Safety And Supporting Whole System Implementation Through A Whole System Learning Process

Alberta Children's Services, Canada

Toni Morkin

Toni Morkin

Corine Kruse

Corine Kruse

Kristi Norton

Kristi Norton

Christina Williams

Christina Williams

Shauna Asselstine

Shauna Asselstine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3:45 pm Offering Choices To Youth By Bringing Forth Their Voice

Highland Shores Children's Aid, Canada

Sonya Ross

Sonya Ross

Richard Stevens

Richard Stevens

Angie Whalen

Angie Whalen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DAY TWO Wednesday 7th November

9:00 am Lighting Each Other's Candles: How Appreciative Inquiry Supports Us All To Grow And Learn Together

Tusla Child & Family Agency, Republic of Ireland

Deirdre Malone

Deirdre Malone

Brenda Denzler

Brenda Denzler

Marie McSweeney

Marie McSweeney

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9:30 am Working With Female Genital Mutilation

North Yorkshire County Council, UK

Barbara Thompson

Barbara Thompson

Mark Stonell

Mark Stonell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:00 am Transforming Child Intervention Practice In Alberta

Alberta Ministry Of Children's Services, Canada

Jon Reeves

Jon Reeves

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:30 am Morning Tea & Coffee


11:00 am Supporting Children And Families To Have A Voice In Cambodia

Children's Future, Cambodia

Pheun Sonthea

Pheun Sonthea

Lee Henley

Lee Henley

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11:30 am Equity Integration: Reducing Barriers And Discrimination Towards Black Families And Children At The Children's Aid Society Of Toronto

Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Canada

Claudia Lynch

Claudia Lynch

Elnaz Zeytouni

Elnaz Zeytouni

Fred Magie

Fred Magie

Mahesh Prajapat

Mahesh Prajapat

Nicole Bonnie

Nicole Bonnie

Russell Robicheau

Russell Robicheau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12:30 pm Gathering Photo

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12:45 pm Lunch


1:45 pm Strength Grows With Change

Western Health & Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

Gemma Wilson

Gemma Wilson with Natasha Duddy
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2:15 pm How To Lead The Learning Journey From Families And From Workers

Flemish Youth Care & Welfare Agency, Belgium

Nele Haedens

Nele Haedens

Angelique Beirlaen

Angelique Beirlaen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2:45 pm Afternoon Tea & Coffee


3:15 pm Sink Or Swim: New Team Embraces Change Wholeheartedly...What Happened?

Tusla Child & Family Agency, Republic of Ireland

Caroline Cafferkey

Caroline Cafferkey

Alison Forde

Alison Forde

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3:45 pm Implementation Across All Services And Building A Functional IT System

North Tyneside Local Authority, UK

Victoria McLeod

Victoria McLeod

Anna McAlpine

Anna McAlpine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4:15 pm The Third Space: Adoption Solved Two Problems, But What About Me? Book Launch

Agi Gault

Agi Gault

Agi Gault

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DAY THREE Thursday 8th November

9:00 am Changing The Story After 22 Years: From Seeing A Problem Family To Finding Their Solutions With Them

Tusla Child & Family Agency, Republic of Ireland

Dorothy Soye

Dorothy Soye

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9:30 am The Success And Struggles...Words And Pictures In Family Services

Family & Children's Services Of Guelph & Wellington County, Canada

Amanda Beadle

Amanda Beadle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:00 am Learning To Dance With Mother: A Swedish Example Of Using The Whole Safety Planning Roadmap

Mölndal Children’s Services, Sweden

Linn van Bruggen

Linn van Bruggen

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10:30 am Morning Tea & Coffee


11:00 am Missouri's Implementation Journey

Missouri Department Of Social Services, USA

Christy Collins

Christy Collins

Kara Wilcox-Bauer

Kara Wilcox-Bauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11:30 am Using A Safety Object: K9 To The Rescue

Children & Young People's Services, Rotherham MBC, UK

Cathy Phillips

Cathy Phillips

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12:00 noon Changing Our Children's Story

Western Health & Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

Gavin Hamilton

Gavin Hamilton

Joanne Curley-Hannaway

Joanne Curley-Hannaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12:30 pm Lunch


1:30 pm The Power Of Networks And Meeting The Challenges Of Finding Them

Tusla Child & Family Agency, Republic of Ireland

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2:00 pm Reflections On The 2018 Gathering

Professor Eileen Munro & Dr Louise Caffrey (Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)

Eileen Munro

Professor Eileen Munro

Louise Caffrey

Dr Louise Caffrey

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2:30 pm Close Of Gathering

Professor Andrew Turnell (Signs of Safety Co-Creator)

Andrew Turnell

Andrew Turnell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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