Speakers

Over 25 internationally renowned experts will speak at the conference - giving delegates the chance to deepen their knowledge of current thinking and new research on street-connected children.

Meet international experts in: ending family violence, recovery from trauma and sexual abuse, missing children, reintegrating street-connected children, child development, clinical psychology, family therapy, arts therapy, and child protection.

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Rommy Acosta-Paredes is the Director of the JUCONI Institute.

Keynote Address

Sandra Cortes Iniestra is the Director of the JUCONI programme in Mexico.

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Martha Espinoza is currently in charge of The JUCONI-Ecuador Centre for Professional Development and Consultancy.

Keynote Address

David Finkelhor, Ph.D. is Director of Crimes Against Children Research Center.

Workshop

Mary Garriga has worked as an educational facilitator and trainer for JUCONI.

Keynote Speech

Mary Gatama has been Programme Development Officer at Railway Children.

Keynote Address

Jenny Gray OBE has been in children’s services social work, management and policy development.

Plenary Session

Dr. Dan Hughes specialized in the treatment of children.

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Buthaina Ibrahim is a Family Worker/Therapist with Undugu Society of Kenya.

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Divina James is a Social Worker with experience of working with children’s programmes.

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Jenny Jarvis has been training and supervising staff from the Ecuador Juconi project.

Keynote Address

Hilary Kennedy is a freelance chartered educational psychologist and national trainer.

Keynote Address

William Madsen, Ph.D. is the founder and director of the Family-Centered Services Project.

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Fredrick Mbise is co-founder and CEO of Watotowetu Development Foundation.

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Dr. Kate McAlpine has over 20 years of experience working in child protection in Tanzania.

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Kissa Mwangosi is Tanzanian and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.

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Lilian J. Obonyo is a Senior Counsellor and a Child Therapist with vast experience.

Keynote Speech

David Kani Olema has a PhD in Psychology, specializing in Psychological Trauma.

Workshop

Renos K. Papadopoulos, PhD is Professor of Analytical Psychology,Director of the Centre for Trauma.

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Stephen Pizzey is a Director of Child and Family Training, has been a practicing social worker in the field of child care.

Keynote Address

Isabel Ramírez Santos is a Psychologist, part of the family team in the JUCONI Programme.

Keynote Address

Sylvia Reyes is JUCONI Ecuador’s methodological director.

Keynote Address

Dr. Janine Roberts, Emerita Professor at the University of Massachusetts.

Workshop

Gloria Simoneaux is the founding director of Harambee Arts and DrawBridge arts program for homeless children.

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Mr. Taonga Tembo is Zambian born from the Petauke district. He is the co-founder of Barefeet Theatre and currently the Programs.

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Anne-Marie Tipper is the Founder of Play Kenya, a therapeutic service based that supports sexually abused children.

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Panos Vostanis is Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Leicester and Visiting Professor at University College London.

Plenary Session

Joanna Wedge (M.S.W.) is a specialist on international child protection, focusing on reintegration and emergency settings.

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David is a Regional Capacity Building Manager of Hope and Homes for Children in the East & Southern Africa (HHC-ESA) Region...

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Joan van Niekerk is a qualified and registered Social Worker with an MSc in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work.

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Karesma Mushi has more than ten years’ experience working in Psychosocial Care and Support programmes for children.