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.

Anne-Marie Tipper is the Founder of Play Kenya, a therapeutic service based that supports sexually abused children who have survived on the streets and helps them to begin to move towards a safer life. She has an MSc in Attachment Studies and is a Play and Filial Therapist and a Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Practitioner. Anne-Marie classed herself as an “attachment nerd” and is the Director of a busy therapy centre in the United Kingdom where she works with adopted and looked after children. She supports families and professionals and delivers training an all aspects of attachment.

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WORKSHOP: Changing Direction

This workshop will look at how the lives of children who have survived on the streets can be changed by building new connections in the brains of some of the most abused children in the world. The work brings attachment theory to life to understand how children and young people are impacted by the life experiences they have encountered. Considering examples from the four therapeutic homes running in Kenya for sexually abused girls and boys who have survived the streets, participants will gain a clearer understanding of the impact of trauma and how to make changes for vulnerable and traumatised children