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.

Martha Espinoza is a Clinical Psychologist with vast experience of working in Guayaquil, Ecuador with vulnerable children and families living in situations where there is extreme inter-family violence. She has experience in training and professional development for those interested in fieldwork with vulnerable children and families. She also strengthens therapeutic interventions that organisations working with this type of population offer. She is currently in charge of The JUCONI-Ecuador Centre for Professional Development and Consultancy.

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WORKSHOP: Video interaction guidance from JUCONI, Ecuador (with Hilary Kennedy, Jenny Jarvis & Sylvia Reyes)

This workshop will follow on from the keynote address “Restoring relationships to break the cycle: how Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) supports loving connections, enhancing ‘pride’ to heal the effects of trauma”. It will give participants a chance to explore the values, beliefs and attunement principles of VIG for themselves. They will then have a chance to see VIG in action and discuss the videos of its delivery in Ecuador. The workshop will end with a description of the VIG training and supervision process and the experiences of the team at JUCONI, Ecuador who are currently training. Participants will leave knowing how to get involved if they want to.