Children Thrive When Families Thrive

Speakers Overview

Keynote Speaker:
Dr Robyn Mildon, Executive Director, Centre for Evidence and Implementation; Knowledge Translation & Implementation, Melbourne

Professor Frank Bloomfield – Liggins Institute
Professor Susan Morton – The University of Auckland
Angie Tangaere – The Southern Initiative

Judy Bailey, Brainwave Founding Trustee

Why Come

  • To understand what evidence says is effective for tamariki in our communities

  • To learn about innovative practices you can incorporate into your work with whānau

  • To explore what initiatives are likely to be effective while supporting whānau and children

  • To understand the long term health and wellness impacts of early childhood development

  • To hear about the latest findings in longitudinal research – ‘Growing up in New Zealand’

Who Should Attend

Child and whānau focused kaitiaki, professionals and policy advisors working in the
education, health, social services and justice sectors.

Terms and Conditions

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2021 Conference Dates


Dates Tuesday 18th May 2021
Times 8.45am – 5.00pm
Venue Ellerslie Event Centre
(inc GST)
Full rate:
Groups 5 or more:


Dates Thursday 20th May 2021
Times 8.45am – 5.00pm
Venue Pipitea Marae and Function Centre
(inc GST)
Full rate:
Groups 5 or more:

Certificate upon completion

Workshop notes


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Very interesting information on the way trauma changes the brain and limits learning and then particularly the information on the changes that warm secure relationships can revitalise. It’s fantastic to have Brainwave Trust promoting and advocating for this sort of research which brings to the fore how necessary it is for parenting and education programmes that will model and train parents in the skills to provide secure warm relationships with their children.

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