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We’ve recently enjoyed a very successful adoption 2016 & beyond conference.

Here is the summary of the entire conference – Below you will find the various individual presentations and feedback.

Here are the presentations from the various speakers as they become available:

Plenary Sessions:

  1. Prof. Sloth-Neilson – Treaty body reporting
  2. Winnie Sambu – A statistical overview – the state of children in South Africa
  3. Prof Rose September – REFLECTIONS ON STRENGTHENING THE KNOWLEDGE BASE OF ADOPTION PRACTICE IN SOUTH AFRICA
  4. Karabo Ozah – ADOPTION 2016 AND BEYOND
  5. Dr Tebogo Mabe – A Government perspective: An overview of developments, trends and challenges in adoptions in SA since 2010
  6. Dr Michelle Pentecost – The best interests and needs of the child: The First 1000 Days
  7. Dr Hanalie Malan – MASTERS DEGREE (MSW) IN CHILD PROTECTION
  8. Dr. Sibusiso Mkwananzi – TEENAGE PREGNANCY IN SA: Exploring some contextual factors using statistical analysis

Break-Away Sessions:

  1. Dee Blackie – Courage Child Protection Community Engagement (Feedback)
  2. Luke Lamprecht – Babies Matter: Abuse, Abandonment, Attachment and Adoption Neuroprotection as a core child protection and development issue.
  3. Birthmom Empowerment Feedback
  4. Good Practice and Ethical Support Feedback
  5. Pre and Post Adoption Support Feedback
  6. Esna Bruwer –  Preparation for Adoptive Parents – understanding attachment in adoption