National Child Protection Conference (Brisbane)

24 June 2019 12:00 am Australia/Hobart

    Are you from a residential care service or interested in hearing about best practices for working with children with trauma?

    International speaker Professor James Anglin from the University of Victoria in Canada will be presenting at the National Child Protection Conference being held on the 24th and 25th of June 2019 in Brisbane.

    About the presentation

    Understanding and Responding to Pain and Pain-Based Behaviour with Young People in and from Care: The Healing Journey 

    Much of the literature presenting the experiences of young people in and from care, especially their stories and accounts from interviews, is what can be termed “unprocessed pain”. There is a need for more exploration of processes of healing that represent the experiences and voices of young people themselves. This presentation will offer findings from a process of dialogic research bringing together “inside-out” and “outside-in” perspectives; that is, understandings derived from co-research by a person with lived experience in care and a career child and youth care professional drawing upon selected research and literature. This is a work in process, and this session seeks to extend the dialogue with session participants.

    Professor James Anglin

    Professor Anglin began his career as a child and youth care worker in a mental health centre in Vancouver after which he developed a 6-bed group home for adolescents in Victoria, Canada. In 1979, he joined the faculty of the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria where he is Professor Emeritus and former Director. He also served as the university’s Associate Vice President Academic and Director of International Affairs.

    He is currently researching the implementation and cultural adaptation of a principle-based approach to residential care (CARE) with colleagues from the Bronfenbrenner Centre for Translational Research at Cornell University.

    He has published in North American and international journals and child welfare texts on a variety of child and youth care issues, most recently on understanding and responding to young people’s pain and pain-based behavior and the processes of healing from complex trauma.

    About the National Child Protection Conference

    The National Child Protection Conference will gather together policy-makers, researchers, service administrators and practitioners from government and non-government mainstream and community-controlled organisations from across the country to explore what’s hot in the world of child protection. This important conference will provide opportunities to showcase innovation as well as to explore and debate contentious issues currently confronting all Australian States and Territories. For more information about the conference and to register visit