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AVIGuk  International Conference 2024 

Conference Highlights!

From listening to your feedback, we're delighted to hear that you thought the 2024 conference was a great success! It was so lovely to see so many of our VIG community, coming together, to celebrate, share and learn more, about all things VIG. We've already started planning the next conference! In the meantime, please enjoy some of the 2024 Conference highlights, shared below.

CONFERENCE POSTERS

We had SUCH an excellent array of Posters, showing great creativity, innovation, and the most diverse range of projects and uses of VIG and VERP to date. We're going to upload them here, as permissions come in, so do keep checking back, to see the full selection, just two for tasters.....

Do get in touch with the Poster creators... to find out even more, or to ask them to share their Posters directly with you.

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Michelle Carr and Hilary Kennedy

Poster shows highlights from the first 12 months of VIG Training for Department Health & Social Care Best Start for Life project. Documents scope of training initiative: number of localities/trainees/supervisors involved in the project. Captures the progress of trainees to date and the impact of practitioners and services.

playtherapydevon@gmail.com

Parents Plus

Rebecca Stewart, Selina Light, Ailsa Longbottom 

A summary of how we have implemented VIG as a whole team approach within Parents Plus. We discuss the strengths and challenges of taking VIG out into the community and the qualitative and quantitative impacts on families and practitioners that have been reported and observed.

Rebecca.Stewart@cardiff.gov.uk

2024 Conference: OPENING ADDRESS AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Opening our conference was the fantastic Clare Law, Director of Blackpool's Centre for Early Child Development, we heard about their life-changing Better Start programme, driving systems change and improving children’s outcomes locally.

 

From further afield, we had three inspiring keynote speakers:

Judith ReesFor Baby’s Sake - Nine years of integrating VIG to break the cycle of Domestic Abuse Director of Operations at the ‘For Baby’s Sake Trust'. Judith gave an incredible presentation, celebrating and highlighting, through client and practitoner videos, the vital work her service and teams deliver everyday.

Dr Neelam KumarDancing into the future or an uphill struggle? Camden’s journey

Joint Acting Principal Educational Psychologist for Camden. Neelam gave a truly motivating and honest speech about Camden's VIG journey, including real-world discussion about some of the challenges of implementing VIG in a Local Authority Service, and how these were overcome!

Last but not least, we had AVIGuk's very own Joint CEO and founder of VIG in the UK, Hilary Kennedy. It was a beautiful and inspiring speech, culminating in a standing ovation, and barely a dry eye in the house! Hilary delivered a tribute to Colwyn Trevarthen's key importance to VIG. Two weeks after the conference, Colwyn Trevarthen sadly died. His lifetime's work, and legacy, lives on with VIG. 

"Love, then Play, then Work.... Love Comes First" 

Image by Francis Heathcote

WORSHOP TITLES AND PRESENTERS

We had a truly fantastic array of workshops, that went down a storm! Lots of exciting, innovative and creative uses of VIG and VERP, and even some literal fire starting in the VIG Outdoors one! Those who attended the conference, are being sent slides from many of the presenters - and we'll put on the website here, contact details, where we've been given consent.

Morning Workshops 11.10am - 12pm

Video Interaction Guidance in the Outdoors

Nathaniel Spring and Jonathon Boulton

Oxfordshire

How EP's used VERP to self evaluate consultation skills

Imogen Wootton, Cróna Neill and    Ailsa Darling

Glasgow

A systems approach to implementing VIG across services and teams:                learning from Blackpool

Melanie Gilday, Melanie Farman, 

Alison Cross, Laura Halstead and Lesley Driscoll

Blackpool

Inside out and outside in - Integrating ‘Watch Wait Wonder’ and                            Video Interaction Guidance

 

Monika Celebi and Bobby Taylor

Online, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire

Afternoon Workshops 2.45pm - 3.35pm

Using VIG within Parenting Assessments - through a Parent's and Professional's lens

Anna Sklair and Sharon Pinhas

London

Delivering VIG Cross-Culturally: supporting the families of young people living on the street in Tanzania

 

Zubeida Dasgupta, Menyaichi Mlay and Alex Greene

UK and International

Enhancing Clinical Skills Teaching Using VIG with Speech & Language Therapy Students

Lauren Flannery

Norfolk

Using VERP in Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

 

Sandra Strathie and Rebekah Barr Scotland and Cheshire

2024 AVIGuk Conference Team and Photos!

Photo above is of the 2024 Conference Team... 

Helen Gibson, Oonagh Davies, Ava Carlon (left to right, top row)

Michele Corley and Louise Harris (left to right, lower row)

See below a selection of the conference photos we took... please send anymore you took, that you'd like us to share

to events@videointeractionguidance.net

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