- Bienvenue to the Montpellier Team MST UK & Ireland welcomed the first team in France in September 2021. The service is being hosted in Montpellier by the Centre...
- Sandwell Celebration Event MST Supervisors Lloyd McDonald and Andrea Underhill with support from MST Expert Simone Fox were keen to highlight the excellent work that...
- Youth Endowment Fund Update - Welcome to the Birmingham Team MST-UK & I in partnership with four Local Authorities and Children’s Trusts in England, have established four new teams through a...
Child Maltreatment: New Frontiers in Research and Practice at the Anna Freud Centre
The conference provided clinicians and researchers with a unique overview of recent advances in research and practice in the field of childhood maltreatment.
The speakers, including Tracey Kayne, Supervisor of the MST CAN team in Leeds (pictured), are experts in psychological treatment, social care, neuroscience and policy. They reviewed the emerging evidence and considered:
- how the emerging evidence advances our understanding of the impact of maltreatment;
- the implications for prevention, care and treatment of children who have been affected.
Aims of the day
- To provide an accessible overview of recent psychological, neurobiological and epigenetic research in the field of childhood maltreatment
- To consider the implications of such a multilevel approach to research, in particular in relation to prevention and treatment as well as resilience and recovery
- To share the latest developments in treatment approaches with children who have experienced abuse and neglect, including Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and Minding the Baby.
- To explore new approaches that could enhance the network around the child, particularly how mentalising can be useful both at the individual and system level
How maltreatment gets under the skin: exploring the potential role of epigenetics
Dr Charlotte Cecil (Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London)
For more information, please visit the Anna Freud Centre website