Details of invited speakers will be added as arrangements are confirmed.
For Baby's Sake Director, The Stefanou Foundation, UK
Judith Rees joined the Stefanou Foundation in July 2015 as Director, For Baby’s Sake. She leads the operational delivery and development of this innovative approach to breaking cycles of domestic abuse and traumatic adverse childhood experiences by working with the whole family and starting in pregnancy. Judith previously worked in the UK National Health Service for 33 years. Over this time she was a Staff Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor, Practice Teacher, Safeguarding Children's Nurse and Team Leader for Health Visitors and School Nurses before setting up and being the Supervisor for the Family Nurse Partnership Team in Hertfordshire from 2011 to 2015. Judith’s commitment to safeguarding babies, children and families was reflected in her dissertation for her MSc in Child Protection and Child Welfare, when she produced an assessment tool for Health Visitors responding to police notifications of domestic abuse where there were children or an unborn baby in the family. She is trained in Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), attachment and the impact of developmental trauma. She has delivered presentations over the past 3 years on For Baby’s Sake, including to the UK Institute of Health Visiting, Begin Before Birth, the Peter Lang Children’s Trust, the Association for VIG UK and both the UK and World Association of Infant Mental Health.