We were thrilled to have been chosen to present a symposium at the European Domestic Violence Conference (ECDV) in Oslo in September 2019.
Our symposium was a joint effort between the Foundation and King’s College London. Amanda McIntyre, Director of the Stefanou Foundation, gave an overview of the design and delivery of For Baby’s Sake, while Brenda Evans, For Baby's Sake's Therapeutic Lead and Hertfordshire Team Manager, explained the progamme's trauma-informed and attachment-focused approach, illustrated by a case study.
Dr Kylee Trevillion, Co-Lead of the King's College London evaluation of For Baby's Sake, explained their approach to the evaluation and shared interim findings, while Dr Jill Domoney focused on her research with the fathers participating in the programme about their motivations and experience.
We were extremely grateful to Frank Mullane, the Chief Executive of AAFDA (Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse) who chaired our symposium. Frank also gave the inspiring final keynote speech at the conference. It was testament to his approach and the difference that AAFDA is making that it was standing room only for his speech.
It was also great to meet the editor of the Journal of Family Violence at the conference, as they had published our paper, written with King's College London earlier in the year.