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IFCA National Conference 2019 COMMUNICATING CARE

Irish Foster Care Association

Friday, 1 November 2019 at 15:00 - Sunday, 3 November 2019 at 13:00 (GMT)

IFCA National Conference 2019 COMMUNICATING CARE

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Family Package 1 - Early Bird Member
The Family Package 1 includes the full conference programme including meals for 1 adult and 1 child and 2 nights accommodation in 1 room.
7 Oct 2019 €420.00 €0.00
Family Package 1 - Early Bird Non-Member
The Family Package 1 includes the full conference programme including meals for 1 adult and 1 child and 2 nights accommodation in 1 room.
7 Oct 2019 €470.00 €0.00
Family Package 2 - Early Bird Member
The Family Package 2 includes the full conference programme including meals for 1 adult and 1 child and 2 nights accommodation in 2 rooms.
7 Oct 2019 €470.00 €0.00
Family Package 2 - Early Bird Non-Member
The Family Package 2 includes the full conference programme including meals for 1 adult and 1 child and 2 nights accommodation in 2 rooms.
7 Oct 2019 €520.00 €0.00
Family Package 3 - Early Bird Member
The Family Package 3 includes the full conference programme including meals for 2 adults and 2 children and 2 nights accommodation in 1 family room.
7 Oct 2019 €700.00 €0.00
Family Package 3 - Early Bird Non-Member
The Family Package 3 includes the full conference programme including meals for 2 adults and 2 children and 2 nights accommodation in 1 family room.
7 Oct 2019 €750.00 €0.00
Family Package 4 - Early Bird Member
The Family Package 4 includes the full conference programme including meals for 2 adults and 2 children and 2 nights accommodation in 2 rooms (1 double and 1 twin).
7 Oct 2019 €800.00 €0.00
Family Package 4 - Early Bird Non-Member
The Family Package 4 includes the full conference programme including meals for 2 adults and 2 children and 2 nights accommodation in 2 rooms (1 double and 1 twin).
7 Oct 2019 €850.00 €0.00
Family Package 5 - Early Bird Member
The Family Package 5 includes the full conference programme including meals for 2 adults and 3 children and 2 nights accommodation in 2 rooms (1 double and 1 triple).
7 Oct 2019 €895.00 €0.00
Family Package 5 - Early Bird Non-Member
The Family Package 5 includes the full conference programme including meals for 2 adults and 3 children and 2 nights accommodation in 2 rooms (1 double and 1 triple).
7 Oct 2019 €945.00 €0.00
Single Package - Friday only Early Bird Member
This package includes the Friday afternoon conference programme, tea and coffee and lunch.
7 Oct 2019 €40.00 €0.00
Single Package - Friday only Early Bird Non-Member
This package includes the Friday afternoon conference programme, tea and coffee and lunch.
7 Oct 2019 €60.00 €0.00
Single Package - Friday and Sat. Conference Early Bird Member
This package includes the Friday and Saturday conference programme, Friday night buffet, Saturday lunch, tea and coffee and Friday night B&B
7 Oct 2019 €215.00 €0.00
Single Package - Friday and Sat. Conference Early Bird Non Member
This package includes the Friday and Saturday conference programme, Friday night buffet, Saturday lunch, tea and coffee and Friday night B&B
7 Oct 2019 €245.00 €0.00
Single Package - Saturday, Conference and Dinner Early Bird Member
This package includes the Launch, Saturday conference programme, Lunch, tea & coffee, Saturday Conference Dinner
7 Oct 2019 €115.00 €0.00
Single Package - Saturday, Conference and Dinner Early Bird Non-Member
This package includes the Launch, Saturday conference programme, Lunch, tea & coffee, Saturday Conference Dinner
7 Oct 2019 €145.00 €0.00
Day Delegate Saturday Early Bird Member
Package includes Saturday Conference Programme , Lunch, Tea & Coffee
7 Oct 2019 €80.00 €0.00
Day Delegate Saturday Early Bird Non-Member
Package includes Saturday Conference Programme , Lunch, Tea & Coffee
7 Oct 2019 €95.00 €0.00
Young people and children's conference ticket
This package includes Friday afternoon access to either the Hotel's Kids' Club or Movie, Friday night Buffet meal and Family-Friendly table quiz. Saturday & Sunday's full day of Children's/Young People's Activities, including Lunches, Gala Dinner and Disco.
21 Oct 2019 €95.00 €0.00
Student Day Delegate - Friday
The Friday student day delegate package includes the Friday conference programme and coffee breaks.
21 Oct 2019 €30.00 €0.00
Student Day Delegate - Saturday
The Saturday Day Delegate Package includes the Saturday conference programme, lunch and coffee breaks.
21 Oct 2019 €45.00 €0.00

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Event Details

The Irish Foster Care Association's National Conference brings together all those with an interest in foster care, including general and relative foster families, health and social care practitioners, academics, students, teachers, policy makers, and members of the community and voluntary sector to learn together, engage in dialogue, and share their experiences and best practice. We run three parallel programmes for children, young people and adults.

This year’s conference theme is Communicating Care.

Within the field of foster care, the word care has many different resonances. Children who come in to foster care may have had early experiences that require specific and targeted forms of care. With respect to ourselves as caregivers, attachment theory, trauma theory and others have shown that how we experience care, or a lack of care in our early lives, can set up dynamics which impact our ability to give and receive care later on.

Adopting a caring approach includes the willingness to carefully consider our communication with each individual involved in a child’s life, including other professionals and practitioners, in order to best care for that child. Lack of professional co-operation, communication and understanding has been cited in numerous reports and enquiries as the root cause of failure to adequately protect children and vulnerable adults. In such nuanced territory, it’s critical that a child-centred approach includes self-awareness on the part of professionals and practitioners, and a resulting ability to communicate care in a way that is uncompromised by one’s own subjective experiences.

The ‘listening’ aspect of communication, where we purposefully tune-in to the needs of others and also of ourselves, is an important part of the communication of care. At some point, practitioners of all disciplines and roles may identify the need for focused self-care practices to avoid experiencing burnout due to providing care in often intensely challenging circumstances.

How can we put valuable theories into practice, and communicate them appropriately and effectively? The conference will offer scope to explore and experience how care can be communicated within the many different relationships and approaches that are contained within the care system. We hope that it will stimulate further debate, discussion and learning on this theme.

 

Do you have questions about IFCA National Conference 2019 COMMUNICATING CARE? Contact Irish Foster Care Association

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Radisson Blu Hotel
Ennis Road
Limerick
Ireland

Friday, 1 November 2019 at 15:00 - Sunday, 3 November 2019 at 13:00 (GMT)


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Irish Foster Care Association

 

The Irish Foster Care Association (IFCA) is the national organisation that supports foster families and the wider fostering community. We advance and promote best practice in foster care through support, learning and advocacy. Membership is broad-based and includes foster and relative carers, social workers, childcare workers, academics and others with an interest in or who are involved in foster care.

 

IFCA aims to build a learning community so that those with an interest in foster care can learn together, engage in dialogue, share experiences and develop the quality of fostering practice. The annual conference is one of a range of opportunities in IFCA’s learning programme which also includes training, seminars, and a biannual journal on foster care practice, policy and research, ‘Foster’.


 

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