Trauma parenting expert speaks at European conference on domestic violence

By Anita Jaynes on 25 August, 2015

Trauma parenting expert Jane Evans, featured in Channel 5’s series My Violent Child, is one of the experts taking part in a world-renowned European Conference on Domestic Violence.

The international event is being held at Queens University, Belfast and involves experts from all over Europe. It runs between Sunday September 6 and Wednesday September 9.

Jane, who lives in Wiltshire but works internationally, is becoming recognised as an authority on parenting, particularly for children and parents who have suffered trauma.

In Belfast, she’ll be running a workshop on the ‘role of parenting in preventing inter generational domestic violence’ on Tuesday September 8.

Jane said: “It’s a privilege for me to be able to speak and interact with Europe’s top practitioners, policy makers, researchers and academics at this conference.

“Directly or indirectly we are all impacted by domestic violence. Every victim and perpetrator has been raised by someone – so looking closely at the support offered to parents is the key to prevention.”

Jane has strong views on how to be a good parent and how to help children deal with trauma. She’s published two books with Jessica Kingsley Publishers to help adults and very young children explore ‘big’ feelings. She’s currently writing her third.

She utterly rejects strategies such as ‘reward’ and ‘star charts’ and ‘the naughty step’. She’s recently been outspoken on Twitter about a Channel 4 series The Three Day Nanny.

Details of the conference can be found by clicking here