Latest news & upcoming activities
CPD training courses in interview assessment measures
We run short courses in assessment measures in the areas of Attachment, Parenting, and Child Abuse and Care. The interviews, adopted for adult, adolescent and child use, have been extensively published and used in research and are now available for professionals working in clinical and social care settings. Visit lifespantraining.org.uk for details and upcoming dates.
Prof Julia Davidson contributes to government drive for internet safety
CATS co-director Julia Davidson, Prof Sonia Livingstone, LSE, and Dr Joanne Bryce, Uni of Central Lancashire have been commissioned by the government to produce a report detailing how young people use the internet, the dangers they face and the issues with safeguarding them. The report will be part of a new Internet Safety Strategy aimed at making Britain the safest country in the world for children and young people to be online.
Prof Bifulco teaches on trauma at Warsaw International School of Psychology
Prof Bifulco will be teaching is on trauma to Masters level students at Warsaw International School of Psychology in March this year. The institute offers Psychology undergraduate and graduate courses taught in the English language by both home academics and those visiting from abroad.
Attachment Style Interview training coming to Australia in May
CATS is rolling out their ASI training in Australia with SAL consulting. We are delighted with this new partnership and will be pleased to see the attachment interview used in child protection and related services in Australia.
New CATS project in the IoM: neglect and related issues in Safegurding
CATS will be undertaking the ‘Assessing Care’ project in the Isle of Man throughout 2018. This partnership between Isle of Man Safeguarding Board, St Christopher’s Fellowship and CATS will enhance assessment of neglect and related issues on the island.
CATS and Europol report sheds light on youth hacking - project report published
Led by CATS co-director Prof Julia Davidson, the focus of the research was on adolescent hackers and associated behaviour. Prof Davidson says the penalties for involvement in cybercrime are not always understood by young people. “Some very IT literate and bright young people are drawn into hacking without realising the consequences should they be caught…”
CLEAR project in the media - QED podcast on resilience
CATS co-director Prof Toni Bifulco participated in a podcast series on resilience, discussing issues of risk and resilience to stress in everyday life and drawing on research into various factors, such as attachment styles, support and coping strategies. She also outlined her team’s latest ESRC project ‘Stress Online’ a computerised assessment of life events which provides a relatively objective assessment of recent stressful experience.
Prof Julia Davidson on Children’s Commissioner's special panel
Children’s Commissioner for has made eleven recommendations to help better protect children from intra-familial sexual abuse based on the findings of a panel that included CATS co-Director Prof Julia Davidson. Its research found that only one in eight children who are sexually abused are identified by professionals because the police and social services are geared towards children self-referring or reporting abuse.