2014: Healing the Wounds of Childhood

2014: "Healing the Wounds of Childhood - The Medical and Psychological Care of Children: Historical and Current Perspectives"

The Child Care History Network Annual Conference

Supported by:
The Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter
The Wellcome Trust

October 3, 2014
Buckerell Lodge Hotel, Exeter



The Speakers

02t janinestanford 03t lindabryder 04t annieskinner 05t jeremyholmes
07t sarahhayes 06t johnstewart 08t malcolmlearmonth 09t karenhuckvale



The Presentations


09.30 – 09.40 Welcome from Kathleen Lane, Chair of CCHN

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 09.40- 10.15 Janine Stanford (Archivist, The Children’s Society). ‘The Unexplored Riches in Medical History Project’ (Introduced by Sarah Hayes)


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10.15 - 11.00 Professor Linda Bryder (University of Auckland).  ‘Truby King and Child Care Advice in the British World during the first half of the Twentieth century (A presentation by Skype, introduced by Sarah Hayes)




11.00 – 11.45 Dr Annie Skinner (Oxford Brookes University). ‘Voice of the Visitors: Oxford Charity Organisation Society Visitors’ Assessment of Families' Eligibility for Treatment at the Local Hospital in the late 19th-century ’ (Introduced by Sarah Hayes)


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12.00 – 13.00 Professor Jeremy Holmes (University of Exeter). ‘John Bowlby and Attachment Theory’ (Introduced by Sarah Hayes)


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14.00 - 15.00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University). ‘Child Guidance in Britain 1920s-1970s: Little More than an Act of Faith’ (Introduced by Sarah Hayes)


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A research collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University



15.00 - 15.45 Dr Sarah Hayes (University of Exeter).  ‘The Primal Wound: Historical Perspectives on Attachment Disorder and Adoption’




16.00 – 16.45 Malcolm Learmonth & Karen Huckvale, (Senior Art Therapists, Insider Art). ‘Art Psychotherapy in Healing the Wounds of Childhood’


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16.45 – 17.00 Closing Thoughts: Prof. John Stewart