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Molecules of Happiness: Why Love Matters to Vulnerable Children

A one day conference to launch LSE research into the model of work used by Kids Company and to discuss what really makes a difference for vulnerable children. 

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Session 1:
Session 1:  
  • Introduction and Welcome
  • Prof George Gaskell, LSE Pro-Director
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh, CBE, Kids Company
    Introduces Dawn, a young person who received Kids Company support
  • Prof Sandra Jovchelovitch, Department of Social Psychology, LSE
    Presents: "Kids Company: A Diagnosis of the Organisation and its Interventions" Download PowerPoint
Session 2:
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  • Working with Vulnerable Children - Round Table Discussion
  • Chair: Adele Eastman, Centre for Social Justice
  • Prof Leon Feinstein, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE
  • Prof Corinne May-Chahal, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, University of Lancashire
  • Rt Hon Frank Field MP – Labour, Poverty Czar
Session 3:
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  • Charlotte Cecil, Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit, University College London (UCL)
    Presents: "Double Disadvantage: The Impact of Childhood Maltreatment and Community Violence on Adolescent Mental Health" Download PowerPoint
  • Toxic Neighbourhoods, Broken Childhoods - Round Table Discussion
  • Chair: Patrick Butler, Society, Health and Education Policy Editor, The Guardian
  • Commander Matt Bell, Lambeth Borough, Metropolitan Police
  • Mrs Sharon Hodgson MP, Labour, Shadow Education Minister
  • Prof Essi Viding, Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit, UCL
Session 4:
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  • Dr Ernest Gralton, Consultant Forensic and Lifespan Learning Disability Psychiatrist, St Andrews Healthcare
    Presents: "Developmental Trauma, Clinical Practice and the Impact of Trauma on Child Development"
  • Prof Stephen Briggs, Cass School of Education and Communities, University of East London
    Presents: "How Kids Company Interventions Work for Young People; Hearing the Voices of Young People" Download PowerPoint
  • Breaking the Cycle – Round Table Discussion

  • Chair: Dr Charlotte Page, Consultant Psychiatrist, Kids Company
  • Lin Hinnigan, Chief Executive, Youth Justice Board
  • Prof Norah Frederickson, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, UCL
  • Dr Partha Banerjea, Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist, Guy's Hospital
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh, CBE, Kids Company
  • Keynote Address