Past events

Since launching in 2016, Committed to Childcare Conferences has held conferences and training across NSW, including Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.

19 November 2021
Are we there yet? Understanding transgenerational trauma, cumulative trauma and mindful practices that improve outcomes for children and their families.

Speakers:
Donna Hensen, contemporary Aboriginal artist, educator and therapist
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

5 November 2021
Understanding and talking about mental health diagnosis in children from 3 to 11 years webinar.

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

21 October 2021

Vicarious trauma: How teachers and educators can recognise, support and work towards preventing vicarious trauma within their organisation.

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

30 September 2021
Recognising and supporting children with anxiety in the early years

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

9 September 2021
The resilient teacher: Finding the balance and the importance of mental health and wellbeing.

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

24 June 2021
Recognising and supporting children with anxiety in the early years

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

25 March 2021

How parents can build, promote and gain a deeper understanding of secure attachments with their children.

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

11 March 2021: Attachment masterclass

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

4 March 2021: The impact of parental trauma on the health and developmental wellbeing of children and young people.

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

22 October 2020: The impact of parental trauma on the health and developmental wellbeing of children and young people.

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

17 and 24 September 2020 webinar: Attachment, belonging and connection: The key components of good mental health, wellbeing, resilience and emotional regulation for children and young people within your educational setting and family network.

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

30 July and 10 September 2020 webinar: Community trauma: Understanding the impact on families, children and young people within your community of education and support, and how you can assist on the journey to recovery.

Speaker
Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

20 and 21 February, Newcastle: Information, sensitive and responsive trauma practices within your educational setting and community.

Speakers
– Mary Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

14 February, Wollongong: Attachment, belonging and connection

Speaker
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

2019

22 November 2019, Sydney: Attachment, belonging and connection

Speaker
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

31 October and 1 November, Sydney: Information, sensitive and responsive trauma practices within your educational setting and community.

Speakers
– Mary Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

16 October 2019, Newcastle: Attachment, belonging and connection

Speaker
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

2 August 2019, Wollongong: Thinking and talking about trauma in children, young people and their families.

Speakers
– Mary Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic
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4 April 2019, Sydney: Are we there yet? Understanding trans-generational trauma, cumulative trauma and mindful practices that improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Speakers
– Mary Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

15 February 2019, Newcastle: Thinking and talking about trauma in children, young people and their families.

Speakers
– Mary Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

2018

16 March 2018, Sydney: Supporting mental health and wellbeing in early childhood education.

Speakers
– Dr John Irvine, clinical and family psychologist, The READ Clinic.
– James Cummins, exercise physiologist, The Positivity Project.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy.

– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

27 July 2018, Newcastle: Mental health masterclass for leaders in early childhood education and care.

Speakers
– Dr John Irvine, clinical and family psychologist, The READ Clinic.
– James Cummins, exercise physiologist, The Positivity Project.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy.

– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

24 August 2018, Sydney: Mental health masterclass for leaders in early childhood education and care.

Speakers
– Dr John Irvine, clinical and family psychologist, The READ Clinic.
– James Cummins, exercise physiologist, The Positivity Project.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy.

– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

2 November 2018, Sydney: Thinking and talking about trauma in children, young people and their families.

Speakers
– Mary Jo McVeigh, director and founder of Cara House.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

2017

18 March 2017, Newcastle: Exploring and understanding professional, personal and cultural connections in the early childhood setting.

Speakers
– Jessica Staines, early childhood educator and Aboriginal programs teacher, The Koori Curriculum.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director, The Read Clinic.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy

28 April 2017, Wollongong: Exploring and understanding professional, personal and cultural connections in the early childhood setting.

Speakers
– Jessica Staines, early childhood educator and Aboriginal programs teacher, The Koori Curriculum.
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director, The Read Clinic.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy

1 September 2017, Wollongong: Supporting mental health and wellbeing in early childhood education.

Speakers
– Dr John Irvin, clinical and family psychologist at The READ Clinic.
– James Cummins, exercise physiologist, The Positivity Project.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy.

– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

22 September 2017, Newcastle: Supporting mental health and wellbeing in early childhood education.

Speakers
– Dr John Irvine, clinical and family psychologist, The READ Clinic.
– James Cummins, exercise physiologist, The Positivity Project.
– Val Tillett, educator and owner of Evolve Early Childhood Consultancy.

– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.

2016

30 July 2016, Newcastle: Continuing the conversation with early childhood leaders.

Speakers
– Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The READ Clinic.
– Dale Eadie, educator and owner of The Puzzles Connection and Puzzles Family Day Care.
– Vicki Fraser, operations manager, senior trainer and assessor at the International Child Care College.
– Glenn-Marie Wright, CEO of Yarran Early Intervention Centre.