Past events

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

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.