Children Thrive When Families Thrive - Brainwave Conference

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18 May & 20 May 2021


Auckland (18 May): Ellerslie Event Centre, 100 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland

Wellington (20 May): Pipitea Marae and Function Centre, 55 Thorndon Quay, Thorndon, Wellington

Organised by

Brainwave Trust


$375; Groups of five or more - $295 per person

Conference focus: The importance of genuine engagement with families through a nurturing system that lifts and supports.

Attend the conference: 

  • To understand what evidence says is effective for tamariki in our communities
  • To learn about innovative practices you can incorporate into your work with whānau
  • To explore what initiatives are likely to be effective while supporting whānau and children
  • To understand the long term health and wellness impacts of early childhood development
  • To hear about  the latest findings in longitudinal research – ‘Growing up in New Zealand’.

The conference will  be held in Auckland and Wellington.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Robyn Mildon, Executive Director, Centre for Evidence and Implementation; Knowledge Translation & Implementation, Melbourne



Professor Frank Bloomfield – Liggins Institute

Professor Susan Morton – The University of Auckland

Angie Tangaere – The Southern Initiative



Judy Bailey, Brainwave Founding Trustee



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