Posted by ifcamedia on June 23, 2018


Jun 23rd 10:30 am - 3:30 pm


The IFCA 2018 AGM will take place on Saturday, 23rd June 2018 in the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate St., Dublin.

Timetable for Day:

10.30am              Registration / Tea & Coffee

11.00am              Film: Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. Followed by Q and A discussion with expert panel.

1.00pm                Lunch

2.00pm                IFCA AGM

3.30pm                End

Agenda for AGM here

Motions to the AGM here

You will find the signed accounts here.

And the Nominations here.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the IFCA office on 01 4599474


Resilience - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope Screening

IFCA is delighted to offer you the opportunity to see the film, RESILIENCE – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope at our AGM and join in the question and answers session with our expert panel.

RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Experts now believe that toxic stress is one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression. These extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behaviour. RESILIENCE chronicles this new approach among paediatricians, therapists, educators and communities who are using cutting-edge science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

Panellist Bios.

Tom Casey is a Psychotherapist/Social Worker who has a particular interest in Attachment and the application of the theory of Mentalization to address / support the relational difficulties children in care struggle with. He has worked in Crosscare Teen Counselling for the past 20 years delivering generic counselling to parents and teenagers across Dublin. He is co-author of ‘Positive Systemic Practice’ an evidence based therapeutic intervention for teenagers and their parents. Tom is an accredited Mentalization Based Practitioner. Under the auspices of Crosscare he has founded and is Clinical Lead for a new service, ‘The Attachment & Mentalization Service’ which is a specialist service to support the ‘Care Team’ around children in care i.e. Social Workers/ Foster Parents / Residential Care workers. Tom is also a member of the IFCA Board and has recently joined the board of Irish Attachment in Action (IAIA).

Christina Enright is a psychologist and psychotherapist with specialisations in Family Therapy and Child Psychotherapy. She has worked with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings, including schools and alternative education provision. Her experience is varied including direct work with severely traumatised children, adolescents and parents, parenting capacity assessments, consultation to staff teams as well as training and service development. She has developed and delivered extensive training programmes within health services, social care and education sectors, as well as support programmes for staff in working safely and effectively with the most challenged and challenging children, adolescents and their parents.

Resilience is being screened in association with Irish Attachment in Action, with funding assistance provided by Tusla.