Registration for Young Knocknaheeny’s 2016 Conference (Nov 7th) Now Open

“Built on a strong foundation of local interagency collaboration, which contributed to the design, planning, resourcing and management, Young Knocknaheeny (YK) has formally been in existence since January 1st 2015. YK is part of the national Area Based Childhood Programme funded by Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) and Atlantic Philanthropies (AP)” (from the YK website).

On November 7th in Cork City, Young Knocknaheeny will bring together leading experts, policy makers, practitioners, and participants to share and connect the science, policy, and interdisciplinary practice across the domains of child development, health, equality, urban development, and change practices for whole community prevention and early intervention.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Welcome from Lord Mayor Cork City, Cllr. Des Cahill
  • Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone T.D.
  • Dr. Aisling Gillen, National Policy Development Manager Family Support & National Programme Manager for Development & Mainstreaming Programme for Prevention, Partnership & Family Support (PP&FS), TUSLA Child and Family Support Agency
  • Ms. Catherine Maguire, Senior Clinical Psychologist , Infant Mental Health Specialist, Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme
  • Mr. Dave Cashman, Principal, Sundays Well Boys National School
  • Ms. Anne Horgan, Manager, HSE Cork North Speech and Language Department
  • Ms. Cathy O’ Sullivan, Centre of Midwifery Education, Cork University Maternity Hospital
  • Ms. Jenna Russell, Project Leader, Barnardos Brighter Futures Centre
  • Ms. Katherine Harford, Programme Manager, Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme
  • Professor Anthony Staines, Chair of Health Systems, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University
  • Professor Hugh Frazer, Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University; Coordinator of the European Social Policy Network.


Click here for further details and to register for a place.