ItemEducational Well-being - Helping Children to Read(Barnardos, 2008) Corbett, Jim; McMahon, MauraThiis workshop presents a Barnardos innovative literacy programme – Wizard of Words (WOW), which uses older volunteers to read with children. It outlines the design and implementation of this programme. ItemUsing a Public Health Approach to Promote Mental Health in Preschool and Young Children(Barnardos, 2008) Domitrovich, CeleneDr Domitrovich discusses a public health approach to preventing mental health disorders and promoting mental health in pre-school and primary school age children. This includes the use of evidence-based interventions and the importance of social-emotional skills. Her presentation will provide an overview of the most common developmental models of risk and protective factors that are used to develop preventive interventions and a summary of the knowledge base regarding effi cacious preventive interventions. ItemHow is Your Portfolio Doing? Cost-Benefit Analysis of Evidence-Based Public Policy Choices for Youth(Barnardos, 2008) Aos, StevePresention by Steve Aos on his work with the Washington State legislature on identifying evidence based options that achieve desired public outcomes (for example less crime, less child abuse and better school results) and how a portfolio of public investments can be put together to achieve long-term public policy goals. This keynote speech describes the approach and findings and give examples of how it has been applied in Washington State. ItemThe Service Design Process(Barnardos, 2008) Greene, Siobhan; Connolly, SuzanneThis master-class will outline the service design process in Barnardos that was introduced in 2005. Service Design is a process in which services are developed based on need and informed by research to achieve defined outcomes. ItemBarnardos' Tomorrow's Child Conference: Conference Programme(Barnardos, 2008) BarnardosThe conference will begin with the launch of the findings of a key trends analysis research report commissioned by Barnardos and undertaken by Brian Harvey, Social Researcher. Over the two days, in addition to the keynote presentations, a wide range of masterclasses and workshops covering policy and practice in key areas of children’s and young people’s lives will be available for participants to choose from. Barnardos is especially delighted to welcome President Mary McAleese who we are hoping will address delegates on the morning of November 6th. We hope you will find this programme interesting and that you will attend the conference. The Tomorrow’s Child Conference provides an opportunity to network, debate and to hear from national and international experts. It is a learning opportunity to probe how we can best work together to meet the challenges ahead. This brochure contains all the practical details that you need to sign up for Barnardos’ Tomorrow’s Child Conference. Spaces are limited so please consider signing up today and booking your place at this interesting and challenging conference.