ACES: Dr Suzanne Zeedyk and James Docherty, VRU.
A multi-disciplinary group met over the course of several months to plan the event, which was to be called ‘Start Where You Are and Do What You Can’ in a plea to delegates that everyone has the power within them to make a difference, whether at home or in their professional life.
The conference was part-funded by Community Justice Scotland, and was hosted by Councillor Anthea Dickson, Chair of Community Justice Ayrshire. Nearly 300 expressions of interest were received from across Ayrshire in relation to the event, with 150 places available on the day. Evaluation can be viewed here.
First up in our series of presentations, Dr Suzanne Zeedyk (Research Scientist and founder of Connected Babies) and James Docherty, Violence Reduction Unit.
On Monday 2nd April, we will be featuring Dr Michael Smith and James Docherty. Look out for it
Dr Suzanne Zeedyk
“Her passion came across; challenged the audience to change our thinking; engaging; exceptional quality; gave me goosebumps with her words; link to biology was interesting; amazing; messages were made clear and simply put for all understanding; informative; inspiring; determination; powerful; get it right in the early years”
Violence Reduction Unit
“Delivered in an articulate manner; value of lived experience; offered inspiration to others; demonstrated the significant change in his own situation and therefore improved outcomes for his own family; bringing theory to life; first-hand experience; could have listened to him all day; emotional and encouraging; restored faith in our attempts to break the cycle which can appear inevitable at times; passionate; no-nonsense approach”