An Educational Day on Helping Children Through Trauma

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Daytime Sessions 9:00am – 4:00pm
Evening Sessions 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Workshops Will Highlight:
· How a traumatic event can involve a single experience, or enduring repeated events, that completely overwhelm the individual’s ability to cope or integrate the ideas and emotions involved in that experience.
· It is not the event that determines whether something is traumatic to someone, but the individual’s experience of the event and the meaning they make of it. Those who feel supported after the event (through family, friends, spiritual connections, etc.) and who had a chance to talk about and process the traumatic event are often able to integrate the experience into their lives, like any other experience.

You Will Learn:
· That we each respond differently to emotionally jarring events; trauma lies in our response to the event, not the event itself
· That trauma can arise from ongoing neglect and abuse
· The physiological effects that trauma can have on the brain and body
· That trauma ignored in childhood can have an impact on mental health throughout life
· The nature of inter-generational trauma, especially among Indigenous families
· To recognize signs and symptoms of trauma and the potential impact on a child’s development
· How different age groups may be affected, including 0-6 year old to teens
· How trauma-informed practice (agencies, schools, child care, home) can provide practical support to build children’s resilience and overcome traumatic experience
· The role that race and poverty play in making some children more vulnerable to trauma, including inter-generational trauma.

Daytime Session Includes:
EMCEE: GLEN NEWBY, NEW PATH, CEO

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
DR. JEAN CLINTON
A Clinical Professor, Department of
Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry.
Dr. Clinton is on staff at McMaster
Children’s Hospital with cross appointments
in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an
Associate in the Department of Child
Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick
Children’s Hospital. She has been a
consultant to children and youth mental
health programs, child welfare, and primary
care for almost 30 years.

A panel moderated by Dr. Jean Clinton
which will include DR. JEANETTE
SAWYER COHEN clinical psychologist
and infant mental health specialist;
CHRISTY HAMILL Mental Health Lead
with North East Ontario School Authorities;
DEB DANARD Traditional Knowledge
Practitioner & Life Promotion Ambassador;
VALERIE GOOD, New Path Youth and
Family Therapist and KATELYN ELLIS,
Founder of I am Safe.

NATALIE HARRIS
A paramedic with the County of Simcoe
Paramedic Services shares her story about
post traumatic stress disorder and how it
affected her career and family.

Evening Session Includes:
DR. JEANETTE SAWYER COHEN, PHD
is a Columbia University trained clinical
psychologist and infant mental health
specialist in New York, where she holds
faculty positions at Weill Cornell Medical
College and New York Medical College.
She will share her insights as a Senior
Consulting Psychologist with the
New York Center for Child Development
on trauma-informed care.

TO REGISTER AND PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE PLEASE VISIT
https://barrie.snapd.com/events/view/1111335

For Further Information Please Contact:
Joan Kennedy, Program Director at 705.721.5437 ext. 202
or via email at joan@grievingchildren.com

Should You Require A Subsidy To Attend Either Session Please Contact:
Rowley Ramey, Managing Director at 705.721.5437 ext. 100
or via email at managingdirector@grievingc
hildren.com

Address

100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie, ON L4N 9J2

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