*Helping Children Through Trauma

Feb 26, 2018

Seasons Centre for Grieving Children Is Proud to Present:

An Educational Day On Helping Children Through Trauma

Monday February 26, 2018.
Daytime Sessions 9:00am – 4:00pm

Evening Sessions 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Liberty North Event Facility, 100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie

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.

For for information: Contact:Joan Kennedy
Phone: 705-721-5437Contact Email:joan@grievingchildren.com