Understanding the Effects of Trauma on Brain Development

Understanding the Effects of Trauma on Brain Development



Event Details

 CCMH_LI_Logo_blues_on_whiteLeading the way in mental health training and education

Dates: October 8 and 9, 2020

Facilitator: Author, professional trainer, speaker and practitioner, Geraldine Crisci, MSW., RP., 

This training is suitable for:

Mental Health Professional:  Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers

Direct Service Workers:  Drop in Workers, Shelter and Hostel Workers, Child and Youth Workers, Youth Justice Workers

Description: Trauma takes many forms in the early development of children.  Attachment is a deep and lasting connection established between an infant and caregiver in the early years of life.  It affects every aspect of child development.  Children raised by nurturing and stable caregivers develop healthy attachments and a secure sense of self.  The brains of such infants also have the opportunity for optimal development.Children raised in neglectful abusive or unpredictable environments are at risk of developing attachment disorders and deficits in brain development.  Such children present with oppositional, impulsive, aggressive and mistrustful behavior.  They have poor affect regulation and an inability to trust and care for others, and are often very difficult to reach and to treat.  These are the children who challenge and drain the resources of parents, caregivers and professionals.  The workshop will include lecture, individual exercises and small group discussions.  The impact of attachment disruption chaotic, unpredictable and violent environments as well as specific events will be the focus of this workshop.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn about the effects of early childhood trauma on brain development integrating an attachment and developmental lens.

Participants will be provided a framework for understanding the implications of neglect, chaotic and violent environments on behavioural presentations in children.

Participants will learn clinical implications for practice based on the integration of neurological, trauma, attachment and developmental perspectives.

Registration Fees: Please see the Fees Tab on the top left of this page for full registration fees, group rates along with the cancellation and refund policies.

  • When

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020 - Friday, October 9, 2020
    9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
    114 Maitland Street
    Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1

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