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Complex Trauma: Changing the Lives of Children and Youth
January 31 @ 8:15 am - 2:45 pmFree
NOTE: This event is now full. New registrants will be sent to the waitlist. Thank you for your interest!
Audience: Clinicians, also applicable to people supporting children and youth impacted by complex trauma.
Date and Time: January 31, 2018 from 8:15am (arrival, coffee, registration) to 2:45pm.
Location: 1040 Hollywood Road, Kelowna (Gym)
Workshop Description: This workshop is designed to create a foundation of knowledge regarding the effects of complex trauma on children’s development and to then build practical strategies and skills to support recovery. Topics for discussion include:
- Understanding Complex Trauma
- Viewing Behaviour Through 7 Developmental Domains
- Improving Self-Regulation
- Decreasing Hyperarousal Though Sensory and Calming Activities
- Coaching Kids Through Common Stressors
- Deepening Attachment
- PEACE in the Classroom: Self-Regulation Strategies for Schools
- Principles and Implementation of How to Be a Trauma-Informed School
- Trauma-Informed Practice
- Caring for the Caregiver
This is a free workshop with limited space. Registration is required.
About the Speaker: Dr. Chuck Geddes has worked extensively in the fields of Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare over the past 15 years, serving in various clinical roles including supervision of staff and interns. He completed his PhD at Colorado State University and MA at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Geddes became interested in the role of complex trauma in children’s neurological development through the work of The Child Trauma Academy, Dan Siegel, and others. He developed the Complex Care and Intervention (CCI) program as a way to embed a trauma-focused therapeutic perspective into the care of children in the foster system. Dr. Geddes provides education and training to social workers, foster parents, and mental health clinicians across the province of British Columbia.
This workshop is brought to you by the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative.