RSVP for Trauma Informed Care Session
Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and Adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s)’: What does this mean?

Date: Tuesday 10th September 2019
Time: 10am - 12pm
Place: Alexander McMillan Room, 1st floor, Dunedin Community House

Facilitated by: Colette Ryan, Clinical Nurse Specialist Educator Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate, Emergency Psych Services (EPS) SDHB

This two-hour session will cover:
Definitions of Trauma: What do we mean?
Positive; Tolerable & Toxic Stress – What is this and how does it impact on all of us?
Early brain development (particularly in the first three years of life) and how does this impact across the life trajectory?
Introduction to original ACE study and subsequent studies – what are the learnings for societies and how can we implement?
How are we doing in New Zealand? What are our statistics? What’s the prevalence for people accessing Mental Health and Addiction Services?
What does it mean to be trauma informed?
“What happened to you?” as opposed to “What’s wrong with you?”. Understanding people in the context of their life and experience.
How we can all become trauma informed and contribute to a more positive future for all in society.

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