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ACEs, the Brain & Developmental Trauma

May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ACEs, the Brain & Developmental Trauma Part 1: The Science & Why it Matters with Kathy Soden & Sylvia Gibbons, Adoption Council of Ontario PACT Team & DTAA Members

Intended audience: pre-adoptive families, adoptive, kinship and customary care families, adult adoptees and the professionals who support those on adoption and permanency journeys

Objectives:

  • provide an overview of:
    • the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and its findings,
    • the brain science related to childhood trauma and adversity, and
    • what developmental trauma is all about
  • explain why it’s important to understand these topics through the lens of adoption and permanency journeys
  • introduce a discussion about the prevention and healing of developmental trauma which will be expanded upon in Part 2
  • discuss the brain’s resilience and opportunities for strengthening neural pathways
  • introduce Ontario’s Developmental Trauma Action Alliance and its goals
  • provide relevant resources and further learning opportunities

Thursday, May 6th, 2021 | 12:00PM – 1:30PM | Online Webinar


ACEs, the Brain & Developmental Trauma Part 2: Healing Through Adoption and Permanency Journeys with Kathy Soden & Sylvia Gibbons, Adoption Council of Ontario PACT Team & DTAA Members

Intended audience: pre-adoptive families, adoptive, kinship and customary care families, adult adoptees and the professionals who support those on adoption and permanency journeys

Objectives:

  • focus on the understanding of developmental trauma through the lens and core issues of adoption and permanency journeys
  • emphasize the importance of truly understanding children, youth and adults and their “internal working models”, so that parenting, child welfare work and therapeutic interventions can be set up for success
  • expand on the introductory discussion of prevention and healing from part 1 and address what can help children, youth and adults who have been impacted by developmental trauma from the perspective of:
    • pre-adoptive families
    • adoptive, kinship & customary care families
    • adult adoptees
    • professionals
  • address the importance of understanding developmental trauma and the lens of adoption by all of the systems (child welfare, education, health – physical and mental, family law, justice, etc) that work with people and families on adoption and permanency journeys
  • provide relevant resources and further learning opportunities

Thursday, May 13th, 2021 | 12:00PM – 1:30PM | Online Webinar


ACEs, the Brain & Developmental Trauma Part 3: Being a Healing Parent: Tips & Strategies with Kathy Soden, Sylvia Gibbons, Adoption Council of Ontario PACT Team & DTAA Members & Dianne Mathes, Adoption Council of Ontario Executive Director

Intended audience: pre-adoptive families, adoptive, kinship and customary care families, adult adoptees and the professionals who support those on adoption and permanency journeys

Objectives:

  • focuses on healing parenting
  • presenters will focus on examples

Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 12:00PM – 1:30PM | Online Webinar

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Date:
May 6, 2021
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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