Childhood Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences & A PersonBrain Response

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Hotel Kilmore

Dublin Road

H12 F6Y7 Cavan

Ireland

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the PersonBrain Response.

Over 25 years ago research commenced in USA focusing on specific experiences of children and their eventual health and wellbeing outcomes. They identified a list of 10 factors (what became known as Adverse Childhood Experiences – or ACES). These are: Physical abuse, Sexual abuse, Emotional abuse, Physical neglect, Emotional neglect, Exposure to domestic violence, Household substance abuse, Household mental illness, parental separation or divorce, Incarcerated household member. These ACES have been explored by researchers since 1997 with regards to predicting outcomes not only in physical health but in other ways, such as mental health, criminality, school completion, and homelessness to name but a few.

In parallel, for decades researchers and psychologists have been exploring the concept of (Psychological) Trauma, and had identified many potential causes of trauma, including: (i) chaos or dysfunction in the house (such as domestic violence, parent with a mental illness, substance abuse or incarcerated), (ii) death of a loved one, (iii) emotional abuse or neglect, (iv) physical abuse or neglect and (v) separation from a parent or caregiver.

This workshop will set out some of this research and then introduce the innovative Neuro-Relational Approach as a model that that can help harnesses the power of relationships and brain-based supports to promote healthy transformation. Dr Baker will explain how simple supportive interventions can mitigate risk and be used as a restorative and therapeutic intervention for children affected by ACES and trauma/chaos.

The Master Class will consider the importance of ensuring that all children and youth have opportunities to meet their innate 'needs' to feel Safe, Significant, Respected and Related. The Master Class will provide clear and concise information grounded in research and contemporary practice to demonstrates the importance of understanding how brain development is impacted by experience (such as ACES/ Trauma) and introduce participants to an innovative, trauma-informed approach which offers tremendous hope to traumatised and behaviorally challenging young people.

The Master Class is open to and relevant to a anyone working or living with children and young people, including:

  • Social Workers,
  • Social Care staff,
  • Foster Carers,
  • Family Support staff,
  • Educators,
  • Psychologists / Counsellors,
  • Mental Health Professionals,
  • Youth Workers / After Care Workers,
  • Residential Care Staff,
  • School Resource / Educational Welfare Officers,
  • Juvenile Justice staff.

Including in the rate:

  1. Admission to Master Class,
  2. Handouts,
  3. Light lunch,
  4. Online resource,
  5. Certificate of Attendance.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Paul Baker is a developmental neuropsychologist who currently divides his residency between Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA where he is CEO of Accentra Behavioral and Educational Services and Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. He is the developer of The PersonBrain Model, a comprehensive, strength-based neurorelational support model, the co-author of The Hopeful Brain: NeuroRelational Repair for Disconnected Children and Youth, The Minded Brain: An Educational Curriculum to Enhance Social, Emotional and Cultural Experience and Better Behavior…Positively! Over the past twenty-eight years he has accumulated direct experiences a clinical director, special education administrator and foster and adoptive parent.

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Hotel Kilmore

Dublin Road

H12 F6Y7 Cavan

Ireland

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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