Complex Trauma & Attachment: Healing Through Empathy
Date(s) - Mar 9, 2019
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Burnaby/New Westminster CCRR
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What is our goal as parents, caregivers and early educators? To develop healthy attachments and healthy brains! Healthy attachments are formed when adults attune to and nurture with loving kindness, the physical, emotional and biological needs of their children. When little beings are securely attached they are confident and kind, they take risks in learning, transitions and separation are met with ease, and growth and development of their brain is typically rapid and healthy. Unfortunately, this path to secure attachment can become derailed when normal, healthy brain development is thwarted by complex trauma. In this workshop, we will discuss what complex trauma is, how it impacts our brain, body, and behaviour, and end with how to develop a trauma-informed approach to healing and calmness.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
- Family Support
- Special Needs
Suitable for child care providers of children of all ages.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
$25.00 members/$32.00 non-members
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-931-3400 ext. 0
For the past 22 years, Shannon McGeehan has been concentrating on the area of child and family development. She is a social worker, foster parent, outreach consultant, Connect Parent Group facilitator, and a clinician at MCFD Child and Youth Mental Health. Shannon has a Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology that informs her approach and guides her toward helping parents in a gentle, authentic way. She is also a parent of two small children.