The Neurobiology of Trauma and Attachment – Why Pregnancy is An Opportunity for Gealing
Date(s) - Oct 8, 2019 - Oct 9, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Westin Vancouver Airport Hotel
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When a person is exposed to chronic stress, trauma, violence and/or neglect, brain development is impacted in a significant way. This in turn influences daily function, and the ability to develop in a typical manner. Science is teaching us that adversity has a direct correlation to both emotional and physical health that can be passed onto future generations. We are also learning that the quality and nature of the early attachment relationship is more imperative than we ever understood. How does this information relate to your role as a Maternity Care Provider? How can it support the dyads in your care to begin the healing process from a neurobiological perspective? Lastly, but most importantly, how can we find hope in our work when caring for such complex families?
For two days we will explore the neuroscience that is informing evidence-based practice for promoting attachment and helping to break the cycle of trauma and adversity. This is an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the underlying mechanisms that drive challenging behaviour, stress, and anxiety that can all be ever present during the perinatal period. There will be an opportunity to explore cases in your practice to better consolidate the new concepts. This is a time for learning, reflection and dialogue to support the immensely important work you do every day.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Family Support
- Professional Networking
- Special Needs
Professionals from the health and social services fields (nurses, dietitians, social workers, counsellors) and para professionals focused on support/outreach work and pregnancy and health.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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Jan Ference, BeD, Ms in Counselling, IPMHF (Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellow)