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Thursday, February 27 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Childhood Trauma: The Healing Power of Connection

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In Canada 1 in 3 of children are impacted by trauma, while caregivers (including educators) have extremely limited resources as how to identify and help these children heal when they have impacted by adverse experiences. Children affected by trauma can present significant challenges, and often display patterns of behaviour that can strain the relationship between the child and those caring for them. During this session educators will explore the impact of trauma on neurological development, and how it can uniquely present in the classroom. Strategies to support children and teens following experiences of trauma will be presented, giving attendees some key concrete ways in which they can support these students in their lives, including the importance of attachment and power of storytelling in shifting the adverse impact of trauma on children's development.


Tammy Schamuhn

I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Speaker, and Educator. I am the Founder and Executive Director of Family Counselling Centres, based out of Leduc and Edmonton, and the Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology. I have been working in private... Read More →