How trauma in childhood interrupts and moulds brain function
This workshop will explore how trauma in infancy and early childhood shapes the brain, learning and behaviour and fuels changes that can last a lifetime. Participants will review the impact of working with traumatized children and the systems in which they operate. Practitioners will also benefit from reviewing strategies for interventions with families. The workshop will be practically orientated and presented in an experiential format.
Explore the impact of early childhood attachment experiences on brain development
Review the types of trauma affecting children
Understand normal brain development and function throughout childhood
Learn how trauma and toxic stress in childhood interrupts and moulds brain function
Practice practical strategies for clinical interventions with both children and their parents
Karen Morris is a Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer with over 30 years’ experience in clinical and operational management. She has served as a CEO in the not-for-profit sector and developed a range of evidence-based programs and services including work with disadvantaged and disenfranchised clients. Karen’s passion is clinical work, and has developed cutting edge programs and resources for both adults and children. Her key areas of expertise and interest are relationship counselling, supervision, working with children and management coaching. Karen currently holds the position of Principal Practitioner at FMC Mediation and Counselling, and is also a Director at People Potential Group, a private consultancy providing services in Clinical Supervision, Staff Coaching, and Professional Development.