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Translating Neurobiology for Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Complex...

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Suite Success

411 Huronia Road

#5

Barrie, ON L4N 9B3

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Achievements in the science of neurobiology over the past decade hold profound implications for the treatment of complex trauma. Breakthroughs have also assisted in the understanding of why some kids get “stuck”; leaving caregivers and therapists frustrated and perplexed as to “where to go from here?” Changes in the lens through which we view children, the expectations we have of their behaviour, and the approach we use, all allow for effective, growth-producing intervention. The veil of mystery regarding “what works and why” is lifted. While many practitioners have been exposed to the language, few have had opportunity to think through and learn the specific strategies which result in change for children. This one day workshop will outline:

  • How an understanding of functional developmental level results in more appropriate and attainable goals for behavioural change and response.
  • The barriers to growth and development for severely neglected children.
  • How chaos and unpredictability in early care giving result in brain disorganization.

The presenter will teach approaches to working with children who have been raised in chaotic, unpredictable and violent homes. Issues to be explored and addressed:

  • Affect regulation or anger management?
  • Aggression or intense manifestation of anxiety?
  • Attention seeking or connection/attachment seeking?
  • Rewarding bad behaviour or recognizing developmental need.
Geraldine Crisci, M.S.W. is a mental health professional with 30 years experience in the field of trauma. She is a private practitioner who provides assessment and treatment to children, youth and their families. She is also a professional trainer providing educational programs to mental health, protective services, law enforcement, medical and other helping profession. Geraldine developed and teaches the 6 day Trauma Assessment and Treatment Program for Safeguards which has reached 1500 professionals in the past 10 years. Geraldine has developed protocols for the assessment and treatment of trauma, sexualized behaviour problems and sibling sexual abuse. Geraldine also developed reunification protocol for families. She has provided support to agencies and families in successful adoption of children from the Protection system. She has worked extensively with residential treatment programs for children and youth for the past 20 years. She specializes in addressing the impact of trauma on the behaviour of children and youth. To this end she develops clinical programs to provide children, youth and their families with corrective effective therapeutic intervention. Geraldine is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). She co-authored Paper Dolls and Paper Airplanes: Therapeutic Exercises for Sexually Traumatized Children, which is currently in its 10th year of printing.

Free parking at Suite Success, located at the intersections of Huronia Road and Bayview Avenue in the Tim Horton's plaza.

The day includes a lovely vegetarian lunch! OASW Huronia Highlands will hold their AGM during lunch.

OASW members welcome to join us for lunch and AGM only.

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Suite Success

411 Huronia Road

#5

Barrie, ON L4N 9B3

Canada

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