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Reflections from The Child Trauma Conference

Finally I am emerging from my travels to Australia and the Child Trauma Conference and also from dealing with matters at home so I am now ready to think about what I took away with me to further explore now I'm back home. There were three further reflections that I...

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Day Five – Childhood Trauma Conference

The conference officially finished last night at the end of Day Four which has left me with a sadness as it has been the most amazing week filled with connection, love and the warm blanket that is 'being with your tribe'. So on this, the very last day of an incredible...

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Day Four – Childhood Trauma Conference

We hit the ground running today and after a lovely music presentation, with Bessel Van Der Kolk who was the first keynote presentation. He launched into his concern regarding the US Senate Hearing on foster care about the dopamine blocking drugs given to children and...

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Day Three – Childhood Trauma Conference

Day Three of the Childhood Trauma Conference took us on a slightly different journey as most of the day was focused on professionals presenting papers from their work and quite frankly, there were so many amazing examples of practice to choose from that I wasn't sure...

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Day Two – Childhood Trauma Conference

Day Two of the childhood trauma conference opened with Joe Tucci using the analogy of whale song to describe the growing song of trauma knowledge and application which felt very 'right' and certainly how the journey feels since I have been on it, watching it develop...

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Day One – Childhood Trauma Conference

Today was officially the first day of the childhood trauma conference and the full weight of the presence of 2500 people was felt as I stared at the inaccessible coffee queue upon arrival! There were several Masterclass sessions on through the day and I chose to move...

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Welcome Day – Childhood Trauma Conference

It's the 29th July 2018 and I have arrived at the Childhood Trauma Conference 2018, the second time that I have been to this event (I came in 2016). I arrived in the early hours of Saturday morning comforted by the knowledge that my lovely friend Saffina, who I go to...

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Childhood Trauma Conference Melbourne 2018

It really doesn't seem like two years since I attended the biannual Childhood Trauma Conference in 2016 but it is and the suitcase is out to start packing again for my flight this Thursday. It's just as well I got my hug from Stephen Porges (Mr Polyvagal Theory) as he...

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Why DO We Need A Conference For Care Experienced Adults?

GUEST POST from Ian Dickson I looked at the disadvantage statistics for people who have left care yesterday. They’ve changed little over decades, but I check them a lot to remind myself why I campaign for change for the care experienced community. The same depressing...

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Self Compassion for Parents Within The ACE’s

Attachment Awareness, Trauma informed and ACE educated frameworks for understanding individual behaviour, challenges within society and preventative strategies are embedded well within all my work now and I spend a lot of time training and speaking on these areas...

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