Friday 13th April 2018
XG20 Lonsdale Building, DCU
Trauma informed care is a framework for working with children and youth who are particularly vulnerable. With histories of child abuse and complex trauma, they enter our care systems with troubling behaviours and symptoms, but are not able to articulate their experiences. A trauma informed approach helps to respond more effectively to these children and youth.
10:45-11:30: Rosaleen McElvaney (Dublin City University)
"How trauma impacts on the child and young person"
11:30-12:15: David Williams (Dublin Institute of Technology)
"Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People in Care who present with Behaviours that Challenge"
12:15-12:45: Tea / Coffee Break
12:45-13:30: Ramona Alaggia (University of Toronto)
"Trauma Informed Care for children's services: Ready or not here it is"
13:30-14:00: Panel Discussion
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