Adverse Childhood Experiences
Igniting Resilience and Hope During and After Covid-19
Saturday 18 September 2021
With Anthea Benjamin, Dr Lucy Carter, Koya Cassandra Conteh, Tiane Graziottin, and more…
- Includes a recording of the event with access for a year (14 days post the event)
- Bookings close at 9:00am BST Wednesday 15 September
We are delighted to be holding this conference curated by the London ACEs Hub.
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In the wake of COVID, this conference will address the highly topical issue of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a therapeutic approach, Trauma Informed Care (TIC), which has been found to be highly effective in addressing the needs of people who have been neglected, abused, or otherwise traumatised in childhood. Studies, particularly by Dr Vincent Felitti and Dr Robert Anda (1998), have established beyond doubt the link between ACEs or “relational-trauma”, and subsequent ill health.
The conference will explore specific mechanisms whereby psychological stress and trauma in childhood take root in the body right down to a cellular level with a special focus on Racism as an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). The speakers will then address what can be done to minimise the effects of ACEs through Trauma Informed Care, involving the therapeutic provision of highly attuned caring relationships which can heal many of the dysregulating effects of early trauma, improving resilience and life prospects.
Our presenters, including the voices of three survivors of ACEs, will be sharing how TIC can be applied across different settings in the community such as schools, psychotherapy services, and general practice.
SPEAKERSAnthea Benjamin, Dr Lucy Carter, Koya Cassandra Conteh, Dr Vincent Felitti, Tiane Graziottin, Dr Roger Grimshaw, Antiqu’e Kwakye-Ampomah, Leroy Logan, Amanda McIntyre, Vittoria de Meo, Mpume Mpofu, Simon Partridge, Jocelyne Quennell, Judith Rees, Jonathon Tomlinson, Derek Williams, Dr Felicity de Zulueta, ,
10.00 BST (05.00 EDT)
Dr Felicity de Zulueta
Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Importance of Building up Resilience Through Attuned Interactions
We are born to attune and empathise with one another so as to be cooperative, but we live in a culture that promotes individualism and competition, the result of which we see in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. This study shows how toxic stress in the early life of infants and children leads to changes in their body, mind, and behaviour. Felicity will describe these changes in detail, and thereby introduce you to the importance of providing a more attuned and loving environment for our children. This approach also provides a healing resilience-building experience for adults through Trauma Informed Care as will be illustrated throughout the rest of this event.
Judith Rees and Amanda McIntyre
Trauma Informed Care for Expectant Parents
What are the hallmarks of trauma-informed care and why is it transformational? This session shares the learnings from For Baby’s Sake: an innovative, whole-family programme, starting in pregnancy and working with both parents to break the cycle of domestic abuse. Many mothers and fathers who join For Baby’s Sake had experienced their own traumatic childhood adversities. The programme works therapeutically by supporting the parents to process feelings and change behaviours through individual work and with Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). Focused on attunement and mentalisation at a vital time for their baby’s brain development, parents are empowered to build resilience for themselves and their family.
Break with Qi Gong inspired optional mindfulness and relaxation exercises
A panel facilitated by Tiane Graziottin with Simon Partridge,