7 September 2015 | General Interest
The Berry Street Childhood Institute is hosting Being ‘Trauma Informed’, a residential conference examining what it means to be ‘trauma informed’ and evidence of the impact of ‘trauma informed’ approaches.
Held in Creswick, Victoria – 20km outside of Ballarat; 130km from Melbourne – the conference will run from 21-23 October, offering an inspiring speaking program and providing attendees with a great opportunity to explore Being ‘Trauma Informed’ with other human services practitioners and leaders with a focus on practice and organisational development.
Amongst key speakers organised for the event are child psychiatrist, neuroscientist and best-selling author on children in crisis Dr Bruce D. Perry, CEO of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) Murial Bamblett AM, and Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson, a leading expert in understanding trans-generational healing and recovery from trauma in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Dr Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organisation based in Houston, Texas and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Perry will be delivering presentations on why it is important to focus on trauma, and the neurosociology of organisations, as well as participating in a Q&A session.
Ms Bamblett will be presenting on the topic of Trauma informed service systems for Aboriginal children. Her presentation will reflect on where we are currently placed and what further is needed to have trauma informed service systems, including from legislative, policy and practice perspectives.
Professor Atkinson continues to talk about violence in families as one of the most important responsibilities we have as we think about the future of our children. In her presentation on children and trauma she will outline work that is being done for children and their mums, locked in violence within their families.