Trauma, violence and its effect on children in our community

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October 4
8:30 am to 11:00 am


Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive
Ottawa, Ontario Canada


Special Speaker Series Event Invitation

 Trauma, violence and its effect on children in our community

Far too many children in Ottawa are affected by violence in their families and in their neighbourhood.  Join us to hear Dr. Elisa Romano present some of the research exploring the prevalence and types of childhood trauma, as well as its impact on children’s development.  Find out what community members and service providers can do to help.  Hear important perspectives of how race and gender impact how people experience trauma and how service providers respond.

Friday, October 4, 2019 from 8:30 to 11:00 am
Coffee and information tables* at 8:30 am, program starts at 9:00 am

Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive-The Chamber

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Elisa Romano, University of Ottawa

Shannon Black, Program Manager of SNAP, Britannia Woods Community House
Rick Goodwin, founder and Clinical Services Director, Men & Healing: Psychotherapy for Men

Kelly Raymond, Executive Director, Ottawa Children’s Aid Society

Panelists’ remarks will be in English only. Questions will be encouraged in both official languages.

R.S.V.P. to register

* Information tables:  We are inviting you to sign up for an information table at the event.  Sign up here.

Last year we hosted a screening a documentary, Resilience: The biology of stress and the science of hope ,about the Adverse Childhood Experiences study.  That event sold out, so if you still would like to see the movie there are now 6 copies available at the Ottawa Public Library.

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