Lord Mayor launches Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma Training

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Mick Finn today visited Togher Family Centre to launch a two day training seminar focusing on the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma.  The seminar will be delivered by Dr. Karen Treisman on the 29th & 30th April in Rochestown Park Hotel in partnership with CETB, HSE, TUSLA, Senator Colette Kelleher and University College Cork. 

Lord Mayor launching ACES training

This training is aimed at schools, youth organisations, homeless services and family support services and for those working in the frontline with families and children in Cork City.   Dr Karen Treisman is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS and children’s services for several years. Karen has extensive experience in the areas of trauma, parenting, and attachment, and works clinically using a range of therapeutic approaches with families, systems and children in or on the edge of care, unaccompanied asylum-seeking young children and adopted children. 

The Lord Mayor said: “Through my past experiences as both a School Completion Project Worker and as a Youth Officer in Cork Education & Training Board I know that adverse childhood experiences and trauma informed practice is very relevant to the work of many of you on a daily basis and for me puts a language around and scaffolds the work that many have been trying to do for years. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in two days of evidence based information and practical tools that you can translate into your daily work practice.”

Day 1 of the training seminar will focus on relational and developmental trauma, abuse, and neglect - the impact of childhood trauma, abuse, and neglect including ACE’s/ thinking about the impact of relational and developmental trauma, stress, adversity, and loss on children’s bodies, brains, behaviours, emotions, sensory worlds, and relationships.

Day 2 will be on A Therapeutic Treasure box: creative and expressive tools, techniques, and direct-working activities to support children and adolescents who have experienced relational and developmental trauma.

For further information and to register please contact sandra_omeara@corkcity.ie  or phone 086 1712482.