G.E.A.R. Parent Learning & Support

Support Groups
Mar 27, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Belfast Center, Conference Room, 9 Field St. Free workshop for all parents and caregivers of children with emotional and behavioral health needs: “Being a Trauma Informed Parent: Linking Childhood Trauma to Long-Term Health & Social Consequence,” presented by Misty Day, regional parent support coordinator.

Traumatic childhood experiences such as abuse, neglect, domestic violence, or substance abuse in the home can have long-term physical, psychological, behavioral and economic consequences. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is a study that demonstrates the connection between childhood trauma and a wide array of physical and mental health problems. Despite the trauma in their lives, children can survive and even thrive. Protective factors, including healthy relationships with parents and caregivers, foster resilience in children and help them to overcome early adversity. Learn about ACEs and how individuals, families, and communities can influence the development of protective factors in a child’s life that can mitigate the impact of ACEs on his or her development. Target audience: parents/caregivers of children with behavioral health issues; however all are welcome.

To register, contact Nettie Simmons, WCAP family advocate, at 338-4590 or nsimmons@waldocap.org.

Unable to attend in person? Join remotely from your computer or mobile device with Go ToMeeting™. Note you must preregister to use Go ToMeeting. For more info, contact Day at 485-4253.