2019 Annual Conference Focuses on Understanding Trauma and Resilience


BRANDON:  Resilience is a remarkable construct – an overarching metaphor that touches on the arenas of stress, neural plasticity, emotional health, recovery, healing, mental illness, adaptation, defensiveness, and therapy. It is relevant to everyone in most every role and regardless of age.

Fresh understandings are coming to the fore as we glean more working knowledge of the brain as well as the nature of emotion. The implications for working with children are profound, never mind the implications for dealing with stress in our own lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Over 200 social workers, foster parents, teachers, therapists, youth workers, parents, support staff, and other professionals working in the human service field from across Manitoba will gain a better understanding of the human impact of trauma on our personal and professional lives.

When:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Where: Victoria Inn, Grand Salon, 3550 Victoria Ave., Brandon
Time: 8
:30 am – 4:30pm

“Our Agency is committed to improving how we work with traumatized children, youth, and families,” says Dave McGregor, Chief Executive Officer of Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba. “This one-day workshop will not only help us build on our skills and tools for working with trauma, but it will also help us better understand the concept of resiliency and the impact that trauma has on these children.”

“We also will learn more about creating a trauma-informed environment overall throughout our Agency with our staff, the families we work with, and our community partners.”

The conference is being facilitated by international speaker, best-selling author, and developmental psychologist, Dr. Gordon Neufeld.