Dr Bessel van der Kolk To Speak At Conference

June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

At this week’s Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs] Conference, Dr Bessel van der Kolk will address the audience via video on Friday, providing insight and his expertise to conference attendees.

Dr Bessel van der Kolk is a Boston-based Dutch psychiatrist noted for his research in the area of post-traumatic stress since the 1970s. His work focuses on the interaction of attachment, neurobiology, and developmental aspects of trauma’s effects on people.

His major publication, the New York Times bestseller, The Body Keeps the Score, talks about how the role of trauma in psychiatric illness has changed over the past 20 years, what we have learned about the ways the brain is shaped by traumatic experiences, how traumatic stress is a response of the entire organism, and how that knowledge needs to be integrated into healing practices.

He speaks about the direct correlation of drug abuse and child abuse and how it creates physical effects in the body and develops health conditions and disease.

He speaks to the solution and how to prevent chronic disease in part, by helping parents to provide a healthier environment for themselves and their children.

The Inter-Agency Committee for Children and Families [IAC] in collaboration with Family Centre and Citizens Uprooting Racism [CURB] will be hosting tbe 2-Day Conference on Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs] on Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14.

To purchase tickets, visit www.ptix.bmm/aces or visit Family Centre 232-1116/27 King St. Hamilton. For more information contact stepanie@tfc.bm or visit www.tfc.bm. Visit Family Centre’s website to read speaker biographies and find out more information here.

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