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Save the Date for Trauma Talks 2020:

Intergenerational Trauma: Hope and Healing Through Trauma-Informed Care

June 12th, 2020

Trauma Talks 2020

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Rachel Yehuda, PhD
Dr. Janet Smylie, MD, MPH

For information on Trauma Talks 2020 keynote speakers  please click here.

We are looking forward to our fifth Trauma Talks conference which will be held on June 12, 2020 at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Our theme for this conference is on “Intergenerational Trauma: Hope and Healing Through Trauma-informed Care.” We have two keynote speakers including Rachel Yehuda and Janet Smylie who will be speaking on the epigenetics and transmission of trauma, and intergenerational trauma with a focus on indigenous mental health, respectively.

We know there are high rates of trauma in the general population, and even higher prevalence in healthcare settings. The importance of understanding trauma, not only in terms of the individual, but also at the systemic and institutional levels is critical to the development of better treatment of trauma in healthcare and mental health care settings. Moreover, the influence of the field of epigenetics allows for a deeper understanding of the impact of trauma on the individual. Epigenetics allows us to explore peoples individual experiences while also appreciating the impact of their historical-biopsychosocial context. We want to come together at this conference, to increase our understanding of intergenerational trauma and how to work with this lens clinically.

Please join us for a day of keynote speakers, interactive workshops, and discussions with experts in psychological trauma as we consider how to provide trauma-informed care to help encourage resilience and stop the cycle of trauma transmission.


For more information, please contact: info@traumatalks.ca

We look forwarding to seeing you in June!

Warm regards, 
Trauma Talks Conference Committee

Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Program Co-Chair
Carrie Clark, PsyD, CPsych, Program Co-Chair
Debbie Belne, MEd, RP
Catherine Classen, PhD, CPsych
Anne Fourt, BScOT, MEd
Rachelle Marek, RN, BScN, BA
Zoe Thomas, MD, FRCPC
Cindy Nguyen, BKin, MSc, Conference Coordinator

Women's College Hospital