News and Events
Are you looking for a place to volunteer? We would like to invite you to an information night at the Centre to discuss volunteer positions, Wednesday, September 22. If you would like to attend, please contact us.
In our ongoing efforts to increase community knowledge on all aspects of Trauma and Abuse, we have launched a series of educational articles called "Understanding Therapy".
Sign up for our email newsletter to regularly receive updates on the Understanding Therapy series, and take a look at our current editions by hovering over the "About Trauma and Abuse" tab on the menu to find a link to the Understanding Therapy blog. Each entry will include a PDF copy that you can download.
The Centre is proud to roll out our beautiful new brochure, which has been made possible with the help of local Graphic Design Professional Marc Rogall. Marc donated much of his design expertise in creating the new look. You can learn more about Marc at his website: marcrogall.com
Thank you Marc for your assistance! We particularly enjoy the new inside spread:
More Delicious Fundraising thanks to Boston Pizza!
Thank you to those that made it out to our Celebrity Server event at Boston Pizza on Gardiners Road June 21st. In just a few hours we raised over $150! Your support will go a long way in providing therapy for those who cannot afford it.
Thank you again to all speakers and attendees who collaborated at our 3rd annual conference on Bullying. Special thanks to our keynote speaker Dr Wendy Craig, and workshop speakers Jana Raver, Rebecca Anweiler, Nicholas Bala, and Detective Stephanie Morgan. We would also like to extend special thanks to our conference volunteers!
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|Prof. Nick Bala handout.pdf||1.51 MB|
Chef Hendy's Chocolate Cooking Class Fundraiser drew a large crowd once more to raise money for the Centre. Thanks again to Chef Hendy, and to those who turned out to support the cause.
Thursday, May 28, 2009 several professionals joined us for our conference on PTSD. We would like to extend many thanks out to our speakers for this event:
- Françoise Mathieu
- Stacey Dowling and Stacey Sager
- Dr. Don Richardson
- Dr. Sian Phillips
- Paula Bell-Van Strien
Thanks again to our wonderful volunteers for helping to organize this conference.
Dr Richardson's presentation is now available here!
|PTSD Gen Overview 25 May 2009.pdf||1.22 MB|
On April 19th, the Centre once again joined the Mayor's Walk for Volunteerism. Much money was raised to help provide accessible therapy for victims of trauma and abuse.
The Centre for Abuse and Trauma Therapy sponsors The Effects of Trauma and Abuse in our Community Conference
Several local professionals joined us for our inaugural conference titled "The Effect of Trauma and Abuse in our Community". The aim of this conference was to bring together many aspects of trauma and abuse recovery, while demonstrating the importance of our community agencies working together to help survivors heal from the various manifestations of recovery. We were fortunate for our very first conference to have obtained a keynote speaker with information about the prevalence of one of the most severe forms of traumatic childhood abuse, children who have been tortured and sexually abused in the making of pornography.
Keynote Speaker - Julian Sher
Julian Sher, a renowned investigative writer, has authored five books that have sparked public debate, forced governments to review cases and have spawned TV shows and movies. His latest book, One Child at a Time: The Global Fight to rescue Children from Online Predators, goes behind the headlines to show how law officers are fighting back against a tide of abuse, from daring rescues in homes, to the seizures of millions of dollars in the offshore bank accounts of the porn merchants. The Internet has helped make child abuse images terrifyingly common. There are likely hundreds of thousands of children whose sexual abuse has been electronically recorded and distributed on the Internet. This important book explores the ramifications of a worldwide struggle, from the need for updated legal powers to the unexpected effects the Internet has had on our social fabric. Though sometimes harrowing, this book is also inspiring – and never less than absolutely relevant. Julian Sher is a recognized expert on the justice system and crime. He is the creator and webmaster of the top-rated JournalismNet. He carried out investigative projects for the New York Times, The Toronto Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star. He is an award-winning documentary TV producer and has media clients around the globe. He has filmed, written and produced major documentaries from all across the globe. For an overview of his books and his many other achievements visit his website: www.juliansher.com.
Thank You to all Presenters
In addition to thanking Julian Sher, we would like to thank the many presenters who donated their time to present in their areas of expertise:
- Janet Pearse - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addictions: Implications for Treatment.
- Dr. Johnny Yap - Men, Masculinity and Surviving Sexual Abuse.
- Dr. Sian Phillips - Attachment and the Impact of Trauma for Children
- Seonida Andrews - Not all parents love their children: Traumatic bonding in abusive families
- Tracy Riley - Working with People who Self-Injure: A Sixty-Five Minute Primer
- Ric Cox - Youth, Substance Abuse & Trauma
- Dr. Irwin Altrows - The many sources and manifestations of psychological trauma.
- Dr. Rob Rowe - Abuse and its relationship with female antisocial behaviour: Fact vs. Fiction.
We would like to extend additional thanks to St Lawrence College for donating the space for this event. As well, we would like to thank again the many volunteers who helped to prepare and organize this conference. Materials from the conference are available below.