#AdvoCon2019 Workshop: Trauma and Folks with Diverse Abilities – A Primer

Margaret Newbury Jones does great work in the field of disability, trauma, sexual health, and more.  We hope you will be able to make it to see her speak at Advocacy: Equitable Access to Education, our 4th annual conference held March 29th and 30th at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC.

Tickets available here:

Equitable Access to Education Conference

Margaret has been working with children, youth, and adults with diverse abilities since 1988. She worked in the public school system for 15 years teaching students with diverse abilities from Kindergarten to Grade 12. For 11 years Margaret has provided sexual health education and trauma informed counselling to children and adults with IDD, their families, caregivers, paraprofessionals and professionals working in the field. She has learned her best lessons from her sister Susan who lives with Rubinstein Taybi Syndrome.

Workshop: Trauma and Folks with Diverse Abilities – A Primer

You will learn:

-Prevalence of traumatic experiences in this community

-Symptoms of traumatic stress

-Basic responses to traumatic stress

Participants will receive an overview of traumatic experiences and the concept of trauma in this group of people and how it may be different in folks with diverse abilities. How we might identify symptoms of traumatic stress will be discussed in an interactive activity along with brainstorming of how to address traumatic stress.

You can learn more about Margaret and Shade Consulting and Counselling here:

www.shadeconsulting.ca

Margaret is on Twitter @SHADEConsulting

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