This Lunchtime Learning Webinar: Trauma-informed practice with Debbie Watkin, Te Puaruruhau
took place on Thursday 8 July 2021, 12pm - 1pm
Presenter: Debbie Watkin, Registered Psychologist Te Puaruruhau, Starship Health, ADHB
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With the growing knowledge about neuroscience, epigenetics and how exposure to trauma impacts the brain and the body, changes are being made that inform both policy and clinical practice. We now recognise the impact that both adversity and kindness have on people’s lives. Relationships are the agents of change and it is our responsibility as practitioners to put this learning into practice, nurture workforce wellness and resilience-focused mindsets. It is safety first: Maslow before Bloom, Care before Content, Relationship before Rigor, Connection before Correction.
In this lunchtime learning you will have an opportunity to :
- expand your knowledge on childhood trauma and the lingering legacy it leaves;
- understand the progression from ACES to PACES;
- appreciate the transmission of historical intergenerational trauma;
- learn how trauma affects the brain and influences development, behaviour and learning, and of the survival strategies we adopt;
- define and respond to behaviour from a trauma-informed lens;
- learn the 7 R’s of trauma-informed care and how a ‘bottom-up approach’ is necessary;
- identify ways that enhance a clinician’s capacity to create a safe trauma-informed environment from which to intervene, support and care.
Presenter: Debbie Watkin - Registered Psychologist, Te Puaruruhau, Starship Health, ADHB
Debbie is a Registered Psychologist who works at Te Puaruruhau, Starship Health, ADHB; a specialist multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team working inthe area of trauma and child protection services.
She has a teaching background and trained at the University of Auckland and the University of Washington in Seattle where she graduated as an Educational Psychologist in 1993.
In almost 30 years of practice, Debbie has worked with the Ministry of Education, Oranga Tamariki and ADHB. She has led multiple trainings for professionals, teachers and caregivers about understanding and caring for children affected by trauma; all of which have adopted a Trauma-Informed approach. She recognises that relationships matter and is proud to work within a team who adopt an ACES lens – recognising the impact of adversity, trauma, connection and kindness on both clients and colleagues alike.
Werry Workforce Whāraurau is proud to be able to offer a series of monthly online trainings. These Lunchtime Learning events provide an opportunity for ongoing education and connection for the ICAMH, AOD, NGO and PHO sectors.
Future topics for 2021 include:
- Working with whānau, Thursday 12 August 2021
- Medical considerations with eating disorders, Thursday 9 September 2021
- Impact and approaches to maternal addiction, Thursday 14 October 2021
Please contact us if there is a specific topic you would like to hear more about or if you are able to offer a presentation at one of our Lunchtime Learning events. Email [email protected]
Previous Lunchtime Learning recordings and presentations can be found here:
- Nutritional interventions to optimise mental health (Meredith Blampied, Registered Clinical Psychologist) 13 May 2021
- Young people and gaming (Caleb Putt, Bay of Plenty DHB)
- Leading the way in understanding self-regulation skills (Abby Wilson, Occupational Therapist)
- Interventions for AOD use disorders in young people (Dr Grant Christie, University of Auckland/Waitemata DHB)
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) (John Vogenthaler, Te Pou)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (Wendy Jenkins, Autism NZ)
- Teens who self-harm, contagion and social media (Emily Cooney, CASA)
- Porn and young people in Aotearoa (Jo Robertson, The Light Project)
- Supporting Grief in Children (Rise Trought, Consultant Psychologist, CDHB)
- Working with children with restricted diets (Ursula McCulloch - Consultant Clinical Psychologist CDHB)
- Youth and Psychosis (Dr Eleanor Baggott, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Totara House)
- Key Concepts for "Attachment" (Gill Graham, Waitemata DHB)