We know evermore about the positive impacts of trauma-informed care in professional healthcare and social services. Now we are increasingly wondering, “What would a whole trauma-informed community look like?” To help us take some steps forward in our thinking, Javeed Sukhera (Professor at Schlich and Physician at LHSC) and James Shelley (CRHESI coordinator) are hosting a conversation at the London Public Library on Monday evening at 7pm to explore the question.
…the most common health problems, and the hardest to treat, lie at the blurry line between body and mind, where emotional scars from troubled pasts may surface as physical illness, pain and depression. (Hospital heals scars of war, inside and out)
We cannot see each other’s past experiences, but we are constantly learning more about the ways that past experiences influence our minds and bodies. In working with individuals arriving in London from Syria, Javeed Sukhera has recently had countless conversations with people who have endured refugee camps, witnessed violence or murder, lost their families, experienced torture, or faced sexual assault. He argues that to effectively help one another, we need to be acutely aware of how trauma affects human psychology and physiology.
Monday, March 20, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
London Public Library, Central
251 Dundas St
Drop in. No registration required. More details available here.
Javeed Sukhera (@javeedsukhera) is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. He is also the Senior Designate Physician Lead for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at London Health Sciences Centre.