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April 26, 2022

Families Matter Research Group Interactive Series: Communicating about Trauma

Keywords: Families, Mental Health, Trauma

Date & Time: May 12, 2022 9:00 am (11:00 am EST)

Communicating about trauma was the top priority recognized by participants at the recent launch of the Families Matter Research Group. In response, we invite families of PSP to join us as we welcome two therapists who specialize in working with individuals who have been exposed to trauma as well as those who are close to them. Dr. Tim Black, R. Psych., Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology – University of Victoria, National Clinical Co-Advisor – Wounded Warriors Canada, will discuss trauma – what it is and why we need to deal with it, and Dr. Rachel Dekel, Full Professor in the School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, will discuss how trauma can present itself in couples. A moderated question and answer session will follow — participants can safely and anonymously submit questions ahead of time as well as during the event.

While this is an open event and all are welcome, please note, registration is required. Information gathered from this event will play a central role in growing a network that will serve and support PSP families across Canada. Following the event, attendees will be asked to complete a survey to inform the format, frequency, and themes of future PSP Families Network activities.

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We would like to acknowledge the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant (Families matter: A partnership of partners to study, serve, and support the families of military, veterans, and public safety personnel) with partners the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT), the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), and the Vanier Institute of the Family, along with Medavie Health Foundation.

 

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