Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have become more and more recognized as predictors of trauma and (left unresolved) future problems that can persist throughout a lifetime. Now, resources are emerging to help primary care providers understand the importance of ACEs and trauma-informed approaches specific to healthcare.
These resources draw from the latest research and evidence to inform physicians and other primary healthcare providers about effective ways to engage patients, identify trauma symptoms, and respond appropriately. Prevention and early intervention are also featured as part of an overall trauma-informed primary care approach, along with recommendations that include the need for a public health approach to child maltreatment and other ACEs.
For more information about these resources, visit:
May 4th begins a week of events, activities, and important conversations about the mental health and wellness of young people. Look for local happenings in and around Hamilton and join this crucial dialogue...by talking about mental health we can end the stigma and strengthen the supports available to those who need help. THRIVE Child and Youth Trauma Services is pleased to partner with other organizations within the Hamilton children's services system in supporting this annual effort to bring attention and awareness to our local community. [Artwork: Art Sings, Rossina CV]
Our friends at Lanhack Consultants Inc. are once again hosting the Lanhack Charity Golf Classic in support of THRIVE Child and Youth Trauma Services. This is a fabulous tournament and an important event in our annual fund development efforts. We invite you to join us (foursomes and partial foursomes are welcome). Reserve early to avoid disappointment!
Thursday, August 20th - Heron Point Golf Links
Lunch, Practice Area, 18 holes with power cart, On-course treats, prize holes, Fabulous meal, Live and Silent Auction, Prizes for Top Scores
We are grateful to Lanhack Consultants Inc. and the supporters of this event for continuing to help children thrive. See you on August 20th!
Long-time clinician and advocate Brenda Symons-Moulton has received the 2015 YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Award for Lifetime Achievement, honouring her accomplished career and tremendous contributions to our community. We are delighted to see Brenda receive this well-deserved recognition and extend to her our warmest congratulations. Many young lives have been changed for the better through Brenda's caring and expertise, and many young people are today on a path towards thriving thanks to her efforts. We are fortunate to have had Brenda working with our clinical team for many years, and we are so very proud of her many noteworthy accomplishments.
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Brenda Symons-Moulton (right) at the YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards Gala with Nancy Falls, Clinical Director at THRIVE Child and Youth Trauma Services
We are so very grateful for the many volunteers who support us - each and every week - but National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to recognize their valuable contributions and celebrate all that they make possible. Thank you!!