ACEs and Complex Trauma: Helping Children Heal – Skills for Mindful Living Series West Vancouver
April 25, 2018 West Vancouver Community Center, Cedar Room- 3rd Floor Main Building, 2121 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7V 4A7 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM FREE


Presented by Dr. Kirk Austin

Complex trauma refers to the cumulative toll that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) such as neglect, emotional abuse, physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, persistently unsafe situations, or attachment disruptions and insecurity take on children.

Complex trauma can lead to a range of social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties which are hard for parents to manage.

The Complex Care and Intervention (CCI) program has helped children heal from complex trauma since 2009.


What you will learn:

This session will discuss the CCI framework and practical strategies to assist in dealing with complex trauma.


About the Presenter:

Dr. Kirk Austin is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who completed his B.A. in Psychology at Trinity Western University prior to completing his M.A (Liberty University) and Doctoral degrees (University of South Africa) in the field of psychology. Dr. Austin served as the Clinical Director of an award winning human resource management company prior to joining Complex Trauma Resources (CTR) in 2012. He has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses at Lower Mainland universities in British Columbia, has provided clinical supervision to MA level counselling students, and has published several peer reviewed research articles. Dr. Austin is actively involved in the development of CTR training materials, and trains therapists throughout British Columbia in the effective use of the CCI model.