Trauma and Neighbourhoods: Harnessing Community Resiliency

Trauma and Neighbourhoods: Harnessing Community Resiliency

Trauma and Neighbourhoods: Harnessing Community Resiliency is a half day conference exploring the connections between individual trauma and collective trauma.  We will share approaches on how neighbourhoods can respond after a violent or traumatic incident.  An opening panel and dramatic performance will be followed by concurrent workshops. The workshops will give participants an opportunity to discuss the impact of violent and traumatic incidents in their community, and how to build community resiliency using the Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Network.   The conference is intended for both service providers, such as community health and resource centres, social housing providers, police officers, as well as neighbourhood and tenant leaders. 

When:           Friday, April 8, 2016

Time:           8 a.m. to 12 noon

                     8:00 to 8:30 coffee and muffins (program starts at 8:30)

Where:          Confederation Education Centre
                       1645 Woodroffe Avenue
                        Free Parking at the back of the Nepean Sportsplex

                   (Please note the location has changed)

 Opening Panel, 8:30-10:30am

  • Reactions to Trauma at the Community Level, Stephanie Potter on behalf of PQCHC
  • Introducing the Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Framework, Mehdi Louzouaz, Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre
  • Trauma Informed Care, Dr. Matthew Kerr, The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
  • Branch Out Theatre 

Workshop Groups, 11am-12noon

We will divide the participants into groups by neighbourhood to discuss how we can work together to apply the information from the panel to our neighbours when responding to tragic incidents.

R.S.V.P. to Crime Prevention Ottawa at or 613-580-2424, ext. 25393.  When you register, please let us know what part of the city you live or work in so that we can create the workshop groups.  *Please note that space is limited.* 

Questions will be encouraged in both official languages.

Posted on March 30, 2016 .