This week, we extended this month’s discussions about mental health, trauma, and safe spaces to explore adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Last week we watched Alexis Quinn speak about the trauma of being an autistic adult on a mental health unit.

This week we watched Dr. Nadine Burke Harris explore the impact of trauma on both physical and mental health across the lifespan.

Join us on the 25th of May 2022 for Coffee and Chat where members will be sharing photos and examples of safe spaces and equipment that supports the therapist create therapeutic safe states to promote regulation.

You can hear Dr Burke speak here

Dr Nadine Burke on how childhood trauma affects life across the lifespan.

This table below from Cook et al 2005, Complex Trauma in Children and Adolescents explains the pervasive nature of trauma and it’s impact on the developing brain that we explored after Dr Burke’s talk.