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21 Sep

Transforming Trauma Conference 2021

Transforming Trauma 2021 | A Virtual Event The Gatehouse and community partners are once again pleased to organize the Transforming Trauma Conference from Monday, November 15 to Friday, November 19th, 2021. This year it’s again gone virtual! With panels, presentations, and workshops, this event will bring together mental health services, first responders, and survivors of trauma to exchange ideas and evidence-based approaches for the prevention and treatment of trauma. It is our intention that attendees will...

25 Aug

Queen’s Park – Loverin’s Law

LOVERIN’S LAW – QUEENS PARK LOBBY DATE: To be determined and will be hosted in October 2021.  TIME: To be determined WHERE; Queens Park, Toronto  FOR EVENT UPDATES VISIT Facebook @centreformentalhealthtransformation Page and go to “Events“ – LOVERIN’S LAW LOBBY COVID 100 ppl Max Recommendation; Wear mask Social Distance What we need:  4 Marshall’s to help with crowd You will be attending to show support for...

31 Aug

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Written By: Amy Tai, Program Assistant, Community and Justice Services Diploma (c),  An important part of being a parent is nurturing and raising up our children to be kind, smart, and logical decision-makers. Teaching our kids to not touch a hot stove will teach them not to ignore obvious signs of danger. Teaching our kids to love and embrace who they are will teach them to love and embrace others as they are. We know the reality of the hurting world that we...

31 Aug

Parenting Tips for Eliminating Shame and Blame of Childhood Sexual Abuse 

Written by: Karen MacKeigan, Program Assistant, RSSW, B.A., DAMHW, DECE  Disclosure  Reclaiming their voice – from secrecy to sharing  Many questions and concerns can arise following the disclosure of a child’s experience of sexual abuse.  It is common for parents to consider that the perpetrator is a stranger.  Statistics, on the other hand, have shown that abusers are often known to the child and family.  In fact, 85% of child sexual abuse survivors know their abusers (Red Cross Canada, 2021) in...

31 Aug

Stages of Grief and CSA 

Written by: Shailja Desai, Graduate Student – Addictions and Mental Health program, B.A., Practicum Student    Many survivors of childhood sexual abuse experience grief – a complex response to the loss of something important to an individual – related to the childhood sexual abuse they experienced. The grief and loss related to CSA that many survivors experience might not often be discussed due to the nature of the loss. Survivors may experience a sense of loss that cannot be publicly and socially mourned and...