Supporting Your Child Who Has Experienced Trauma
When it comes to supporting children and youth through trauma there are things that parents can do to help. In this episode our hosts are joined by Lynne, a parent and grandparent who shares her personal story of navigating trauma within her family and Dr. Uyeda, family physician with expertise in neuroscience, trauma, and attachment. Together they discuss:
- What trauma is, how it can show up for kids, and its impact on mental health
- The impact of trauma across generations
- How parents and caregivers can talk to their child about these experiences; and
- What parents can do to support their child at home
Note: For some of us, the topic of trauma can be challenging and heavy. As you listen to this episode, please take stock of how you're feeling. If you need to take a break, come back a little later, or need to reach out to your supports, please do so. As we discuss with this topic, taking care of yourself is extremely important.
You can read the transcript for the full episode here.
You can also find and download the episode on your preferred streaming service here.
Kelty Centre Webinar: Supporting Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Trauma - Webinar Recording
Kelty Website: Trauma & PTSD
Video Resource: Emotion Focused Caregiving (The Importance of Validation)
Parent Peer Support for Families at the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Lynne is a mother and a grandmother who shares her personal story of navigating trauma within her family. She has learned there is great value in the conversations we have about mental health that create opportunities for both connection and resiliency.
Dr. Linda Uyeda
Dr. Linda Uyeda is a family physician and a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia. She works at the Surrey Youth Clinic and the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. Her fascination around trauma and attachment theory began when she started her own family. She expanded her medical education to explore neuroscience, parenting, and mindfulness and was pleasantly surprised at what she found. After incorporating this into her own family and medical practice, she began educating parents, counselors, teachers, and physicians.