A seminar about finding new ways to cope with childhood stress and trauma is set to take place in Owen Sound December 7th.
The event has been organized by Grey Bruce Health Services and will feature Dr. Benjamin Loveday, who will discuss what families can do to protect children from the unwanted impacts of stress as well as help adults and teens cope with the effects of their own childhood trauma.
Mary Margaret Crapper, Chief of Communications and Public Affairs for Grey Bruce Health Services says, "The session is for anyone who has grown up in a stressful or chaotic environment or may have been impacted by trauma in their early years."
Crapper says the talk is for parents, teachers, caregivers, teens and adults who may be suffering from trauma or want to help someone who is.
Dr. Loveday, who works with mental health agencies in the London area, is at the Owen Sound hospital two days a month says Crapper, "Loveday did a talk for us a couple of years ago on youth and anxiety and he was really good."
Crapper notes if you're interested in the talk and you can't make it to the event, they plan to live-stream it on the Grey Bruce Health Services Facebook page.
The event is free and there will be a number of community agencies there as well.
It is scheduled to take place from 7p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bayshore Community Centre in the Rutherford Room.