Family Works Regional Conference 2017 – Into the Future
Workshop Session: How to work with Trauma
by Margie Matthews, Service Manager – Family Works
When: 12:00PM – 1:00PM, Tuesday 18th July 2017 Room: Lyell Creek 2
A brief overview of what is trauma, the impact it has on children/tamariki followed by a discussion as how best to assist caregivers to manage their traumatised children and what workers need to be aware of when working with trauma.
Margie is the Service Manager at Family Works Whangarei. She is a qualified, full Member of the NZ Counselling Association and as a practitioner has responsibility for EAP referrals in Whangarei, including critical incident debriefing when serious incidents/trauma occurs in the workplace. Margie’s interest in the affects of trauma on children was ignited and developed in the 14 years she work initially as a Family Group Co-coordinator and then Supervisor at CYF