Jean Dunbar, Working with Children Affected By Domestic Violence (2014)

Working with Children Affected By Domestic Violence
Friday March 14 2014
8:30 regist. 9:00 start
member price: $60
non-member price: $80
student price: $50

Working with Children Affected by Domestic Violence - Best Practice Interventions
Jean Dunbar

Research shows that are affected if there is children of all ages violence or abuse between their parents. For many of these children, life is like living in a war zone. They live in an environment characterized by fear, frustration, anger, cruelty and violence. Children and young people who experience violence in their families are more likely to develop severe behavioural and emotional problems and continue the cycle of violence. This workshop will give participants an of domestic violence, explore the effects of violence on early brain understandingdevelopment and attachment and discuss interventions to use with this population. best practice

Jean Dunbar is a Certified Play Therapist and Play Therapist Supervisor registered with the Canadian Play Therapy Association, as well as, a Registered Social worker. She has worked in the area of domestic violence with families for twenty years. Jean’s interests include how trauma affects early brain development and recently she contributed to research on the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics developed by Dr. Bruce Perry.

Jean is a skilled facilitator having presented nationally and internationally at more than 25 conferences. She completed her graduate training at the University of Lethbridge and has been working in the mental health
field since 1999. Her work experience includes counselling, program development, facilitating workshops, supervision and executive management. Jean is now in private practice providing counselling to children and their parents.