September 18, 2017
3:30 pm to 4:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
She is Me – From Survivor to Thriver
About the Session:
Applying the concepts of trauma-informed care, this powerful storyboard follows one individual’s journey through the healthcare and criminal justice systems providing a critical understanding of how both sectors must move beyond traditional clinical confines to holistically recognize complex intersections between epigenetic, psychosocial and neurobiological factors and mental illness. Balancing lived experience and scientific research, this innovative presentation will map out the initial building blocks required to transform mental health service delivery and the justice system.
Maria Bargeman is completing her PhD in health policy at McMaster University. Her doctoral dissertation is exploring the need for and role of trauma-informed care in health policy development and implementation across various levels of the healthcare system. Maria is a critical care and ER nurse. She is part-time faculty in the School of Nursing at McMaster.
Baby Boomers Aging with Trauma
About the Session:
Sexually abused as a 12-year-old Ken coped with his PTSD. But as a 1950’s baby boomer was too ashamed to seek help. Into his marriage and birth of two children, Willa was frustrated with Ken and his outbursts of anger. Becoming serious he tried to die by suicide. Following stays in a mental hospital, Ken began to seek help and together with Willa confronted the trauma as they began their journey of Recovery.
Ken Reddig is a teacher, professor, archivist, and administrator. He was an archivist for the Province of Manitoba, and a CEO with several non-profit organizations—among them being Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba and fund-raiser for St. Boniface Hospital and Research Foundation. He volunteers on numerous Mental Health Boards and Committees.
Willa Reddig has been a High School teacher of French, German and English for 29 years. She organized many trips to France, Germany, and Quebec for students. She volunteers in several capacities particularly with her church and the recycling program in her community.