Dr. Bruce Perry Presents: Leading Edge Advancements in Understanding Trauma and the Developing Brain

Submitted by mcann on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:13
Leading Edge Advancements in Understanding Trauma and the Developing Brain

Join us for a presentation and book signing by Dr. Bruce Perry, internationally renowned expert in trauma and author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

At Hull Services, the knowledge gained through the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT), an evidence-based practice developed by Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D., and the ChildTrauma Academy, has deepened our understanding of our clients, as well as our practice.  By better understanding the neurobiology of how the brain develops, and utilizing the NMT as the framework to understand our children and youth, we have increased our capacity to work with our clients, seeing a decrease in restraints and critical incidents, and increase in relational engagement, self regulation, and staff satisfaction.   By helping children and families build the capacity to self-regulate using this approach, the children served have shown better access to higher-order thinking (executive function skills) and have increased retention and learning potential both in the classroom and in their home environment. 

Join us for a presentation by Dr. Bruce Perry to better understand the impact of abuse and neglect on the developing brain, and the significance of relationships and relational engagement.  This event is for a broad audience including child and youth care counselors, educators, mental health clinicians, probation officers, social workers, foster parents, occupational therapists, and others working with children and families.

Hull Services is a Flagship Site for the ChildTrauma Academy and is actively involved in the training and research activities with the ChildTrauma Academy and its learning network of other clinicians and programs across the world. 

About Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph. D

Dr.   Perry   is   the   Senior   Fellow   of   The   ChildTrauma  Academy,   a   not for profit   organization   based   in  Houston,   TX and adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr.  Perry  is  the  author,  with  Maia  Szalavitz,  of  “The  Boy  Who  Was  Raised  As  A  Dog” a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children and “Born for Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered”.

Over the last thirty years, Dr.  Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences.

June 5, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

First Assembly Church | 6031 Elbow Drive Southwest, Calgary, AB T2V 1J4

  • 8:30 a.m. - Doors open 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Presentation 
  • 10:30 a.m. - Book signing

Click here to purchase tickets 

Hull Services employees: Free (must provide program / department) 

General admission: $20 (plus GST & Service Fee) 

Tickets will be sold at the door, cash only, if they are still available. 

Please bring a copy of your ticket(s), either in the Eventbrite app or printed, to the event. 

A limited amount of copies of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog will be available to purchase (cash only) at the event. To purchase the book online before the event, please visit: