Trauma-Informed Community Care: A Public Screening of Paper Tigers
This is a joint event organised by BPS NI Branch, DCP NI Branch and Queen's University Belfast School of Psychology in support of World Mental Health Day.
Paper Tigers is a relevant and timely documentary that explores the impact of adverse childhood experiences on struggling teens. The documentary film is directed by James Redford and Executive Produced by Karen Pritzker. It follows a year in the life of six students attending an alternative high school in Walla Walla, Washington, that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, and in the process has become a promising model for trauma-informed community care. Armed with new science about how high doses of stress during childhood can get into our bodies, change our brains, and lead to lifelong health and social problems, teachers are helping to break the cycles of adversity in their students’ lives. After the screening, a panel of professionals will present their responses to the film in reference to their work supporting people who have experienced complex life trauma. The speakers include Dr Tom Teggart, Dr Paul O’Callaghan and Dr Bobby Moore.