Cutting Edge Conference 2019 – Looking Back, Moving Forward.
September 18 | 8:00 am - September 21 | 5:00 pm
The Cutting Edge addictions conference is New Zealand’s key addiction treatment gathering providing an excellent opportunity for the addiction sector to get together, to network, and to learn about and embrace innovative thinking and practice.
Trauma has a huge impact on the developing child. In fact, adverse childhood experience is a strong predictor of increased risk of adult health and social problems including addictions, mental health and physical illnesses.
The source of addictions is not to be found in genes but in the early childhood environment (Dr Gabor Mate 2009).
It is important as we work with people affected by addiction that we consider the role of trauma and can facilitate a looking back so the person and whānau can move forward.
To register and find further information on this conference please visit: https://www.cuttingedgeconference.org.nz/