Trauma and Differential Diagnosis

This full-day practice forum will support and enhance the skills and knowledge required by health and community services professionals working with children, young people, and families.

It will consider and explore the at times overlapping presentations of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the context of a trauma history.

 

When:
Friday 17 November 2017

Where:
Wurundjeri Conference Room
Department of Health and Human Services
883 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, 3128

Cost: 
$220 (incl. GST)
Limited discounted student spots available.

Contact:
Tymur Hussein tymur.hussein@connections.org.au    

To book your ticket, click here. 

This event is fully catered.  Please indicate dietary requirements via trybooking.

Program

09:00 - Registrations Open
09:15 - Welcome Tymur Hussein
09:30 - Complex Trauma Vicky Nicholls
10:15 - ADHD Tim Doyle
11:00 - Morning Tea
11:20 - Case-Study
12:00 - Discussion
12:30 - Lunch
13:00 - FASD Prue Walker
13:45 - ASD Sonia Street
14:30 - Afternoon Tea
14:50 - Case Study 
15:30 - Discussion
16:00 - Close

Speakers

  • Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - Prue Walker
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Sonia Street
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – Tim Doyle
  • Complex Trauma - Vicky Nicholls

The speaker biography can be found here: Trauma and Differential Diagnosis Practice Forum Speaker Bio

*Connections UnitingCare has joined together with other community service organisations in Victoria and Tasmania to form a single organisation Uniting.

17 Nov 2017

Shine a light on road safety

Connections is playing a part in making our roads safer by supporting Shine a Light on Road Safety. The campaign aims to raise awareness, to stop deaths and injuries on our roads and to raise funds to support those impacted by road trauma.

Motorists are encouraged to turn on their headlights on Friday 6 May to demonstrate their commitment to road safety. This will happen on all freeways in the metro area thanks to Transurban, Connect East, VicRoads and the Western Freeway between Ballarat and the SA boarder will also have signage.

Landmarks will also be illuminated for the week or part thereof (including: Parliament House, AAMI Park, Bolte Bridge, State Library of Victoria, Geelong Carousel and Ballarat Town Hall). Watch the video here.

You can also participate in various community events:

  • Community Festival Friday 6 May at Traralgon Showgrounds from 6:00pm.
  • Walk Sunday 15 May at Jells Park, Mount Waverley at 11:00am. It's a short walk (2km and 5km options) with entertainment and a BBQ afterwards.

The aim of this event is to raise awareness and much needed funds for the Road Trauma Support Services Victoria (RTSSV), a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and wellbeing of Victorian road users. RTSSV provides counselling, information and support to people impacted by road trauma, and address attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.


Make a difference:

  • Share the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Use hashtag #shinealightonroadsafety on social media
  • Subscribe to the Shine a Light on Road Safety newsletter for updates
  • Download free resources in the Shine a Light on Road Safety toolkit, including posters, adverts and flyers
  • Fundraise to support Road Trauma Support Services Victoria campaigns
  • Partnerships: find out how your organisation can help Shine a Light on Road Safety for 2016

Road trauma continues to have a devastating impact on the whole community. We can all play a role in reducing road trauma by shining a light on dangerous behaviours and highlighting ways our friends and family can keep themselves safe.” – Doug Fryer, Road Policing Assistant Commissioner.


Supporting the community:
If you have been impacted by road trauma contact the RTSSV for free information, support and counselling on 1300 367 797.

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