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This half-day Lecture by Zoe Lodrick will include:
Basic human needs: • what 'good enough' parenting/development/childhood looks like • the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on the concept of 'good enough' • the often profound consequences when ACEs are multiple and/or repeated.
The neurobiology of threat: • the developing brain • the specific vulnerabilities of children and teenagers to psychological trauma forming and 'deforming' their developing brain and 'self' • why people do not usually react in ‘logical’ or ‘active’ ways when faced with intimate interpersonal threat • the impact of the lack of understanding of why the person did not behave ‘logically and actively’, on the individual/ him or herself (resulting in guilt, shame and feelings of responsibility and ultimately, potentially a lack of or inaccurate/incomplete disclosure), and potentially, on their interactions with those around them • how and why people become vulnerable to repeated victimisation • how and why victims' can become ensnared with an abuser (perhaps not recognising themselves to be victims) and/or appear to repeat patterns of abuse in multiple relationships (basic attachment and object relations theory will be used to explain this).
Unmet needs remain 'needs': • when ACEs are not recognised and addressed in a timely manner the traumatic legacy can be significant and impact every area of an individuals' life for decades. “Time” (so the saying goes), “is a healer”. I disagree, if something is broken recognising it as such and doing what is required to mend it is usually - in my experience - what is required. Without intervention broken things often become more so with “time”, not less • recognising that significant vulnerability to repeated exploitation abuse and harm is an almost inevitable consequence of repeated, unaddressed ACEs • understanding that what is often perceived to be the 'problem' may in fact be a symptom of, or indeed the 'answer' the person has found to the actual problem (which is almost assuredly the persons' experience of ACEs). • understanding what is required from the professional to better support people.