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ACEs Summit 2019

On May 9th, the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Community of Practice, was pleased to host the 2nd successful ACEs Summit in the province supported by the Shared Care Committee. See resources from the event below.


View photos from the day here (login: ACES, password: ACES) 



SPECIAL GUEST PROFILES - Liz Huntley & Dr Gabor Maté


Event Presentations

Success Stories


1. Primary Care

Empowering Patients with ACEs - Dr Tahmeena Ali

2. Ministry of Children and Family Development

Complex Care & Intervention (CCI) Program Review - Dr Kirk Austin

3. RCMP/Police

The Delta Police & the Tsawwassen First Nation - Mike Grandia

4. School/Education

The Cariboo Journey Towards a Trauma Informed School - Troy Forcier

5. Perinatal Care

Pathways to Healing Partnership; Breaking Intergenerational Trauma Through Attachment - Jan Ference


Keynote Speakers

The Healing Power of Fostering Resiliency – Liz Huntley



Addressing ACEs in Your Primary Care Practice: Introduction – Dr Bruce Hobson, Dr Rob Lehman, Dr Linda Uyeda, Dr Lawrence Yang


Addressing ACEs in Your Primary Care Practice: Advanced – Dr Tahmeena Ali, Dr Hayley Broker, Jennifer Mervyn, Dr Ashnoor Nagji, Dr Shirley Sze


ACEs & Indigenous Peoples – Dr Terri Aldred, Lucy Barney

Breakout 2.3 - ACEs & Indigenous Peoples (Desktop, Web, Mobile)

Taming the Hungry Ghost: Addiction from Heroin to Workaholism, A Trauma-Informed Perspective – Dr Gabor Mate

Handout: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts - The Four Steps Plus One

Handout: Taming the Hungry Ghosts - A Biopsychosocial Approach to Addiction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Patients & Providers – Dr Janice McLaughlin


PM Presentation with Ministries

Next Steps – Locally, Regionally, Provincially

                - Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions: Kelley Veillette, Connie Carter

                - Ministry of Health: Roxanne Blemings

                - Preventure Program: Dr David Smith

                - Ministry of Education: Roxanne Blemings (obo. Martin Breuhan)

                - BC Children’s Hospital: Dr Jana Davidson

                - ACEs: GPAC Guidelines, PSP, Dentistry, Obstetrics, Corrections, Best Brains Exchange: Jennifer Mervyn

ACEs Summit 2019 - Next Steps Locally, Regionally, Provincially (Desktop, Web, Mobile)



For ACEs resources and articles, take a look at our ACEs folder in the Collaborative Toolbox here


Questions? Please contact Eileen Janel at

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