Trauma and the Effects of Victimization

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In this three hour workshop held at Ferndale Institution with staff, prisoners and volunteers, Dr. Solanto speaks about trauma and how it affects our body, brain, feelings and relationships.  He explains why trauma affects people differently and brings to light the kinds of individual and societal responses that can be most helpful.   Workshop sponsored by Joe Solanto and Heartspeak Productions.   (2 DVD set 3hr. 5 min. 2007 )

Before coming to BC in the early 90's, Dr. Solanto served as a School Psychologist in the public schools of New York for 18 years. He then completed a doctorate in psychology, and for seven years was the Director of a multi-disciplinary outpatient treatment centre for addictions and trauma. Since coming to Canada, Dr. Solanto has been teaching a wide variety of courses at the Justice Institute of BC and has developed and instructed the Justice Institute's Aboriginal Trauma Certificate Program in various Aboriginal communities in BC. In the past few years he has been working in First Nations communities throughout Canada, assisting with healing and training. He has also served as a consultant for the Federal Department of Justice, as well as for Corrections Services Canada, and currently provides consultation and training to a variety of organizations in BC and other provinces. He can be reached at