Intergenerational Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences
This two day event brings together leading international and local experts to examine in detail how patterns of addictive, anxious or depressive behaviour can pass from generation to generation.
It explores learned behaviours and how they impact on long-term mental health and differentiates between these learned behaviours and inherited physiology at the genetic level Join us at Titanic Belfast to find out the latest research and findings on Intergenerational Trauma and the biopsychosocial effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. New and ongoing research is revealing the role of epigenetics in a variety of human disorders and serious diseases.
Dr Rachel Yehuda is Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Director of the Traumatic Stress Studies Division at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. She will describe what epigenetics means to the health of the world and how we can break these destructive cycles. Other confirmed speakers include Dr Karen Treisman and Prof Siobhan O'Neill who, amongst others, will be presenting on the key factors, causes and outcomes of these most prescient issues. Understanding these issues and what we can do about it will be the key to moving forward from Northern Ireland's Troubled past and into a healthier, happier, and more cohesive society.