The FLA OHT and partners are inviting you to an accredited course to learn about ‘Trauma-Informed Approaches in Primary Care. All Primary Care Community are invited, including family doctors, nurse practitioners, and other health and wellness providers. 

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: In-person at Kingston Community Health Centres, 263 Weller Avenue

Description: Connect with colleagues and community partners while learning about trauma-informed care, its importance in our health-care system and how this aligns with the Health Homes model that we are building together. In the morning from 8:30 am - 1 pm, Teach Resilience will lead a session on trauma-informed care and building resilience. For the afternoon, KCHC physicians Mary Rowland and Rupa Patel will discuss how to apply trauma-informed care concepts into practice. 

The day's events are in partnership with Kingston Community Health Centres' (KCHC) Pathway to Education program / Teach Resilience social enterprise and the Ontario Medical Association.

Contact: Ellen McGarity-Shipley at ellenms@kchc.ca 

Cost: $25 registration fee

Registration: Register by May 15 at Eventbrite HERE

Food/beverages: Complimentary breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages will be offered throughout the day. 

Capacity: up to 60 people can attend

Certification: This 1-credit-per-group Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Queen's University for up to 6 Mainpro+ credits. Official certificates from Queen’s University will be provided after course completion. All healthcare professionals from the primary care community are welcome to join both sessions. 

Learning objectives: By the end of the day participants will be able to:

  • Explain what ACEs are and how they impact health outcomes
  • Identify common presentations of trauma in primary care
  • List six effective pillars to support those living with ACEs
  • Evaluate possible triggers in their practice environments
  • Apply principles of trauma-informed care in their daily work
  • Demonstrate practical approaches to use with emotionally dysregulated adults



  • 8:30 to 8:45: Welcome and introductions/overview of the day
  • 8:45 to 10:15: Teach Resilience part 1-includes discussion periods
  • 10:15 to 10:45: Coffee break
  • 10:45 to 12:15:  Teach Resilience part 2-includes discussion periods
  • 12:15 to 1: Lunch

Afternoon (trauma-informed care in practice)

  • 1:00 to 2:00:  Applying the principles of trauma informed care in your practice
  • 2:00 to 2:30:  Reflective exercise – how trauma-informed is my current practice? - reflection and journaling
  • 2:30 to 2:45: Coffee break
  • 2:45 to 3:30: Common presentations of trauma in the primary care office (Case-based small group discussions)
  • 3:30 to 4:15: Implementing practical tools to support individuals and build resilience-break out groups