CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - November 10, 2016) - A new partnership between the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) and the University of Calgary's Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education will study the impact of child abuse on the developing brain. The goal is to use a scientific approach to understand which interventions work best to mitigate the impact of child abuse, to compare the impact of childhood sexual abuse to that of other forms of childhood trauma, and to understand why some children are more resilient than others.
WHAT: News conference followed by one-on-one interviews.
WHEN: Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 11:15 a.m.
WHERE: Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, 400, 3820 24 Ave NW
Parking: Lot 53, adjacent to the Centre and facing the hand print. Parking payment is required.
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'
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About the Cumming School of Medicine
The University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine is a leader in health research, with an international reputation for excellence and innovation in health care research and education. We train the next generation of health practitioners, and take new treatments and diagnostic techniques from the laboratory to the patient, always keeping in mind our goal: Creating the Future of Health.
The medical school was created in 1967 and on June 17, 2014, was formally named the Cumming School of Medicine in recognition of Geoffrey Cumming's generous gift to the university.
For more information, visit cumming.ucalgary.ca, or follow us on Twitter @UCalgaryMed.
About The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education
The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education supports research and education into the early identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness, with a special emphasis on youth populations. Created by the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Department of Psychiatry, The Mathison Centre partners with the Cumming School of Medicine and other faculties at the University of Calgary to inform mental health care strategies in our community and offer new hope to families in Calgary, throughout Alberta and the world. mathison.ucalgary.ca.
About the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre
The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre is transforming how the current system responds to child abuse by using a ground-breaking model of integration with six partnering agencies. Together, these agencies provide early-intervention, assessment, investigation and treatment to children, youth and families impacted by the most severe and complex cases of child abuse. The power of the Centre is unleashed through integrated services -- the right support at the right time -- that reduce the long-term impact of trauma and enable children, youth and families to recover to lead healthy, productive lives.