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The New Zealand Trauma Conference - Ōtautahi | Christchurch

January 27, 2023 at 11:01 AM

From the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse -


27 February - 1 March 2023


Riccarton Park Function Centre, 165 Racecourse Road, Ōtautahi | Christchurch


Frontiers of Hope


$300 - $1100 + gst - see website for details.

This conference aims to bring world leaders in healing trauma and combine this with profound insights from Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Register for this event 

Aims of the conference

  • Learn how to prevent trauma from occurring by having the courage to speak up when we know something is not right. ​
  • Learn the latest research around how Positive Childhood experiences can mitigate the effects of trauma. ​
  • Discover the latest neuroscience of how trauma can affect the mind and the body. ​
  • Learn about the latest insights and techniques for healing a wide range of trauma.


  • Sir Mark Solomon (Ngāi Tahu), Chair of the Oranga Tamariki Ministerial Advisory Board
  • Ed Tronick, PhD, Director of Child Development Unit, Distinguished Professor at University of Massachusetts, Boston and Lecturer at Harvard School of Medicine
  • Marilyn Davillier, Co-Director and Curriculum Coordinator for the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program
  • Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and the director of the PTSD research unit at the University of Western Ontario
  • Stephen Porges, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University
  • Sue Carter, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist and Rudy Professor Emerita of Biology at Indiana University and Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia
  • Stephen Trzeciak, MD, MPH, physician scientist, professor and chair of medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and the chief of medicine at Cooper University Health Care
  • Robert Sege, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he directs a new Center for Community-engaged Medicine.


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