The Waterfront Inn

The Waterfront Inn
Burlington, ON
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Becoming Trauma Informed for Organizations


Barb Ward
Lori Gill
Julia Greenbaum
Alison Peck

Barb Ward, MSW, RSW.

Barbara is a leading expert in children’s mental health with over 20 years’ experience in the field. Her training and knowledge of child and youth trauma encompasses family violence, abuse and neglect, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and children’s mental health. She has presented across Canada on how trauma impacts children’s wellness including their social, emotional, spiritual and physical development, in addition to their ability to learn.

  Barb Ward

This includes working from the perspective of post traumatic growth, positive psychology, intergenerational trauma and a child rights lens.  Barbara’s presentations also focus on the significance of providing a trauma-informed system that is responsive to the needs of children, youth and their families. 
Barbara is currently the Mental Health Lead with the Waterloo Region District School Board, influencing the education system as it attends to student mental wellness.
Among her significant previous positions in a large Children’s Mental Health organization, Barbara served as the Director of Services- Children’s Mental Health, and Manager-Child and Family Therapy Program where she provided clinical leadership to intensive services, including the school, residential, clinical, respite, and per diem programs.  As a Child and Family Therapist, she led families and treatment teams in creating and operationalizing effective treatment interventions that attended to the client’s wellness, resilience and trauma healing.

Barbara is a member of The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), and holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Wilfrid Laurier University as well as an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from University of Waterloo.  She has specialized training in Heart-Centred Hypnotherapy (Wellness Institute, Seattle) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF CBT). 

Barbara is a current PhD student in Social Construction with the Taos Institute and Vrije University Brussels, Belgium.




Lori Gill, founder and lead therapist at the Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing is a Psychotherapist, Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) and Trainer, and former Psychology Professor with 15 years of experience working with children, youth, and adults.

Lori currently maintains membership with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). 

Lori Gill

She has experience working within various professional organizations specializing in child, youth, and adult counselling.  Treatment focus areas include trauma, attachment, mental health, addictions, eating disorders, wellness, and education.  

Lori has been providing trauma intervention for several years to children through to adults inclusive of individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with great success. Lori has provided trauma therapy within the following clinical settings: hospital out-patient eating disorders program, addictions counselling, foster care residential settings, in developmental services organizations, and in private practice.  Single and historical trauma experiences treated varied from military involvement, abandonment, attachment, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, domestic violence, rape, women in the industry, addictions, and loss.  She has worked with children ages 2+ through to adults of all ages, many of which have a history of complex trauma (more than 4 significant trauma events).

Lori is an engaging and sought after presenter and facilitates a variety of training workshops including Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace; Trauma's Impact on Learning and Behaviours, Trauma-Informed Child Welfare; Healing the Helper: Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Intervention; Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention; Stress; Attachment and Conscious Parenting; Eating Disorders; and Creative Counselling Approaches. Lori is a certified trainer, consultant supervisor, and presenter for the National Institute for Trauma and Loss and provides the following training: Trauma and Addiction; Children of Trauma; Structured Sensory Interventions; Counselling at Risk Youth; and Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma.  Allow us to create a custom training to meet the needs of your workplace, community event, or parent group.

Lori provides consultation and supervision services as well as wellness therapy for helping professionals to prevent compassion fatigue.

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Julia Greenbaum - CAMH           pic soon
Julia was the energy behind the CAMH book Becoming Trauma Informed and has unique insight in to the the issues.    

Alison Peck - Alison has had success within York Region Abuse Program and helps other orgs on a consulting basis. Alison is based in York Region. 

Alison Peck

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