Childhood Trauma

We invite you on an exploration of the intricate interplay between early life experiences and adult mental wellness. Through this workshop, we will unravel the profound impact of childhood family dysfunction and traumatic events such as abuse and neglect, shedding light on their enduring effects well into adulthood.

By the workshop's conclusion, attendees will emerge equipped with a foundational understanding of the links between childhood adversity and adult well-being. With this knowledge, attendees will be better able to foster genuine empathy and support for individuals who have faced such adversities. Join us as we cultivate resilience and compassion together.

Learning Objectives
• Recognise the various forms of childhood trauma and adversity
• Identify common signs of mental distress from childhood adversity
• Understand the neurological and psychological mechanisms underlying these links
• Learn how to create a supportive environment and provide appropriate resources for such individuals

Who Should Attend
• Community professionals (counsellors, therapists, social workers, support workers, medical professionals) who work with adults with difficult childhoods
• Educators and youth workers who wish to learn more about mitigating the impact of childhood trauma
• Individuals with a personal or professional interest in trauma informed care
• Anyone interested in understanding the intersection of childhood trauma and adult mental health for personal or professional development


Dr Matthew Lim
DClinPsy (Clinical Psychology), DPhil
Dr Matthew Lim is no stranger to supporting adults with severe emotional and social difficulties, and a history of childhood adversities, having worked in inpatient and outpatient public mental health services for many years. He is also a registered practitioner psychologist and clinical supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society.

Ms. Jacinda Tan
MA (Applied Psychology), BA Hons (Social Science) in Social Work
Jacinda has worked in the social service sector for more than 15 years with a main focus in both children and youths. Her rehabilitation and protection work has covered youth-at-risk, protection of children, offending youths and adults, including those with mental illness. She currently leads a team at work and supervises social work interns.


Long-Term Effects of Trauma: From Childhood to Adulthood

DATE: Saturday, 1 June 2024
TIME: 9.30am–12.30pm
VENUE: Asian Pastoral Institute, 20 Aljunied Road, Singapore 389805

FEE: $40 / Pax

(Registration closes on 29 May 2024)

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For enquiries, please contact Sam Leow at 6304 3782 or email