Luminary Speaker Series: Dr. Robert Meeder

Submitted on Friday, 02/02/2024 - 12:56 pm

From ACEs to Relational Health – The Exceptional Importance of Early Childhood Experiences


March 27, 2024     |       10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.     |       Online     |     $35


Pathways to Prevention: A Centre for Childhood Trauma is excited to present their first Luminary Speaker Series of 2024, Dr. Robert Meeder! Join us online on March 27, 2024 to hear from Dr. Rob Meeder speak on the exceptional importance of early childhood experiences. 

Participants will walk away from this presentation with an:

  1. Understanding of why the standard medical model for mental health in children is often inadequate in explaining children’s behaviour. 
  2. Understanding of the role of attachment and trauma in infant mental health and how attachment patterns develop and mature over childhood and into adolescence. 
  3. An appreciation of the shift from trauma-informed care to relational healing-centered mental health care in children and youth and families. 

Post Event Reflective Practice Sessions


$100 (plus GST & service fee)     |       Online     |     2 sessions


Are you interested in participating in a reflective practice session related to Dr. Meeder’s presentation?

In our fast-paced world, dedicating time to slow down and reflect can be a challenge. Reflective practice is the process of thinking about our actions and can enable us to enhance our work in meaningful ways. We are offering a 2 session reflective practice for those who attend Dr. Meeder’s talk, From ACEs to Relational Health – The Exceptional Importance of Early Childhood Experiences.

These sessions are one-hour sessions and will provide an opportunity for dedicated reflection, hosted by a facilitator trained in the Neurosequential Model in Reflection and Supervision.

Dates: April 15, 2024 & May 17, 2024

About Dr. Robert Meeder

Dr. Rob Meeder is a pediatrician with a practice devoted entirely to families, children and youth with mental health difficulties. He completed his medical training at McMaster University (Hamilton) and pediatrics at Western University (London) and worked as a general pediatrician for 12 years before switching to mental health.

In 2020 he started the Family, Child and Youth Mental Health Program at Waypoint Centre For Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene, Ontario serving a large portion of Central Ontario. He currently serves as the Medical Director. Rob is actively involved with the Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion Program at Sick Kids and believes that mental health has its foundations in the early years, is enhanced by health relationships, and is ideally supported in communities.

Rob has been interviewed on CBC, CTV, local media outlets and numerous podcasts and is the co-host of the Smart Family Podcast. He is currently completing a Fellowship in Early Relational Health at UMass Chan Medical School, as well as training in the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. He resides in Orillia, Ontario with his wife Rose and four teenage children.