Speaking

 

Kendall Alaimo's Address at The United Nations General Assembly

 

Kendall's Address at The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation Think Tank in Berlin, Germany (Clip)

 

Kendall's Online Address from New York City During the #Seats4Survivors UN Side Event During The United Nations High- Level Meeting on the Appraisal of The Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (Clip)

 

A Clip from Kendall's Online Address at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) and The Inter-Agency Coordination Group Against Trafficking's (ICAT) World Day Against Trafficking Event

 

Kendall's Artist talk at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

 

Kendall giving her Trauma Talk at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (clip)

 

TRAUMA TALK

Kendall Alaimo explores trauma across the life span, dissects common roadblocks to applying current treatment modalities, and provides clinical solutions to complex trauma care. She illustrates how pediatric trauma affects neurodevelopment and discusses the science behind the brain's response to traumatic lived experience. Kendall exposes the unique symptomatology of complex trauma - which often results in misdiagnoses and suicides. She believes that the application of existing tools for trauma repair must be reconceptualized to aid in building thriving lives for impacted individuals and communities.

 

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a 150 billion dollar industry with global security implications. Child sex trafficking survivor and international activist Kendall Alaimo discusses various types of trafficking and the factors increasing vulnerability in specific populations. Through the lenses of trauma and dehumanization, she passionately advocates for better clinical and aftercare services for survivors. How do we treat dehumanization? How do we support survivors in being whole and human? Attendees will learn the span of modern day slavery, how to recognize it, respond and take action.

 

Suicide Prevention

Kendall Alaimo believes that recognizing and treating trauma, talking openly and responsibly about suicide, and building community that witnesses the suffering of others can prevent the 800,000 completed suicides globally each year. As Kendall notes, “We cannot exist if we don’t belong - and if we don’t belong, we cannot exist.” Included are how to: recognize signs of suicidal thinking and behavior, start the conversation, respond with compassion, and provide needed intervention.

 

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

As a survivor herself, Kendall Alaimo understands child sexual abuse. Statistically, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by the age of 18. Kendall provides insights into prevention and early pediatric trauma intervention. She links this abuse to subsequent PTSD and comorbid addiction, eating disorders, self injury and depression in adults. Kendall provides real life clinical examples by sharing her pediatric and adult treatment records and presenting her life story as a clinical case study. She highlights clinical signs that often go unnoticed, unreported or misdiagnosed.

 

"Kendall Alaimo is not only extremely knowledgeable and qualified to
speak on trauma, but she is also a relatable and engaging speaker. She takes
the time to share her personal experiences and how they have affected her
and guided her into her speaking profession. A road that was no doubt
challenging, but it is easy to see Kendall's ability to use that adversity
to fuel her passion to help others. Kendall was easy to work with and
adapted her presentation to our audience. We would highly suggest her as a
subject matter expert and key note speaker on trauma."

Megan Osborne
SHARP Program Manager
United States Army