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January 2019

Transforming the Experience of Aging through Direct Research Connections to Public Health Outcomes

2019-01-22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar

Dr. Parminder Raina will describe the research in aging conducted at McMaster University and how this research can be used to drive public and policy impact. Providing examples of community-based research projects that are currently underway, Dr. Raina will describe how knowledge translation tools like the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal can be used to influence the lives of today’s older adults. This session provides an overview of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging…

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North American Cannabis Summit

2019-01-28 @ 8:00 am - 2019-01-30 @ 5:00 pm
Los Angeles CA

The 2019 North American Cannabis Summit is an objective forum to address public health, science, and health equity in this time of expanding cannabis decriminalization, medical use, and legalization of recreational use. The 2019 Summit is scheduled for January 28-30, 2019, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California. The 2017 National Cannabis Summit, held in Denver, Colorado, was the first forum in the U.S. to convene a cross-state discussion of policy, regulatory, and governance issues related to…

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Dealing with Resistance in Treatment: Getting Unstuck

2019-01-29 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

One of the most common reasons for poor outcome, early termination or even open hostility in sessions is related to a wall existing between the client and the service provider. This wall is known as “resistance.” Attempting to tear down the wall can lead to further distance being created in the therapeutic relationship, early termination or regression. Resistance is a response to a perceived threat. When we find that a client is not moving towards goal achievement, resistance may be…

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Short-Term Interventions to Initiate Meaningful Change

2019-01-31 @ 9:30 am - 2019-02-01 @ 4:00 pm
Brockville

This workshop will focus on the theory and practical applications of short-term interventions in a variety of settings with the intention of maximizing impact and initiating meaningful change in short periods of time. This training seeks to bypass some of the systemic barriers associated with long-term counseling models (i.e. access, finances, social stigma) by offering an introduction to short-term interventions that are engaging, positive, impactful and can be implemented in many non-traditional settings. Using the principals and techniques of Solution…

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Demystifying Dementia – Lessons from research and community programming

2019-01-31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Catharines

Please join us for a free talk as part of Brock University’s Centre for Lifespan Development Research and the Faculty of Applied Health Science's community Speaker Series Who: Anyone interested in learning more about dementia - General public, policy makers, organizations, educators, practitioners, etc.

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February 2019

Trauma and Its Impact on Black Youth

2019-02-08 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Toronto

Ontario’s Black Youth Action Plan seeks to restore equitable outcomes for Black youth who experience barriers to education, employment and health as a result of poverty and racism. In Toronto and many Ontario communities, Black children and youth are disproportionately represented in the child welfare, mental health and youth justice systems. Efforts to address this disparity may be ineffective if they fail to acknowledge the impact of racism – historic and present-day – and the resulting trauma. Historic trauma –…

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Trauma Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength [Ottawa]

2019-02-11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional…

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Assessing & Treating Adolescents with High-Risk Behaviours

2019-02-11 @ 9:30 am - 2019-02-12 @ 4:00 pm
Woodstock

Adolescent high-risk behaviour (violence, aggression, sexual offending, etc.) is a serious public health concern. Service providers working with this population must have a sound understanding of factors related to both emerging and latent violent/aggressive characteristics that are associated with recidivism. Increasingly, treatment to address these problems is occupying other sectors outside of mental health – public health and youth justice are two examples. This workshop will provide understanding and guidance from the perspective of an experienced clinician and program director…

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Trauma Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength [Toronto]

2019-02-12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toronto

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional…

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Trauma Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength [London]

2019-02-14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
London

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional…

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Understanding Trauma: Essential Training for Direct Support Professionals

2019-02-14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St. Catharines

People with developmental disabilities experience mental health issues as a result of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect in greater numbers than the general public, yet there is little assessment, treatment or support. There is often a failure to recognize the nature of trauma in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Histories of abuse may be overlooked and instead behavioural presentations of trauma may be attributed to non-compliance, behavioural disorders, or psychiatric disorders, and as…

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Working with Clinically Complex Children and Families, Case-based Consultation

2019-02-19 @ 9:30 am - 2019-02-20 @ 4:00 pm
Toronto

“My client has experienced multiple traumas, where do I start?” “My client is too anxious to come in. What’s the plan?” “When the client has learning disabilities and ADHD, how do we do exposures?” If you are struggling issues like these, then this workshop might be the answer for you. An explosion of trauma-focused research over the past two decades has contributed to a rich and dynamic knowledge base. The current challenge for both novice and experienced clinicians is knowing…

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Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth – Issues and Strategies [Ottawa]

2019-02-25 @ 9:00 am - 2019-02-26 @ 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

Self-injury refers to deliberate, self-inflicted tissue damage such as cutting or burning. Self-injury has reached alarming proportions among our youth; studies show that 14-24% of adolescents and young adults have engaged in this behaviour at least once, with a quarter of these reporting current, chronic self-injury. Helpers are increasingly encountering young people who are involved with self-injury. This workshop will assist participants in understanding the experience and motivations of adolescents who intentionally injure themselves. In addition, practical strategies for working…

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Ontario Shores Mental Health Conference

2019-02-26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Whitby

Research and Innovation in Mental Health across the Lifespan: Empower, Engage, Educate Conference Themes: Recovery Co-Design Technology Clinical Care Measurement Workplace and Wellness Developmental Psychology System Change

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Trauma Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength [Thunder Bay]

2019-02-27 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thunder Bay

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional…

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Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth – Issues and Strategies [Toronto]

2019-02-27 @ 9:00 am - 2019-02-28 @ 4:00 pm
Toronto

Self-injury refers to deliberate, self-inflicted tissue damage such as cutting or burning. Self-injury has reached alarming proportions among our youth; studies show that 14-24% of adolescents and young adults have engaged in this behaviour at least once, with a quarter of these reporting current, chronic self-injury. Helpers are increasingly encountering young people who are involved with self-injury. This workshop will assist participants in understanding the experience and motivations of adolescents who intentionally injure themselves. In addition, practical strategies for working…

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The Ethics of Helping – Boundaries and Relationships [Thunder Bay]

2019-02-28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thunder Bay

It is very common for anyone working in the helping profession to encounter ethical dilemmas. Ethics are at the heart of competent and effective practice for anyone in the helping field. This workshop is designed to give individuals and organizations an opportunity to review common principles and standards for ethical practice that are relevant for their settings. Participants will practice using an ethical decision-making process to work through common areas of ethical concerns and leave with a stronger awareness of…

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March 2019

The Ethics of Helping – Boundaries and Relationships [Ottawa]

2019-03-04 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada

It is very common for anyone working in the helping profession to encounter ethical dilemmas. Ethics are at the heart of competent and effective practice for anyone in the helping field. This workshop is designed to give individuals and organizations an opportunity to review common principles and standards for ethical practice that are relevant for their settings. Participants will practice using an ethical decision-making process to work through common areas of ethical concerns and leave with a stronger awareness of…

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The Ethics of Helping – Boundaries and Relationships [Toronto]

2019-03-05 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Toronto

It is very common for anyone working in the helping profession to encounter ethical dilemmas. Ethics are at the heart of competent and effective practice for anyone in the helping field. This workshop is designed to give individuals and organizations an opportunity to review common principles and standards for ethical practice that are relevant for their settings. Participants will practice using an ethical decision-making process to work through common areas of ethical concerns and leave with a stronger awareness of…

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The Ethics of Helping – Boundaries and Relationships [London]

2019-03-07 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
London

It is very common for anyone working in the helping profession to encounter ethical dilemmas. Ethics are at the heart of competent and effective practice for anyone in the helping field. This workshop is designed to give individuals and organizations an opportunity to review common principles and standards for ethical practice that are relevant for their settings. Participants will practice using an ethical decision-making process to work through common areas of ethical concerns and leave with a stronger awareness of…

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