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January 2021

High-Risk Substance Use and Overdose Among Youth Conference

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The rising numbers of young people with high-risk substance use, especially suffering from overdose, is alarming. Adolescence and young adulthood (under the age of 25) is the period of highest incidence and greatest impact of mental health and substance use disorders, yet there are no youth-specific services in place. Further, youth are not benefiting from and are often excluded from most adult harm reduction and treatment services. We know that good and effective care for youth needs to address their…

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Workplace Wellness: Self-Care Strategies to Face the Ongoing Uncertainty

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - January 26 @ 3:30 pm
$67.80 – $84.75

The second wave of COVID-19 as we head into winter is impacting many. We know the role of those supporting others can be rewarding, challenging and exhausting and this was true before Covid-19 became everyone’s personal and professional reality. The shifting sands and duration of the pandemic is taking its toll on many. Share and learn with other professionals and identify self-care methods unique to you to deploy as needed.

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Mobilizing virtual mental health care services during a pandemic

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

This session offers guidance to leaders seeking to implement, scale and sustain virtual mental health care and services. The panel will: discuss opportunities provided by digital technology to rethink current service design and deliverydiscuss different organizations’ digital health capabilities (e.g., policy and decision-making, and workforce capacity and competencyexamine how to engage with mental health care technology innovationsexplore actions, strategies and tools for managing an organization’s digital transformation

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In Between the Missing and Murdered: The Need for Indigenous Led Responses to Human Trafficking

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 2021-01-27 at 1:00 pm

$135.60 – $169.50

Indigenous girls, two-spirit and trans women are the most vulnerable population for human sex trafficking, they access mainstream services the least, and present with the most complex trauma and life circumstances. Based on research, learn how this trafficking and exploitation manifests for Indigenous youth, what it constitutes, where it takes place, and what the risk factors are. This training focuses on the voices of those who have been trafficked and the people who attempt to assist them, and offers pathways…

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Bell Let’s Talk Day

January 28
Free

Now more than ever, every action counts. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

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Managing Virtual Burnout for Online Providers

January 28 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free – $35

This webinar will go over the impacts of burnout as it relates to compartmentalizing extra exhaustion of video work in terms of absence of social cues and micro-expressions. As well as considering specifics in working from home and the fundamentals of self-care. This Webinar is FREE for Registered Social Workers, Registered Social Service Workers and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs: Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs, you may…

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First Stage Trauma Treatment

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, happening 3 times

$59 – $99

This interactive, engaging workshop series will explore new ways for participants to integrate trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive practices into their work and workplace. Participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice safety and stabilization techniques that they can then share with clients. Learning Objectives How to recognize trauma symptomsStrengthen and build on trauma-informed practicesExplore how to create a safe and therapeutic environmentLearn about the connection between trauma and addictionsReview trauma-informed skillsExplore Vicarious Trauma - how to take care of you

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Ontario student mental health: Survey results and panel discussion

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Join the next EENet webinar featuring CAMH researchers and representatives from School Mental Health Ontario and Kids Help Phone.The panelists will provide:mental health highlights from the 2019 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS)context on the current mental health experiences of students in Ontario and Canada in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Not Created Equal – Virtual Treatments for Mental Health in a Socially Distanced World

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The last year has been unlike any other. The pandemic has put a spotlight on the importance of health and wellness in an increasingly socially distanced world. Although in-person support is not currently available, there has been huge growth in digital mental health apps and treatment platforms. While it is encouraging to see more accessible help being offered to those struggling with mental health and addiction, how much do we know about these programs? In a sea of options, it…

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Frontline Training: Working with Hard to Engage Clients

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 2021-02-04 at 1:00 pm

$150

Are you a frontline professional? Do you work with clients who you struggle to engage?Join us for a 2-part virtual workshop for professionals working with individuals who are experiencing serious and persistent mental health issues, including psychotic disorders. This workshop aims to support frontline professionals to better engage and communicate with clients struggling with day-to-day functioning, cope with anger and aggression, and set professional boundaries. The workshop consists of two virtual sessions: Each session will provide education, support, and tools…

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Opening Up: Creating Healing Spaces for Young Black Men

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

How can we create safe spaces for young Black men to speak openly about their mental health, seek support, and move towards wellness? Join us for a screening of the short film, The Zeta Project (2020). The film tells the story of a young Black man who is searching for ways to understand and cope with his mental health, including his struggle, with openness without judgement. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, Soch Nwakaeze and Eben Odonkor, and other special…

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February 2021

Essential Tools for Managing Chronic Pain, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Leveraging internet resources

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free – $50

Optimal management of patients with chronic pain, mental health or substance use disorders calls for a multimodal approach, but finding accessible, affordable resources for patients can be a struggle. Patients readily use the internet for health information and advice, which may not be accurate or evidence-based. Offering specific recommendations for critically reviewed sites and programs can complement traditional approaches to patient education and enhance patients’ engagement in their long-term self-management. Using a case-based approach, we will highlight clinician tools and…

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Vicarious Trauma: Strategies for Resilience

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$219 – $249

Helpers regularly encounter stories and symptoms of trauma in their roles. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma goes beyond burnout or fatigue. The toll of witnessing intense human experiences and emotions can contribute to a negative transformation of a helper’s own sense of safety, and of being competent and purposeful. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both…

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Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Forum 2021 – Forum d’échange des connaissances sur le cannabis 2021

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The Cannabis Knowledge Exchange Forum is the national event that will bring together policy-makers, researchers, professionals working in primary care, mental health and addictions, public health, education and social services to share the latest research and information, to promote evidence-informed practices, and to explore experiences and needs of diverse groups of youth with regards to non-medical cannabis use in the Canadian context. Objectives Apply an intersectionality lens to explore and address the variety of intersecting factors influencing non-medical cannabis use…

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First Stage Trauma Treatment

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, happening 3 times

$59 – $99

This interactive, engaging workshop series will explore new ways for participants to integrate trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive practices into their work and workplace. Participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice safety and stabilization techniques that they can then share with clients. Learning Objectives How to recognize trauma symptomsStrengthen and build on trauma-informed practicesExplore how to create a safe and therapeutic environmentLearn about the connection between trauma and addictionsReview trauma-informed skillsExplore Vicarious Trauma - how to take care of you

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Frontline Training: Working with Hard to Engage Clients

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 2021-02-04 at 1:00 pm

$150

Are you a frontline professional? Do you work with clients who you struggle to engage?Join us for a 2-part virtual workshop for professionals working with individuals who are experiencing serious and persistent mental health issues, including psychotic disorders. This workshop aims to support frontline professionals to better engage and communicate with clients struggling with day-to-day functioning, cope with anger and aggression, and set professional boundaries. The workshop consists of two virtual sessions: Each session will provide education, support, and tools…

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When All The Time You Have Is Now: Walk-in Clinics and Single Session Therapy

February 5 @ 9:00 am - February 6 @ 4:00 pm
$425

Walk-in clinics and other forms of quick access to services have become a key part of the landscape of service delivery in Ontario as outlined in the policy paper, “No More, No Less: Brief Mental Health Services for Children and Youth" (Duvall, J., Young, K.,Kays-Burden, A.,2012). Narrative therapy ideas and practices provide therapists with ways of quickly engaging people in deeply meaningful and useful conversations. These practices are a perfect fit for settings in which just a brief encounter with…

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Harm Reduction: A Framework for Change, Choice, and Control

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$219 – $249

Harm reduction is an approach to help people explore their relationship with substances and behaviours. It works to reduce and mitigate damage and pain, and offers strategies to increase and promote safety, choice, and control. Harm reduction moves away from traditional understandings of “addiction” as a disease, and responses that are based on assumed morality and abstinence, or fear and punishment. This workshop explores the principles of harm reduction, how it works, and to whom it may apply. Participants will…

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The Role of Self-Compassion in Challenging Times

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50

Please join us for a virtual workshop that will explore the need for self-compassion as a foundation for supporting both ourselves and others in this very difficult environment. As the stressors increase, so does our own vulnerability which could have a negative impact on our health and may eventually lead to burn-out. This workshop will cover topics such as: self-care, boundaries, mindfulness, sleep and the impact of media on our overall health. We will also discuss some of the challenges…

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Addictions and Mental Illness: Working with Co-occurring Disorders

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$219 – $249

Many people who struggle with mental illness also struggle with an addiction. Recovery from both of these issues is complicated because they affect each other and are intertwined. Helpers may often be at a loss for where to start – did the addiction cause the mental illness, did the mental illness cause the addiction, or is there something else leading to both? This workshop provides a framework for working systemically with both issues at the same time. Participants will explore…

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