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February 2019

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

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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

February 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Port Colborne Port Colborne, ON Canada + Google Map

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

February 19 @ 9:30 am - February 20 @ 4:00 pm

“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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Ontario Prescription Opioid Tool: A How-To Guide for Policy and Practice

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Monitoring trends and patterns of opioid prescriptions and the associated risks has become a provincial and national priority. The Ontario Prescription Opioid Tool allows public access to data related to indicators for opioid prescribing in the province from 2012 onwards using data from the Narcotics Monitoring System (NMS) housed at ICES. This data captures all opioid prescriptions dispensed in retail pharmacies across Ontario. The tool also includes information on pharmacy-dispensed naloxone, a program introduced in June 2016 in the province,…

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Joe Roberts: From Skidrow to CEO

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free
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Harm Reduction in Practice

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$30

An in-depth look at harm reduction as a foundational model for health and social services. This interactive multimedia course will invite participants to engage in several core principles that comprise harm reduction as related to substance use. Through large and small group discussion and various group and individual exercises, participants will cultivate a more concrete understanding of harm reduction and work to develop an assortment of tools and strategies to better implement harm reduction practically in their professional and personal…

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Strategies to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harms and Costs in Canada

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

The Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) are pleased to present findings from the Canadian Alcohol Policy Evaluation (CAPE) project. Building on the report released in 2013, the CAPE project provides a rigorous assessment of whether evidence-based alcohol policies were being implemented in each of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories as well as by the Federal government as of 2017. During this webinar participants will learn about: high-level findings and…

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Animal-Assisted Interventions – More Than Pet Visits

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Trenton Trenton, ON Canada + Google Map

Studies have shown that Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) have a positive effect on physical, emotional and social development (Friesen, 2009). AAI is used in therapeutic settings for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder or pervasive developmental disorder and for emotional or behavioural disorders. Interactions with animals promote outward focus, inner calm, multi-sensory learning and social bonding. Animals offer non-judgement and acceptance — essential for people with unique needs. Practitioners and therapists may be curious about the clinical applications of using…

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

February 25 @ 9:00 am - March 1 @ 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

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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]

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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]

February 27 @ 9:00 am - March 3 @ 4:00 pm

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]

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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]

March 4 @ 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]

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Suggestibility in the Criminal Justice System: An Advanced Overview with Implications for Criminal Justice, Forensic Mental Health, and Legal Professionals

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar on Suggestibility in the Criminal Justice System: An Advanced Overview with Implications for Criminal Justice, Forensic Mental Health, and Legal Professionals is presented by Dr. Jerrod Brown. Suggestibility occurs when a person adopts inaccurate yet plausible information as accurate. Although the causes of suggestibility are many and varied, cognitive impairments (e.g., executive function and memory), social deficits (e.g., communication skills and self-esteem), and traumatic life experiences may contribute to the phenomenon. The potential for suggestibility is particularly dangerous…

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The Ethics of Helping – Boundaries and Relationships [London]

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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An Introduction to Hoarding

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20

This is a half-day course designed to provide an introductory overview of Hoarding Disorder. Topics covered will include diagnostic criteria, a brief history of Hoarding Disorder, prevalence and potential causes, assessment methods, and current treatment approaches.

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Ontario Housing First Forum on Evidence-based Practices

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI) is excited to host our second Housing First (HF) forum! Forum objectives: Bring together stakeholders who are implementing HF to share knowledge of their programs, resources and network; Share evidence-based practices and promote high quality implementation of the HF model; and, Link sectors involved, including mental health and housing, and other sectors. Keynote speaker, Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos, Clinician Scientist and Physician-in-Chief at CAMH, will talk about the long-term follow-up of…

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Reducing Cannabis-Related Harms

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This interactive session will explore Canada's Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines as a harm reduction tool for encouraging safer cannabis use. Participants will learn how to use the guidelines to support their clients in making informed choices around non-medical cannabis use.

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