Sex Trafficking Victims & Survivors: Building Confidence on Approaches to Care

Webinar

This webinar will focus on identifying warning signs, building therapeutic relationships with a highly vulnerable clientele and how to engage in a trauma and violence-informed conversation about sex trafficking.Participants will learn about the distinction between sex work and sex trafficking, nontraditional presentations, the significance of chosen language and engagement practices that will either help or ... Read more

Free – $20

Indigenizing Trauma Work

Virtual

In this full day course, Indigenizing Trauma Work will focus on generating an understanding of ways helpers create culturally safe and informed practices to assist individuals who have experienced colonial trauma. Utilizing a wholistic approach to teaching and learning, participants will enhance their current practice through this wholistic experience. Participants will have an opportunity to ... Read more

$50 – $100

Stigma Ends With Me – Core Principles

Webinar

This training will help you see how stigma affects people. It will show you how to connect in a non-stigmatizing way. You will learn how to use language that focuses on the person, not their use of substances. You will also gain the knowledge needed to help improve the health of people who use/d substances.

$75

Helpful Apps and Websites for your Mental Health

Webinar

This free mental health apps and websites workshop is for the general public where you will learn:: -The difference between mental health apps and websites-Pros and cons of e-mental health tools-Making an informed choice-Credible resources to help decide-App and website recommendations

Addictions and Mental Health: Strategies for Complex Issues

Virtual

Many people who experience mental health concerns also live with an addiction. While working with multiple issues at the same time is complicated, recovery from both of these issues is possible with an integrated, person-centred, and trauma-informed approach. This workshop provides a framework for assisting people to move forward with healthy ways of coping. Participants ... Read more

$249 – $279

Supporting Sexual Minority Youth (SMY) with Dr. Wendy Bamatter

Webinar

About the topic: Children, adolescents, and young adults who identify as sexual minorities (e.g., lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, queer) are at increased risk for negative mental health outcomes. One of the major factors contributing to this increased risk pertains to the discrimination and invalidation to which SMY are exposed in their daily lives. Fortunately, there ... Read more

Free

Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Resiliency

Virtual

Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue impact the lives of professionals in the health care, child welfare, mental health, and justice systems in psychological, social, physical and spiritual ways. Working with vulnerable populations can be a rewarding career but it is also one with emotional and psychological risks. Participants will explore the ‘occupational hazards’ faced by ... Read more

$107.10

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

Virtual

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 ... Read more

$249 – $279

Addressing the Whiteness Within

Virtual

This course is designed to help white social workers understand how white supremacy operates and what we can do individually and collectively to address this. Although everyone can reproduce whiteness, we will focus on how White social workers often enact whiteness in every day social work – and what we can do to improve our ... Read more

$299 – $399

E-Yaagwaamzijig/Those That Are Careful: Indigenous Harm Reduction in Housing Deprivation

Virtual

Building community capacity to be better in relation to a high urban Indigenous population. Understanding communal and colonial legacies that leave Indigenous or marginalized people overrepresented in systemic failure. Fostering better understandings of harm reduction. Breakout rooms to brainstorm short and long-term solutions. Actionable items to be discussed.

$39 – $59

Modifying Social Work Practices for Neurodiverse Operating Systems

Webinar

Neurodivergent clients use different ‘operating systems’ to perceive and communicate in the world. Typical therapeutic modalities may not recognize or factor in these differences in the neuroatypical brain and central nervous system. Using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy as an example, this webinar presents a modified model of emotional regulation (adapted from Marsha Linehan’s work) and modified ... Read more

Free – $20

Mad, Sad, or Bad? The role of depression in youth acting out behaviour

Virtual

Depression is both a contributor to and symptom of "acting out" behaviour. This webinar will provide a comprehensive framework for evaluating "acting out."  Signs and symptoms of depression, the difference between normal sadness and clinical disorder, and the causes of and treatment options for depression will be outlined. Changes in the adolescent brain that contribute ... Read more

$125

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Virtual

For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment ... Read more

$249 – $279

2022 Justice and Treatment Partnerships Conference

Virtual

Renowned experts and inspiring persons with lived experience share stories, experiences and expertise on innovative practices that illuminate how justice and treatment intersect and how resulting partnerships seek to achieve holistic rehabilitation and crime prevention. Topics on December 7, 2022 will discuss justice and treatment partnerships with an emphasis on partnerships focusing on family systems, ... Read more

Autism: Strategies for Self-Regulation, Learning, and Challenging Behaviours

Virtual

Working with individuals who have autism can be a very meaningful experience, but it is not without its challenges. With recent reports indicating that an increasing number of individuals are on the autism spectrum, a greater number of care providers are encountering individuals with autism as part of their work and life. While every person ... Read more

$459 – $499

Autism & Mental Health Webinar Series: Socializing and Masking

Webinar

Dr. Heather Brown, an autistic Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, focuses on neurodiversity and masking. Her research is poised to empower autistic individuals to be more self-confident in their neurodivergence and to develop a better understanding of the factors that most support their well-being.

Free

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Strategies for Supporting

Virtual

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is one of the most prevalent brain-based disabilities. As a result, there is a growing need for caregivers to acquire increased knowledge and practical skills to support children, adults, and families living with FASD. This workshop will review five pillars for success when supporting individuals with FASD. These include a ... Read more

$459 – $499

Navigating Difficult Client Relationships

Virtual

For those who work in a helping role, it can be very challenging when clients are vulnerable, stressed-out, or quick to engage in conflict. Complicating matters is that difficult dynamics in the relationship are often amplified by different styles of communicating. This workshop reviews what contributes to these challenges, including the intra-personal, inter-personal, and organizational ... Read more

$249 – $279

Vicarious Trauma: Strategies for Resilience

Virtual

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 ... Read more

$249 – $279