Cannabis Legalization and Mental Health – Webinar [2018-10-11]

As cannabis becomes publicly available for purchase in Ontario, there are many opportunities for discussion around the possible impacts of legalization. This webinar will explore what is currently understood about cannabis use and its impacts on mental health. This is the first in a series of webinars exploring topics related

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The HSJCC Network: Reflecting on the past year and looking ahead

The HSJCC Network is made up of 54 diverse committees across the province which operate at a local, regional and provincial level. Reflecting on the work of the HSJCC Network over the past year, this presentation will provide an overview of 2017/2018 Annual Reports with highlights from the local and

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Dementia and the Justice System – Webinar – 2018-06-21

This webinar examines the complex issue of dementia in relation to the criminal justice system. It provides an overview of the ways in which people with dementia come into contact with the law and the issues they may face in navigating the system. Presenters:  Katelynn Viau – Behavioural Supports Ontario

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Immigration Detention and Mental Health – Webinar – 2018-04-10

In Ontario, immigration detainees, including adults, families and children, are held both in an immigration holding centre and in several provincial jails. Amongst the detainees are many who have pre-existing mental illness, including refugee claimants who have fled from persecution and experienced trauma prior to migration. Despite increasing evidence about

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Family Support for Prisoners with Hepatitis C – 2018-03-15

Family Support for Prisoners with Hep C PASAN was formed in 1991 as a grassroots response to HIV/AIDS in the Canadian prison system. PASAN strives to provide community development, education and support to prisoners and ex-prisoners on HIV/AIDS, Hep C and other harm reduction issues. This presentation will discuss a

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Developmental Disabilities in the Justice System

Developmental Disability Awareness in the Criminal Justice System is a project funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. The purpose is to address the knowledge and skills gaps that have been identified by service recipients and service providers regarding developmental disabilities and dual diagnosis within the youth and

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Corrections Reform in Ontario

Howard Sapers is the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform to the Ontario provincial government. Leading the Independent Review of Ontario Corrections, Mr. Sapers released Corrections in Ontario: Directions for Reform in October, 2017. The report examines select correctional practices and makes 62 recommendations to improve them with a focus on community safety, accountability and

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How We Got Here – The Northwest Community Mobilization Network

  Over the last 12 months and beyond, the Northwest Center of Responsibility (formerly known as the NWR-HSJCC) has transitioned their HSJCCs by incorporating principles of the Hub/Situation Table model into its structure. This has led to the establishment of the Northwest Community Mobilization Network. This transition was prompted by

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Mental Health Courts in Ontario

Mental health courts in Ontario are not specifically regulated in their operation. There is no existing ministerial mandate to determine where they should exist, and how they should operate. They have therefore been operating on an ad hoc basis. With increasing attention from many government bodies on the importance of

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Forensic Early Intervention Service (FEIS)

In this webinar, the presenters will cover: Overview of Forensic Early Intervention Service at the Toronto South Detention Centre Support available to clients and their family through the Forensic Early Intervention Service Outcomes and challenges of the Forensic Early Intervention Service Recommendations for mental health providers for working with justice-involved

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Communicating with People with Mental Health Disabilities: What Justice Sector Professionals Can Do to Remove Barriers

People with mental health disabilities face barriers in all sectors of society. To ensure these individuals have equal access to justice sector services, justice sector professionals must understand these barriers and how to use effective communication to increase equality in services. In this webinar, a new online, multi-media training course

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Transforming Compassion Fatigue

In this webinar you’ll learn the following: the need to address compassion fatigue physical, psychological and behavioral signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue components of self-compassion 2016-02-17 Presented by Patricia Baigent. Moderated by Trevor Tymchuk. Click here to watch the webinar Transforming Compassion Fatigue Webinar – 2016-02-17

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Discharge from Court Protocol

The webinar will: Provide an overview of the issue on interaction of individuals with mental illness and the justice system; Discuss the need for bridging the service gap for individuals with mental illness who are in conflict with the law; Review the processes for individuals with mental illness admitted to

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Structure and Reporting Changes for the HSJCC Network

Objective of this webinar will be to: Provide an overview of the new Provincial HSJCC secretariat and structure of HSJCC Network Review the new, standardized reporting requirements for the HSJCC Network Hear from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Local Health Integration Networks (LHIN) about HSJCC reporting

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Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (Hamilton)

This presentation will focus on the development and outcomes of a new first responder model that pairs police officers and mental health crisis workers for 911 response in Hamilton, ON. A description of how the MCRRT evolved from a strong historical partnership between Hamilton Police Services (HPS) and St. Joseph’s

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Region of Waterloo Drug Treatment Court

This webinar will provide an overview of the Waterloo Region Drug Treatment Court. Drug Treatment Courts were established to break the link between criminal behavior and crime and in so doing, save the lives of the persons caught in the cycle of drug addiction and crime. These courts represent the

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Gendered Pathways to Crime

This webinar explores the role that a history of victimization or mental health issues play in the responses of women to a correctional environment, and to the nature of the programming that women require. Learning Objectives: · Understanding the different pathways to crime that related to gender · Understanding and

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Mental Health Adult Pre-charge Diversion

When a person with mental health issues has committed a minor crime in Durham Region, the Adult Mental Health Pre-charge Diversion Program helps move them away from the justice system and into the healthcare system. This webinar will explain how the program has reduced the number of individuals experiencing mental

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Court Outcomes Data Project

2015-02-26 Presented by Micheal Dunn, Sarah Gauthier, and Helene Philbin-Wilkinson Click here to watch the webinar Court Outcomes Data Project – 2015-02-26

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Justice Related Services

The webinar will begin with a primer on FASD to help explain why the disability disproportionately intersects with justice-related services. It will outline results from the survey and recommendations from the Call to Action. The speakers will discuss suggested strategies for ensuring that Ontario is providing effective justice-related FASD supports

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Moving the Wheels of Justice: Communication about Mental Health within the Courthouse

• To gain insights into enhancing communication when interacting with people with mental health issues. • To learn strategies on how to engage with people with mental health issues. • To bring together the justice and mental health sectors to share knowledge, insights, and responsibilities, and to problem solve. •

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Special Populations Primer: Acquired Brain Injury and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

To provide an overview of acquired brain injuries and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and how individuals experiencing these conditions come into contact with the justice system. Across Ontario, many Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committees (HSJCCs) work with these populations and the aim of this webinar is to make the

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Stranded without Personal Belongings: Putting Offenders with Mental Health Issues at Risk

Many individuals are released from custody without their medication, health card, money, keys to their residence and sometimes even without their civilian clothes. Individuals cannot or do not pick up their belongings due to transportation issues and other barriers, leaving them stranded and more likely to re-offend. 2014-01-29 Presented by

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The HARM (Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management) Tool: Implications for Implementation

This webinar explores risk management as it relates to the specific implementation of the Hamilton Anatomy of Risk Management (HARM) Tool. Risk factors for violence vary from inpatient hospital settings to community settings and this webinar also explores implementation of the HARM tool in both settings. Learn from experts about

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Strategies to Implement Effective Police-ED Protocols

Police officers, by virtue of their role as emergency responders, are often the first to arrive on the scene of a mental health crisis, and they often accompany individuals to the emergency room. Police officers and emergency department (ED) staff can offer unique insight about how to make the ED

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