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October 2019

Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$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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November 2019

Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

November 18 @ 9:00 am - November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$409 – $459

Due to limited resources and time, brief counselling interventions that are effective and efficient are becoming more in demand. This workshop is designed to move beyond general counselling skills and offer increased capacity and confidence to those wanting to expand their existing knowledge base and current skill set. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques from each of these frameworks will be explored, accompanied with experiential opportunities to…

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Everything (You)th Need: Redefining Youth Care

November 19 @ 7:00 am - November 20 @ 6:30 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$200 – $300

This event will be a unique opportunity to identify, share and mobilize knowledge about integrated youth services (IYS). IYS (sometimes referred to as ‘hubs’) provide youth with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for support with their mental health, physical health, substance use and addictions, education, vocational supports, housing and more. This isn’t your typical ho-hum conference. Guided by a team of youth and family advisors, this unique event will be hosted by Frayme in partnership with ACCESS Open Minds, Foundry and Youth Wellness…

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Issues of Substance 2019

November 25 @ 8:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map

The theme for CCSA's IOS 2019 conference is Evidence and Perspectives​, Compassion and Action. Substance use and addiction are serious concerns in Canada. They have a negative impact on individuals' relationships and responsibilities wit​hin communities, workplaces, volunteer organizations and educational institutions. In addition, substance use costs our society an estimated $38 billion per year.​ The current landscape in the field of substance use and addiction in Canada is growing more complex. The need for research and action is greater than…

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Issues of Substance 2019

November 25 @ 8:00 am - November 27 @ 5:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$795 – $895

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction invites you to attend CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 conference. The three-day event — which regularly sells out — takes place November 25–27, 2019, at the Westin Ottawa Hotel and is part of National Addictions Awareness Week. This year, CCSA is pleased to have the Mental Health Commission of Canada as a national partner for our event. As part of their involvement, there will be a strong mental health and addiction focus…

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December 2019

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$219 – $249

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 of personal communication styles. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of…

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Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength

December 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$219 – $249

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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February 2020

Indigenous Perspectives on the Mental Health of Children and Youth

2020-02-03 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$139.22 – $198.88

We must consistently ask ourselves if our practices are appropriate for the Indigenous communities we work with. While strengths-based, anti-oppressive and evidence-based models may appear to be beneficial, these are Western models based on world-views that may not be shared by Indigenous Peoples. Explore key issues pertaining to concepts of mental health and wellness in accordance with Indigenous world-views, as well as forms of resiliency and resistance.

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