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January 2021

Trauma-Informed Care and Resiliency

January 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 2020-12-24 at 2:00 pm

$39 – $59

We will begin these workshops by exploring the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, using sexual- and gender-based violence as exampled of trauma. We will delve into the impacts of trauma on neurobiology, and discuss how science helps us understand symptoms of trauma in new ways. We will then look at trauma- and violence-informed care as a universal precaution that helps us to meet the needs of patients and clients more effectively. Using the newest research in resiliency, we will demonstrate specific…

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

January 20 @ 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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First Stage Trauma Treatment

January 21 @ 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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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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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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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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February 2021

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
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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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Frontline Training: Working with Hard to Engage Clients

February 4 @ 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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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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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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Moving Forward: Cultivating Hope

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

$271.20 – $327.70

This four week online, skill-based, course will explore what it takes to be clinically effective regardless of the time available, setting, or presenting problem and to move through this unsettling interlude with integrity and confidence. Learn practical skills that can be implemented immediately. Front-line practitioners all want the best for their clients, but it can be challenging to feel helpful when faced with limited time, resources, less-than-ideal situations and/or challenging times. This training will explore what it takes to be…

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Anti-Racism in Practice: Making Connections, Completing the Circle

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Recurring Event
$59 – $99

This interactive, engaging workshop series will examine ways to develop, maintain, and protect relationships with diverse and BIPOC communities using a Medicine Wheel framework. Through the series, participants will explore options for assessing individual and organizational anti-racist/anti-oppressive practices and identify concrete actions for becoming anti-racist. Expected Takeaways Strategies for including diverse & BIPOC communities in our workIncreased awareness of bias and how to mitigate the impact on relationshipsBetter understanding of anti-oppressive organizational practices

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Moving Forward: Cultivating Hope

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

$271.20 – $327.70

This four week online, skill-based, course will explore what it takes to be clinically effective regardless of the time available, setting, or presenting problem and to move through this unsettling interlude with integrity and confidence. Learn practical skills that can be implemented immediately. Front-line practitioners all want the best for their clients, but it can be challenging to feel helpful when faced with limited time, resources, less-than-ideal situations and/or challenging times. This training will explore what it takes to be…

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Anti-Racism in Practice: Making Connections, Completing the Circle

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Recurring Event
$59 – $99

This interactive, engaging workshop series will examine ways to develop, maintain, and protect relationships with diverse and BIPOC communities using a Medicine Wheel framework. Through the series, participants will explore options for assessing individual and organizational anti-racist/anti-oppressive practices and identify concrete actions for becoming anti-racist. Expected Takeaways Strategies for including diverse & BIPOC communities in our workIncreased awareness of bias and how to mitigate the impact on relationshipsBetter understanding of anti-oppressive organizational practices

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Supporting clients with concurrent disorders: Assessments, practical applications, tools and techniques

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$225 – $250

Clients presenting with either a substance use or mental health problem are more likely than not to have a concurrent disorder.  By understanding the connection or co-occurring interaction between the substance use and mental health problems, this will enhance the quality for developing effective assessment, treatment and community-based plans using collaborative, integrative and responsive approaches to client care. This webinar will provide a clinical overview for assessment, practical applications, and tools and techniques for working with adolescents (age 12 to 18) and/or…

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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$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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Defying Convention: Spotlighting Alternative Approaches to Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Services

February 24 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pm

The Learning Institute is one of Canada’s only nation-wide conferences solely dedicated to youth mental health and substance use (YMHSU) system transformation. It provides a unique opportunity to bring together different players in the sector across diverse disciplines, backgrounds and experiences to drive knowledge into action.

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Confronting Suicidal Ideation and High Risk Behaviour

February 24 @ 10:00 am - February 25 @ 12:00 pm
$113 – $141.25

Suicide and high risk behavior are increasingly common in individuals with a trauma history. At the same time, many professionals in the helping field report fear or state they feel ill-equipped to manage these issues. There is a need for frank conversation in a non-judgmental setting to explore how we manage these concerns. This training picks up where many suicide intervention workshops leave off.

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Moving Forward: Cultivating Hope

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

$271.20 – $327.70

This four week online, skill-based, course will explore what it takes to be clinically effective regardless of the time available, setting, or presenting problem and to move through this unsettling interlude with integrity and confidence. Learn practical skills that can be implemented immediately. Front-line practitioners all want the best for their clients, but it can be challenging to feel helpful when faced with limited time, resources, less-than-ideal situations and/or challenging times. This training will explore what it takes to be…

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Anti-Racism in Practice: Making Connections, Completing the Circle

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Recurring Event
$59 – $99

This interactive, engaging workshop series will examine ways to develop, maintain, and protect relationships with diverse and BIPOC communities using a Medicine Wheel framework. Through the series, participants will explore options for assessing individual and organizational anti-racist/anti-oppressive practices and identify concrete actions for becoming anti-racist. Expected Takeaways Strategies for including diverse & BIPOC communities in our workIncreased awareness of bias and how to mitigate the impact on relationshipsBetter understanding of anti-oppressive organizational practices

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Navigating Culture and Diversity: A Narrative Exploration of the Comfortable and Uncomfortable

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$225

As the world grows increasingly connected and conversations about diversity become more commonplace, it is essential for clinicians to bring a level of competency and humility into our work with clients. This workshop is an interactive and vulnerability-inviting dive into the multidimensional concept of culture – our biases and preferences, the navigation of similarities and differences, identity and intersectionality, the impact of power dynamics, and the narratives that influence how we think, feel, and engage with those around us.

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March 2021

Moving Forward: Cultivating Hope

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

$271.20 – $327.70

This four week online, skill-based, course will explore what it takes to be clinically effective regardless of the time available, setting, or presenting problem and to move through this unsettling interlude with integrity and confidence. Learn practical skills that can be implemented immediately. Front-line practitioners all want the best for their clients, but it can be challenging to feel helpful when faced with limited time, resources, less-than-ideal situations and/or challenging times. This training will explore what it takes to be…

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Understanding Substance Use

March 4 @ 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 cover information about and related to substance use, including viewing substance use on a continuum, substance use effects, how people make change, review of an abstinence approach and a harm reduction approach, recovery treatment options in Ontario, stamping out stigma, and recovery concepts. Please note that this is a revised and updated version of the workshop formally called Addictions 101: Exploring Substance Use and Gambling. Learning Objectives Introduction to or a refresher of addiction…

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Indigenous Perspectives on the Mental Health of Children and Youth

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 2021-03-11 at 1:00 pm

$135.60 – $169.50

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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Understanding Substance Use

March 11 @ 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 cover information about and related to substance use, including viewing substance use on a continuum, substance use effects, how people make change, review of an abstinence approach and a harm reduction approach, recovery treatment options in Ontario, stamping out stigma, and recovery concepts. Please note that this is a revised and updated version of the workshop formally called Addictions 101: Exploring Substance Use and Gambling. Learning Objectives Introduction to or a refresher of addiction…

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Indigenous Perspectives on the Mental Health of Children and Youth

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 2021-03-11 at 1:00 pm

$135.60 – $169.50

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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Understanding Substance Use

March 18 @ 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 cover information about and related to substance use, including viewing substance use on a continuum, substance use effects, how people make change, review of an abstinence approach and a harm reduction approach, recovery treatment options in Ontario, stamping out stigma, and recovery concepts. Please note that this is a revised and updated version of the workshop formally called Addictions 101: Exploring Substance Use and Gambling. Learning Objectives Introduction to or a refresher of addiction…

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The Mental Health Gap: Creating a culture of psychological safety

March 30 @ 8:00 am - April 1 @ 5:00 pm
$295 – $395

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on heath care systems and economies across the globe. This unprecedented uncertainty requires organizations to move from simply being aware of the importance of mental health to taking specific action for building psychologically safe workplaces. Strong mental health supports positive impacts on productivity, engagement, retention, and overall well-being. But intense challenges such as unknowns about the future, loneliness, and burnout are weighing heavily on many employees. As more organizations work to implement mental…

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April 2021

Technology in Corrections: Disrupting Corrections

April 28 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

This is an international event and experts from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors in the creation, development and the implementation of correctional technology solutions should seek to attend. This includes senior decision makers, Directors General of correctional jurisdictions, CIOs, Heads of ICT Departments, business improvement professionals, prison and probation management experts, analytical and research specialists and technology solution providers. We seek to attract a core audience of those presently working within the prison and probation sectors who are…

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May 2021

Trauma Informed Practice: A 5 Part Series

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 5 times

$197.75 – $265.55

Research on early childhood adversity has shown that many of the people served by mental health and social service agencies have experienced trauma. In order to respond ethically and effectively to those impacted by trauma, service providers must have significant knowledge of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual impacts of trauma experiences. They must also be able to skillfully respond to trauma-based behaviour to promote well-being and avoid the potential for harm. This 5-week web-based course will benefit anyone working with individuals who have…

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Trauma Informed Practice: A 5 Part Series

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 5 times

$197.75 – $265.55

Research on early childhood adversity has shown that many of the people served by mental health and social service agencies have experienced trauma. In order to respond ethically and effectively to those impacted by trauma, service providers must have significant knowledge of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual impacts of trauma experiences. They must also be able to skillfully respond to trauma-based behaviour to promote well-being and avoid the potential for harm. This 5-week web-based course will benefit anyone working with individuals who have…

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Trauma Informed Practice: A 5 Part Series

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 5 times

$197.75 – $265.55

Research on early childhood adversity has shown that many of the people served by mental health and social service agencies have experienced trauma. In order to respond ethically and effectively to those impacted by trauma, service providers must have significant knowledge of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual impacts of trauma experiences. They must also be able to skillfully respond to trauma-based behaviour to promote well-being and avoid the potential for harm. This 5-week web-based course will benefit anyone working with individuals who have…

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Trauma Informed Practice: A 5 Part Series

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 5 times

$197.75 – $265.55

Research on early childhood adversity has shown that many of the people served by mental health and social service agencies have experienced trauma. In order to respond ethically and effectively to those impacted by trauma, service providers must have significant knowledge of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual impacts of trauma experiences. They must also be able to skillfully respond to trauma-based behaviour to promote well-being and avoid the potential for harm. This 5-week web-based course will benefit anyone working with individuals who have…

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June 2021

Trauma Informed Practice: A 5 Part Series

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 5 times

$197.75 – $265.55

Research on early childhood adversity has shown that many of the people served by mental health and social service agencies have experienced trauma. In order to respond ethically and effectively to those impacted by trauma, service providers must have significant knowledge of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual impacts of trauma experiences. They must also be able to skillfully respond to trauma-based behaviour to promote well-being and avoid the potential for harm. This 5-week web-based course will benefit anyone working with individuals who have…

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