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January 2021

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

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 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

First Stage Trauma Treatment

February 4 @ 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 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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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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Moving Forward: Cultivating Hope

February 24 @ 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 25 @ 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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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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Frontline Training: Working with Hard to Engage Clients

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 2021-03-24 at 1:00 pm

$150 – $225

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 to promote a better understanding of how mental health issues manifest and coping mechanisms…

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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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Single Session Therapy with Challenging Cases: Making the Most Difference in the Least Time

March 22 @ 9:30 am - March 23 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Tuesday, happening 2 times

$226 – $282.50

Today many people accessing virtual walk-in clinics, text/telephone supports and single session counselling have significant challenges and present with complex and high-risk issues. These include but are not limited to, trauma, abuse, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and grief. As single session consultation grows in popularity for people seeking quick access to mental health supports, clinicians who provide these services must learn to maximize their time to effectively work with clients dealing with many challenges.

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Single Session Therapy with Challenging Cases: Making the Most Difference in the Least Time

March 23 @ 9:30 am - March 24 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Tuesday, happening 2 times

$226 – $282.50

Today many people accessing virtual walk-in clinics, text/telephone supports and single session counselling have significant challenges and present with complex and high-risk issues. These include but are not limited to, trauma, abuse, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and grief. As single session consultation grows in popularity for people seeking quick access to mental health supports, clinicians who provide these services must learn to maximize their time to effectively work with clients dealing with many challenges.

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Frontline Training: Working with Hard to Engage Clients

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 2021-03-24 at 1:00 pm

$150 – $225

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 to promote a better understanding of how mental health issues manifest and coping mechanisms…

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April 2021

Cultural Considerations in Forensic Assessment

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 2021-04-09 at 11:00 am

$250 – $300

This live workshop on Cultural Considerations in Forensic Assessment is presented by Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP This workshop will cover a range of issues related to forensic assessment of individuals from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. The last decade has witnessed a surge in awareness of the inherent challenges when applying forensic evaluation techniques to individuals from a different culture. Indeed, the expectation that clinicians will maintain an adequate level of “cultural considerations” in both clinical practice and research has…

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Cultural Considerations in Forensic Assessment

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 2021-04-09 at 11:00 am

$250 – $300

This live workshop on Cultural Considerations in Forensic Assessment is presented by Barry Rosenfeld, PhD, ABPP This workshop will cover a range of issues related to forensic assessment of individuals from diverse ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. The last decade has witnessed a surge in awareness of the inherent challenges when applying forensic evaluation techniques to individuals from a different culture. Indeed, the expectation that clinicians will maintain an adequate level of “cultural considerations” in both clinical practice and research has…

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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
|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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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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July 2021

62nd Annual Institute On Addiction Studies

July 10 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm
$299

The Annual Institute on Addiction Studies offers professional development and learning opportunities to those working and involved in substance use and related fields. This year’s annual Institute is in partnership with the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation and features the following presentations: “Sleeping, Dreaming and Drugs” Rick Csiernik , Professor, King's University College“Healing Vision Model of Counselling”: Barbara Robinson, Ed; B.Msc.; ICADC; CCAC; CCS-AC; CIAC“Cannon of Ethics”: Janice Dinsmore Czechowsky, Min., RP, RMFT, CCFT, CCS-AC, CCAC“Tech Overuse” : Ashley Davidson,…

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Trauma: Counselling Strategies for Healing and Resilience

July 27 @ 10:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
$459

Trauma is a wound that injures us emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually. As a result, the impact of trauma can be far-reaching and enduring. This workshop provides an overview of the way trauma affects a person through the brain and nervous system. A framework which describes different stages in the process of regulating and resolving the impact of trauma is reviewed. Protective steps for enhancing helper wellbeing are also provided. Participants will learn key principles and strategies for working with…

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Supporting Clients Who Drink Beyond the Recommended Limits

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, happening 3 times

Free – $99

This three-part interactive and engaging workshop series will enhance the skills of participants to better support clients/patients who drink beyond Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and/or experience alcohol dependency. This course will provide practical, applicable tools for helping professionals to employ in their work. Learning Objectives To become familiar with Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and its functions.To identify the helpers and clients who may benefit from use of the guidelines.To learn about the development of alcohol-use issues including signs,…

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August 2021

Providing Support Remotely: Strategies for Helping From a Distance

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$119

Human beings are built to connect. Our health and resilience are strengthened by interactions with others, which is why it’s natural for us to have a preference for in-person, face-to-face support during times of struggle. However, the realities of COVID-19 and social distancing have forced helpers to adapt how we connect and offer support. This workshop explores the benefits and challenges around supporting others remotely. Practical strategies for how to intentionally engage with others when we are not able to…

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Mental Health Awareness and Support

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$119

Mental health concerns will directly impact one in every five people. The remaining four will know a friend, family member, co-worker, or acquaintance that struggles with their mental health. It is essential that organizations build capacity to support those with mental health concerns because early identification and support typically lead to continued employee well-being. This workshop will explore factors affecting mental health, give participants a general overview of common adult mental illnesses, and, most importantly, show how to be a…

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Wellness Strategies: Stress, Compassion Fatigue, and Resilience

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In many organizations it is common to find employees suffering from the adverse effects of stress. In the helping field, there are additional factors related to the nature of supporting people that can contribute to compassion fatigue or secondary trauma symptoms. Left unmanaged, stress can lead to unproductive patterns and result in loss of focus, motivation, and productivity. This workshop will help participants identify personal stress factors and introduce them to practical methods for successfully managing stress. Participants will have…

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Wellness Strategies: Stress, Compassion Fatigue, and Resilience

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$249

In many organizations it is common to find employees suffering from the adverse effects of stress. In the helping field, there are additional factors related to the nature of supporting people that can contribute to compassion fatigue or secondary trauma symptoms. Left unmanaged, stress can lead to unproductive patterns and result in loss of focus, motivation, and productivity. This workshop will help participants identify personal stress factors and introduce them to practical methods for successfully managing stress. Participants will have…

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Supporting Clients Who Drink Beyond the Recommended Limits

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, happening 3 times

Free – $99

This three-part interactive and engaging workshop series will enhance the skills of participants to better support clients/patients who drink beyond Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and/or experience alcohol dependency. This course will provide practical, applicable tools for helping professionals to employ in their work. Learning Objectives To become familiar with Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and its functions.To identify the helpers and clients who may benefit from use of the guidelines.To learn about the development of alcohol-use issues including signs,…

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Mindfulness Counselling Strategies: Activating Compassion and Regulation

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm
$459

The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This workshop is designed to first teach participants to develop these skills for themselves. From this base, the application of mindfulness-based strategies in counselling work is explored. In this highly experiential training, participants will practice mindfulness, regulation, and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance. The skills learned are relevant and applicable for working…

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Managing Difficult Phone Calls

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$249

Handling difficult interactions on the phone is a challenging task, especially if the caller is in a heightened state of emotion. For many, the ability to navigate difficult phone conversations with respect and professionalism is an essential workplace skill. This workshop is designed to provide practical strategies for dealing with clients and customers over the phone who are in a heightened emotional state. Participants will learn over-the-phone techniques for de-escalating anger, resolving conflict, and communicating effectively.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Strategies for Supporting

August 12 @ 10:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm
$459

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 focus on Strengths, Healthy Relationships, Promoting FASD Self Awareness, Adaptations Strategies, and Team-Based Support. Participants will transfer newfound knowledge about FASD into practical and meaningful…

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Supporting Clients Who Drink Beyond the Recommended Limits

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, happening 3 times

Free – $99

This three-part interactive and engaging workshop series will enhance the skills of participants to better support clients/patients who drink beyond Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and/or experience alcohol dependency. This course will provide practical, applicable tools for helping professionals to employ in their work. Learning Objectives To become familiar with Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines and its functions.To identify the helpers and clients who may benefit from use of the guidelines.To learn about the development of alcohol-use issues including signs,…

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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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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Managing Difficult Phone Calls

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

Handling difficult interactions on the phone is a challenging task, especially if the caller is in a heightened state of emotion. For many, the ability to navigate difficult phone conversations with respect and professionalism is an essential workplace skill. This webinar is designed to provide practical strategies for dealing with clients and customers over the phone who are in a heightened emotional state. Participants will learn over-the-phone techniques for de-escalating anger, resolving conflict, and communicating effectively.

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Addictions and Mental Health: Strategies for Complex Issues

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

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 will explore the experience of living with an addiction and mental health concerns, be provided with an understanding of contributing and protective factors, and learn…

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

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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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Trauma-Informed Care: Building a Culture of Strength

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$31.99 – $41.99

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 webinar explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional and physical safety, culturally sensitive empowerment, and creating greater resilience for all parts of an organization.

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Trauma-Informed Care: Building a Culture of Strength

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including those who engage with our organizations. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. Based on our book, A Little Book About Trauma-Informed Workplaces, this workshop explores five key principles to integrate a trauma-informed approach throughout the organization. By embracing these principles, participants can better contribute to the positive transformation of individuals and relationships affected…

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Diversity and Culture: Strategies for Working with Differences

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

When diversity and cultural differences lead to misunderstandings or distrust, they are often viewed as challenges to manage within our work environments. However, they are better viewed as valuable assets to organizational health. This workshop examines specific elements of diversity and culture as they relate to communicating, power differentials, and experiences of discrimination. Participants will learn strategies for working with differences and promoting inclusion in the workplace.

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Countering burnout: Personally, and collectively

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$125

Burnout is a familiar state for many passionate and determined people. It feels like perpetual exhaustion. We know we’ve pushed limits a few times too many, and we feel the price of that. Constant pressure to accomplish more, and faster, with fewer resources is a common contributor in many professional environments. This training outlines what burnout is, why it's so prevalent in today's workplace, and how the pandemic has exacerbated it. We will discuss some of the dominant discourses that…

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September 2021

Psychological Safety in the Workplace

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$229 – $259

Given that the average person spends 60 percent of their time at work, our organizations play a pivotal role in how psychologically safe we feel. A workplace can either protect our psychological health or diminish it. A psychologically safe organization actively strives to both prevent psychological harm and actively boost psychological safety. This workshop provides an overview of the characteristics of a psychologically safe workplace and the roles of both the employee and employer in promoting psychological safety. Participants will…

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Motivational Interviewing: Strategies for Supporting Change

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$229 – $259

It is common for people to struggle and experience ambivalence when considering making a change or when others may be expecting them to make one. When those working in helping roles encounter this ambivalence in their clients, it is often interpreted as resistance and they may feel unable to respond in an effective way. By exploring the framework and strategies of Motivational Interviewing, this workshop will provide new ways to facilitate the change process in the people they work with.…

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Allyship, Anti-Racism, and White Fragility

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This two-part workshop series will examine the concepts of whiteness and white fragility, with a particular emphasis on the ways they impede our ability to have meaningful and authentic discussions about race. Armed with this knowledge, this workshop aims to help participants examine their own fragility and what they can do differently going forward. This workshop is delivered in two sessions and will involve facilitated learning, as well as large and small group discussions to deepen your understanding. Participants will…

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Youth, Drugs, and the Law

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This three-part interactive and engaging workshop series will provide information and practical skills to anyone in a position of supporting at-risk youth. Participants will gain an understanding of strength-based, trauma-informed, and youth-centered approaches with regards to youth substance use and the law. Additionally, the second session of this workshop series will contain a short presentation and Q&A with a Community Service Officer from the Peterborough Police. Learning Objectives To learn how to assess if a youth may be at-risk of…

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Youth, Drugs, and the Law

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 3 times

This three-part interactive and engaging workshop series will provide information and practical skills to anyone in a position of supporting at-risk youth. Participants will gain an understanding of strength-based, trauma-informed, and youth-centered approaches with regards to youth substance use and the law. Additionally, the second session of this workshop series will contain a short presentation and Q&A with a Community Service Officer from the Peterborough Police. Learning Objectives To learn how to assess if a youth may be at-risk of…

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Youth, Drugs, and the Law

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This three-part interactive and engaging workshop series will provide information and practical skills to anyone in a position of supporting at-risk youth. Participants will gain an understanding of strength-based, trauma-informed, and youth-centered approaches with regards to youth substance use and the law. Additionally, the second session of this workshop series will contain a short presentation and Q&A with a Community Service Officer from the Peterborough Police. Learning Objectives To learn how to assess if a youth may be at-risk of…

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Challenging Behaviours in Youth: Strategies for Intervention

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

For those who work with youth, managing challenging behaviours that interfere with development, learning, or success can be both frustrating and exhausting. This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Participants will analyze the effectiveness of their current approach and develop insights into what is happening when attempts at intervention do not work. Guidelines for structuring interactions for positive outcomes will be given, and a coaching…

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