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March 2019

Safer Spaces: Creating environments where LGBTQ2S+ community members feel visible, safer, & included

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The Safer Space program aims to help create environments where LGBTQ2S+ community members/families feel visible, safer, & included. This Webinar is an introduction to LGBTQ2S+ terminology & definitions related to gender & sexuality, gender pronouns, privilege, an introduction to alliship, creating safer spaces, why it matters, & practical steps to inclusivity. Tara Buchannan is a cisgender lesbian that uses she and her pronouns. She is passionate about and has been working in Developmental Services for over 10 years. She has…

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April 2019

Specialized Violence – Cyber Violence

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

This webinar on Specialized Violence: Cyber Violence is presented by Dr. Randy Kropp. Broadly defined, “cyber violence” refers to violent behaviours that are perpetrated online or via electronic means. Cyber violence is difficult to operationally define (and therefore challenging to study) and encompasses a wide variety of behaviours. Currently, there are controversies in the field as to whether the same principles and theories of in-person violence apply to cyber violence, or whether electronic violence requires a more nuanced lens of…

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Breaking Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health in Niagara

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The process of migration and resettlement can be extremely challenging and often puts the mental health and well-being of newcomers at risk. Despite pertinent and clear mental health issues in the newcomer population, availability and accessibility of services remain an issue. As this population continues to grow, it is essential to assess the prevalence of mental health issues in newcomers in order to adapt services accordingly. During this webinar, presenters will discuss: Needs of newcomers and refugees Barriers to accessing…

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May 2019

Suggestibility among Individuals with Neurobehavioral and Neurocognitive Disorders: Clinical and Forensic Considerations

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$100

This webinar on Suggestibility among Individuals with Neurobehavioral and Neurocognitive Disorders: Clinical and Forensic Considerations is presented by Dr. Jerrod Brown. Neurobehavioral and neurocognitive disorders may result from brain diseases (e.g., multiple sclerosis and dementia), injury (e.g., traumatic brain injuries), or other genetic and environmental causes. These disorders are often characterized by impairments in executive function, memory, behavioral control, and social and adaptive functioning. As a result of these ranging symptoms, neurobehavioral and neurocognitive disorders may predispose an individual to…

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June 2019

Suggestibility and Confabulation: An Advanced Overview with Implications for Forensic Mental Health and Legal Professionals

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$100

This webinar on Suggestibility and Confabulation: An Advanced Overview with Implications for Forensic Mental Health and Legal Professionals is presented by Dr. Jerrod Brown. Two distinct distortions are suggestibility and confabulation. Suggestibility is defined as the acceptance of inaccurate information from an external source as truth, which is subsequently integrated into memory. In contrast, confabulation is the generation of a new memory to fill an existing gap in memory. Both types of memory distortions can be minor or major in…

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October 2019

Specialized Violence – Self-Directed Violence

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$100

This webinar on Specialized Violence – Self-Directed Violence is presented by Dr. Brianne Layden. Suicidal self-directed violence occurs in nearly every country and causes substantial personal and societal burden. This webinar will review conceptual and definitional issues related to suicidal self-directed violence, with a focus on distinguishing this behaviour from non-suicidal self-injury. In addition, the nature of the problem will be discussed on a global scale, as well as within specific populations and settings. Currently, many professionals rely on unstructured…

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November 2019

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): An Advanced Overview with Implications for Forensic Mental Health and Legal Professionals

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$100

This webinar on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): An Advanced Overview with Implications for Forensic Mental Health and Legal Professionals is presented by Dr. Jerrod Brown. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain is damaged by a blow or penetration from an external force. This could be the result of a range of events including a car accident, falling and hitting one’s head, or being violently shook or punched. Research suggests that TBI is over-represented in criminal justice, forensic mental…

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December 2019

Specialized Violence – Intersecting Risks

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$100

This webinar on Specialized Violence – Intersecting Risks is presented by Dr. Kevin Douglas. This webinar will focus on the nature of intersecting risks for violence perpetration, victimization, suicide-related behaviour, and self-harm. Often, when an individual is at risk for one of these adverse outcomes, he or she will be at risk for others as well. Common settings in which multiple intersecting risks occur include mental health, corrections, law enforcement, forensic, and workplace settings. These adverse outcomes are associated with…

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Theory of Mind (ToM): An Advanced Overview with Implications for Criminal Justice, Forensic Mental Health, and Legal Professionals

December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$100

This webinar on Theory of Mind (ToM): An Advanced Overview with Implications for Criminal Justice, Forensic Mental Health, and Legal Professionals is presented by Dr. Jerrod Brown. Theory of Mind (ToM) is the cognitive capacity of an individual to ascribe mental states (e.g., thoughts, beliefs, motivations, and emotions) to oneself as well as other individuals. Another important aspect of ToM is the ability to recognize that mental states can vary across individuals. In conjunction, these aspects of ToM are the…

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