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September 2019

Community Safety, Substance Use & Homelessness – Promising Paths Forward

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Canadian communities are facing unprecedented challenges related to opiate and amphetamine addiction, housing instability, and mental health. What is the role of public systems – such as policing, homelessness, health, and mental health – in this context? Are there promising approaches we can learn from as we consider our local response? Alina Turner will provide an overview of the role of diverse systems in responding collectively to these challenges. She will outline broad trends and promising approaches HelpSeeker has observed…

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What is a Labyrinth & how can it be used as a tool in youth mental health?

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

The labyrinth is a tool that has applications in a variety of settings. One of the most common uses of a labyrinth is as a form of walking meditation. Walking a labyrinth can often calm people down during a crisis, help us see life as a journey, reduce stress, promote calm & integrate challenging experiences. This webinar will introduce participants to what a labyrinth is, what we know about them, & where they can be found…or made. The benefits for…

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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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Collective Care: Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First Programs

October 3 @ 2:00 am - 2:30 am
Free

The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI) presents a webinar on "Collective Care: Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First Programs". Housing First work is both inspiring and intense. How can we manage the impact this can have on the emotional, physical, and mental health of Housing First staff? During this webinar, you will: discuss and practice strategies, including mindfulness, a highly researched practice that promotes well-being and reduces anxiety; explore the theoretical and biological…

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Collective Care – Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First programs

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI) presents a webinar on… Collective Care: Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First Programs Housing First work is both inspiring and intense. How can we manage the impact this can have on the emotional, physical, and mental health of Housing First staff? During this webinar, you will: discuss and practice strategies, including mindfulness, a highly researched practice that promotes well-being and reduces anxiety; explore the theoretical and biological…

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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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