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November 2020

Addictions and Mental Illness: Working with Co-occurring Disorders

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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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Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth

November 5 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm
$409 – $459

Gender and sexuality are central features of identity development in adolescence. When a person’s internal experience of gender and/or sexuality does not match what would typically be expected of them based on their external appearance, it can cause great distress and difficulty. This workshop will show helpers how to best support youth in these situations. Participants will develop an awareness and understanding of what this experience can be like, enabling them to create more accessible and welcoming environments for lesbian,…

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Effectively Working with People Using Crystal Methamphetamine

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learning Objectives:• Increase understanding of complex dynamics of crystal meth use particularly among people experiencing homelessness• Gain knowledge of practical skills for working with people experiencing psychosis due to crystal meth use

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Racism and anti-racism in Housing First

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Racial justice is important to the health and housing sectors. Research has shown troubling over-representation of Black and Indigenous populations in homelessness.  The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest's presents a webinar on racism and anti-racism in Housing First. This webinar is for mental health and addictions stakeholders, the health and housing sectors, and public health professionals. Date: Friday November 6, 2020 Time: 1:00 - 2:30 PM EDT. Register now. View the webinar flyer here. This webinar will examine ways to appropriately serve racialized…

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Affirming Trans and Non-Binary Gender Identities

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learning Objectives: Gender 101 - Enhance knowledge of gender identities, expressions, and examine cultural values, assumptions, gender roles and norms, etc.Develop an awareness of key terms and concepts related to gender identityLearn strategies and approaches to create inclusive and equitable spaces and reflect competency with trans and gender diverse communities

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December 2020

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

December 1 @ 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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