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1:00 pm E-Cigarettes & Vaping: Let’s Talk @ Niagara Region Headquarters - CE101
E-Cigarettes & Vaping: Let’s Talk @ Niagara Region Headquarters - CE101
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Hear about the current youth data in Niagara. Learn about the different products on the market. Understand the laws regarding e-cigarettes. Gain skills on how to talk to your clients. Please register via email (see contact information above). This event is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.
1:00 pm Phenibut Use Disorder: What Is It and How Can We Help? @ Online
Phenibut Use Disorder: What Is It and How Can We Help? @ Online
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Phenibut is a medication that is similar to muscle relaxants, such as baclofen. It is available in North America as a supplement, and it is used to treat anxiety in Eastern Europe. The goal of this webinar is to introduce this substance and to describe its pharmacology and clinical effects using case studies. The webinar will also introduce a treatment model based on pharmacological data, and will describe how to help those who have difficulties quitting this substance. This webinar will: Outline the history of phenibut and describe its clinical effects. Describe phenibut withdrawal and present case studies. Propose a treatment model for phenibut use disorder. This webinar is hosted by the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at CAMH.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Mar
14
Wed
E-Cigarettes & Vaping: Let’s Talk @ Niagara Region Headquarters - CE101
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hear about the current youth data in Niagara. Learn about the different products on the market. Understand the laws regarding e-cigarettes. Gain skills on how to talk to your clients.

Please register via email (see contact information above).

This event is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.

Phenibut Use Disorder: What Is It and How Can We Help? @ Online
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Phenibut is a medication that is similar to muscle relaxants, such as baclofen. It is available in North America as a supplement, and it is used to treat anxiety in Eastern Europe.

The goal of this webinar is to introduce this substance and to describe its pharmacology and clinical effects using case studies. The webinar will also introduce a treatment model based on pharmacological data, and will describe how to help those who have difficulties quitting this substance.

This webinar will:

  • Outline the history of phenibut and describe its clinical effects.
  • Describe phenibut withdrawal and present case studies.
  • Propose a treatment model for phenibut use disorder.

This webinar is hosted by the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at CAMH.

Mar
19
Mon
Six Ways to Strengthen Your Work With Youth @ Online
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Do you work with a grassroots youth organization in Ontario? Are you striving to better meet the needs of youth in your community?

Youth organizations deliver critical, meaningful programs to improve youth wellbeing across Ontario. In this webinar, find out about six ways you can strengthen your work with youth:

  • Using Data
  • Using Evidence
  • Designing Programs with Intention
  • Defining Program Outcomes
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Evaluating and Improving Your Work!

Presenters will explore each strategy in conversation with frontline youth workers and share practical examples of how each can benefit youth in your communities.

This webinar is hosted by YouthREX.

Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma: Working with Newcomers Speaker Series @ The Robby
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Professional Development Opportunity for Working with Newcomers

This Speaker Series is free-of-charge and open to anyone who works with newcomer populations. For more information, contact Melenie Neamtz (contact information above).

Speaker: Rebecca Brown (MSW RSW), Wellness Director Executive Secretary, Canadian Academy of Lifestyle Medicine, ADJ ASST Professor, Western University, Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator

Topic: Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma – A normal consequence of working in a helping field; what is compassion fatigue? Signs, symptoms, and coping mechanisms

This event is hosted by the Niagara Folk Arts & Multicultural Centre.

Mar
20
Tue
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am

Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to:

  • Connect for shared learning;
  • Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and
  • Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits.

Presentations:

  • Community Garden Collective
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
  • INCommunities – Volunteer Portal

Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.

A Free Ride: Implications for Casino and Racino Promotional Activities Aimed at Older Adults @ Online
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This 90-minute webinar will provide helping professionals with (1) an update on the study “A free ride? An analysis of the association of casino bus tours and problem gambling among older adults” recently published in the journal Addiction by CAMH researchers, and (2) tips and techniques for supporting older adult clients who frequent bus tours.

This webinar is hosted by the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario.

Youth in Niagara: Highly Skilled, Highly Mobile @ Brock University - Pond Inlet
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With Niagara’s shift toward an aging population, we look to the region’s youth to examine where Niagara’s workforce is headed, highlight potential future opportunities, and understand where Niagara’s youth fit within a broader provincial snapshot.

This paper presents updated research into the demographic patterns, educational attainment, and reported occupations of the region’s youth, age 15 to 29.

Research team:

  • Niagara Workforce Planning Board
  • Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory

Speakers panel:

  • Adam Durrant, Research & Project Manager, NWPB
  • Jeff Boggs, Research Associate, NCO & Assoc. Prof, Geography, Brock University
  • Thalia Semplonius, Research Associate, NWPB
  • Carol Phillips, Research Coordinator, NCO

Opening remarks:

  • Charles Conteh, Director, NCO

Moderator:

  • Mario De Divitiis, Chief Executive Officer, NWPB

This event is hosted by Niagara Workforce Planning Board & Brock University’s Niagara Community Observatory.

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