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2019 Trauma and Attachment Conference
2019 Trauma and Attachment Conference @ Hilton Garden Inn
Sep 30 – Oct 4 all-day
The Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH) is holding its Annual Trauma and Attachment Training Series September 30 – October 4, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. The conference schedule is as follows: 8:30 registration, Conference events 9:00-4:00. Learn about leading approaches for treating trauma and promoting post-traumatic growth. This comprehensive conference is designed to take your trauma treatment skills to a deeper level and will cover a range of topics such as: Understanding the foundations (including neurological, social, physiological, and psychological implications of trauma and attachment dysregulation) Phase-based clinical applications to promote healing and integration of trauma and attachment dysregulation Practical application of trauma processing activities Live demonstrations of trauma processing A variety of integrative trauma treatment tools and skills to enhance your trauma treatment toolkit Strategies to promote helper self care and prevent compassion fatigue Day 1: Foundations of Trauma and Attachment (core CTIP & CTIC training) Day 2: Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation Day 3: Trauma Processing Experiential and Applied Practice Day 4: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Day 5: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice This series is hosted by the Attachment and Trauma Centre for Healing (ATTCH).
Caregiver Network of Niagara Community Launch 1:30 pm
Caregiver Network of Niagara Community Launch @ St. Catharines & Welland
Oct 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Caregiver Network of Niagara is committed to providing caregivers an opportunity to care for themselves as they learn to care for others in a meaningful way with the techniques and skills they need. The Community Launch will be held in both St. Catharines (Walker Family YMCA) and Welland (Centre de santé communautaire). Programs are available in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Fonthill, Welland, and St. Catharines. Click here for program dates and locations. This event is hosted by the Caregiver Network of Niagara.
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Implementing the BSO-DOS Strategies for Your Team 12:00 pm
Implementing the BSO-DOS Strategies for Your Team @ Online
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will provide an overview of BSO-DOS© and the collaborative work that led to its development, as well as detailed implementation strategies to assist clinical teams to utilize the new BSO-DOS©. Participants will have an opportunity to share useful approaches to implementation that have contributed to success within their own organizations. Those participants who have begun implementation will be asked to complete an implementation survey in advance. During the webinar the presenters will discuss important feedback from survey findings and as well as brainstorm further strategies to enhance implementation and inform the ongoing support from the BSO Provincial Coordinating Office. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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Safe and Healthy Aging in Your Community 2:00 pm
Safe and Healthy Aging in Your Community @ Welland Civic Square
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region, the Welland Public Library, and other community partners in Niagara to learn about strategies, supports and services that can help older adults to stay engaged, supported and safe in our community. This event will include a panel of local service providers who will share information for older adults about: Brain Health Safety Community Services Living Well with Dementia All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Register online or by calling the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region at 905-687-3914. This event is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting 2:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara Meeting @ Hospice Niagara
Oct 7 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Senior Pride Network Niagara is holding a meeting on Monday October 7, 2019 from 2:30-4:30 pm at Hospice Niagara (403-Unit 2 Ontario Street, the driveway just north of Linhaven/Alzheimer Society entrance).
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Mental Health Speaker Series: Navigating Adolescents 7:00 pm
Mental Health Speaker Series: Navigating Adolescents @ Peach King Centre
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GBF Community Services presents a free Mental Health Speaker Series. Have your questions answered by leading health care professionals. Topic: Mental Health – Navigating Adolescents Presenters: Sharlene MacLennon, Registered Social Worker and Mental Health Clinician with a specialty in Substance Use Kendra Clark, Occupational Therapist and Youth Mental Health Disorder Expert Light refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by GBF Community Services.
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Whole Campus, Healthy Communities: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health Conference 2019
Whole Campus, Healthy Communities: Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health Conference 2019 @ Hyatt Regency Toronto
Oct 15 – Oct 16 all-day
Campuses are the sites of a wide range of mental health challenges, from exam-related stress and roommate relationship issues to anorexia and depression. A characteristic of a mental healthy campus would be students feeling safe and supported in talking about their concerns. At such a campus, everyone in the institution takes ownership of student success. Student affairs administrators, faculty, residence directors, and counsellors are often on the front lines with distressed students, and they – along with many other campus constituencies – are searching for ways to best serve students’ individual needs and those of the student body as a whole. This year’s theme, Whole Campus, Healthy Communities, looks at campus communities in their entirety. We cannot fully address student mental health without also looking at the ecosystem in which students spend a majority of their time- the campus environment. In order to promote mental well-being for students, we should also take into account the wellbeing of other campus community members, such as staff and faculty. In addition, we are also looking at larger ecosystems which students might inhabit before and after their post-secondary education. Issues like transitions from high school to post-secondary and employment prospects after graduation can have an impact on how we help students to thrive. To facilitate this discussion, this conference will be exploring five themes. These are: Substance Use Mental Health Strategies Wellness and Health Promotion Diversity and Inclusion The Student Voice This conference is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Re-Imagining Health Symposium
Re-Imagining Health Symposium @ Brock University
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day
The Re-imagining Health Symposium presented by Brock University is a collaborative and catalyzing event that will bring together health-focused researchers, practitioners, educators, health industry leaders, and policy makers to discuss the future of health care. This exciting symposium has been designed very differently than traditional research conferences to highlight current evidence-based practices, and the promising-practices of today and tomorrow. Experts will present to health professionals on specific tangible skills that those in attendance will be able to take back to their workplaces as new parts of their skill sets. Keynote presentations by: Dr. Zayna Kayat, Future Strategist at SE Health Dr. Mustafa Hirji, Acting Medical Officer of Health and Commissioner Public Health Niagara Region Capacity-building workshops will focus on a variety of topics such as: knowledge translation Indigenous health healthy-communities data in healthcare new medical technologies As the first event of its kind at Brock University, the Re-imagining Health Symposium is expected to draw a large and diverse audience with varying interests in the health field.
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Public Forum: Legal & Financial Issues Related to Dementia 6:30 pm
Public Forum: Legal & Financial Issues Related to Dementia @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Forums are held throughout the year to allow the general public to learn more about dementia. Topic: Legal & Financial Issues Related to Dementia Respite services available – please call the Alzheimer Society at 905-687-3914 to discuss eligibility. This forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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Niagara Health Expo
Niagara Health Expo @ Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Oct 19 all-day
People will learn about available healthcare services and products by connecting with local doctors and practitioners in the Niagara Health Expo on Saturday, October 19 at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Visitors will find demonstrations, product samples, and information hand-outs. Speakers will connect directly with attendees in a comfortable, interactive environment. Free admission and free parking for visitors is made possible by the generous support of the Expo sponsors. The health fair has been designed to make it simple for people of all ages to attend the event hosted by Hotel Dieu Shaver.
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Community Strategies to Support the Zero Suicide Initiative 8:00 am
Community Strategies to Support the Zero Suicide Initiative @ Carmen's Banquet Centre
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This event will highlight practical applications for preventing suicide in your community and improving collaboration with primary care, community care services and hospital transitions. Target audience: Health care providers Public health representatives Community agency staff Mental health providers University/college staff and learners Counsellors School and educational staff Keynote speakers: Implementing the Zero Initiative in London – Dr. Sandra Northcott, Chief, Mental Health Care, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London Men’s Suicide: What’s Going on? – Dr. Raj Bhatla, Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chief of Staff, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre WHO – Brief Intervention and Consult Program – Dr. Zena Samaan, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University This event is hosted by the Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton.
Mental Health Speaker Series: Loneliness, Isolation and Associated Mental Health Disorders 7:00 pm
Mental Health Speaker Series: Loneliness, Isolation and Associated Mental Health Disorders @ Peach King Centre
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GBF Community Services presents a free Mental Health Speaker Series. Have your questions answered by leading health care professionals. Topic: Loneliness, Isolation and Associated Mental Health Disorders Presenter: Heather Gillespie, Director, Service Quality and Capacity, Canadian Mental Health Association Light refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by GBF Community Services.
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Exploring the Connections Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Health 12:00 pm
Exploring the Connections Between Hearing Loss and Cognitive Health @ Online
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
There is a strong connection between hearing loss and cognitive health, particularly in older adults. Prevalence rates of hearing loss and dementia both increase with age, and researchers have found higher rates of dementia in individuals with greater degrees of hearing loss. In this webinar, Dr. Kate Dupuis will explore the connections between hearing loss and cognitive health, and will discuss potential treatment options and strategies for individuals experiencing hearing loss. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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Cannabis and Mental Health 12:00 pm
Cannabis and Mental Health @ Online
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The relationship between cannabis and mental health is the subject of much research, but is still not fully understood. On October 28, join Dr. Fiona Clement and Dr. Robert Gabrys, who will share research and summaries of existing literature on cannabis and mental health. Now that non-medical cannabis is legal in Canada, there is a need to address the gaps that currently exist in the literature on cannabis and mental health. To inform policy and research agendas, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) funded a team of experts from the University of Calgary to conduct an environmental scan and scoping review of existing literature on cannabis and mental health. Dr. Fiona Clement, one of the authors of the MHCC’s report Cannabis and Mental Health: Priorities for Research in Canada, will speak to the findings of the report, including new opportunities to better understand the complex relationship between mental health and cannabis use. Dr. Robert Gabrys of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), will be sharing a summary of their report Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Regular Use and Mental Health. This webinar is for anyone interested in cannabis and mental health, including community members, people with lived experience, researchers, policy makers, health care providers, allied health professionals, and others. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Mind Matters: An Hour of Cognitive Stimulation – 6 Week Course 6:30 pm
Mind Matters: An Hour of Cognitive Stimulation – 6 Week Course @ St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Mind Matters is a program geared to the older population who may be experiencing memory loss, dementia or need a bit of encouragement to get their minds working again. Join Recreationist Denise as she facilitates an evening of cognitively stimulating games mixed in with some socializing and laughter… Because our minds matter! Please note that a spouse or family member is expected to stay with their loved one. This six-week course will begin on October 28, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $56.80 per person (support person can participate for free). This event is hosted by the City of St. Catharines, in partnership with Niagara Mountainside Therapeutic Services.
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Teaching Practices and Student Wellbeing: It Takes a Village 1:00 pm
Teaching Practices and Student Wellbeing: It Takes a Village @ Online
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Student wellbeing is often deemed a responsibility of student services professionals. However, evidence suggest that subtle shifts within higher education classroom contexts can create a profound impact on student wellbeing. In particular, emerging research indicates that instructors have important roles to play in fostering student wellbeing through their teaching. Such findings echo the foundational theories and the calls-to-action identified in the Okanagan Charter (2015). This interactive workshop will share research and innovative projects that creatively engage instructors in enhancing student wellbeing from a large Canadian university. Tools and teaching practices that support student wellbeing will be shared. The audience will be engaged in a series of reflections and web interactions to identify possible strategies for supporting student wellbeing through effective teaching. Videos and testimonies will be shared for participants to ground their thoughts on lived experiences shared by members of the campus community including students, staff and faculty. By the end of the session, participants will generate ideas on how to apply teaching practices that foster student wellbeing to their campus context. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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