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Concurrent Disorders and the Mental Status Exam 12:00 pm
Concurrent Disorders and the Mental Status Exam @ Online
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will describe the most common psychiatric co-occurring disorders with problem gambling, and will explain the function of the mental status exam in relation to problem gambling treatment. This webinar will be led by Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons). The learning objects for this webinar are to: Describe the most common psychiatric disorders that co-occur with problem gambling and the importance of addressing them in treatment Explain the function of the mental status exam in relation to problem gambling treatment Understand the core components of the mental status exam. This webinar is part of a six-part series designed for problem gambling counsellors and other mental health/addiction service providers. This webinar is hosted by CAMH.
Deprescribing for Brain Health 12:00 pm
Deprescribing for Brain Health @ Online
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Medications allow Canadians to live longer and healthier lives. However, some medications may carry more risk than benefit, especially with aging. The burden of medication on cognitive health cannot be ignored and should be one of the first things assessed when cognitive impairment is diagnosed in a patient. Come learn about medications which may not necessarily be helping patients and how deprescribing (reducing or stopping medications that may not be beneficial or may be causing harm) can represent an interesting approach. Presenter: Camille Gagnon, Assistant Director of the Canadian Deprescribing Network This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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Game-Bling: Where Gaming Meets Gambling 10:00 am
Game-Bling: Where Gaming Meets Gambling @ Online
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This webinar will explore how technology has changed the gambling market, the blurred lines between gambling and gaming, the increased risks and how to stay safe if one chooses to engage in gaming and gambling activities. Content is designed for parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, college/university students and adults involved in young people’s lives. Key objectives of this webinar: Discuss impacts of excessive use of technology and affects of parents’ technology use on children (parent version) Explore underage gambling opportunities: E-sports, Fantasy Sports, In-game ‘gambling’, Skins Betting, etc. and other impacts of technology in gaming and gambling Question the blurred lines between gaming and gambling Notice warning signs of problematic behaviors (video gaming, excessive technology use, social gaming and gambling) Provide support resources and harm reduction strategies Make informed decisions with regards to gambling and gaming This webinar is hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto.
Skills for Substance Use Engagement 12:00 pm
Skills for Substance Use Engagement @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by: Elisha Dekort, Interim Manager of Community Psychiatry Services and the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team This presentation will provide an overview of the different evidence based practices for working with clients who use substances and how to utilize those practices to build engagement. Attend on August 21st or 22nd in-person or remotely via webcast. These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
Using Health and Demographic Information to Support Community Services 12:00 pm
Using Health and Demographic Information to Support Community Services @ Online
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This one hour webinar explores three available online health data sharing websites: Public Health Ontario Snapshots Public Health Ontario Social Determinants of Health Mapper Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services Niagara’s Village of 100 Improving the health of everyone in the Niagara community requires collaboration between public health and community partners. Access to community demographics as well as behavioural and health outcome data is important for better understanding the needs of the Niagara community. By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Better understand priority populations in the Niagara community Inform programs and services that address the community’s needs Support funding proposals This webinar is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.
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Skills for Substance Use Engagement 12:00 pm
Skills for Substance Use Engagement @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presented by: Elisha Dekort, Interim Manager of Community Psychiatry Services and the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team This presentation will provide an overview of the different evidence based practices for working with clients who use substances and how to utilize those practices to build engagement. Attend on August 21st or 22nd in-person or remotely via webcast. These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
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What is Healthy Food in Health Care? 12:00 pm
What is Healthy Food in Health Care? @ Online
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm
The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in healthcare and beyond. This webinar will bring together varying perspectives of dietitians, a chef and an Indigenous speaker for a rich discussion around how hospitals and health care facilities can lead the charge in expanding the definition of healthy food related to how it is produced, prepared and consumed which generates impacts on patient, population, and planetary health. Join panelists: Joshna Maharaj, Take Back the Tray; Dr Janice Sorensen, Langara College; Diane Imrie, University of Vermont Medical Centre; and an Indigenous speaker (TBC); to explore ways to better connect food and health through the patient meal experience, food service operations, food environments, and making connections from health care settings into community. This webinar is hosted by Nourish.
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Take 5: How to put Mindfulness-into-action for Resilience, Collaborative and a Psychologically Safe Workplace 12:00 pm
Take 5: How to put Mindfulness-into-action for Resilience, Collaborative and a Psychologically Safe Workplace @ Online
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn about ‘mindfulness-in-action’ and how Take 5 can positively contribute to a psychologically healthy and safe work environment by helping busy professionals be focused, engaged, and less stressed in the middle of whatever they’re doing. As part of this learning opportunity, MindWell-U is gifting all registrants a free trial of the 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge. Take 5 is the core mindfulness-in-action skill developed on the Mindfulness Challenge, an evidence-based online training for workplaces. By signing up for the webinar, you will also receive an email from MindWell-U with a link to register for the training. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
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Game-Bling: Where Gaming Meets Gambling @ Online
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This webinar will explore how technology has changed the gambling market, the blurred lines between gambling and gaming, the increased risks and how to stay safe if one chooses to engage in gaming and gambling activities.

Content is designed for parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, college/university students and adults involved in young people’s lives.

Key objectives of this webinar:

  • Discuss impacts of excessive use of technology and affects of parents’ technology use on children (parent version)
  • Explore underage gambling opportunities: E-sports, Fantasy Sports, In-game ‘gambling’, Skins Betting, etc. and other impacts of technology in gaming and gambling
  • Question the blurred lines between gaming and gambling
  • Notice warning signs of problematic behaviors (video gaming, excessive technology use, social gaming and gambling)
  • Provide support resources and harm reduction strategies
  • Make informed decisions with regards to gambling and gaming

This webinar is hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto.

Skills for Substance Use Engagement @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by: Elisha Dekort, Interim Manager of Community Psychiatry Services and the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team

This presentation will provide an overview of the different evidence based practices for working with clients who use substances and how to utilize those practices to build engagement.

Attend on August 21st or 22nd in-person or remotely via webcast.

These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

Using Health and Demographic Information to Support Community Services @ Online
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This one hour webinar explores three available online health data sharing websites:

  • Public Health Ontario Snapshots
  • Public Health Ontario Social Determinants of Health Mapper
  • Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services Niagara’s Village of 100

Improving the health of everyone in the Niagara community requires collaboration between public health and community partners. Access to community demographics as well as behavioural and health outcome data is important for better understanding the needs of the Niagara community.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand priority populations in the Niagara community
  • Inform programs and services that address the community’s needs
  • Support funding proposals

This webinar is hosted by Niagara Region Public Health.

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Skills for Substance Use Engagement @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presented by: Elisha Dekort, Interim Manager of Community Psychiatry Services and the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team

This presentation will provide an overview of the different evidence based practices for working with clients who use substances and how to utilize those practices to build engagement.

Attend on August 21st or 22nd in-person or remotely via webcast.

These sessions are hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.

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What is Healthy Food in Health Care? @ Online
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm

The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in healthcare and beyond.

This webinar will bring together varying perspectives of dietitians, a chef and an Indigenous speaker for a rich discussion around how hospitals and health care facilities can lead the charge in expanding the definition of healthy food related to how it is produced, prepared and consumed which generates impacts on patient, population, and planetary health.

Join panelists: Joshna Maharaj, Take Back the Tray; Dr Janice Sorensen, Langara College; Diane Imrie, University of Vermont Medical Centre; and an Indigenous speaker (TBC); to explore ways to better connect food and health through the patient meal experience, food service operations, food environments, and making connections from health care settings into community.

This webinar is hosted by Nourish.

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Take 5: How to put Mindfulness-into-action for Resilience, Collaborative and a Psychologically Safe Workplace @ Online
Aug 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Learn about ‘mindfulness-in-action’ and how Take 5 can positively contribute to a psychologically healthy and safe work environment by helping busy professionals be focused, engaged, and less stressed in the middle of whatever they’re doing.

As part of this learning opportunity, MindWell-U is gifting all registrants a free trial of the 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge. Take 5 is the core mindfulness-in-action skill developed on the Mindfulness Challenge, an evidence-based online training for workplaces. By signing up for the webinar, you will also receive an email from MindWell-U with a link to register for the training.

This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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Fort Erie: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Salvation Army
Sep 6 @ 9:00 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.

Spotlight agency: Fort Erie Multicultural Centre

To be part of this session, contact Tamara Coleman-Lawrie at tamara.coleman-lawrie@unitedwayniagara.org.

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