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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).
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Collective Care: Supporting One Another and Preventing Burnout in Housing First Programs 1:00 pm
Collective Care: Supporting One Another and Preventing Burnout in Housing First Programs @ Online
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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 underpinnings of mindfulness; and examine some practices that can help us build a culture of collective care in our workplaces. Participants from different communities are encouraged to attend to learn and share their experiences in working with Housing First for persons experiencing chronic homelessness. Presenter: Brian Dean Williams was a clinician working with the Vancouver arm of the At Home/Chez Soi project, and has 22 years of frontline experience with mental health, addictions, and homelessness. He is now in private practice and travels widely to facilitate workshops and training. Moderators and OHFRN-CoI Co-Leads: Tim Aubry, Professor, School of Psychology & Senior Researcher, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa Geoff Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI).
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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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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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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.
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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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