Niagara Woman Abuse Screening Project

The Ontario Woman Abuse Screening Project is a provincial committee, originally funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, bringing Addictions, Mental Health and Domestic Violence organizations together. The goal is to transform services for abused women with mental health and/or addiction issues through screening for woman abuse, sexual assault and trauma and providing abuse/trauma informed services in the mental health and addiction sectors.

In the Niagara Region a total of 16 organizations have collaborated to create a training tool specific to the Niagara Region that includes information on how to support abused woman suffering with addictions and/or mental wellness issues, information on how addictions and mental health organizations can support and safety plan for woman dealing with current or historical abuse and trauma and detailed referral lists specific to the Niagara Region. The mission of this committee is to collaborate to empower women with complex, concurrent issues and transform services so they are welcoming, helpful, integrated and based on a shared understanding of how mental health, addictions, abuse and trauma issues intersect. The Niagara Region Woman Abuse Screening Project wants to ensure that every service in the Niagara Region is the right door for women dealing with mental, health, addictions and abuse/trauma in her life. The committee is striving to do this by bringing individuals from all three sectors together to share work, create a collaborative screening tool and provide free interagency training on the intersections of abuse/trauma, mental health and addictions.

Participating organizations include:

  • Gillian’s Place
  • Bethlehem Place
  • YWCA Niagara
  • Community Addiction Services Niagara
  • Women’s Interim Support Home
  • Women’s Place of South Niagara
  • Family Counseling Centre
  • Niagara Chapter Native Women Inc
  • Niagara Health – Addiction Services
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Centre De Santé Hamilton/Niagara
  • Probation and Parole
  • FACS Niagara
  • Design For A New Tomorrow
  • Niagara Regional Native Centre
  • Niagara Region Community Mental Health Program

Jennifer De Angelis
Women’s Place of South Niagara

CONTACT DETAILS
Phone: 905-356-3933 ext 224
Email: ProgMgr@wpsn.ca

 

Cindy Jennings
Community Addiction Services Niagara

CONTACT DETAILS
Phone: 905-625-5425 ext. 238
Email: CJennings@cason.ca

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Aug
18
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PwC MS Bike – Niagara @ Crystal Ridge Arena and Community Centre
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

On August 18, cycle along the historic Niagara parkway before hitting the picturesque Friendship Trail. Choose either a 40km or 75km flat route and make this one of the best ways to experience the Niagara region.

With easy access to some of Ontario’s premier wineries and small towns, you can make this a full-weekend experience by visiting local attractions before joining us on Saturday for the evening social with fellow PwC MS Bike cyclists.

PwC MS Bike gives you a fully supported cycling and fundraising experience through every kilometre of your journey.

This event is hosted by the MS Society.

Aug
21
Wed
Anger Solutions – Summer Training @ Thorold
Aug 21 – Aug 23 all-day

Everything you need to run an effective group counseling or coaching sessions in one package!

Are you frustrated with the time and effort required to research and develop effective anger tools? Need a solid base of tools and resources?

The Anger Solutions Program as developed by Julie Christiansen, MA over 4 years of study and practical use. It has been delivered to over 150 agencies across Ontario for over 20 years, and is currently in use by various corrections-based, addictions and recovery, and social service agencies across Canada and internationally.

Facilitator Boot Camp August 21, 2019 $397+HST/person All training materials included.

Train The Trainer 3-Day Intensive Course August 21-23, 2019 $1,197+HST/person All training materials and first year license included.

Aug
22
Thu
Supporting the Rainbow Community in Long-Term Care @ Online
Aug 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This is the second webinar in a series of two, focusing on the LGBTQI2S+ community living in long-term care homes. This session will address a variety of real case scenarios and challenges provided by registered attendees.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn strategies to build culturally-competent staff and volunteer teams
  • Gain a deeper understanding of how to create a culture in your LTC home that feels welcoming and safe to LGBTQ residents
  • Explore opportunities to communicate effectively to residents, families, and the public that you are an LGBTQI2S-friendly and inclusive home

This webinar is hosted by Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care.

Aug
28
Wed
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ TBA
Aug 28 @ 8:30 am – Aug 29 @ 4:30 pm

ASIST is a two-day workshop that provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Participants in the workshop learn how to:

  • Recognize invitations to help.
  • Reach out and offer support.
  • Review the risk of suicide.
  • Apply a suicide intervention model.
  • Link people with community resources.

Please contact dcniagara@distresscentreniagara.com to register.

This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.

Self-Care for the Caregiver @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Aug 28 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Self-Care for the Caregiver is a 16-week educational program designed to help you learn how to take better care of yourself.

Presenter: Denise Verreault, Director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region

This program occurs every Wednesday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. from August 28, 2019 to December 11, 2019.

Sep
2
Mon
Labour Day
Sep 2 all-day
Sep
5
Thu
Fort Erie Service Provider Meeting @ Crystal Ridge Community Church
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Service Provider Shared Learning Sessions are being held 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: Advancing Crystal Beach and CNIB

Please RSVP your attendance to tamara@unitedwayniagara.org.

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