Addressing Stigma: Action Framework for Building an Inclusive Health System

Developed as part of The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2019, the Action Framework for Building an Inclusive Health System explores where and how stigma can be addressed.

Published By: Public Health Agency of Canada

Publication Date: December 2019

View Action Framework for Building an Inclusive Health System

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Trauma & Attachment Certification Conference @ Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day

ATTCH is pleased to be offering another Summer conference series based on request on July 13-17, 2020 Niagara Region Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara on the Lake. This comprehensive conference will cover the following topics and allow you to take your trauma processing to a deeper level:

-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 Demonstration 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 Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 1
Day 4: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 2
Day 5: Trauma Processing Demonstration and Applied Practice Part 3

This event is brought to you by ATTCH

Becoming an Adult Attachment-Focused Therapist: Shifting framework in therapeutic work @ Webinar
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This webinar will present a model of therapy that will shift participant’s theoretical framework to that of Attachment-Focused Therapy.

This training is suitable for: Educators, Mental Health and Medical Professionals, as well as Direct Service Workers.

The theory of attachment clearly describes attachment as a lifelong phenomenon with adolescents and adults continuing to be impacted by their early attachment experiences in their adult relationships and self-perception, yet most therapy for adults has not incorporated an understanding of attachment nor based therapeutic interventions on attachment principles.

This workshop will teach you the categories of adult attachment, how to recognize such categories, and how to assist your adult clients to progress from being insecurely attached adults to securely attached adults. The workshop will present a model of therapy that will shift your theoretical framework to that of Attachment-Focused therapy. This model will help you assess adult attachment categories, recognize the impact of early childhood attachment experiences on the personality development of your clients, guide your clients through the process of mourning their losses and longings and use yourself in the reparative process of therapy. You will develop an awareness of your own attachment style and its importance in your therapeutic work.

Learning Objectives:

-Recognizing and Assessing for Adult Attachment Categories
-Learn and apply a model of Adult Attachment-Focused Psychotherapy
-Make Attachment the Paradigm for therapeutic change

This webinar is hosted by SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (CCMH)

Short-Term Interventions: Transitioning from In-Person to Online Support @ Webinar
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This four-week webinar series will explore ways to move through this unsettling interlude with integrity, confidence, and clinical effectiveness. Each webinar will explore a different topic relevant to both short-term therapy and remote service delivery and will include practical skills that can be implemented immediately.

Week 1: Doing the Best You Can With What You Have: Best Practices in Brief and Remote Counselling

Front-line practitioners all want the best for their clients, but it can be challenging to feel helpful when faced with limited time and resources. This webinar will explore what it takes to be clinically effective regardless of the time available or method of service delivery.

Week 2: Hope: The Key to All Effective Brief Therapy

Practitioners often struggle with how to be clinically effective in brief therapy given the time-limited nature of the interaction. This webinar will invite practitioners to consider hope as the “active ingredient” in Brief Therapy and will discuss how to cultivate hope more intentionally in conversations.

Week 3: The Worries are Real: Managing Anxiety, Disappointment and Uncertainty in Troubled Times

There is no denying that the COVID-19 virus has changed the world as we know it. Worry, fear and grief are all reasonable responses. This webinar will explore how we can honour our client’s difficult emotions while nurturing their resiliency.

Week 4: Mindful Presence in Brief Therapy: Staying Grounded, Compassionate, and Hopeful Before, After, and During Challenging Conversations

Supporting others while managing difficult times ourselves can feel exhausting. This webinar will explore the importance of self-awareness and reflexivity for the practitioner.

Course Format

Live Webinars (Zoom)
This course is delivered exclusively online as 4 interactive webinars spaced over four weeks.
Online learning platform (Thinkific LMS)
Participants will have access to online learning modules to supplement live sessions as well as:
• Activities and discussion forum
• Downloadable resources and handouts
• Access replay of session recordings

This webinar is hosted by SafeGuards Training

AGE-WELL Epic Conference 2020 (8-Weeks, Every Tuesday & Thursday) @ Webinar
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The “Supportive Homes & Communities” Challenge Area focuses on promoting independent living through appropriate supports and services, including the design of physical spaces and the use of technology within the environment.

Chair: Frank Knoefel, Bruyère Research Institute

Commenter: Sherry Baker, Vice-Chair, Older Adult and Caregiver Advisory Committee

Oral Presentations:

Live More SmarTech: Autonomy and independence through collaboration and technology
Naomi Zingman Daniels, University of Toronto

Smart home technology to support persons living with dementia who experience night-time wandering and their caregivers
Laura Ault, Bruyère Research Institute

Seniors’ perceptions of the robot
Zahya Idrissi, University of Sherbrooke


This conference is brought to you by Age-Well

Hidden in Plain Sight: Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse Peoples’ Experiences of Homelessness @ Webinar
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This virtual roundtable explores the key findings of The State of Housing Need & Homelessness for Women in Canada, an expansive literature review commissioned by the Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network. The webinar will explore what we do and don’t know about homelessness for women, girls, and gender diverse peoples in Canada, and will outline 8 key challenges and opportunities for change we face as a country.

Panelists: Arlene Hache, Co-Chair, Women’s National Housing & Homelessness Network
Alex Bridges, Keepers of the Circle
Kaitlin Schwan, Senior Researcher, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
Hilary Chapple, Community Leader & WNHHN Co-Founder
Khulud Baig, Researcher, Keepers of the Circle
Hannah Brais, Research Coordinator, Old Brewery Mission & additional panelists to be confirmed.

This event is hosted by Women’s National Housing and Homelessness Network

The Virtual Client Experience Survey: What Do Your Clients Really Think About Your Virtual Experiences? @ Online
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Please join us for this webinar about the Virtual Client Experience Survey for Mental Health and Addictions (VCES), recently released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Date/Time:July 14, 2020 at 1:30pm -2:30pm EDT

-Academic scientists, educators and researchers
-Executives and department/unit leaders for mental health and addiction services
-Government representatives and funders
-Health care practitioners, allied health care workers and peer support workers working in the mental health and addiction sector
-Quality improvement and client/patient safety officers supporting mental health and addiction programs

About this event:
The VCES takes a person-centered approach to considering all dimensions of health care quality, including safety, timeliness, effectiveness, efficiency and equity.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations have shifted to providing a range of virtual health care services. It is important to evaluate the virtual care experience to ensure it:
-facilitates access to care
-meets client/patient expectations of high quality care
-meets the needs of clients/patients.

Let’s Talk About Challenges with Personal Care @ Webinar
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Washing, dressing and brushing your teeth – all activities that we normally do without a second thought. But persons living with dementia may forget or lose interest in personal hygiene. As the disease progresses they may lose the ability to perform personal care. Assisting with personal care can be one of the most difficult challenges for care partners. Please join us to discuss strategies you can learn to help support both you and the person living with dementia.

This webinar is brought to you by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region


Ontario Trillium Foundation

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