#Rethink Niagara: Brochure

This 4-page brochures outlines the objectives, goals and framework for #Rethink Niagara, a prosperous people strategy for Niagara.

Beginning in 2014, the #Rethink Niagara Reference Group of 15 leaders gathered building blocks to underpin a complete, restorative approach to economic development for a vibrant Niagara. The intent is to engage people, organizations and networks in systematically gathering, sharing and combining social and economic evidence to more accurately measure where we are, and set the course for collective action.

Published By: Niagara Connects

Publication Date: December, 2015

View #Rethink Niagara Brochure

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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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

When the Well is Dry: Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care @ Webinar
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This training is suitable for:

Educators: Teachers, ECE, School Administration, Support Staff
Mental Health Professionals: Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers
Medical Professionals: Nurses, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Family Doctors
Direct Service Workers: Drop-in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers
First Responders: Police, Firefighters, Paramedics

This training is designed for anyone working in the helping professions, personal caregivers, or anyone with an interest in the areas of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and self-care. In this training, you will learn to distinguish between compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout. You will be able to identify the early warning signs and symptoms to determine what you may be struggling with. We will go over strategies to address compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout as well as promote resilience and self-care. All participants will leave the workshop having crafted their own Wellness Plan. The workshop will make use of small group and large group discussions, experiential practice, and didactic teaching methods.

Learning Objectives:

-Participants will be able to define compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout and discuss how they look and feel
-Participants will understand the risk factors for compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout
-Participants will utilize individual self-assessment tools to reflect on their own compassion satisfaction, stress, and fatigue
-Participants will share and discuss a variety of self-care strategies to develop their own Wellness and Resiliency Plans

This webinar is brought to you by SickKids CCMH Learning Institute

Carousel Players Virtual Summer Theatre School @ Online
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am

CAROUSEL PLAYERS IS OFFERING VIRTUAL SUMMER THEATRE SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS AGES 5-14!

A daily mix of on- and off-line activities for children to explore and express their dramatic creativity, Carousel Players’ Virtual Summer Theatre School will bring the play to your home. With three camps for ages 5-7, 8-10, and 11-14, there’s drama for everyone this summer!

Each day, campers will start with one hour of online screen time (10am-11am) with the camp instructors. Surprise Supplies boxes will be delivered to the campers home before camps begin and inside will be a craft/game box for each day of the week. Campers will do at-home activities and are invited to optional drop-in online sessions in the afternoon.

NEW THIS YEAR! Register siblings for 20% off using discount code FAMILY

This online camp is brought to you by the Carousel Players

Stand-Up to Stigma – Provincial Webinar for Gambling Addictions @ Webinar
Jul 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This webinar is designed for service providers and parents of youth, during which we will explore the topics of stigma and gambling. Through discussing these topics attendees will learn and talk about how stigma impacts the lives of people with gambling problems and creates a reluctance to seek help, and methods to reduce the stigma and stereotypes associated with mental health problems.

This event is hosted by the YMCA of Greater Toronto

Jul
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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

#AWepic2020

This conference is brought to you by Age-Well

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