A Question of Care
A Question of Care (QoC) is a Peterborough-based capacity-building initiative focused on building and strengthening skills, knowledge, and awareness to address the intersections between substance use, stigma, mental illness, and trauma. QoC creates spaces for mutual learning, respectful dialogue, and fostering collaboration between community members, as well as multi-sectoral collaboration and interdisciplinary practice between professionals.
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Question of Care courses provide introductory strategies based on foundational frameworks on various subjects that are not meant to replace regulated training or provide formal certification.
Many local partners have contributed to the creation of the QoC workshops to support information sharing and skill development. These partners include the many agencies and individuals involved with the Peterborough Drug Strategy.
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Is the addiction caused by mental health issues? Or are mental health issues the result of the addiction? All too often the debate arises on how to best treat concurrent disorders. If a client is sober, then you are free to start treating their depression, right? But...
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