Author: Sage Irwin

14 Feb Harm Reduction in Practice

Chris Jardin | PARN An in-depth look at harm reduction as a foundational model for health and social services. This interactive multimedia course will invite participants to engage in several core principles that comprise harm reduction as related to substance use. Through large and small group...

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17 Jan Community Cannabis Presentations

We are offering a series of free cannabis training events for local service providers. Geared to staff working in justice and human services fields, these sessions are designed to equip participants with tools and strategies to support clients who use cannabis. Four one-hour presentations, each running...

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04 Dec The Moment You Walk Through the Door: Improving Services for Marginalized Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Intersex People

anya gwynne | PARN REGISTER HERE This course provides information for service providers to feel more confident, competent and comfortable providing services to people with diverse gender identities and expressions or whose sexual orientation may be different than the majority. Stigma and marginalization impact an individual’s health...

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27 Nov Opioid Overdose Response Training for Workplaces

Deanna VandenBroek | PPH Evan Brockest | PDS Overdose can happen anywhere, even where you work. Learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose at work, including how to administer naloxone, a life-saving medication that can help temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Participants will also receive information...

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08 Nov An Introduction to Hoarding

This is a half-day course designed to provide an introductory overview of Hoarding Disorder. Topics covered will include diagnostic criteria, a brief history of Hoarding Disorder, prevalence and potential causes, assessment methods, and current treatment approaches....

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30 Oct Motivational Interviewing

Cheryl Robinson | FourCAST Jennifer Bain and Paul Schauber | CMHA HKPR REGISTER HERE Dates: January 30, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST February 27, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST Location: Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Sisson Room 347 Burnham St. Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5 Course Description: Join us for an...

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23 Aug Addictions 101: Exploring Substance Use and Gambling

Cheryl Robinson and Katie Lamport | FourCAST The session will cover information related to substance use, including viewing substance use on a continuum, substance use effects, how people make change, review of abstinence approach and harm reduction approach, recovery treatment options in Ontario, stamping out stigma...

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23 Aug Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills

Cheryl Robinson and Katie Lamport | FourCAST This two-day interactive workshop will be delivered through the Question of Care project, in collaboration with FourCAST. Participants will have the opportunity to practice DBT skills, and will leave with practical tools they can apply in their workplace. The...

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23 Aug First Stage Trauma Treatment

Cheryl Robinson and Katie Lamport | FourCAST This one-day interactive workshop will be delivered through the Question of Care project, in collaboration with FourCAST. Participants will explore new ways to integrate trauma informed practice into their work and share safety and stabilization techniques with clients. The workshop is intended for...

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