Youth, Drugs, and the Law
Level One Core QoC Workshop
Part One: Monday, October 17, 2022 | 4:30 – 7:30 PM EST
Part Two: Monday, October 24, 2022 | 4:30 – 7:30 PM EST
Hosted via Zoom. Participants will be able to attend online or call in over the phone.
This two-part interactive workshop will provide information and practical skills to parents, teachers, and/or anyone in a position of supporting at-risk youth. Participants will gain an understanding of strength-based, trauma-informed, and youth-centred approaches regarding youth substance use and the law. Additionally, the second session will contain a short presentation and Q&A with a Community Service Officer from the Peterborough Police.
- To learn how to assess if a youth may be at-risk of developing a dependence on drug use.
- To gain information on different substances and the risks associated with use.
- To gain an understanding of support and interventions for youth who are in active substance use.
- To discuss strategies and supports for helping prevent youth from becoming involved with the law.
- To learn about the Youth Criminal Justice Act and its purpose to help our youth.
- To gain an understanding of what it looks like once a youth has been arrested.
- To gain an understanding of when and how to approach youth.
- To gain skills that help us build a positive and caring connection with youth.
- To learn what your role can look like when supporting a youth.
- Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $69.00*
- Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $89.00*
- Regular Ticket for Participants Outside of Peterborough: $109.00*
*Plus Eventbrite’s fee.
Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is designed for people who support youth such as parents, guardians, teachers, peers, counsellors, etc.
How many people can attend?
Registration for this workshop has been capped at 35 participants.
What supports will be provided during the sessions?
This workshop contains potentially sensitive content. While we are unable to offer counselling, if you would like support during the sessions, you will be able to reach out to the QoC Project Lead to be referred to a local resource. Additionally, the facilitator and/or Project Lead will be available to connect in the main room during the breaks and breakout groups.
How will confidentiality work in the sessions?
We will ask the group that all participant’s identities and stories be kept in the strictest confidence to provide a safe space for all. Additionally, you will have the option to keep your camera off and/or use a pseudonym if it would make you feel more comfortable participating in the sessions.
What is a level one core QoC workshop?
This refers to a workshop that is a part of QoC’s core curriculum and is offered at a more basic, 101 level, though it can be beneficial to anyone regardless of their experience.
Will I receive a certificate for attending?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance after participating in the workshop and filling out a post-course evaluation.
Will these sessions be recorded?
No, these sessions will not be recorded in order to maintain the privacy of participants, but any relevant slides and handouts will be sent to attendees.
What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the first session. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. If we must cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.
The cost of this workshop has been subsidized through a partnership with the Peterborough Drug Strategy and its members. Additionally, local participants can contact us to apply for a bursary.
- 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Monday, October 17, 2022
- 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
- Monday, October 24, 2022
Storm BrownAddictions Counsellor
Storm Brown began working with children, youth, and their families in 2015. Storm works with youth from a holistic, trauma-informed, and strength-based approach. Currently, Storm practices as a full-time Addictions Counsellor while continuing to progress her professional development. Storm is committed to working collaboratively within the community and is honoured to share her experience supporting youth.