Latest Event Updates

Webinar: Knowledge Mobilization on Youth-led Suicide Prevention

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among young people in Canada and beyond (Kutcher & Szumilas, 2008). Many youth suicide prevention programs have been developed in response to this concerning trend, ranging in focus from school-based curriculum and awareness campaigns for all youth, to those that focus specifically on high-risk groups. Many of these programs are intended to strengthen protective factors, which are those that reduce the risk of suicide, such as social connectedness, self-esteem, ability to adapt to changing environments, and problem-solving skills, to name but a few (Suicide Prevention Resource Centre [SPRC], 2011).However, the majority of these programs to date have been developed and delivered to youth, rather than by youth (Lindquist-Grantz, 2018).

Wisdom to Action brought together youth, researchers, service providers, government officials, Elders and health care providers from coast to coast to coast in February 2018 in Vancouver to start sharing what works in youth-led suicide prevention and to consider issues related to programs and projects. This webinar will provide an overview of emergent research on youth-led suicide prevention and results from the W2A event. Participants will also learn about the work of the Embrace Life Council and We Matter.

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WEED Talk

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Marijuana, Mental Health & Youth

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
100 West 5th Street Hamilton, Ontario

Level 1 Auditorium 6 :00 – 8:30 p.m.
West 5th campus

Impacts & risks of marijuana use on youth

How the landscape around marijuana is changing for youth

Medical marijuana as a therapeutic agent

RSVP at stjoes.ca/weedtalk

WEED Talk Poster

Trauma-Informed Practice with Newcomers and Refugees

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The Ontario Association of Social Workers-Hamilton and District Branch welcomes you to a one day training on engaging in practice with newcomers and refugees. Participants will learn about theories and have an opportunity to practice hands-on! This is an event that you do not want to miss! Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

When:

April 27th 2018 9 AM-4 PM

Where:

McMaster University, Burlington Campus. 4300 South Service Rd. (Between Walkers Line and Appleby Line)

Rates:

Early Bird before March 27, 2018: OASW Members $100 Non-Members $125 Students $50. After March 27, 2018: OASW Members $125 Non Members $150 Students $75.

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Next Steps: Transitioning to Independence, a 2-day ASD conference featuring Temple Grandin

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This presentation is hosted by Leading Edge Seminars and Autism Ontario.

Fees and Registration

Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4, 2018
Jane Mallett Theatre (27 Front St E, Toronto)
9:00 am to 4:40 pm

Earlybird Rate
(Up to April 5, 2018)
Regular Rate
(After April 5, 2018)
$440 + HST $465 + HST

*OCC Members eligible for a discounted rate. 

You will learn:

  • How to create supports for transitioning to post-secondary education
  • How to find or create programs that will teach social skills
  • How to implement physical exercise options to support physical and mental health.
  • How to understand and support financial planning and money management for individuals with ASD
  • Options for employment opportunity for people with ASD categorized by memory strength, thinking style and non-verbal skills.
  • Options for independent living with case studies and examples

This workshop may be eligible for Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs) by professional organizations in Canada/Ontario serving mental health professionals. Please click here for more information.

For out of town participants- We have accommodations arranged with the Novotel – Toronto Centre. Please reserve before April 2, 2018 to take advantage of our special rate.

CLICK HERE for More Information

Family Therapy Workshop

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In this workshop the author will discuss an innovative method of analyzing emotional dynamics based on the DISTRIBUTION OF LOVE in families, as described in her book “They Love You, They Love Me Not: the truth about the family favourite and sibling rivalry”  (HarperCollins, 1995).

Learning how this theoretical model works to decipher the DISTRIBUTION OF LOVE in a family will:

(a) enhance your ability to understand and analyse the psychological/emotional dynamics that occur in families

(b) enable you to find solutions to unravelling anxieties, depressions, and anger producing parent-child and child-child interactions, and

(c) improve overall treatment outcomes for children, adolescents and adults.

Case studies will be discussed, and participants are invited to bring in their own difficult cases.

Workshop Leader: Vera Rabie, D.Psy.

Date: Sat. April 14, 2018, 9am to 4pm

Fee: $175

Location: 89 Dunfield Avenue, Theatre Room

Email: verarabie@hotmail.com

For more information and to register, please call: 647-785-4769

Space is limited.

Peterborough Campus Mental Health Forum – Free!

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Good Afternoon,

I would like to introduce myself and the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health. Our mission is to help Ontario’s colleges and universities enhance their capacity to support student mental health and well-being and optimize mental health and well-being for Ontario’s postsecondary students. My role is Communications and Stakeholder Engagement.

We would like to invite you to our upcoming forum in Peterborough (Trent University) on March 27, 2018. The forum is a one day event that takes place between 11 and 4 pm. The goal is to bring regional post-secondary institutions and community organizations together to highlight the great work being done, seek and build collaborations and to facilitate networking. The forum is free to attend and includes lunch. We also encourage you to forward this email and invite any additional organizations that you think would like to attend.

The forum will start with a networking exercise run by our director, followed by 10 min presentations from attendees on their organizations current work and what they are looking for in terms of collaboration within their community.

Please reply to akoolsbergen@CampusMentalHealth.ca with your full name, email, organization, if you would like to present, and any dietary restrictions if you are interested in attending.

Feel free to email me with any other questions you might have.

Regards,

Andrew Koolsbergen

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health Canadian Mental Health Association — Ontario Division

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301

Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

416-977-5580 x 4147 or 416-413-1439

 

 

 

Free Webinar!

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Mindfulness & the Road to Recovery

Description
MBSR teacher Jaisa Sulit will join MWU for a one hour live webinar on:
  • How mindfulness helped with her own recovery post injury and helps her live well today with a physical disability.
  • The foundational attitudes of mindfulness and how these translate into practical strategies for coping with stress, anxiety, chronic pain and fatigue.
  • Tips on how to cultivate an informal mindfulness practice, making any moment a mindful moment without the need to take time out of your day.

All are welcome to register for this free webinar. If you can’t attend the live broadcast please register anyway and we’ll send you the recording as soon as it’s available.

Time

April 4, 2018 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

REGISTER HERE