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.
Mindfulness & the Road to Recovery
- 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.
April 4, 2018 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Food for thought:
A youth perspective on recovery-oriented practice.
|The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is hosting a series of free Recovery-Oriented Practice webinars. Sign up for this month’s webinar on Thursday, February 1st, 2018. How is recovery-oriented practice unique when working with youth? And what types of services would best support youth on their journey towards recovery? Join us for this webinar on youth recovery-oriented services. This panel discussion will help unpack some of these complex questions to discuss how youth would like to be engaged in and receive recovery-oriented mental health and addiction services. This webinar will also formally launch the MHCC’s new animated video on youth recovery-oriented services: Food for thought: A youth perspective on recovery-oriented practice|
Racial Battle Fatigue: Shift Your Campus Culture to Better Support Students, Faculty & Staff of Colour
Wednesday, July 26th • 2-3:30 pm (ET)
Your students, faculty and staff members of color are counting on you to provide them with the support they need to avoid experiencing Racial Battle Fatigue. For many people of color, persistent and degrading racial micoaggressions have taken a physical, psychological and emotional toll. Manifesting as fatigue, generalized anxiety, stress and a myriad of other ills, Racial Battle Fatigue is a very real problem for not only students at predominately white institutions, but for faculty and staff of color, as well.
Join us on July 26, 2017 with experts Dr. Kathy Obear and Dr. Tanya Williams and in just 90 minutes, you’ll learn how to help shift the culture on your campus so you can better support racially marginalized groups and challenge racism on your campus.
This live event will include the following topics:
- The ways that Racial Battle Fatigue impacts people marginalized by racism. Intervene and learn ways to support so your students, faculty and staff don’t continue to experience the physical, psychological and emotional toll that racial micro aggressions can cause.
- Liberatory strategies that support marginalized students, faculty and staff of color on your campus — shift the institutional culture to lessen the impact of Racial Battle Fatigue in your community.
- The ways that white colleagues can ally with People of Color to lessen the impact of racism — recognize unearned privilege, take responsibility for changing societal patterns and better support minority groups on your campus.
- Strategies for creating organizational change to create greater racial justice and to minimize Racial Battle Fatigue.
This one-hour webinar provides counselling professionals with mindfulness strategies to improve their own capacity to engage with and support others, as well as teach these strategies to those they support.
Mindfulness practices contribute to individuals developing greater emotion regulation, ability to engage with life and overall better physical and mental health.
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We had an amazing teaching webinar with Eckhart Tolle. You can click here to watch the replay of The Power of Presence webinar now.
During the webinar, Eckhart shared with us the major barriers to Presence and how to overcome them.
He also gave us some practical ideas and practices that we can use to deepen the realization of Presence in our lives.
This may be one of the most important teachings you’ll watch this year. Access it here:
We also just opened up Eckhart’s new online course, The Power of Presence. This landmark course was created to support us in this transformational journey at a time when the shift in consciousness is important for the future of our world.
Enjoy the webinar and check out the course details on the replay page.
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Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Team has been working in partnership to offer a National ICS Webinar Series. This month’s webinar, Racism, Reconciliation and Indigenous Cultural Safety, is truly exciting as we will be hosting the CBC’s Shelagh Rogers in a live interview with the Honourable Justice, Senator Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission!
Ethical Decision Making – For Counsellors and Social Service Organizations Webinar
Trainer: Vicki Enns, MMFT, RMFT
Anyone working in the social services field, whether in agency work or private practice, will encounter ethical dilemmas. This webinar is designed to raise awareness of what contributes to ethical care in helping professions and areas where ethical questions often arise. An ethical decision making process will be reviewed that can be used to work through some common areas of ethical concern.
Mindfulness as a Counselling Tool – Part 2 Webinar
Trainer: Vicki Enns, MMFT, RMFT
Mindfulness practices contribute to individuals developing greater emotion regulation, ability to engage with life and overall better physical and mental health. Counselling professionals can use mindfulness strategies to improve their own capacity to engage with and support others, as well as teach these strategies to those they support. This webinar gives an overview of considering how to apply mindfulness practices into the counseling setting. This webinar is a companion to the webinar entitled: Mindfulness – An Introduction – Part 1.