Professional Development

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Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate:
Including Individual Learning Modules 1-5
Dates: September 25, October 16, November 15, 2018, & January 15, February 12, 2019.
Facilitators: Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, Liana Lowenstein, MSW., RSW., CPT-S, Lysa Toye, MSW., RSW, and Rev. Andrew Blake.

This training is suitable for: Any professional or volunteer who is in a position to influence the support received by a grieving child. This includes front-line workers and volunteers, including medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
Description: This certificate program equips participants with the skills to provide evidence-based support to children, youth, and families grieving the dying, or death of someone they care about. 
Each Individual Learning Module may be taken separate from the Certificate Program however, all modules must be completed to receive the certificate.

Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/9gqng4
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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1


Applying Solution-Focused Strategies in Schools:
Understanding of the Theoretical Base of a Solution-Focused Approach and Applications
Date: October 4, 2018
Facilitator:
 Eric J. King, MSW, RSW.

This training is suitable for: School social workers, child and youth workers, teachers, school personnel, residential school staff, and other allied disciplines who work or consult to schools.
Description: This workshop will offer an understanding of the theoretical base of a solution-focused approach and will explore a range of applications in the school context. Participants will gain tools for questioning practices when engaging marginalized youth, working with change behaviour and meaning frames, learn skills to manage parent meetings and how to successfully introduce solution-focused concepts in a school system.  

Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/bgqncr
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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1


Brief Therapy Approaches with Time-Sensitive Groups
Date: October 5, 2018
Facilitator: 
Eric J. King, MSW, RSW.

This training is suitable for: Agency employees developing coordinated strategies for front end services, hospital staff, addiction counsellors, child welfare employees, social workers, psychotherapists and child & youth workers who wish to expand their skills in group leading with both youth and/or adult/parent groups.
Description: This workshop will explore the use of brief therapy practices with a wide variety of time-limited groups such as parent-teen conflict resolution groups, anti-anxiety groups, multi family groups and family adventure weekends. Specific tools and group leader practices and will be examined for the different stages of group development from pre-screening to endings and booster groups.  

Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/zgqnmh
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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1


Helping Families Heal:
Addressing and Treating Trauma in Children, Youth and Families
Date: October 15, 2018
Facilitators: 
Janine Lawford, MSW, RSW and Erica Watson, MSW, RSW.

This training is suitable for: Child and youth workers, nurses, early childhood educators, child protection workers and other social service counsellors who provide counselling and support to children and adolescents in community-based settings.
Description: In this workshop, participants will explore the background of how trauma impacts children and families, as well as how to best work with these clients to identify myriad traumatic responses and encourage healing in the family system.  

Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/bgqnck
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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1


Understanding the "Basics" of Concurrent Disorders for Teens and Adults
Date:  October 17, 2018
Facilitator:
 Ian Robertson, MSW, RSW

This training is suitable for: Mental Health Professionals:  psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, Medical Professionals: nurses, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors, Direct Service Workers:  drop in workers, shelter and hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers Educators:  teachers, ECE, school administration and support staff.
Description: Participants will gain an overview for assessment, practical applications and clinical tools and strategies when working with clients and concurrent disorders. This workshop will discuss effective clinical practices when working with the individual and the family, as well as building capacity within your agency to provide effective care for this complex population.  

Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/dgq308
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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1


Incorporating DBT Informed Practice when Working with Families and Adolescents: Skills and Techniques to Support Families to Manage their Adolescents with their Emotions, Distress and Setting Limits
Date: November 23, 2018
Facilitator:
 Elizabeth Lovrics, MSW, RSW, RP.

This training is suitable for: Educators, school administration, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, medical professionals, drop in workers, shelter/hostel workers, child and youth workers, youth justice workers.
Description: In this interactive workshop DBT principles, assumptions and key components such as Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulations skills will be introduced through experiential means. This workshop will provide effective techniques to guide parents to manage problematic behaviours and improve communication. During the workshop, there will be demonstrations of group formats, skills exercises, videos, role-plays and mindfulness activities used with parents. Participants will have first-hand experience of the ways in which techniques maybe able to be incorporated to provide parenting skills groups within agencies and other settings.  

Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/wgqch3
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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1


Creative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Interventions for Children with Anxiety:
Innovative Techniques to Assess and Treat Children with Anxiety
Date: November 29, 2018
Facilitator
: Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S

This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals.
Prerequisites: Basic training in CBT.
Description: Best-selling author and one of Canada's foremost presenters on childhood trauma, Liana Lowenstein will present an overview of CBT, along with innovative techniques to assess and treat children with anxiety. Participants will learn interventions that will address the core treatment components: 
psychoeducation, somatic management, affective expression, cognitive restructuring, exposure, and relapse prevention. Through case examples, activity demonstrations, experiential exercises, and videos of actual client sessions, this one-day workshop will combine theoretical material with hands-on therapeutic interventions that can be easily translated into practice.  

Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/wgq2fv
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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1


Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: 
Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Challenges
Date: December 4 & 5, 2018
Facilitator: 
Ross Greene, Ph.D.

This training is suitable for: School social workers, child, and youth workers, educators, ECEs, school personnel, residential school staff, and other allied disciplines who work or consult to schools.
Description: The Collaborative Proactive Solutions (CPS) model, which Dr. Greene empirically supports in his books and teaching, has transformed thinking and practices in countless families, schools, inpatient psychiatry units and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world. This 2-day workshop will provide you with the foundational elements of the CPS model, practical assessment and intervention tools that you can use in diverse settings.  

Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/lgq2jc
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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1


Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination:
A Clinical Model for Helping Children Understand and Manage Anxiety
Date: December 14, 2018
Facilitator: 
Robin Alter, Ph.D.

This training is suitable for: Mental health professionals currently working with and/or interested in working with children.
Description: This workshop will teach a successful therapeutic formulation of anxiety. Dr. Alter will explain how the link between imagination and anxiety can be used effectively in treatment. This approach starts and ends with an enhancement of self-esteem to motivate children to use therapeutic tools and strategies. Learn how children's anxiety and thinking are different from adults, and how to be more effective with children in creating fundamental change in anxiety management.  

Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/6gqncc
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SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute
114 Maitland Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4Y 1E1