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Intersectional Trauma Informed Care for Providers, Part 2
Oct 13, 2021 1:30 pm EDT
Description

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. 

Historically, our approaches to responding to mental health have followed a western diagnostic and medical model that pathologized the individual as the source of their own problems. This two-part webinar series will explore critical understandings of mental health through a trauma-informed, structural lens that situates illness in the individual in tandem with their surroundings. 
 

In Part 1 of this two-part webinar, we will explore an intersectional, decolonizing approach to helping clients manage distress. We will investigate intergenerational, interpersonal, and systemic harms as they figure into coping presentations and issues our clients bring to psychotherapy. At the end, we will endeavor to understand mental health as a product of past and cumulative experiences and social situatedness.
 

In Part 2 of this webinar, we will expand upon a reconceptualization of mental illness and integrate this knowledge into our practice approaches. We will explore further, mental health symptoms and diagnoses as patterns of responses to distress and coping in the social sphere.  As providers, we will develop tools for moving from an individual model of distress/survival to an integrative model of social functioning per the client's identified needs.

Webinar Objectives 
1.      Integrate intersectional analysis into our conceptualization of clients' responses to trauma
2.      Help clients identify immediate needs for improving coping
3.      Create a holistic response strategy and framework with the client
4.      Incorporate compassion centered psychoeducation strategies and tools into our practice

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Compassion Satisfaction: coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress
Oct 6, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Description

This presentation has a strength based and solution focused orientation.  One of the objectives of this workshop is to learn healthy ways to cope/respond to secondary traumatic stress (STS) and maintain (or re-obtain) compassion satisfaction. STS is a common occupational hazard in social work; this presentation will give concrete ways to identify STS effect on us to prevent burn out, compassion fatigue or empathic distress fatigue.  Dispositional mindfulness and self-compassion exercises will be part of the presentation. 

Webinar Objectives 

  • Become familiar with various terms: compassion satisfaction, empathic distress fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, empathy, compassion, relaxation response, vicarious trauma, burnout, moral distress, traumatic countertransference… 
  • Understand how secondary traumatic stress can affect oneself and others 
  • Understand some core competencies for secondary trauma-informed supervision
  • Understand three different types of coping skills and how they might play a role in limiting the effect of STS. 
  • Understand the difference between a solution focus vs problem focus outlook in dealing with STS.
  • Learn specific strategies to buffer the development of Compassion fatigue or empathic distress fatigue.
Intersectional Trauma Informed Care for Providers, Part 1
Sep 22, 2021 1:30 pm EDT
Description

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series. 

Historically, our approaches to responding to mental health have followed a western diagnostic and medical model that pathologized the individual as the source of their own problems. This two-part webinar series will explore critical understandings of mental health through a trauma-informed, structural lens that situates illness in the individual in tandem with their surroundings. 
 

In Part 1 of this two-part webinar, we will explore an intersectional, decolonizing approach to helping clients manage distress. We will investigate intergenerational, interpersonal, and systemic harms as they figure into coping presentations and issues our clients bring to psychotherapy. At the end, we will endeavor to understand mental health as a product of past and cumulative experiences and social situatedness.
 

In Part 2 of this webinar, we will expand upon a reconceptualization of mental illness and integrate this knowledge into our practice approaches. We will explore further, mental health symptoms and diagnoses as patterns of responses to distress and coping in the social sphere.  As providers, we will develop tools for moving from an individual model of distress/survival to an integrative model of social functioning per the client's identified needs.

Webinar Objectives 
1.      Integrate intersectional analysis into our conceptualization of clients' responses to trauma
2.      Help clients identify immediate needs for improving coping
3.      Create a holistic response strategy and framework with the client
4.      Incorporate compassion centered psychoeducation strategies and tools into our practice

If you're already registered for the Intersectional Trauma-Informed Care for Providers, Part 2 webcast, click below:

Africentric Social Work book launch
Jul 16, 2021 1:30 pm EDT
Description

ABSW invites you to the official book launch of the Africentric Social Work text. Join for an engaging discussion about the text and the authors. The Association of Black Social Workers (Nova Scotia) (“ABSW”) connects Black Social Workers from across Nova Scotia and provides outreach services that contribute to the healthy development and well-being of people of African descent and provides professional development resources.

My Cape is in the Wash: Nephrology Social Work and Working with Kidney Patients
Jun 25, 2021 12:00 pm EDT
Description

This presentation will discuss the changing landscape of Chronic Kidney Disease, who our patients are, and how kidney disease affects their lives. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the Canadian Association of Nephrology Social Workers (CANSW), and how we work together to advocate for our patients at micro and macro levels, in our kidney disease clinics and dialysis units, in our hospitals, and with our provincial and federal governments. Corinne will talk about the evolution of CANSW and Chronic Kidney Disease patients, Michelle will talk about the burdens of Chronic Kidney Disease and the treatment modalities available, Amanda will talk about the challenges our patients’ face, particularly our Indigenous patients, and Shirley will talk about bringing CANSW to the next level with our policymakers.

Webinar Objectives 
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Attendees will learn about the evolution of the Canadian Association of Nephrology Social Workers (CANSW) and patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
· Attendees will learn about the burden of Chronic Kidney Disease and the current available treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease
· Attendees will learn about the bio-psycho-social challenges faced by patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, with a focus on the Indigenous patient
· Attendees will learn about the collective experience of CANSW, coming together as a community to support advocacy efforts for patients nationwide

Every Child Matters: Transforming Grief and Sorrow into Determination and Action
Jun 21, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
Description

In honour of the 215 Indigenous children whose remains were discovered on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, in honour of the children still missing, and in honour of the thousands of others who were forcibly placed in residential schools, the Indigenous Helpers Society and the Manitoba College of Social Workers invite you to join in a moment of mindfulness and reflection on Indigenous Peoples Day.   We come together to acknowledge the pain of colonization and discrimination in contemplative practice to catalyze strength, determination, and action to co-create a more just and equitable world.

Moral Injury and Grief in Social Work
Jun 3, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
Description

Social Workers help vulnerable people who are now experiencing even more risk because of Covid-19.  It’s been over a year since these unprecedented dynamics began. Many Social Workers have experienced an increase in demands/risks with a reduction or complication of available supports. This has increased the chance of developing psychosocial injuries such as chronic stress, moral injury, and grief.  Learn how to identify different injuries and strategies to protect yourself. 
 
Webinar Objectives 

•   The difference between chronic stress, moral injury and grief
•   How to recognize your warning signs
•   A framework to understand and address your current experience
•   Personal and professional strategies to protect yourself from these injuries

Women & Harm Reduction: Building our Collective Capacity
Jun 1, 2021 1:30 pm EDT
Description

Care work, including social work, has a long history of approaching drug use from an abstinence-based perspective; however, as the overdose crisis continues to grow, it is critical for us to collectively work to reduce shame, stigma, and judgment about drug use. This webinar will provide an overview of harm reduction, and some practical strategies to integrate into day-to-day practice, including a gendered perspective.  It will also provide an overview of WHAI's Women and Harm Reduction in Ontario: A Capacity Building Toolkit.    

Webinar Objectives
1) To provide an overview of harm reduction: what it is and is not, and why shifting our collective approach to a harm reduction-based approach is beneficial 
2) To build awareness about why people use drugs, from a trauma-informed and evidence-based perspective 
3) To provide practical tips on how to integrate a harm reduction approach into day-to-day practice, drawing on WHAI's Women & Harm Reduction Toolkit

For more information, go to: whai.ca

Wanted: Moral Courage in Social Work
May 26, 2021 10:00 am EDT
Description

The seminar is an opportunity for social workers to gain knowledge of Dr. Blackstock’s social work practice, the lessons she has learned, and how we can make a difference in Saskatchewan.

The seminar will consist of a short introduction, a presentation by Dr. Blackstock, followed by a question and answer period.

Webinar Objectives 
 

  • To hear Dr.Blackstock’s presention on the Social Work profession and Indigenous peoples. 
  • To engage in discussion with Dr. Blackstock about the representation of the social work profession regarding Indigenous children.
  • To examine social work practices needed to strengthen connections with Indigenous communities.  
The Ethics of Burnout
May 19, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
Description

This presentation will provide an overview of the research related to compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma, and how it impacts social workers. Participants will learn to identify the ethical implications of a lack of attention to this pervasive issue, and will learn about several techniques and strategies to address this problem.

Webinar Objectives 
Attendees will learn how to identify compassion fatigue and burnout. Attendees will learn about different assessment tools to assess burnout. Attendees will also learn a social work, strengths-based approach to address the experience of burnout. Attendees will be able to explain the ethical implications and risks of burnout and compassion fatigue on social workers.

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