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Part 3: Creating Connection in Eating Disorder Recovery: Strategies for Ongoing
Dec 7, 2021 11:00 am EST
Description

Eating disorders are a complex, biopsychosocial mental health issue that can present numerous challenges for care. In this webinar, attendees will reflect on what it means to provide person-centered care for someone affected with an eating disorder. Grounded in latest knowledge, presenters will share information about varying modalities and types of support that could be helpful for clients’, and provide practical resources to aid with resourcing clients as they engage in the ongoing process that is recovery. 

Webinar Objectives

  • To reflect on what it means to build a therapeutic alliance with someone who’s affected by an eating disorder
  • To explore different modalities and types of support for people affected by an eating disorder
  • To learn about relevant resources and referral pathways to best support your clients 
Abolition and Transformative Justice: Re-Imagining Social Work
Nov 24, 2021 1:30 pm EST
Description

Abolition is not only about dismantling colonial and carceral systems – it is about building the world we want to live in. In the final webinar of this three-part series, abolition and transformative justice through a decolonial lens will be introduced as a path forward for social work.  Participants will be invited to re-imagine their social work practice, teaching, and research with an eye towards Indigenous sovereignty, Land Back, resurgence, and self-determination. 

Webinar Objectives 

1. Introduce participants to abolition and transformative justice through a decolonial lens 
2. Examine the implications of abolition and transformative justice for social work practice
3. Explore current social movements working towards Indigenous sovereignty, Land Back, resurgence, and self-determination and identify social work’s responsibility to centre these efforts in practice, research, and education.

Spirituality and Ethics in Social Work: Part 2
Nov 18, 2021 12:30 pm EST
Description

Spirituality is a key component of the human experience and human identity. In this webinar series, an overview of the ethical implications of spiritualty to social work practice will be presented, and a perspective on the ways in which diversity can impact the integration of spirituality and social work. The ethical and practical implications of these issues will be discussed.

Session 2: A panel discussion focusing upon this same topic- challenges and opportunities

Webinar Objectives:
• Review connections of spirituality, ethics and social work
• Introduce some areas of focus concerning spirituality, ethics and social work
• Define spirituality and religion as they relate to the field of ethics in social work
• Consider implications for social work practice

Spirituality and Ethics in Social Work: Part 3
Nov 18, 2021 12:30 pm EST
Description

Spirituality is a key component of the human experience and human identity. In this webinar series, an overview of the ethical implications of spiritualty to social work practice will be presented, and a perspective on the ways in which diversity can impact the integration of spirituality and social work. The ethical and practical implications of these issues will be discussed.

Session 3: Ethical and practical implications of integrating Spirituality in the Social Work Setting- tools and methods

Webinar Objectives:
• Review connections of spirituality, ethics and social work
• Introduce some areas of focus concerning spirituality, ethics and social work
• Define spirituality and religion as they relate to the field of ethics in social work
• Consider implications for social work practice

Part 2: Exploring Diet Culture and Weight Stigma: Providing Care for All
Nov 17, 2021 11:00 am EST
Description

What does it mean when food is advertised as “guilt-free”? Or when someone tells us that we “look great! Did you lose weight?”. In this webinar we will examine diet culture as a social system of beliefs and look at how our ideas about bodies and food are impacted. Presenters will explore weight stigma and how this stigmatization affects people on individual and systemic levels. Attendees will learn strategies for adopting anti-oppressive and eating disorder informed approaches to their practice.

Webinar Objectives
 
To explore topics such as diet culture, weight stigma and health using an anti-oppressive lens.
• To reflect on the implications of weight stigma, diet culture, and language on eating disorders and disordered eating.
• To share tools and strategies for adopting eating disorder informed approaches to care

Child in Care “Hard Talks” 2021
Nov 3, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Description

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In our presentation, we plan on introducing ourselves and our connection to children and youth in care. We will open our presentation with an exercise called “Your Inner Circle”. This is an interactive exercise where we will be asking the participants to identify people who are in their “Inner Circle” with four main questions and comparing those answers to the answers of a Youth in Care. This will highlight the extreme differences between a Youth in Cares “Inner Circle” and the participants “Inner Circle”. The objective is to create awareness and educate the participants on what it is like for a youth to grow up in the Provincial care system.

We will then transition into our second exercise called “Hard Talks”. The objective is to create awareness and educate the participants on the impact of living in the care system in New Brunswick. We will be presenting the information through two small skits that highlight older child adoption and the need for foster/adoptive homes.

Our hope is for the participants to see the value in collaborating with other community stakeholders to increase the awareness, supports, and education needed to allow each child and youth a successful transition into their healing journey. We want others to understand their own professional roles and the impact they can have on the children and youth and the benefits of being trauma-informed. 

Webinar Objectives
- To create awareness and educate participants on what it is like for a youth to grow up in care. 
- To highlight the ongoing importance and need for foster homes. 
- To encourage stakeholder collaboration to increase the awareness, supports, and education needed to best support children and youth. 
- To encourage participants to understand their professional roles, how they impact children and youth, and to encourage the use of trauma-informed practice.

Defunding the Police: Implications for Social Work
Oct 27, 2021 1:30 pm EDT
Description
This is part of a 3-part series with the Centre of Ingigegogy situated within the Master of Social Work (MSW) Indigenous Field of Study program at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Recent calls to defund the police have put social work in the spotlight as a possible alternative to policing. However, social work functions largely on the same colonial and carceral logics of policing (e.g., surveillance, coercion, and punishment). In this webinar, participants will be encouraged to consider how they engage in carceral social work at an individual and organizational level, and to identify changes they can make in their practice, teaching, and research. Practical examples of anti-carceral social work will be introduced and discussed. 

Webinar Objectives 

1. To explore how social work functions through colonial and carceral logics (e.g., surveillance, coercion, control)
2. To identify ways social workers reinforce these colonial and carceral logics both personally and professionally
3. To provide examples of how social workers can engage in anti-carceral social work practice, research, and education

Part 1: An Introduction to Eating Disorders
Oct 26, 2021 11:00 am EDT
Description

An estimated 2.7 million people in Canada meet the diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder and many more experience symptoms, all of which can be detrimental to physical and mental well-being. Recent studies and community reports show a significant increase in individuals and families reaching out for eating disorder support as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will debunk common myths about eating disorders and explore how these complex challenges are linked to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and body size. Attendees will also learn how to recognize symptoms of disordered eating in clients and strategies for supporting those affected.

Webinar Objectives

  • To share basic information about eating disorders including recognition, risk factors, and commonly co-occurring mental health challenges;
  • To explore how eating disorders are connected to aspects of identity, including race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and body shape/size;
  • To share strategies for assessment and providing support.
Spirituality and Ethics in Social Work: Part 1
Oct 14, 2021 12:30 pm EDT
Description

Spirituality is a key component of the human experience and human identity. In this webinar series, an overview of the ethical implications of spiritualty to social work practice will be presented, and a perspective on the ways in which diversity can impact the integration of spirituality and social work. The ethical and practical implications of these issues will be discussed.

Session 1: Ethical Implications of Spirituality in the Social Work Setting…. A theoretical overview of the challenges and opportunities. 

Webinar Objectives:
• Review connections of spirituality, ethics and social work
• Introduce some areas of focus concerning spirituality, ethics and social work
• Define spirituality and religion as they relate to the field of ethics in social work
• Consider implications for social work practice

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

This is Part 2 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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