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March 2019

First Responders to Sexual Assault & Sexual Abuse

March 2 @ 8:30 am - March 3 @ 4:30 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$249

This workshop is aimed to educate individuals about the social, cultural, and legal aspects of sexual abuse, assault and harassment. It will enable you to recognize, define and appropriately respond to the continuum of behaviors that constitute sexual abuse and assault. The training is designed to build knowledge and skills to respond to disclosures through six learning modules. There are opportunities for practical application of the skills throughout the workshop and prevention strategies. This workshop is recognized as a credit…

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The Cost of Empathy: The Impact of Helping Others

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$149

To function effectively in the helping professions you need to be in good shape mentally, emotionally and physically. In this workshop you will develop a better understanding of burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, the consequences of each, and strategies to help you avoid compassion fatigue. It is more than self-care. This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to look at how to incorporate these strategies into your own life. (7hrs) Facilitated by: Connie Miller, MSW, RSW

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Professional Boundaries

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$99

Clear and healthy boundaries are critical in the helping professions. They are the foundation of safe, therapeutic relationships. This workshop will help identify key boundaries, some practical tools that will get you thinking about setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries, and how to communicate these clearly. This workshop is interactive and there is opportunity to look at individual circumstances that may influence the kind of boundaries established. (3hrs) Facilitated by: Connie Miller, MSW, RSW

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)

March 16 @ 8:30 am - March 17 @ 4:30 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$249

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day accredited interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide, and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don't need any formal training to attend the workshop—anyone can learn and use the ASIST model. ASIST is the most widely used, acclaimed, and researched suicide intervention training workshop…

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Awareness of Self Harming Behavior

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$149

In this workshop you will gain a better understanding about self-harming behaviours. This workshop will provide you with the warning signs of individuals who self-harm, and some practical strategies to address the self-harming behaviour. You will address such areas as why some people self-harm, possible triggers, assess the individual's motivation to stop self-harming, and strategies to help the individual stop self-harming based upon their motivational level. (7hrs) Facilitated by: Charlene Eckstrom MA, RSW

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