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March 2019

The Cost of Empathy: The Impact of Helping Others

March 7, 2019 @ 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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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)

March 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am - March 17, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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Children & Trauma

March 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$99

The National Institute of Mental Health defines childhood trauma as; “The experience of an event by a child that is emotionally painful or distressful, which often results in lasting mental and physical effects.” However, with the right support, it is possible to recover even from extreme early trauma. The Children and Trauma presentation will focus on the areas of abuse to children, with special emphasis on emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Strategies will be discussed concerning effective methods of helping…

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Grief & Loss

March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$99

The journey of grief and loss is experienced by individuals in various ways, not just through death. This workshop will illustrate ways that can enhance coping for the bereaved individual and help them process their grief. It will help you to understand the normal reactions to grief and loss, and explore how reactions can be more complex and require greater interventions. Contemporary theories and models of grief and loss will be explored. This workshop will provide techniques and tools for…

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