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Human Trafficking – Presented by the Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Program

November 19, 2018 - November 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Hosted by: Bethesda Services at the Four Points by Sheraton, St. Catharines Niagara Suites Topics that will be covered include…. Overview of our programs/ trauma sensitive approaches/stories of hope Human trafficking: definitions, terminology, focus on labour & sexual exploitation, spectrums within exploitation, criminal & civil justice, youth recruitment, immigration provisions & foreign nationals, warning signs & [...]

SAVE THE DATE – Human Trafficking Training – November 19 & 20 2018

The Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Programs Present:November 19 & 20, 2018

 Guest Speaker: Larissa Maxwell, Director

Save the Date

Presented by: The Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Programs

Hosted by: Bethesda Services at the Four Points by Sheraton, St. Catharines Niagara Suites

Topics that will be covered include….

  • Overview of our programs/ trauma sensitive approaches/stories of hope
  • Human trafficking: definitions, terminology, focus on labour & sexual exploitation, spectrums within exploitation, criminal & civil justice, youth recruitment, immigration provisions & foreign nationals, warning signs & indicators
  • Exploitation Dynamics: appeasement versus consent, impact to sense of self & feeling profane, tension of two truths, case studies, exploitation equation, internal/external chaos, when the victim victimizes, caretaking tendencies
  • Best Practices: healing the cycles of shame and the exploitation equation compassionate challenge approach, case management approaches, new science of post traumatic growth & indicators of resiliency, best practices learned nationally

Registration: $150.00 for the 2 day training, includes all meals and materials.

For more registration details , please see flyer:Save the Date – Trauma Conference

 

 

 

Guest Speaker

LARISSA MAXWELL

Director, Anti- Human Trafficking Programs

The Salvation Army

Linking UP Videoconferences cancelled for the rest of 2018 – stay tuned for updates

Linking UP Videoconferences cancelled for the rest of 2018 – stay tuned for updates

Due to some re-structuring and re-organizing of supports for the Linking UP Self Advocate Network, today’s and November 30th’s videoconferences have unfortunately been cancelled.

If your self advocate groups have any suggestions or strategies on finding a way to keep the Linking UP network going, please send your ideas to :

linkingup@community-networks.ca

Surrey Place Centre launches new program developing resources and tools for primary care providers

Bridging gaps between research and practice in the primary care of adults living with
intellectual and developmental disabilities
Surrey Place Centre launches new program developing resources and tools
for primary care providers

May 1, 2018, Toronto –Research involving adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) reveals gaps between their health needs and the primary care they often receive. These gaps can lead to hospitalization and repeat emergency department visits. Appropriate and timely primary care can prevent physical and mental health conditions from developing or becoming more severe, and offer continuity of care and a more person-centred health care experience.

It is important that family physicians and other primary care providers have access to information about how to adapt health care to the specific needs of adults living with IDD. Navigating health care can be challenging for young adults with IDD who are transitioning from pediatric care to an adult healthcare system that is less oriented to their needs. Increased training and education of primary care providers in identifying physical and mental health needs and in proactive transition planning enable them to play an important role in these transitions.

Adults with IDD should receive primary care that meets their specific health and developmental needs. Surrey Place Centre is committed to bridging the gaps between research and practice in primary care for adults with IDD and as a result has launched a new program that develops, publishes and promotes clinical practice guidelines, tools and other resources for primary care providers. The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ministry of Community and Social Services, will serve as a credible online resource for primary care providers.

The launch of this program coincides with the publication of the Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Canadian consensus guidelines in the April 2018 issue of the Canadian Family Physician journal. These guidelines offer important background regarding specific physical and mental health care needs of adults with IDD and recommendations for patient and caregiver-centred approaches to care; preventative care assessments; and interventions. The guideline recommendations are based on recent Canadian population-based data, empirical research, clinical knowledge, as well as knowledge of the contexts of care of adults with IDD. Moreover, the experience of adults with IDD and their caregivers was also included in developing the recommendations.

Developing and disseminating online resources for family physicians will help them to care for adults living with IDD and meet their physical and mental health care needs. However, improving care will require addressing further gaps in research, developing more practice tools and enhancing the education and awareness of IDD in the health professional curricula such as medicine, nursing, social work and other allied health professionals. The Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program of Surrey Place Centre will continue to bridge the gaps between clinical guidelines and practice.

For more information, please visit: http://ddprimarycare.surreyplace.ca/.

What’s Love Got To Do With It – SAVE THE DATE – June 1st, 2018

What’s Love Got To Do With It

Save the Date – June 1st, 2018  9:30 – 5:00 pm in Dunnville, ON   $15.00 per person (for ages 18+)

Workshops on dating in today’s world and feeling confident in your sexuality. A speed dating session will end the day.  Keynote speaker is consultant Ruth Fisher from Race4Romance.

Stay tuned for more information on registration coming in April 2018.

See flyer attached   Voices Unlimited – June 1 2018 – whats love got to do with it – save the date

Consensus Guideline 28, Supporting People Showing Sexually Inappropriate Behaviour.

December 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - The Consensus Guidelines for Best Practices, developed in 2016 by the Community Networks of Specialized Care, represent essential elements that guide Ontario’s developmental services providers when the people they support show behaviours that seem to indicate distress. The CNSC is pleased to offer this 3rd event, focusing on Guideline 28, Supporting People Showing Sexually Inappropriate [...]

…Linking UP…A Provincial Self Advocates Network Presents Kory Earle on: The Journey of the “R” Word

REMINDER!!…Linking UP…A Provincial Self Advocates Network Presents Kory Earle on: The Journey of the “R” Word on November 24th, 2017

Kory Earle, President of People First Canada will be presenting “The Journey of the “R” Word” via videoconference on November 24th, 2017.

For more information see the Events Calendar on this website or visit the following link: http://www.community-networks.ca/events/linking-up-a-provincial-self-advocates-network-presents-kory-earle-on-the-journey-of-the-r-word/ 

More details can also be found on the …Linking UP…videoconference page and also by viewing the flyer:
2017-11-24 Journey of the R word – Kory Earle.

10th Annual SNSC Research Forum: October 2nd, 2017

10th Annual SNSC Research Forum:  October 2nd, 2017

The 2017 Research Forum was convened on Monday October 2nd, at Woodstock and District Developmental Services with tasty catering by The Taste of Woodstock, and social enterprise company that is supported by people with developmental disabilities. About 50 people gathered to hear a stellar line up of speakers and presenters from across the region including Dr. Olena Darewych, Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Art Therapist who shared her research findings about the awakening of art skills within people with disabilities, and many others whose PowerPoint presentations can be found on the Special Events page under the Research Tab: http://www.community-networks.ca/research/special-events/

pictures of Research Forum

10th Annual Southern Network of Specialized Care Research Forum

10th Annual Southern Network of Specialized Care Research Forum – October 2, 2017

Featuring Olena Darewych, PhD on Awakening Imagination in People with Developmental Disabilities and other Regional and Network updates.

Also presenting is Sue Hutton and Peter Park on “The Real Stories: Research that Draws and Talks”: Sharing the journey toward co-authorship & accessible research through art and other media.

Please see flyer for more details:

Save the Date Registration Research Forum 2017 final