Youth Homelessness, Mental Health & Substance Use During COVID-19

By |2020-07-06T10:29:28-05:00July 6th, 2020|

Youth Homelessness: Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19 Naomi Thulien et al. / Lived Experience Lab, A Way Home Canada, Covenant House How has COVID-19 impacted mental health and substance use patterns of youth who have experienced homelessness? This report synthesizes real-world knowledge on promising mental health and substance use practices for front-line providers. Read this blog [...]

‘Our Black youth need to hear from their neighbours’: Care packages aspire to ‘uplift’ Barrie, Simcoe County kids

By |2020-06-25T10:43:33-05:00June 25th, 2020|

Link to news article: https://www.simcoe.com/community-story/10024065--our-black-youth-need-to-hear-from-their-neighbours-care-packages-aspire-to-uplift-barrie-simcoe-county-kids/ Can you help uplift Black youths? Local community advocate Shelly Skinner has launched the Uplift Black Youth In Simcoe County initiative in collaboration with local not-for-profit organizations Making Change and Shak’s World. The project will provide care packages to Black youngsters in junior kindergarten to Grade 12. As of June [...]

NEW COVID-19 Resources for the Homelessness Sector

By |2020-05-18T07:47:37-05:00May 18th, 2020|

Q&A Series: Harm Reduction in Shelters during COVID-19 Bernie Pauly / University of Victoria, Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research Harm Reduction is one of the biggest challenges facing the sector. In response, the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness partnered with Harm Reduction expert Bernie Pauly to create a Harm Reduction Q&A series. The first in the series focuses on Harm Reduction in Shelters during [...]

COVID-19 Virtual Toolkit – Weekly Update NSMHPCN

By |2020-05-18T07:39:56-05:00May 18th, 2020|

Full COVID-19 Toolkit In an effort to ensure that everyone has access to current and relevant information during these unprecedented times, we will continue to update the NSMHPCN COVID-19 Toolkit. Please find below this weeks updates: Regional Bereavement Support Line: (705) 325-7871 Palliative Nursing Support Line: (705) 329-0340 | Toll Free (844) 429-0340 The Palliative [...]

New Online Training Starting May 27: Register Soon!

By |2020-05-13T09:42:03-05:00May 13th, 2020|

2020 Training Season | Customized Onsite Training Back by popular demand, Trauma-informed Practice, our 5 week online course starts Wednesday, May 27th. Register early to guarantee a space. Research on early childhood adversity has shown that many of the people served by mental health and social service agencies have experienced trauma. In order to respond [...]

NEW COVID-19 Resources for the Homelessness Sector

By |2020-05-07T10:31:34-05:00May 7th, 2020|

NEW Webinar: Creating Effective Organizational Harm Reduction Policies & Culture in the Context of COVID-19 Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, Bernie Pauly  In this follow up to the webinar—"Harm Reduction Policies and Practices During COVID-19"—Harm Reduction expert Bernie Pauly will discuss a framework for creating effective organizational harm reduction policies and culture in the context of COVID-19. [...]

EAPO Webinar Series… Balancing Seniors’ Rights

By |2020-05-07T10:23:20-05:00May 7th, 2020|

EAPO WEBINAR SERIES | Balancing Seniors' Rights: Preventing Abuse by an Attorney Acting Under a Power of Attorney Document. Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 @ 1pm - 2:30pm Provided with an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO) is joined by Whaley Estate Litigation Partners (WELPartners) in this next, in a series of webinars [...]

Registration is Open for Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario Webinar! May 6th, 2020

By |2020-05-02T12:10:16-05:00May 2nd, 2020|

EAPO Webinar Series Protecting your Financial Health During COVID-19 Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 @ 1pm - 2pm In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all implementing critical measures to safeguard our physical health and safety. But equally important is taking the right steps to protect our financial well-being, particularly with the many economic uncertainties [...]

The Importance of Hope and Risk Reduction – SafeGuards Trauma Informed Training

By |2020-05-02T12:03:15-05:00May 2nd, 2020|

2020 Training Season | Customized Onsite Training Finding Hope According to Chang and Banks (2007), people with higher levels of hope experience higher levels of positive emotion. A discussion of Hope Theory was part of the Short Term Intervention training and how to formulate questions that build on hope. Those who missed the training might appreciate [...]

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