Community Services – Bridge: Sensory Loss Communication Training

    Workshop Description: Community Services- Bridge: Sensory Loss Communication Training Join facilitators Angela Brown & Theresa Merrifield from Deafblind Services Ontario for a unique workshop which will provide learning opportunities for organizations or individuals looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of individuals with a sensory loss and communication Read more →

Bio-Psycho-Social Approach to Problematic Sexual Behaviours & Intellectual Disabilities

    Workshop Description: Bio-Psycho-Social Approach to Problematic Sexual Behaviours & Intellectual Disabilities Learning Objectives for the day include: Establish the complexities of challenging sexual behaviors, including the role of genetic disorders, mental health issues and other co-morbid conditions Recognize the importance of Bio-Psycho-Social approaches in response to problematic sexual Read more →

“It Makes Sense” Understanding the impact of sensory impairments in people with developmental disabilities

    Workshop Description: “IT MAKES SENSE” Understanding the impact of sensory impairments in people with developmental disabilities Learning Objectives for the day include: Identify and understand the various sensory systems Describe the impact of sensory processing challenges in people with developmental disabilities  Recognize the importance of sensory processing in Read more →

Public Education Manager & First Link Coordinator, Tara Seney, B.A. – Alzheimer Society Chatham-Kent

  Workshop Description: Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. In Canada 25,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Dementia is more than just numbers! It’s our family, our friends, our neighbours, the people you support! Lives are forever changed when caring for someone with dementia. Learning Objectives Read more →

Transitional Aged Youth Workshop

Workshop Description: The St. Clair Tri-County Staff Training & Development Committee is excited to invite you to a Transitional Aged Youth Workshop Whether we use the term “youth in transition,” “transitional aged youth,” “youth aging out” or other terms, youth in this age group (16-25 yrs.) experience a number of challenges on Read more →

Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning

Workshop Description: The St. Clair Tri-County Staff Training & Development Committee is pleased to welcome back JUDITH WAHL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly. Topics covered will include: Principles of consent to treatment Assessing capacity to make decisions How to manage disputes between decision makers The responsibility of care providers Judith has an Read more →

Mental Health Awareness

Workshop Description: 1 in 3 people will experience a mental health issue but unfortunately the stigma that surrounds mental illness is one of the biggest barriers to seeking help. We will explore stigma and the impact it has and then provide an overview plus helpful strategies for the following topics: Depression, Read more →

Trauma And Compassion Fatigue

Workshop Description: Tom has worked in the field of social services for 26 years. He is currently a Human Factors Specialist with Ornge where his key responsibility is providing therapeutic interventions for paramedics and staff. He is currently developing and implementing a peer support program and working towards a healthy Read more →

Conscious Care and Support

Workshop Description: Peter Marks is the CEO and Founder of A Centre for Conscious Care. He has 35 years of experience working with individuals living with a disability, families and support teams. He is currently with the University of Toronto, School of Social Work Con. Ed Faculty member. He is Read more →

FASD and the Neurobehavioural Model – A Brain-Based Approach to FASD

  Workshop Description: Nancy Hall  has presented previously in Chatham, and has almost thirty years’ experience working in the non-profit sector for the improvement of services for people with disabilities. Her academic background is in Child and Youth Care as well as in Clinical Behavioural Sciences.  In addition, she has Read more →