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Manitoba Education, in partnership with Addiction Foundation of Manitoba Youth Programs

February 1, 2020

Manitoba Education, in partnership with Addiction Foundation of Manitoba Youth Programs

is pleased to offer a professional development opportunity.

Daniel Dacombe, Prevention Education Consultant with AFM, will present this two part series.

Part 1: Supporting Students with Substance Use/Abuse Issues 
Date: Monday, February 24th, 2020
Location: Room 217 A/B - 1181 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB.
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The connection between mental health and addictions issues is well documented. Understanding this connection, though, can be difficult. How do they overlap? Which causes the other? Why do people become addicted to substance use or gambling? In this workshop, facilitators from the Addiction Foundation of Manitoba will explore the nature of co-occurring mental health and addiction issues, including the basics of substance use and gambling, basic pharmacology, adolescent development, and the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of addiction. This presentation will assist school based professionals in understanding how to support students with complex needs related to substance use/abuse and addictions.

Part 2: Brief Intervention Technique (BIT) Training: Substance Use and Addiction Support 
Date: Monday, March 16th, 2020
Location: Room 217 A/B - 1181 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB.
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

When individuals are experiencing problems with substance use or gambling, the first person they speak to about their issues is unlikely to be an addictions professional. More often than not, it is a teacher, school counsellor, educational assistant or other school based personnel who first identifies the presence of a problem. How can these conversations be handled effectively, and result in referralsto addictions-specific services? Brief Intervention Technique (BIT) Training, presented by Addictions Foundation of Manitoba staff, is a client-centered, language-based approach to motivate those at risk to change their behaviour. BIT training can help school-based personnel identify current or potential problems with alcohol misuse, drug abuse, or other unsafe behaviours, and help pave the way for conversations about accessing addictions-specific services.

For more information, click here for English and here for French.

CCBD presents Trauma Informed Practice

February 3, 2020

Council for Children with Behavioural Disorders presents: Trauma Informed PracticeWith Kim Barthel Professional Learning Opportunity #1 Friday May 22nd, 20209:00 AM – 3:30 PMLouis Riel School Division Legacy Centre 900 St. Mary’s RoadCost $110.00 Professional Learning Opportunity #2 Evening Professional Learning EventTrauma Informed Practice with Kim BarthelFree of chargeThursday May 21st, 20206:30PM -8:00 PMFaculty of Education, University of ManitobaRM 290, Education Building For more information, click ... Read More

Positive Approaches Institute 2020

January 30, 2020

Inclusion Winnipeg presentsPOSITIVE APPROACHES INSTITUTE 2020with Dr. David Pitonyak This learning experience will promote a shift in the way you approach people who exhibit what is described as "difficult behaviour". 9 Day TrainingMay 19-22June 15-19 Canadian Mennonite University Poster Registration ... Read More

American Sign Language Immersion 2020

January 30, 2020


American Sign Language Immersion 2020
at Manitoba School for the Deaf

Organized by:  
Society for Manitobans with Disabiities (SMD)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
In Partnership with:
Manitoba School for the Deaf (MSD)

Date:  July 6-10th, 2020

Note:  Registration and Information will be available in April 2020

For more information contact:
Claudine Bach:  TTY (204) 975-3083 or cbach@smd.bm.ca

Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children Conference

January 30, 2020

Februrary 20 & 21, 2020

Presenters:  Dr. Wendy Weber (Fuchs) and Dr. Michael Unger

For more information, click here.