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Other Related Workshops and Conferences

Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children

February 20 and 21, 2020

Victoria Inn Hotel

Dr. Wendy Weber (Fuchs) on February 20, 2020

Dr. Michael Unger on February 21, 2020

Please see flyer for more information:  MCEC Flyer

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.

Council for Children with Behavioural Disorders presents:

Trauma Informed Practice
With Kim Barthel

Professional Learning Opportunity #1

Friday May 22nd, 2020
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Louis Riel School Division Legacy Centre 900 St. Mary’s Road
Cost $110.00

Professional Learning Opportunity #2


Evening Professional Learning Event
Trauma Informed Practice with Kim Barthel
Free of charge
Thursday May 21st, 2020
6:30PM -8:00 PM
Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba
RM 290, Education Building

For more information, click here.