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SESSION IS FULL: Mental Health Part I

This practical and interactive workshop is designed to provide a practical overview of mental illness. It assists front-line workers in recognizing the signs and symptoms of major mental illness: schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and personality disorders. You will acquire pragmatic ways of working with people with a mental illness that are both effective and supportive. Learning Objectives:
  • Promote awareness and understanding of Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of mental illness.
  • Develop practical strategies for positive interactions and providing support.
Target Group: All
Start: 2017-06-19
End: 2017-06-19
Venue: Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)
Address:
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 501
Toronto
Ontario
Cost: 80.00

SESSION IS FULL: UMAB Two-Day Training

Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) Two-Day Training In this Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour Orientation Program, participants will examine the parameters and theories of contributing factors, verbal/physical presentation to deescalation, self-awareness, disengaging and self-protection skills. To effectively assess the situation and apply the appropriate strategies (least intrusive and least restrictive) with individuals who experience difficulties and at times express it in an unsafe manner. Successful participants will receive a card of recognition from Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) Canada. Please note:
  • In order to participate in the session all participants will be asked to sign a waiver.
  • You must be prompt and present for the entire two-day course. Any time missed will result in certificates not being issued. Please wear comfortable clothing and running shoes.
Learning Objectives:
  • Employing situational-appropriate behaviour management.
  • Identify and deal effectively and appropriately with clients who are experiencing a "Continuum of Behaviour".
  • Demonstrate further development in their attitudes by being positive and open-minded in their interactions with others.
  • Maintaining the highest level of the client’s dignity and safety within the various environments.
Target Group: All
Start: 2017-06-19
End: 2017-06-20
Venue: Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)
Address:
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 501
Toronto
Ontario
Cost: 95.00

SESSION IS FULL: Documentation Skills (Introduction)

Are you interested in the essentials of documentation and record-keeping? Do you want to know what guides the structure and content of writing for counsellors and advocates? While practicing various aspects of documentation, participants will review basic guidelines for documentation and record-keeping; examine general legal and ethical issues that guide documentation; and evaluate simulated writing samples for accurate, complete, and non-biased content. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a clear idea of the principles that guide best practices in documentation. Note: This workshop is a technical writing workshop and does not directly address legal issues. Learning Objectives:
  • To review basic guidelines for documentation and record-keeping.
  • To examine, in general, legal and ethical issues in documentation.
  • To evaluate writing samples for accurate, complete, non-biased content.
Target Group: All
Start: 2017-06-20
End: 2017-06-20
Venue: Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)
Address:
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 501
Toronto
Ontario
Cost: 80.00

Advanced Supervision

This workshop is designed for those who have been supervisors for two years or longer. The material covered will examine issues that are important to the experienced supervisor and work with the participants’ current learning needs. The day will be interactive in nature and all participants will be required to sign a confidentiality contract so that participants can feel free to share their own experiences in order to make the material presented as practical and usable as possible. As the schedule will be full, this workshop will require participants be present for the entire workshop. A bibliography of helpful resource material will be made available to all participants. In this workshop we will address: effectiveness of performance appraisals; effective supervision; motivating staff and supervisor self-care; leading staff through change; and holding staff accountable/handling staff discipline issues. Note: Recommend participants attend Introduction to Supervision or consult with instructor. Learning Objectives:
  • Explore and understand the principles of effective supervision.
  • Examine ways to motivate and support staff.
  • Understand the principles of leading staff through change.
  • Learn advanced skills in designing supervision contracts and look at how to develop psychological hardiness and skills in self-care.
Target Group: Executive Directors, Managers and Supervisors
Start: 2017-06-21
End: 2017-06-21
Venue: Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)
Address:
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 501
Toronto
Ontario
Cost: 80.00

SESSION IS FULL: CPI Two-Day Training

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Two-Day Training This interactive workshop will focus on prevention techniques and on how to intervene with an escalated individual. The first day will introduce you to basic crisis intervention techniques. Learn to recognize warning signs that allow for early intervention, plus how to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to avoid a violent confrontation. The second day of the workshop trains participants in safe physical intervention procedures, including personal safety — when and how to intervene safely. An effective team approach to intervention will also be included. A certificate of participation will be issued upon successful completion of the two-day course. Please note:
  • In order to participate in the session all participants will be asked to sign a waiver.
  • You must be prompt and present for the entire two-day course. Any time missed will result in certificates not being issued. Please wear comfortable clothing and running shoes.
Learning Objectives:
  • Units 1-VII: Preventative Techniques
  • Identify the behaviour levels that contribute to the development of a crisis and choose an appropriate staff intervention for each level.
  • Identify useful non-verbal techniques which can help to prevent acting-out behaviour.
  • Use verbal techniques to de-escalate behaviour.
  • Demonstrate CPI’s principles of personal safety to avoid injury if behaviour escalates to a physical level. Provide for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security of all those who are involved in a crisis situation.
Units IX-X: Situational Role Plays and Postvention
  • Apply the material covered in training to real-life situations.
  • Find ways to use the time after a crisis (postvention) as a step toward preventing future crises.
  • Use a model for action after an incident that will bring about necessary closure, debriefing and re-establishment of therapeutic relationships with the individuals involved.

Target Group: As per CPI policy, this program is restricted to the Toronto Hostels Training Centre’s members only - BECOME A MEMBER.

The cost for the membership is included in the training fee.
  • Independent Member fee $50 + Training fee $95/per person = $145
  • Agency Registrants: Please proceed to the Become a Member page
Start: 2017-06-21
End: 2017-06-22
Venue: Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)
Address:
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 501
Toronto
Ontario
Cost: 145.00

CANCELLED: Measuring Success and ICE Tool for Drop-Ins

Measuring Success is a made in Toronto framework which identifies best practices and core competencies for effective drop-in work. The framework connects best practices to drop-in activity and data collection specifically for Drop-Ins. The ICE data collection tool allows both the core DropIn programs as well as customized projects to demonstrate the positive outcomes for participants. This framework is presented by TDIN staff and subject matter experts. Learning Objective:
  • Understand the Measuring Success Framework
  • Link drop-in activity with the Measuring Success Paired Measures
  • Understand how to use the ICE tool to effectively collect and report data to funders
  • Understand how Measuring Success and the ICE tool can help to document new initiatives and engage participants
Target Group: Individuals work/volunteer in Drop-in settings
Start: 2017-06-22
End: 2017-06-22
Venue: Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)
Address:
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 501
Toronto
Ontario
Cost: 80.00