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Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – Sept 28

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series

Strategies for Navigating Unique Parenting Challenges in First Responders Families

September 28th, 2022 – 1000 – 1100 ET

Featuring Karen Skinulus, Registered Psychotherapist

About the Speaker:

Karen Skinulis is a Registered Psychotherapist and specializes in working with parents, families, adolescents and individuals on a range of issues including: parenting (all developmental stages), child behavior, self-esteem, communication, anxiety/depression, divorce/separation/co-parenting, school-related concerns, and teen issues. Karen has co-authored several parenting and teacher books and appeared as a guest parenting expert for a variety of popular news media – the Globe and Mail, CBC, Global TV, and City Life magazine.

About the Session:

Please join us on Wednesday September

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – Sept 282022-08-23T07:50:02-04:00

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – April 27

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series

April 27th, May 25th and June 22nd, 2022 – 1PM – 215PM ET

Featuring Dr. Glenn J. Landry, Sleep Expert

About the Speaker:

Glenn Landry has studied circadian rhythms and sleep for over 20 years. He completed his graduate research at Simon Fraser University, exaimining circadian mechanisms of entrainment, supervised by Dr. Ralph Mistlberger and supported by grants from MSFHR and NSERC. He then focused his research efforts on sleep, aging and cognition as a CIHR postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose’s Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive eurosvience Lab at UBC. His research there explored age-related changes in sleep duration, efficiency and architecture that contribute

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – April 272022-04-08T09:22:36-04:00

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – March 23 Session

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series

March 23rd, 2022 – 1000 – 1100 ET

Featuring Mary-Anne Bilodeau and Jacqueline Sbeyti from OPP Beyond the Blue

About the Speakers:

Mary-Anne brings a wealth of knowledge and lived experience. In 2017 her husband of 10 years, OPP Detective Constable Stephane Bilodeau died by suicide after a silent battle with mental illness.

Jacqueline grew up in a policing family and is married to a police officer. She has experienced life in a northern/remote community and understands the importance and value of a social network within ‘blue-line families’ when it comes to maintaining mental wellness and coping with the stresses inherent within First Responder relationships

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – March 23 Session2022-03-11T14:57:06-05:00

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – February 23 Session

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series

February 23rd, 2022 – 1000 – 1100 ET

Featuring Emily Zufelt and Anthony Mann 

About the Speakers:

Emily has worked in the field of policing for over 20 years in both uniform and civilian communications. Prior to policing, she worked within a Senior Support Centre, Community Housing and the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre – all in an effort to improve the lives of those living in marginalized communities. Having been diagnosed with PTSD, Emily brings honest personal experience regarding the challenges of living with a PTSI while navigating the obstacle course of recovery and post traumatic growth. As the host of the mental health

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – February 23 Session2022-02-14T11:24:40-05:00

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – January 26 Session

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series

January 26th, 2022 – 1000 – 1100 ET

Featuring Alyson Schafer, Parenting Expert

Ask the Expert – Parenting Edition

About the Speaker:

Alyson Schafer is a family counsellor, parenting expert and author of three best selling books including her favourite title: “Honey, I Wrecked The Kids”. She hosts the podcast “Parenting The Adlerian Way”, and the TV show “The Parenting Show”.  Alyson is also the guest expert on many media outlets including The Marilyn Denis Show and Global TV’s The Morning Show. Alyson teaches, trains and speaks around the globe including recent engagements in Uruguay, Bulgaria, the Ukraine, Switzerland and Belgium.

About the Session:

As we enter

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – January 26 Session2022-01-08T16:38:27-05:00

Encompas Announces New Vetted Resource, ALAViDA, to Provide Virtual Substance Use Management Programs for Members

The Encompas Mental Health Wellness Program has connected with and vetted a new resource for Members, which focuses on the science and treatment of substance use.

Substance use disorders are a common mental health challenge that affect people from all walks of life. That said, sometimes treatment options are inaccessible – such as a long-term residential program, or frequent in-person groups or individual sessions. Fortunately, virtual treatment can allow people to overcome these barriers to recovery. ALAViDA, Canada’s first virtual substance use management care provider, is a science-based solution that delivers an immersive experience developed by medical professionals with a comprehensive background on substance use disorders and delivered by technology. ALAViDA’s

Encompas Announces New Vetted Resource, ALAViDA, to Provide Virtual Substance Use Management Programs for Members2021-12-16T14:03:46-05:00

Tend Academy courses help first responders manage challenging work situations

By Diana Ballon

Tend Academy offers first responders two online courses, one on staying grounded when doing stressful work, and the other on the essentials of compassion fatigue. Course material is provided through workbooks, resource guides and video that you can use on your own time, and be assured of complete confidentiality.

Staying grounded in stressful work

This course will help first responders learn strategies to prepare for, cope with and reset following a stressful situation. Rather than being reactive or avoiding difficult situations, users learn to be centred so they can choose consciously how they want to respond. The course

Tend Academy courses help first responders manage challenging work situations2021-11-19T16:52:02-05:00

Self-directed online courses provide first responders with tools to improve their relationships, and manage anger that can arise under stress

By Diana Ballon

Dalton Associates offers first responders two online courses — one on improving your relationship with a partner or spouse, and the other to support solutions for anger. Course material is provided through video, exercises, quizzes, checklists and written text that you can use on your own time, and be assured of complete confidentiality.

Couples course: Moving towards a stronger relationship

This course offers ways you can work to improve your relationship with your partner or spouse. The course consists of seven modules, and provides everything from practical examples to tips to consider when communicating with your partner, to ways to reconsider the

Self-directed online courses provide first responders with tools to improve their relationships, and manage anger that can arise under stress2021-11-20T14:56:42-05:00

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – November 24 Session

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series

November 24th, 2021 – 1000 – 1100 ET

Featuring Shaun Ouellette, Masters-trained Registered Social Worker

Personal Resiliency in Challenging Times

About the Speaker:

Shaun Ouellette, a Masters-trained Registered Social Worker, has been working in the field for nearly 20 years and has worked in multiple capacities from front-line work to management and senior leadership positions. Shaun is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario, Manitoba and Northwest Territories and is experienced in multiple health and social service jurisdictions across Canada. He became involved with Dalton Associates in March 2020 and has experience working with the Encompas program as a mental health counsellor. In Shaun’s private practice he does a great

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – November 24 Session2021-11-18T15:35:45-05:00

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – October 27 Session

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series

October 27th, 2021 – 1000 – 1100 ET

Featuring Dan Bowers

About the Speaker:

A retired Detective Sergeant, Dan spent over 30 years with the Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.).  His resume includes; Criminal Investigator, Communications Centre/911 Supervisor, Intelligence Officer and O.P.P. Liaison to Interpol International Fugitive Investigations Section.

Prior to his career in policing, Dan spent 4 years as a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Dan retired in 2008 and began his work as a consultant and training facilitator in the fields of private security and policing. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker who has lectured both here at home in Canada and internationally.

Dan has

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – October 27 Session2021-10-25T11:46:10-04:00