Events Calendar

December 17, 2018
  • Opioid Overdose Response Training for Workplaces

    December 17, 2018  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Peterborough Public Health, 185 King St, Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8, Canada

    Opioid Overdose Response Training for Workplaces
    Deanna VandenBroek | PPH
    Evan Brockest | PDS

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    Date: December 17, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

    Location:

    Peterborough Public Health
    185 King Street
    Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8

    Course Description:

    Overdose can happen anywhere, even where you work. 

    Join Peterborough Drug Strategy and Question of Care for free Opioid Overdose Response Training. Learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose at work, including how to administer naloxone, a life-saving medication that can help temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Participants will also receive information and resources on harm reduction and establishing an overdose response protocol for their workplace.

    Designed for agencies and businesses, this training is offered free of charge and is open to front-line workers, service providers, and staff.

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January 8, 2019
  • Game-Bling: When Gaming Meets Gambling

    January 8, 2019  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Game-Bling: When Gaming Meets Gambling
    Steve Keller | YMCA

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    Date: January 8, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

    Location:

    Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Sisson Room
    347 Burnham St.
    Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

    Course Description:

    The Game-Bling Workshop aims to develop and enhance critical thinking by exploring the impact of technology on the gambling market, the blurred lines between gaming and gambling and underage ‘gambling’ opportunities (e-sports, fantasy sports, ‘gambling’ in video games, skins, loot crates/supply drops, freemium gaming/in-app purchases, skins betting, etc.). In this workshop, warning signs of problematic behaviours including excessive video gaming, technology use, social gaming and gambling are discussed. Harm reduction strategies and support resources are provided.

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January 24, 2019
  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Lessons in Honesty, Empathy, and Self-Care (Nonviolent Communication)

    January 24, 2019  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Peterborough Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham St, Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5, Canada

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Lessons in Honesty, Empathy, and Self-Care
    (Formally Titled "Nonviolent Communication")
    Marion Little | JHS

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    Date: January 24, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

    Location:

    Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Sisson Room
    347 Burnham St.
    Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

    Course Description:

    Do you wish you could find your way “home” in the middle of conflict?
    Do you wish it was easier to find solutions when you’re stressed?
    Do you wish it was easier to diffuse tension and drama?

    Using the Wizard of Oz story as metaphor, you will be introduced to conflict resolution skills based on compassionate "Nonviolent Communication” or NVC (Rosenberg 1999, 2015). You will learn practical strategies for bringing choice, honesty, empathy, and self-care into moments of tension and frustration. Our morning session will explore core concepts and possible applications. During the afternoon, we will apply the NVC process to real-life scenarios. Our focus throughout the day will be on effective self-empathy as a foundation for effective communication, conflict resolution, and client support.

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January 30, 2019
  • Motivational Interviewing

    January 30, 2019  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Peterborough Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham St, Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5, Canada

    Motivational Interviewing
    Cheryl Robinson | FourCAST
    Jennifer Bain and Paul Schauber | CMHA HKPR

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    Dates: 

    January 30, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    February 27, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

    Location:

    Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Sisson Room
    347 Burnham St.
    Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

    Course Description:

    Join us for an introduction to Motivational Interviewing where we will explore how to enhance our conversation style with clients as they contemplate change. We will discuss topics such as how to explore ambivalence, roll with resistance, and elicit change-talk. Learn how to work within the Motivational Interviewing spirit where showing a genuine interest in the client’s perspective leads to further collaboration.

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February 20, 2019
  • Harm Reduction in Practice

    February 20, 2019  9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Sisson Room, 347 Burnham St, Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5, Canada

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    Harm Reduction in Practice
    Chris Jardin | PARN

    Date: October 31, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

    Location:

    Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Sisson Room
    347 Burnham St.
    Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

    Course Description:

    An in-depth look at harm reduction as a foundational model for health and social services. This interactive multimedia course will invite participants to engage in several core principles that comprise harm reduction as related to substance use. Through large and small group discussion and various group and individual exercises, participants will cultivate a more concrete understanding of harm reduction and work to develop an assortment of tools and strategies to better implement harm reduction practically in their professional and personal lives.

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