Events Calendar

January 24, 2019
  • Nonviolent Communication

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

    Nonviolent Communication
    Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Lessons in Honesty, Empathy, and Self-Care
    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 5, 2019
  • Game-Bling: When Gaming Meets Gambling

    February 5, 2019  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Peterborough Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham St, Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5, Canada

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

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    Revised Date: February 5, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

    Location:

    Peterborough Lions Community Centre | Lions Den (Basement)
    347 Burnham St.
    Peterborough, ON K9H 1T5

    The entrance to the Lions Den is on the far left of the Lions Centre on the east side. The Den is located in the basement of the building.

    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.

    Learn more about the ESRB and how ratings on games are not legal limits (versus limits on gambling, drinking, and smoking), but are in essence forms of harm reduction because they are intended to inform the buyer of the content that exists in the game they are purchasing.

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February 12, 2019
  • Cannabis Rules and Regulations in Ontario

    February 12, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Peterborough Public Health, 185 King St, Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8, Canada

    This session will provide participants with an in-depth look at the rules and regulations surrounding non-medical cannabis use in Ontario. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of the regulatory framework governing cannabis possession, consumption, distribution, and cultivation.

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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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