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Conferences & Events Calendar

September 5, 2019

Solutions to addiction in the family with Beautiful Boy author David Sheff

September 5, 2019 - New Westminster, British Columbia, 6:30 pm Anvil Centre Ticket: $40 Please register here: www.tiny.cc/davidsheff EVENT DETAILS 6:00 pm- Registration with light refreshments. Books will be available for purchase. 7:00 pm - Speaker presentation followed by Q&A.with Moderator Linda Lane, interventionist 9:00 pm - Program concludes.

Join Author David Sheff in a community dialogue to address drug-use and addiction in the family. A 2 hour dialogue session with interactive Q&A Join David Sheff as he discusses the impact the disease had on his family, and what they ultimately learned from this heart-breaking experience. What were the early warning signs? What would they have done differently? Can you prevent this from happening to your family? How can we have greater compassion and understanding for this disease?What do to, enabling, codependency, relapse and many more topics

David Sheff is an American author of the books Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy and Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction.

Just Say Know: Helping Families and Communities Face the Drug-use and Addiction In the past, people thought addiction was a choice made by people without will power or morals, who wanted to get high no matter how much they hurt their loved ones – or themselves. Suffers were shamed and blamed. We demanded of them confession and contrition.

But addiction isn’t a choice. It’s a progressive, chronic, and potentially fatal disease. People who are ill don’t need blame, chastisement, or punishment, but compassion, support, and the best medical treatment available. Addiction doesn’t only affect the one who’s ill, but their family; every family with an addicted loved one knows the confusion, debilitation, and fear. Like their addicted loved one, they need support. They also need help navigating what can be the most harrowing challenge they’ll ever face. The good news is that the addicted – and their families – can heal. No person or family can face addiction alone. To help our loved ones and families, communities must come together and work together. Our efforts must involve the efforts of parents, teachers and schools, social services agencies, providers of health care, businesses, faith-based groups, law enforcement, politicians, and others. When we face addiction together, we move out of darkness and suffering and into light, hope, and healing.

September 25 to 26, 2019

New Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills 2019

Surrey School District Education Centre (DEC), Surrey, BC & Webstreaming! Early Bird rate ends August 15th, 2019 Register Here: www.actcommunity.ca/education/act-events/sarahward2019 Workshop Schedule 8:00 - 9:00 Check-in; book browsing available 9:00 - 10:20 Session 1 10:20 - 10:40 Morning Break; Refreshments & Book Browsing Available 10:40 - 12:00 Session 2 12:00 - 12:40 Lunch; Boxed lunch included for in-person registrants 12:40 - 2:00 Session 3 2:00 - 2:20 Afternoon Break; Refreshments & Book Browsing Available 2:20 - 3:30 Session 4 Please note this schedule is for both days.

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP Speech and Language Pathologist Co-Director, Cognitive Connections LLP, Boston

Sarah has over 25 years of experience in diagnostic evaluations and treatment of executive dysfunction. Ms. Ward holds a faculty appointment at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Sarah is an internationally recognized expert on executive function and presents seminars and workshops on the programs and strategies she has developed with her Co- Director Kristen Jacobsen. Their 360 Thinking Executive Function Program received the Innovative Promising Practices Award from the National Organization CHADD. She has presented to and consulted with over 1200 public and private schools in Massachusetts and across the United States.

After a sold-out appearance last spring in Surrey, Sarah Ward, MS, CCC-SLP, is returning to teach hands-on practical strategies to improve Executive Function skills. Whether you've seen Sarah Ward before, or this is all new, you're sure to walk away with practical strategies to help you better assist clients, students, or your own children, that you can implement immediately. Through demonstration and practice, you will learn how to teach students the following executive control skills: awareness; forethought; waiting and planning skills; shifting; pacing; flexibility; speed of information processing.

October 16 to 18, 2019

(Vancouver) Dr Ross Greene's 3-DAY ADVANCED TRAINING WORKSHOP

CROATIAN CULTURAL CENTRE 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, V5N 4E4 DAYS 9:30 am to 3:30 pm CHECK-IN 8:30 am PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION INCLUDES LUNCHES, COFFEE/TEA BREAKS & SNACKS Register Here: www.4children.ca/registration_drg_vancouver.html

DR ROSS GREENE - Author of best sellers : The Explosive Child and Lost at School 3-DAY (15hrs) ADVANCED TRAINING WORKSHOP "COLLABORATIVE & PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS: Understanding and Helping Behaviourly Challenging Kids"

Who should attend: EVERY PARENT/CARE-GIVER/FOSTER PARENT and/or EXTENDED FAMILY raising a child who is experiencing challenging behaviours - this workshop presentation is for you! As well as for every K to 12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students with behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: Understand the six key themes of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model; Identify and assess lagging skills and unsolved problems using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP); Understand the three options (Plans A, B and C) for handling unsolved problems; Understand the three steps that are involved in solving problems collaboratively, and the difficult aspects of each step.

October 17-21, 2019

The 21st Annual Canadian Energy Psychology Conference: Integrating Ancient Wisdom with Modern Science

Main Conference October 18 - 20, 2019 Pre Conference Workshops October 17, 2019 Post Conference Workshops October 21, 2019 Location Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbour front 1133 West Hastings St. Vancouver, BC More information: www.epccanada.ca/

Network with over 300 trailblazing mind-body practitioners, researchers and trainers at this leading-edge conference. The healing that takes place at this conference is priceless and often happens spontaneously just by being a part of the amazing energy at this groundbreaking event. This is the place to be.

October 23 to 25, 2019

(Winnipeg) Dr Ross Greene's 3-DAY ADVANCED TRAINING WORKSHOP in the

VICTORIA INN HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE 1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg DAYS 9:30 am to 3:30 pm CHECK-IN 8:30 am PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION INCLUDES LUNCHES, COFFEE/TEA BREAKS & SNACKS Register Here: www.4children.ca/registration_drg_winnipeg.html

DR ROSS GREENE - Author of best sellers : The Explosive Child and Lost at School 3-DAY (15hrs) ADVANCED TRAINING WORKSHOP "COLLABORATIVE & PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS: Understanding and Helping Behaviourly Challenging Kids"

Who should attend: EVERY PARENT/CARE-GIVER/FOSTER PARENT and/or EXTENDED FAMILY raising a child who is experiencing challenging behaviours - this workshop presentation is for you! As well as for every K to 12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors/Psychologists, Learning Assistance/ Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers. All other professionals who support students with behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: Understand the six key themes of the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model; Identify and assess lagging skills and unsolved problems using the Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP); Understand the three options (Plans A, B and C) for handling unsolved problems; Understand the three steps that are involved in solving problems collaboratively, and the difficult aspects of each step.

October 25, 2019

The Art and Science of Calm Heart-Mind conference 2019

Tickets now on sale for this year's Heart-Mind conference, "The Art and Science of Calm"! It is a one day conference held in Magee Secondary School, 6360 Maple St.,Vancouver, BC V6M 4M2 on Friday, October 25th, 2019 8:30am-4:30pm Early Bird Tickets $199 (+ tax & fees) Register Here More Information

Join us for "The Art and Science of Calm" featuring the latest science and practice related to cultivating calm and balance in our lives – at home, school and in our community. In this one-day experiential conference, presenters will explore evidence informed ways to support children and youth in a fast-paced world, and share practical strategies that fit into our daily routines to reduce stress and promote well-being.

Participants will experience the calming effects of mindfulness, nature, music, Indigenous knowledge, human connection, and more, while connecting with like-minded and like-hearted people. Learn, laugh, and be calm! Maria LeRose returns as Conference Moderator. Keynote presenters included Marc Brackett, Carl Honoré, Susan Kaiser-Greenland, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Lorna Williams, and Scott Sampson.



April 22 to 25, 2020

The 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD: Review, Respond and Relate – Integrating Research, Policy and Practice Around the World

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver 655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada The Call for Abstracts is now open, deadline: September 13, 2019: interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2020/call-for-abstracts/

Although there have been thousands of published articles in FASD in general, there has been limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD or on individuals across the lifespan. As those individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas is becoming critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions. This interactive 2020 conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these issues. We will welcome a diverse group of professionals, researchers, students, families and individuals with FASD.

The Call for Abstracts is now open, deadline: September 13, 2019: http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2020/call-for-abstracts/

For more information, please visit the website at http://interprofessional.ubc.ca/initiatives/fasd2020/


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