Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

April 9 – April 12, 2014
6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Vancouver, B.C.

The conference will bring together a diverse group of professionals, families and individuals with FASD to discuss research, evidence, model practice and ideas to expand how we sustain and enhance the lives of individuals with FASD

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April 11th, May 9th, & June 7th
SafeTALK Training Workshops
Vancouver, BC

This workshop is a three hour training workshop on ‘suicide alertness’ that prepares individuals(over 15 yrs) to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.

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Wednesday April 23rd, 2014
Middle Childhood Learning Summit
Vancouver, B.C.

This event is designed to bring together British Columbians working with and for children in their middle years to discuss the importance of a child rights approach in improving outcomes for children.

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April 24/25, June 21/22, & Aug 27/28
ASIST “Suicide First-Aid” Training
Vancouver, BC

 The goal of this two day workshop is to learn suicide first aid intervention skills through understanding how beliefs and attitudes can affect suicide interventions. This workshop will also prepare individuals to conduct a suicide risk assessment.

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Beginning April 25-27th, 2014
Fourth International Conference on Families with Parental Mental Health: Addressing the Needs of the Whole Family

This conference will bring researchers, educators, policy-makers, and providers from across disciplines together with members of the judiciary and those with lived experience.

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May 1st-7th, 2014
Restorative Justice Training with Kay Pranis
Burnaby, BC

Renowned restorative justice practitioner, Dr. Kay Pranis, is conducting a variety of workshops in Vancouver during May 1st -7th that focus on the restorative justice process known as ‘peacemaking circles’. The purpose of peacemaking circles is to ensure deep listening through a structured dialog process that provokes thoughtful engagement with participants.

For more information on the 2 Day Advanced Circle Training Event in Burnaby from May 1st -2nd, click here.

For more information on the 1 Day Restorative Justice Training Event in Bowen Island on May 3rd, click here.

For more information on the 1 or 2 Day Restorative Justice School Training Event in Burnaby from May 5th, & 6th-7th, click here.

May 2 -3, 2014
2014 Consensus Conference on FamilySmart ™ & Youth Engagement
Vancouver, BC

The purpose of this conference is to bring together youth and families with researchers, policymakers, service providers and educators to share knowledge and experiences about living well with mental health and/or substance use challenges.

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July 23-25, 2014
Youth Strengths & Prevention of Delinquency and Gang Involvement
Surrey, BC

This conference will report on evidence-based research about the relationship between youth strengths and prevention of delinquency, violence, and gang involvement.

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August 21st- 22nd, 2014
Summer Institute Promoting Mental Health in BC Schools
Vancouver, BC

This two day event will bring together school professionals, parents, students and school community partners, from across British Columbia, to exchange knowledge and ideas about improving student mental health and well being.

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August 25-27, 2014
Creating the Future – Partnerships for Inclusive Learning
Vancouver, BC

 During this three-day, intensive summer institute, individuals with an interest in K-12 education will come together to learn more about inclusive practices as well as strategies around facilitating learning environments for all students.

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