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February 2020

Leading Change: Gender Based Violence & the Active Bystander Approach

February 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$149

Leading Change will allow you to explore the impact of society, culture, and the media, in fostering unhealthy beliefs and attitudes surrounding gender roles, and the stereotypes that perpetuate gender-based violence. Using the Active Bystander Approach, you will learn skills to identify gender-based violence and be given intervention tools to apply when witnessing gender-based violence and abuse in your own circles of influence. The material for this workshop is drawn from the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters program, “Leading Change:…

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Cross Cultural Awareness

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$149

As the demographics of our nation, workplaces and clients are growing, cultural competence is key to effective and respectful relationships. With a strong emphasis on the Canadian Indigenous people, this workshop is designed to improve your awareness, understanding, and skills needed to deliver services within a multicultural environment. This workshop uses research, facts, and storytelling to explore cultural diversity, cultural self-awareness, prejudice, racism, Aboriginal history and contemporary Indigenous issues. (7 hrs) Facilitated by: Ruth Proulx, BSW, RSW, MSc. Provisional Psychologist…

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The Cost of Empathy: Impact of Helping Others

February 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$149

To function effectively in the helping professions you need to be in good shape mentally, emotionally and physically. In this workshop you will develop a better understanding of burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, the consequences of each, and strategies to help you avoid compassion fatigue. It is more than self-care. This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to look at how to incorporate these strategies into your own life. (7hrs) Facilitated by: Connie Miller, MSW, RSW For registration…

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Professional Boundaries

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$99

Clear and healthy boundaries are critical in the helping professions. They are the foundation of safe, therapeutic relationships. This workshop will help identify key boundaries, some practical tools that will get you thinking about setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries, and how to communicate these clearly. This workshop is interactive and there is opportunity to look at individual circumstances that may influence the kind of boundaries established. (3 hrs) Facilitated by: Connie Miller, MSW, RSW For registration information contact GPRC Continuing…

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First Responders to Sexual Assault & Sexual Abuse

February 29 @ 8:30 am - March 1 @ 4:30 pm
Pace Centre Grande Prairie, 10031 103 Ave
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1B9 Canada
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$249

This workshop is aimed to educate individuals about the social, cultural, and legal aspects of sexual abuse, assault and harassment. It will enable you to recognize, define and appropriately respond to the continuum of behaviors that constitute sexual abuse and assault. The training is designed to build knowledge and skills to respond to disclosures through six learning modules. There are opportunities for practical application of the skills throughout the workshop and prevention strategies. This workshop is recognized as a credit…

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