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What Happened? The Importance of Assessing for Adverse Life Events and Trauma in Childhood


Archived Webinar (Original Date: September 2018)

Presented by: Keith Willoughby, Kim Arbeau & Laura Theall

This archived webinar is the first of a series recorded as part of the 2018-2019 CPRI Education Calendar. Three staff from CPRI's Applied Research and Education department discuss research that uses the interRAI Child & Youth Suite of Assessments to further understand the relationship between childhood adversity and mental health symptoms.

Putting Trauma Informed Care Into Action


Archived Webinar (Original Date: April 3, 2019)

Presented by Erin Watkins, CYW; Tom Ketelaars, CYW & Program Support Manager; Ben Hoogenboom, CYW

Trauma-informed care is a popular topic, however it can be a challenge to find training that discusses the real "how tos" of practical implementation. In this archived webinar, CPRI team members will take questions and discuss the "nitty gritty" of implementing trauma-informed care.

This webinar will build on discussion covered in the 2018 radio-style format providing insight from different areas of intervention (management, child- and caregiver-focused) titled "How Clinical Workers and Managers Use this Trauma-Informed Stuff".

Attendees are also encouraged to prepare by viewing archived webinars on trauma-informed care.

Getting to the Root of It: Responding to difficult behavior originating in relational trauma


Archived Webinar (Original Date: January 23, 2019)

Presented by: Erin Watkins, DSW & Steve Kelly, CYW

Children and youth exposed to relational trauma often present with challenging behaviours that are unresponsive to traditional behaviour management techniques.  This webinar will provide attendees with an understanding of how to respond to difficult behaviours such as theft, hoarding and telling untruths through an attachment-focused and trauma-informed lens.

It’s Within Relationships that I Will Heal: Supporting the journey of kids and youth who have experienced relational trauma


Archived Webinar (Original Date: May 23, 2018)

Presented by: Erin Watkins, DSW

Children and youth who have experienced negative life events in the care of a trusted individual often do not implicitly trust adults to meet their needs. This webinar will build on information shared in the Looking Beneath Behaviour webinar to further discuss understanding and responding to challenging behaviour utilizing an attachment-focused and trauma-informed lens.  

How Clinical Workers and Managers Use This Trauma-Informed Stuff


Archived Webinar (Original Date: March 28th, 2018)

Presented by Tom Ketelaars, Program Support Manager, CYW, Lynn Donoghue, BSW BA RSW & Erin Watkins, DSW

Webinar Objectives:In the field of Children’s Mental Health we often find ourselves facing news terms or statements that seem to jump into the lexicon of North Americans. We then find ourselves trying to figure out what does it mean to us, to the clients we work with, and to the world of “best practices”. One of these terms is “Trauma-Informed Care”. Over the past three years, CPRI has developed webinars related to this very term, including discussions on best practices in attachment, residential trauma-informed approaches, “what is trauma informed care”, and how your organization can begin thinking about “becoming trauma-informed”. This webinar is aimed at bringing it all together and applying it “real time.”

Trauma-Informed Care in a Residential Setting


Archived Webinar (Original Date: May 3, 2017)

Presented by Dr. Jared Berman C. Psych

Learn through a case example how to apply a trauma-informed care approach in a residential setting for youth with complex mental health concerns, and often traumatic histories. The focus will be on working directly with youth, caregivers, families as well as frontline staff and other mental health professionals, to develop individualized assessment and treatment plans.

The Bridge from Being Trauma-Informed to Being Trauma Responsive


Archived Webinar (Original Date: November 9, 2016)

Presented by Tom Ketelaars, CYW, Sanctuary Implementation Lead at CPRI

This archived webinar offers a framework for shifting your personal work/organization towards trauma-responsive practices.

Being Trauma Informed


Archived Webinar (Original Date: September 16, 2015)

Presented by Sharon Skutovich, MSW, RSW & Tom Ketelaars, CYW

Webinar Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the impact of trauma on individuals & systems
  • Recognize the importance of implementing a trauma informed environment
  • Identify the core principles of trauma informed care
  • Stimulate thinking regarding the importance of trauma informed care across the system.

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