PD Calendar

A main objective of the Manitoba Association of School Psychologists (MASP) is to encourage and provide for professional growth and continuing education among members of the Association. Professional development, called PD or Pro-D in other settings, is a critical component to maintaining and enhancing our competencies as School Psychologists. Below you will find a listing of school related professional development opportunities in Manitoba. You can search for growth ideas by category, location, or date.

You can submit a calendar listing by clicking here. The professional development events must be occurring in Manitoba.

Jan
17
Thu
Addictions and Youth – Substances, Technology, Porn @ Best Western Plus Airport
Jan 17 all day

Youth who are struggling with an addiction often resist attempts at intervention. While some youth are merely experimenting, others may have larger unmet needs that can lead to a negative pattern of use. This workshop provides a framework for responding to a variety of addictions, including those related to substances, gaming, internet, and pornography. Participants will examine the needs underlying the choice to participate in a potentially addictive activity, and will consider issues that are unique to working with youth. Both short-term and longer-term intervention strategies are provided.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • The Continuum of Addiction
  • Why Youth Use
  • Adolescent Development 101
  • When Use Becomes Abuse
  • Identifying Youth at Risk
  • Assessing Underlying Needs
  • The Role of Attachment
  • Impact of Addictions on Families
  • Strategies and Best Practice Approaches
  • Harm Reduction Strategies
  • Tips for Handling Cravings and Triggers
  • Working to Create Longer-Term Outcomes

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, and anyone working with youth who have addiction issues.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the role of addictions in youth
  • Learn how to assess and differentiate between experimentation and addiction
  • Identify the underlying needs of youth struggling with addiction
  • List new strategies for supporting youth and families
Jan
31
Thu
Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength @ Best Western Plus Airport
Jan 31 all day

This event is also available as a Live Stream. Please see below link for more details:
https://ca.ctrinstitute.com/workshops/live-stream-trauma-informed-care-1-31/

Description

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional and physical safety, culturally sensitive empowerment, and creating greater resilience for all parts of an organization. Becoming trauma informed creates a sustainable foundation in any work setting to promote strength, engagement, and recovery.

Some of the Topics Reviewed

  • Respectful Awareness
    • Definitions of Trauma for Individual, Relationship, and Public Health
    • Prevalence of Trauma, from Single Incident to Complex
    • Understanding the Impact of Trauma Across the Lifespan
    • Contexts of Impact – Cultural, Intergenerational, and Societal Factors
  • Collaborative Health
    • Principles of Trauma-Informed Care
    • Core Competencies – Putting Principles into Action
    • Choice, Trust, and Connection
    • Recognizing Innate Strengths and Resilience
  • Building a Trauma-Informed Culture
    • The Continuum of Trauma-Informed Care and Practices
    • A Systemic View of Healing Trauma
    • Building Trauma Informed Principles into Policy and Processes
    • Attending to Staff Safety and Secondary Trauma

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for anyone interested in learning more about the value of trauma-informed workplaces.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence and impact of trauma on individuals, communities and organizations
  • List guiding principles for incorporating a trauma-informed approach across roles
  • Describe steps for creating safer work settings for both service providers and clients
  • Design an action plan for trauma-informed goals in service delivery and program planning