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The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation (CCISF)
is recognized charitable organization, assisting emergency personnel and communities involved in or exposed to critical incidents. With the revitalization of the CCISF, we have become one of the largest supporters of Emergency Services across Canada. For education and training see Website
As a national organization, the purpose of the CCISF is to provide a national network of teams, trainers and resources that enable and enhance crisis response. The Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation further recognizes the need not only to support our active duty emergency personnel but to also support and never forget the families and children of those members that have died in the Line of Duty or by Suicide.
Making The Pieces Fit
A Canada wide program developed to educate First Responders about Autism, so that they may do their best when dealing with ASD individuals. We will advocate for, and support individuals or families seeking direction to supports and services for Autism
Mental Health First Aid Canada is a national program, which is based on the same principles as medical first aid. Where medical first aid teaches people skills that they need to help someone with an injury until medical help arrives, mental health first aid teaches people the skills they need to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis until they can receive professional treatment or until the crisis is over. The program is evidence-based and is proven effective.
Suitable for anyone and no previous mental health experience is necessary. Students learn how to identify the signs and provide initial help to anyone facing mental health problems or crises. The course can benefit health care professionals, emergency service workers, human resource professionals, employers, managers and supervisors, community groups, and the public. For further information visit www.mhfa.ca and debbiebodkin.com
Debbie Bodkin, Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Mental Health Works
is a nationally available program of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) that builds capacity within Canadian workplaces to effectively address the many issues related to mental health in the workplace. Canada has just released a voluntary national standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace in January 2013. See Website
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada. See Website
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Suite 736, 304 Stone Road West, Unit 3
Guelph, ON N1G 4W4
Phone: 519-824-5565 Fax: 519-824-9569
The Canadian Center for Police & Emergency Services Resilience was created to promote psychological health and resilience in police officers, soldiers, veterans, and emergency responders including Fire – Rescue, EHS, medical professionals, social workers, and Corrections. Click for Website
Mega Health At Work Inc.
The goal of Mega Health at Work Inc. is to erase the stigma of mental health within our community by providing the tools and support to organizations and their employees to identify sign and symptoms and to empower themselves to start to shift current views of mental health. Specializing in high-stress occupations, our mission is to contain health costs associated with attendance, disability claims and workplace injuries by activating a focus on prevention over treatment.
For general inquiries or more information about our services (HR solutions, workshops or events) :
Mega Health at Work Inc.
5-420 Erb Street West, Suite 210 Waterloo, ON N2L 6K6 Canada
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Trauma Awareness Skills Courses (TASC)
Are you looking for information on Traumatic Stress? Are you ready to take action and learn more about trauma training and what you can do to help yourself or someone else? If you, or someone you care about, has been affected by a trauma stress injury, Bit by Bit offers TASC.
Our team, located in Ontario and Nova Scotia, consists of independent contract trainers (some volunteer), psychologists, therapists, educators, counselors and PTSD survivors and collaboratively we have implemented a practical workshop to best address the daily complexities experienced by those living with or supporting people with traumatic stress injuries. We offer a professional perspective tailored with a personal comprehensive understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress injuries.
For more information contact L.A. Doyle, Founder and Volunteer Coordinator
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Creating Resilient Teams: Tools for Team Leaders, Managers & Supervisors By Françoise Mathieu tendacademy.ca
“Trauma-exposed work creates a unique climate with increased risk for serious stress and burnout, resulting in sick time, low morale, lack of team cohesion and high turnover. These consequences can seriously limit a team’s ability to work effectively and efficiently. Leaders in high-stress workplaces play a unique role in managing these risks and building resilient teams. Join Francoise Mathieu at CARE4YOU and learn more about building resiliency to promote your organization’s health!” Walking the Walk: Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue
Trainers: Françoise Mathieu, M.ED., CCC., RP
If your work involves any degree of high stress, including direct and indirect trauma exposure, you and your staff will find it far harder to stay energized, healthy and focused. Workplace demands have increased over the past decade and are expected to continue to escalate. All of these complicated factors have likely affected your team in the form of burnout, sick time, low morale and high turnover. These consequences can, in turn, seriously limit your success as a leader, and the success of your organization.
Compassion Fatigue Train the Trainer
Trainers: Françoise Mathieu, M.ED., CCC., RP; Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW
Tend Academy We are also hosting our 7th Annual CARE4YOU Conference in Toronto on June 23. Click for Website
WE SPECIALIZE IN SECTORS WHERE THE RISK FOR STRESS, BURNOUT AND EXPOSURE TO DIRECT AND SECONDARY TRAUMA IS HIGH. OUR APPROACHES ARE BUILT UPON THE WORK OF THE CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS, DR. PATRICIA FISHER, A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND TRAUMA SPECIALIST, AND FRANÇOISE MATHIEU, A CERTIFIED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLOR AND COMPASSION FATIGUE SPECIALIST. AFTER OVER 30 YEARS OF COMBINED WORK IN THIS FIELD OUR TWO COMPANIES, FISHER AND ASSOCIATES AND TEND ACADEMY LTD. ARE JOINING FORCES IN MAY 2015 TO FORM A JOINT VENTURE CALLED “TEND”. TEND WILL COMBINE THE EXPERTISE OF TWO LEADERS IN THE FIELD, PROVIDING AN INTEGRATED SUITE OF SERVICES TO ADDRESS THE COMPLEX NEEDS OF HIGH STRESS, HIGH TRAUMA-EXPOSED WORKPLACES.
EVIDENCE-BASED LEARNING FOR FRONT-LINE STAFF AND MANAGERS.
Our clientele are front line workers, supervisors and managers who need concrete, evidence-based strategies they can use in the trenches. Our focus has been to develop tools that you can use right away. TEND Training is delivered by a team of experienced professionals from the fields of health care, social services, mental health and conflict management.
TRAINING OPTIONS INCLUDE:
TEND will customize a half-day, full-day or longer workshops specific to your group’s needs.
Resilience in Trauma-Exposed Workplaces
Taking the Lead
The Manager’s Guide to Stress, Burnout and Trauma in the Workplace
Organization Health and the Role of Leadership in Trauma-Exposed Workplaces
Walking the Walk
Compassion Fatigue: Train the Trainer
Convenient online education on topics like: self care, setting limits, conflict, mediation organizational health and compassion fatigue.
Valuable Work, Meaningful Life
Finding Balance, Being Resilient
Compassion Fatigue: Train the Trainer
Making Conflict Work!
Taking the Lead
PO Box 20, Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 4V6
Phone: 613-547-3247 Fax: 613-547-0655
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International Performance Resilience and Efficiency Program (iPREP)
iPREP in the News: Helping First Responders Heal Themselves See More Information
Created by Police. Tested by Police. Used by Police. Validated by Research.
The International Performance Resilience and Efficiency Program (iPREP) trains use-of-force trainers and first responders on methods that improve mental and physical readiness in high-stress situations. Through effective, evidence-based resilience training, iPREP enhances situational awareness leading to improved critical decision making. For more information or to train your team in the iPREP methodology.
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