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January 2020

Opioid and Substance Use Awareness for Caregivers (Foster Care, Kinship Care & Group Care Providers)

January 29, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm MST
Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, 17700 - 87 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4V4 Canada

Registration is now open for the  Opioid and Substance Use Awareness for Caregivers ( Foster Care, Kinship Care and Group Care providers).   ALIGN is pleased to host the above training session, presented by Alberta Children's Services. This course provides caregivers with tools and language to educate themselves and talk to the children and youth in their care about drugs and drug use, including opioids. It contains foundational knowledge about drug use, including, why children and youth use substances, the types…

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February 2020

Cree Kinship – nêhiyaw kesi wahkotok – how we are related

February 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm MST

The purpose of this 2 day experience is to share nêhiyaw teachings on kinship, community, ceremony, development, and wellbeing in a method that is transferable to practice with Indigenous families. Our team (comprised of a nêhiyaw nocikwesiw, wicihtasow, and Métis iskwew) developed this kinship understanding tool after years of gathering practice-based evidence found in nêhiyaw language, ceremony, and teachings. Our team is Dr. Leona Makokis, Dr. Ralph Bodor, Kristina Kopp.

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Low Arousal Approach Training

February 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm MST

Presented by Melanie McMaster and Jody Neumann-Koop The Low Arousal Approach enables professionals, carers and family members to deal and manage challenging behaviours. The approach empowers the individual or team to focus on the ‘person’ in the situation, identify the cause and use proven low arousal skills to reduce the aggression.

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March 2020

Autism Conference

March 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm MST

Featuring Speakers Amy Buie and Brenda Smith Myles

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