Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (14hrs)
This course gives the participant the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to recognize and assist suicidal behaviours.
Children & Trauma (3hrs)
Provides information on how to support children, who are victims of trauma/abuse, and how to re-establish trust, expectations, and boundaries.
Crisis Intervention & Communication Skills (9hrs)
Explores crisis intervention theories from both lecture and experiential formats to enhance and practice skills.
Cross Cultural Awareness (6.5hrs)
Uses an anthropological approach to discuss beliefs and values, and address common themes when working in a cross cultural environment with a primary focus on Aboriginal culture.
Eating Disorders (6.5hrs)
Explores eating disorders and the factors involved in their development along with treatment assumptions, frameworks and models, and the recovery process.
Ethics and Professional Boundaries within the College (4-6hrs)
Major ethical principles and professional boundaries as they apply to a college setting will be discussed. In addition, participants will take part in several role plays where they will act as a counsellor and as a client. This training session will provide the supervisor with the knowledge and skills you have acquired before you are assigned to the peer counseling centre.
Family Violence Prevention: Supporting Children and Families (12hrs)
In four 3 hour sessions participants begin by exploring violent behaviours on a macro level, and drill down to understanding the use of violence in intimate relationships. The next module looks at the impact on children exposed to domestic violence, and how protection and resilience for children can be supported. The final module covers best practice in supporting victims and engaging perpetrators to improve safety.
First Responders to Sexual Assault & Sexual Abuse (13hrs)
A Provincial program aimed to educate individuals about sexual abuse, assault, and harassment and train them to be first responders to someone who discloses abuse. The program provides opportunity for practical application of skills (role plays) and allows participants to re-think prevention.
Grief & Loss (3hrs)
Provides information related to the grieving process, stages of grief, and the caregivers’ role in supporting the process.
Healthy Youth Relationships (in partnership with Canadian Red Cross) (3hrs)
This interactive workshop will increase participants’ understanding of emotional, physical, and sexual assault as they arise in youth relationships. They will learn about how to foster healthy communication (with a focus on the impacts of technology) and learn practical strategies to help a young person who is experiencing violence in a relationship.
Leading Change: Gender Based Violence & The Active Bystander Approach (7hrs)
Through exploring Gender Based Violence, this workshop addresses the unhealthy beliefs and attitudes surrounding gender stereotypes that lead to violence. The Active Bystander Approach then gives participants the tools to implement change and begin influencing the culture that surrounds them. The material for this workshop is drawn from the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters program “Playing to Win: in Life, Sport & Relationships".
Mental Health First Aid (14hrs)
A National course designed to assist participants in identifying symptoms of mental health problems, individuals at possible risk, and understanding/accessing resources within our region.
Professional Boundaries (3hrs)
What are professional boundaries? How do we establish and maintain them when working with clients? Understand the difference between personal and professional boundaries.
Raising Awareness of Self-Mutilation (7hrs)
This workshop provides a basic introduction to understanding self-mutilation. Participants will gain an understanding of why people self-mutilate, what the process is that they go through, what their triggers are, and how you can help someone change this behaviour. It is meant to raise awareness about an issue that affects a large number of people.