Tue, Apr 19

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Virtual Training Session

Mental Health and Substance Use Training for People with Intellectual Disabilities

This online training series will take place over four half day sessions. Participation in ALL 4 sessions is mandatory. April 19th | 9 AM to 1 PM | Part 1 April 21st | 9 AM to 1 PM | Part 2 April 26th | 9 AM to 1 PM | Part 3 April 28th | 9 AM to 1 PM | Part 4

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Mental Health and Substance Use Training for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Time & Location

Apr 19, 9:00 a.m.

Virtual Training Session

About the Event

IMPORTANT - Due to the limited number of spaces, this training is reserved for ODSN member agencies ONLY.

Working with People with Developmental Disabilities who have Mental Health and/or Substance Use

Join us for 4 half-day sessions to learn more about supporting individuals with mental illness and substance use within a case management approach. Rooted in person-centered and strength-based practice, this training will cover the basics of mental illness, substance use, and how these issues present in individuals with intellectual disabilities. The goal of the training is to provide an overview of  case management as an evidence-based model to support individuals living with mental illness and/or substance use to achieve their goals, and to equip staff with the skills and knowledge to effectively provide recovery-oriented, client-directed services within a community setting.

This training program is designed to help workers in the developmental disability sector better understand the context, roles and functions of case management within our current mental health and developmental disabilities systems. Recovery principles and values are presented as strong foundations for practice within a strength-based and person-centered approach. Participants are also encouraged to explore ethics, boundaries and resiliency strategies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the principles, roles and functions of  Case Management
  • Cover the basics of mental health and substance use issues, and how these symptoms present in individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Learn the integrated treatment approach for Concurrent Disorder (Mental Illness & Substance Use).
  • Review practical strategies and tools, such as Stages of Change, Harm Reduction, Trauma and Grieving in the context of recovery.

Training Dates  & Course Outline:

This online training program is held over a series of four half-days.

Participation in ALL 4 sessions is mandatory.

Please mark your calendars for the four half-days of online training!

  • April 19th | 9 AM to 1 PM | Part 1
  • April 21st | 9 AM to 1 PM | Part 2
  • April 26th | 9 AM to 1 PM | Part 3
  • April 28th | 9 AM to 1 PM | Part 4

This customized training is being offered by Canadian Mental Health Association (Ottawa) with facilitators:

  • Marie Delorme, M.Ed., RSW, Certified Motivational Interviewing Trainer
  • Melvin Ong, Dual Diagnosis Justice Service Coordinator
  • Additional Colleagues from CMHA.