Covid-19, Trauma, and People Experiencing Disability

A COMPASS Special Event

Covid-19, Trauma, and People Experiencing Disability

This live facilitated webinar will be held on Wednesday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Confusion, boredom, grief, and loneliness are just a few of the feelings we may have all been experiencing over the last year.  No one has been exempt from experiencing Covid-19, including the people experiencing disability who we support. How do we help the people we support to make some sense of the “new normal”?  How do we identify when we’re seeing signs of traumatic stress, whether it be new, or a resurgence of stress from a previous traumatic experience?  What tools can we access that are appropriate for us to use as staff and not therapists?  How do we stay healthy ourselves so that we can continue to do our jobs now and as we move forward?

This live virtual session will look to answer these questions and more.

Goals of the session:

  • To recognize changes in behaviour which may be indicative of traumatic stress in people experiencing intellectual or developmental disability
  • To identify tools and strategies to help people experiencing disability who are experiencing traumatic stress
  • To recognize one’s own stress and anxiety and implement self care strategies

A live Q&A with Margaret will follow.

Do you work at a COMPASS-eligible organization? You can register for this webinar at no cost! Other organizations can register at a low rate of $25 per person.

Please limit your registration to two people per organization. If you have more than two people interested, you can request to be put on a wait list. If the course doesn’t reach the maximum attendance size, individuals will be contacted in the order that their name appears on the wait list.

The Facilitator

This session will be facilitated by Dr. Margaret Newbury-Jones

Margaret has been working in the disability field for her entire career, 25+ years and counting!  She is known for her easy going manner and facilitating fantastic, interactive workshops with self-advocates, professionals, paraprofessionals and families .  She loves to work with folks with complex needs and their teams, being compassionately curious comes naturally to her.  Whether individual counselling, team consultation, or training workshops she loves this work and the folks she supports.

SHADE Consulting and Counselling offers services to folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities including, but not limited to: folks who have experienced trauma, autism spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, brain injury, physical disabilities, mental illness, hearing impairments, deafness and other challenges as well as their families and those who support them.

For more information, visit the SHADE Consulting and Counselling webiste here.

Pricing

Thanks to COMPASS funding, organizations are able to employees to this webinar at no cost. 

Please limit your registration to two people per organization. If you have more than two people interested, you can request to be put on a wait list. If the course doesn’t reach the maximum attendance size, individuals will be contacted in the order that their name appears on the wait list.

Other organizations may register for $25 (plus GST)

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