Featured Session

HARM REDUCTION SERIES:

REDUCING STIGMA AND BARRIERS WITHIN PREGNANT CLIENTS 

                            MARCH 20, 2019                     

        10:00 – 11:30 
 
Join us for the third session in the Harm Reduction Series. This session will look at the barriers and stigma that pregnant women face while using substances. Morgan Chalifoux and Kelti Gore will present; Morgan and Kelti work with the H.E.R Pregnancy Program. This program operates under a harm reduction philosophy and strives to decrease barriers to health care & engage women in their pregnancy. The program targets those women who are most marginalized, multichallenged, often homeless, and are not connecting to any other community supports. The team works with women throughout their pregnancy and up to six months postnatal. 

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New Recordings

Obesity: A Wolf in Sheep's Skin

 

  • Obesity basics (Causes, Consequences, Physiological and social implications)  

  • Summarize information on obesity and its consequences among indigenous people in Canada Review effective community-based interventions:

  • Health Promotion (Nutrition and physical activity) 

  •  Obesity screening (Screening for complications Provide information on reliable obesity resources) 

 
Presented By: Dr. Ellina Lytvyak  


To View the Recording: CLICK HERE 


Cannabis Legalization and its Impact on Indigenous Communities in Alberta

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss cannabis basics
  • Outline the short- and long-term effects of cannabis
  • Review the use of medical cannabis
  • Summarize information regarding cannabis use among indigenous people in Canada
  • Review legal considerations of cannabis possession and use
  • Discuss cannabis use by healthcare professionals
  • Provide information on reliable cannabis resources

 

Presenter By: Dr. Ellina Lytvyak

To View Recording: CLICK HERE


Autism 101

This session will go over the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, early identification, strategies to support someone on the spectrum and resources available.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Learn the characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorder

2. Strategies to support someone on the Spectrum

3. Supports and Services offered by Autism Edmonton

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Harm Reduction Series: Introduction to Harm Reduction

This videoconference session will build participants’ understanding of substance use as a multi-faceted and complex human behavior. Knowledge of the underlying reasons for substance use will improve understanding of how stigma affects the quality of life for people who use substances and their loved ones. We will discuss harm reduction as a culture, its principles, practices, and services. A review of evidence-based benefits of harm reduction interventions will be provided, along with addressing some myths and facts around harm reduction. At the end of this presentation, participants will feel more confident advocating for harm reduction services in their communities and learn key tools to help adapt harm reduction to meet their community’s unique needs.

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