In this webinar, attendees will hear from selected panelists from the Children & Youth Mental Health Services realm as they discuss the following questions:
- What are the pros and cons of the virtual world, are you experiencing more barriers, less barriers since the move to virtual?
- Inequity of a virtual world - implications for families who not have access to technology, bandwidth
- What are we/clients missing if we shift too far into the virtual world?
- Key ingredients for success
- Tips for facilitating on-line groups (parent groups, skills group etc.)
Dr. Wanda Polzin Holman, Clinical Director at Be Brave Ranch in AB, has over 25 yrs of counselling & clinical experience working with children, youth & families across various domains. Wanda has a Doctorate of Education (Ed. D) in Counselling Psych, a Masters Degree (MA) in Counselling Psych & is a RSW. Dr. Polzin Holman’s clinical training is multi-faceted, with specialization in Attachment, Trauma, EMDR, AAT, Neurobiofeedback, Family Therapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy, & Concurrent Addiction & Mental Health interventions. She has a deep passion & energy for working with children & caregivers, supporting resiliency, & promoting wellness.
Jordana Rovet, Harm Reduction Coordinator, Luminus Community Service, has been working with youth & families for 8 yrs, specializing in the areas of mental health & substance use. She has a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) & is a RSW. Jordana also facilitates community mental health & substance use group programming for youth, young adults & parents. She is passionate about providing holistic, person-centered & trauma-informed care.
Once registered, you will be directed to www.umind.ca where you are encouraged to become a member (free). As a Umind member you will gain access to 1400+ resources to assist you in your professional work with children & youth.
This workshop series is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund & Community Foundations of Canada.