Strengthening Today; Building Tomorrow Conference on January 28 and 29th, 2016
Day 1 and Day 2 Program Schedule
Day 1
24 Jan 2019
Day 2
25 Jan 2019

Day 1: Registration and Hot Breakfast

A.1: Working with Vulnerable Youth to Enhance their Natural Supports

Family, community, and peer relationships have a significant impact on our sense of identity and belonging, and provide a rich array of resources and supports on which to draw. While...
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A.2: Two Worldviews: Working as ‘One’ to Develop an Indigenous Program Model for Trauma-based Healing

This presentation focuses on the partnership between an non-indigenous agency and an indigenous therapist/elder working together to develop a new program model for trauma-based healing from an combined indigenous and...
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A.3: A Model of Collaborative Intervention Practice within a Cultural Brokering Framework

In this presentation, The Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative will present their experience in pursuing this model of collaborative child and family intervention practice with Children’s Services colleagues with immigrant, refugee...
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A.4: Understanding change and transition

Perhaps the greatest workplace constant is the fact that there will be change. This session contemplate the magnitude of changes in workplace that have become an everyday reality. Some key...
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A.5: Examining the Risks Associated with Crossover Youth: Dual Involvement with the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems

Abstract: Purpose: A high proportion of adolescent youth involved with child welfare have concurrent involvement with the youth criminal justice system (YCJA). Known as cross-over or dual-system youth (Bala, et...
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A.6: Practice as Ceremony

Practice as Ceremony is a a teaching based on natural laws and traditional ways of practice that are implemented in the work we can do with our families (clients) It...
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A.7: Stess Less with Mindfulness

Stress is inevitable but it does not have to rule our lives! During this session we will dive deep into this buzz word ‘stress’. What is it? How does it...
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Day 1: AM Break

B.2: Wild Ride: The Political Landscape in Alberta

Wild Ride is an up-to-the-minute, no-agenda assessment of Alberta’s rapidly evolving provincial scene that weaves political insight with both public and proprietary polling. Current polling data is used to develop...
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B.1: Social Work Education and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission – An intersection in need of construction

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has called on educators to reflect on how social work is taught. The goal is decolonizing, reconciliation and affirming place for Indigenous voices and practitioners....
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B.3: Speaking OUT: Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ Young People in the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems

LGBTQ2S+ young people are vulnerable. Studies show that they are overrepresented in the youth homeless population and have higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm, suicide and contracting sexually...
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B.6: Helping Families Stay Housed – Working Together to Prevent Family Homelessness

In Calgary more than 15,000 families spend over 50% of their income on housing. For many, income instability means that they are living one small crisis away from being able...
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B.5: Developing Child and Youth Care competencies on a budget – Developing Professional Practice in Child and Youth Care with Accessible On-line Learning

Working with complex children, youth and families is both rewarding and challenging. Child and Youth Care is a demanding field, requiring specific knowledge and skills. To be successful in this...
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B.4: Laughter: The Shortest Distance Between 2 People

What is frivolous subject like humour doing at a professional conference like this? Funny you should ask! Go to a humour and laughter workshop!? You can’t be serious! You must...
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B.7: Foundations of Caregiver Supports 101

In 2015, Childrens Services (CS), with assistance from Blue Quills First Nations College, developed the initial Foundations of Caregiver Supports (FCS) with the vision that the infants, children and youth...
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Day 1 Hot Lunch

Keynote Speaker: Virginia Sampson

Empowerment through the magic of compassion. 
Virginia Sampsom

Day 2: Registration and Hot Breakfast

Day 2: Half Day Workshop

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Session with Michael Ungar.  More details coming soon! There will be a break during the session. 
Dr. Michael Ungar

Day 2 Hot Lunch

Sector Update

More information to come!