Best Practices in FASD Supports
Feb
16
12:00 pm12:00

Best Practices in FASD Supports

This informative and engaging workshop will introduce participants to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and its impacts on health and social outcomes throughout the lifespan. Participants will learn how to recognize FASD in clients, and will explore evidence-based, effective approaches for supporting these individuals. This session will emphasize recent efforts of the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network (CFAN) and its members to create an FASD-informed community of practice, and to build an integrated system of support for individuals and families impacted by FASD.

Implications for practice, policy, or knowledge transfer:

CFAN’s FASD Best Practice Training workshops is aimed at equipping front-line workers in the domestic violence, housing, and mental health sectors with best practice strategies that support improved programmatic outcomes for clients who are either diagnosed or suspected of having fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). As a result of the Best Practices training, workers will have the ability to identify the issues individuals with FASD face and work with them using tools that best help them overcome the challenges they are facing.

Who should attend this session? Is there anyone outside of the sexual and domestic violence service sector who would benefit from attending this session?

Any front line service provider working with individuals diagnosed or suspected of having FASD.

Please learn more and sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/best-practices-in-fasd-supports-tickets-31292263001 

This event is also FREE.

Servants Anonymous Presents: YYC Cycle Charity Ride
Feb
11
3:00 pm15:00

Servants Anonymous Presents: YYC Cycle Charity Ride

  • YYC Cylcle

YYC Cycle offers a unique workout experience that will leave your mind and body feeling energized and rejuvenated. On Saturday, February 11th, YYC Cycle is holding a charity class, with all class fees and donations to benefit Servants Anonymous! Class drop-in fee is $20.

Directions to sign up for the charity ride are:

1. Go to www.yyc-cycle.com, click Sign Up Today!
2. Click on the schedule drop down and choose Avenida. **YOU WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO SIGN UP STARTING FEBRUARY 4TH, 2017 **
3. Go to February 11th, 2017 @ 3:00pm. Click SIGN UP! This will prompt you to purchase a charity ride pass and save your seat in the class

If you want to sign up for the ride before this date, please email avenida@yyc-cycle.com with the following details.

- First and Last Name
- Phone number and email address

Jan
11
11:00 am11:00

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn "The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on Individuals living with HIV and the importance of screening protocol for IPV within clinical care settings"

Description

Identifying current or past victims of IPV attending regular health care clinics offers the potential for improving both the mental as well as the physical health of individuals living with HIV. IPV causes an excess burden of disease on HIV+ patients and is associated with negative health consequences impacting mental, reproductive, and physical health. As such, a universal screening program for IPV was implemented at the Southern Alberta Clinic (SAC) in May 2009 that screens all patients and is repeated at regular intervals.

The purpose of this talk is to discuss the impact IPV has on the risks of acquiring HIV, accessing care, being retained in care, and health care outcomes. We will discuss the importance of routine screening for patients as part of regular clinic protocol, and to demonstrate the impact IPV has on patient outcomes. Using our clinic as an example, we will discuss why the screen was implemented, how data is collected and analysed, results obtained, and actions taken as a result of the screening process. We will discuss feedback received from clients. And finally we will discuss the next steps and future directions we are taking as we expand the screening protocol to other HIV care centers.

Participants to the talk will be able understand the importance of incorporating IVP screening within any clinic setting and how it can be implemented. Expanding IVP screening is beneficial not only to the clients themselves but also assists health care professionals in the management of health care by improving outcomes. A goal of the talk is to better understand the need for greater communication between different health care providers to provide better integration of overlapping health, mental, and social problems experienced by clients and patients.

Location

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse

910 7 Avenue Southwest

#700

Calgary, AB T2P 3N8

View Map

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brown-bag-lunch-and-learn-the-impact-of-intimate-partner-violence-ipv-on-individuals-living-with-tickets-27050773592

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic
Dec
12
Dec 15

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic

Calgary Legal Guidance is holding a weekly clinic at their Downtown location at: 100, 840 – 7 Avenue SW

The clinic will run Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Clients can call CLG at 403.234.9266 to learn more or to book an appointment. Clients need to bring their own interpreter if required. All types of legal issues are addressed at this clinic, excluding immigration law.

Dec
6
7:00 pm19:00

Computer Safety, Bullying and Facebook Presentation

“Computer Safety, Bullying and Facebook”

Constable Carter Duchesney

Crime Prevention Unit, Calgary Police Service

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

7:00 – 8:30 pm

(doors open at 6:30)

 

Delta Calgary South Hotel

135 Southland Drive SE

 

Snacks will be provided.

 

 

To register call Yvonne at 403-270-1809

 

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic
Dec
5
Dec 8

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic

Calgary Legal Guidance is holding a weekly clinic at their Downtown location at: 100, 840 – 7 Avenue SW

The clinic will run Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Clients can call CLG at 403.234.9266 to learn more or to book an appointment. Clients need to bring their own interpreter if required. All types of legal issues are addressed at this clinic, excluding immigration law.

Dec
1
8:00 am08:00

World AIDS Day for Community Voices

Join us on World AIDS Day for Community Voices
Tickets on Sale Now

We are excited to invite you to join us on December 1, 2016, on World AIDS Day, for our annualCommunity Voices event. It will be an evening of music to raise awareness about HIV and to bring the community together to mark this important day. This year, the event will feature Luminous VoicesCalgary Men’s Chorus and One Voice Chorus.

Community Voices will take place at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 14 Ave SW, T2R 0P3). The emcee for this event is Mike Morrison, the man behind Mike's Bloggity Blog.

You can buy your tickets by clicking here or at the door. The show will start at 7:30 pm with refreshments being served from 6:30 pm. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the event along with 50/50 draw tickets. 

If you need more information, please email Jason Lyver at jlyver@hivcl.org or call us at (403) 508-2563. For updates, please join our Facebook event

 

 

 

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic
Nov
28
Dec 1

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic

Calgary Legal Guidance is holding a weekly clinic at their Downtown location at: 100, 840 – 7 Avenue SW

The clinic will run Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Clients can call CLG at 403.234.9266 to learn more or to book an appointment. Clients need to bring their own interpreter if required. All types of legal issues are addressed at this clinic, excluding immigration law.

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic
Nov
21
Nov 24

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic

Calgary Legal Guidance is holding a weekly clinic at their Downtown location at: 100, 840 – 7 Avenue SW

The clinic will run Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Clients can call CLG at 403.234.9266 to learn more or to book an appointment. Clients need to bring their own interpreter if required. All types of legal issues are addressed at this clinic, excluding immigration law.

Nov
17
Nov 18

Diverse Voices - Family Violence Conference

ANNOUNCING
16th Annual DIVERSE VOICES
FAMILY VIOLENCE CONFERENCE
Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta

November 17-18, 2016.

Registration OPENS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017.
Early Bird Registration–until Oct. 21, 2016.

The 2016 Diverse Voices Family Violence planning committee is pleased to present a conference that considers the impact of Family Violence across generations and cultures.

Keynote Speakers and Session Titles
Leslie Morgan Steiner: Crazy Love
Johnny Lee: How the Social Justice Warriors are Hurting the Movement
Val Campbell: Harassment to Homicide
Phil Callaway: Learning to Laugh Again

Wednesday Evening Program
Nov.16th, 7-9 pm
Film Screening- Finding Jenn’s Voice

Early Bird Fee, until Oct.21, 2016. $250 + GST= $262.50 ( includes breakfast and lunch both days)
Registration Fee, from Oct. 22, 2016. $275 + GST=$288.75 ( includes breakfast and lunch both days)

Hotel reservations please call:
Telephone: (780) 444-3000 Toll Free: 1-800-RESERVE (737-3783) BOOKING NUMBER-1024856

Room Costs:

$160.00 plus tax for the basic Superior rooms  ( 2 queen beds) and $194.00 plus tax for Superiors with 2 queens and a bunk bed.

View the 2016 Communications PDF here.

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic
Nov
14
Nov 17

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic

Calgary Legal Guidance is holding a weekly clinic at their Downtown location at: 100, 840 – 7 Avenue SW

The clinic will run Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Clients can call CLG at 403.234.9266 to learn more or to book an appointment. Clients need to bring their own interpreter if required. All types of legal issues are addressed at this clinic, excluding immigration law.

Eat. Play. Love.
Nov
13
1:00 pm13:00

Eat. Play. Love.

For the past 30 years, Sagesse, formerly Peer Support Services for Abused Women, has inspired change in the lives of women affected by domestic violence by providing consistent, innovative, unique and inspirational support to communities throughout Calgary and Alberta.

Eat. Play. Love, our annual keystone fundraising event is designed to provide an inspirational and unique afternoon for all who attend.  The event includes access to spa and holistic vendors, such as psychics, card readers, massage therapists, makeup artists, craniosacral therapists, acupuncturists, and many others. We feature a silent auction with a variety of high-quality auction items that will peak everyone’s interest including jewelry, paintings, hair products, quilts, theatre tickets, and gift cards for local restaurants, hotels, amusement parks and more. Guests are served hors d’ouevres, sangria, and delectable desserts.

Our largest prize is presented in a raffle for 2 tickets anywhere WestJet flies. The money raised at this event supports our ongoing programs and agency activities.

Please join us on Sunday, November 13, 2016 for another amazing event!

 

Special Guest Speaker: 

Cyndy Morin

 

Generously Sponsored By:

Primiani Medicine Professional Corporation

Judy & Steele Curry

Laurie M. Anderson

Debbie Johnson

Register HERE

or call: 403.234.7337

 

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic
Nov
7
Nov 10

Calgary Legal Guidance Clinic

Calgary Legal Guidance is holding a weekly clinic at their Downtown location at: 100, 840 – 7 Avenue SW

The clinic will run Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Clients can call CLG at 403.234.9266 to learn more or to book an appointment. Clients need to bring their own interpreter if required. All types of legal issues are addressed at this clinic, excluding immigration law.

 

 

Bridging Communities Conference
Nov
1
8:30 am08:30

Bridging Communities Conference

Event Description

Bridging Communities Through Strengthened Collaboration: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Family Violence Prevention

Through gracious funding from the Government of Alberta and the Calgary Domestic Violence Collective (CDVC), we are extremely pleased to host Bridging Communities through Strengthened Collaboration, a one day interdisciplinary conference for professionals in Southern Alberta on various topics surrounding family violence prevention. The conference is part of the CDVC’s commitment to provide educational opportunities, increase public awareness and engage the community in ending domestic violence.

WHEN

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre - 1316 33 Street Northeast, Calgary, AB T2A 6B6 

Visit: Event Brite for more information and conference agenda

Sep
23
12:00 pm12:00

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn - Alberta Men's Network

Alberta Men's Survey: Men's Well-Being, Healthy Relationships, and Violence Prevention.

While the roles of men are critical to preventing and ending domestic violence, there is still little understanding of the services and supports that men need in order to engage in more nurturing relationships and lead healthier lives. The Alberta Men’s Survey promotes a primary prevention approach to gender-based violence by establishing key insights on men’s well-being, healthy relationships, and supports and services for men. The AMS was distributed across the province in 2015, and gathered responses from over 2,214 men in 84 unique municipalities and over 20 ethno-cultural groups. The Alberta Men’s Network aims to use the insights from the survey to build dialogue and inspire action among men and their families and communities. We are also interested in sharing the survey results with agencies and policy-makers to inform practice and policy to promote supports for men’s well-being positive and healthy relationships and domestic violence prevention. It is hoped that the recommendations gathered from this presentation will inform the next steps of this work.

TICKETS

Please click HERE for tickets

WHEN

Friday, 23 September 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (MDT) - Add to Calendar

WHERE

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse - 910 7 Avenue Southwest #700, Calgary, AB T2P 3N8 - View Map

Jun
3
12:00 pm12:00

Shame and Honour Based Violence

  • Calgary Counselling Centre

Presenters:         Jassim-Al-Mosawi, Collaborative Counselling Services

                               Christine Berry, Calgary Counselling Centre

                               Naaz Bhatia, Tran-sitions Counselling                    

                                Satinder Parmar, Probation.

Job Title:  Shame and Honour Based Violence Committee Members

Shame and Honour Based Violence is increasingly being recognized in our community. While it has many features in common with typical domestic violence cases there are discrete features which require special considerations, adjustments to normal client service provision and safety planning activities. A definition of shame and honour based violence will be provided, motivating factors will be examined and risk factors identified.  Also discussed will be a tool which can guide practitioners to pose additional questions, gain awareness, and make recommendations for their clients.

Implications for practice, policy, or knowledge transfer:

To become aware of the issue of shame and honour based violence and recognize the implications for treatment, intervention and practice.   

 

Maximum of 25 attendees

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