Learning Opportunities – November 17, 2017

MANDT System – Building Healthy Relationships

The Mandt System® program presents an education and training system of gradual and graded alternatives for de-escalating and supporting people, using a combination of interpersonal communication skills and physical interaction techniques designed to reduce injury to all the participants in an encounter.

We are pleased to offer Mandt Training to our staff.  Please speak with your program manager to be referred to attend one of the upcoming sessions.

Two Day Mandt Training

  •  In-depth training over two 6 hour classes
  • No physical skill training

Training will take place in the Barb Goode Training Centre at 3223 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC

Upcoming Session:

  • November 28 and 29, 2017

2017 Housing Central

Sunday, November 19, 2017 (All day) – Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (All day)

Richmond

2017 Housing Central

Hosted by: BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA)
Date: November 19th to 21st, 2017
Location: Sheraton Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond (click for map)
Ticket Price: Visit the website for more information

About the Conference: Welcome to Housing Central, western Canada’s largest affordable housing conference. It’s a milestone year for us as BC Non-Profit Housing Association celebrates its 25th anniversary of delivering world-class education and events at our annual conferences. We’re also marking our second conference under the Housing Central banner with our partners, the Co-op Housing Federation of BC, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year.

It’s this unique hub of cross-sector partnerships that has made Housing Central the affordable housing worlds must-attend annual forum. This year we expect more than 1,200 delegates from the non-profit and co-op housing sectors, other non-profits, government and private sector for education sessions and activities designed to support a vision of a safe, affordable home for everyone. It’s also your opportunity to connect with key decision-makers in housing.

For more information, registration or accommodations, please visit the BCNPHA website.


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Supporting People through Grief and Loss
Karyn Harvey
In this video, Karyn talks about how pervasive experiences of grief and loss are among people with intellectual disabilities, and how often expressions of grief and loss are misinterpreted as “behavioural issues”. She offers practical suggestions on what support staff can do to help an individual going through this process. She introduces a resource she’s developed called the “My Goodbye Book”, and offers suggestions about how staff can use this booklet to assist people experiencing grief.
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Disability Studies Series Part 4: The Illusion of Normalcy 

Catherine Frazee

Catherine and Norman explore the widely held but seldom questioned assumptions about the concept of “Normalcy”  They reveal that, when the idea of “normal” is thoughtfully examined, it becomes apparent that “normalcy”is not only illusory but a very dangerous concept.

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The “Talk to Me” Experiment
Laurence Clark

Laurence Clark is a brilliant, hilarious, politically astute comedian with cerebral palsy. In this unbelievable and side-splitting video, Laurence explores what lengths he must go to before people will talk to him rather than his non-disabled companion.

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