CAMH Knowledge Exchange gives you quick access to the best available online information, tools and resources. As it evolves, KnowledgeX will also provide opportunities to collaborate and communicate with other addiction and mental health professionals. More about the site.
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Schools, Colleges and Universities Summit on Mental Health & Substance Use Awareness, Management and Action Plans
June 4 & 5, 2014
Download the draft agenda, or visit their website to learn more.
Health Equity for Health Care Providers
Health Equity is a key component of quality health care. CAMH, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), has created the Health Equity for Health Care Providers website to facilitate a 'one-window' approach to connect Health Link and other health care providers with health equity tools and resources. The MOHLTC established Health Link in December 2012 to better and more quickly coordinate quality health care services for patients with complex needs, especially seniors.
Simulation and Education: Short Interviews with Dr. Amitai Ziv
According to Dr. Amitai Ziv, “What’s so beautiful about simulation, when it comes to the safety front, and the quality front, is that simulation, if done right, could really tackle areas of deficiencies and nightmare (situations).” Simulation allows all interested parties (e.g., staff, volunteers, family members) to learn what to do in tough scenarios before encountering them in the real-world, where the consequences can be more severe. Simulation has the concepts of reflection and debriefing – and more transparency – embedded within it, and can only enhance safety and quality education and care.
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Fundamentals of Addiction: A Practical Guide for Counsellors
Previously entitled Alcohol & Drug Problems, this new edition has been renamed Fundamentals of Addiction to reflect advances in the field extending beyond psychoactive drug use to include behavioural or “process” addictions. Most chapters have been wholly revised and updated, while new topics have been added to reflect changes in the field. Fundamentals of Addiction is intended as an introductory text for college and university addiction courses, and for general counselling and human resources courses that address addictions. Read more...
Addiction fundamentals: A blog by Wayne Skinner
Wayne Skinner, who has worked in addiction treatment for nearly forty years says: "During that time I have seen (and been a part of) a lot of change, both in our field and in society at large. It seems to me that we are at a point – a hinge point in the history of addiction – where we can have a new, expanded conversation about our field, in ways that we haven't been able to in the past." Join the conversation.
Strengthening Your Voice is a guide with a series of accompanying videos to train people with lived experience of problems with prescription opioid use to tell their stories publicly. It contains helpful information on
- preparing a presentation
- managing audience questions and reactions
- and paying attention to self care before, during and after a presentation.
CAMH Knowledge Exchange offers a calendar with brief listings of upcoming conferences, workshops, webinars and other events on addiction and mental health issues.
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