Thursday, December 13, 2007

Caregiver Education Series--Vancouver, Richmond & North Vancouver

Caring and Learning Together: A Caregiver Education Series

Presented by the Geropsychiatric Education Program (GPEP). During this 4-week series, you will Increase your understanding of Dementia, Delirium and Depression, Increase your skills and confidence in providing care, Share experiences with other caregivers.

Spring 2008 Schedule:
Richmond: February 1, 8, 15, 22, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
North Shore: March 19 & 26, April 2 & 9 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

For details or to register, email:

Advanced classes (for graduates of the intro. class) also available in Vancouver and on the North Shore. Topics include: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Personality Disorders, Intimacy, Sexuality and Sexual Behaviours in Dementia, Pain Assessment and Palliative Care, and Responding to Verbal and Physical Aggression. For more information email

From: VCH "Westside enewsletter" December 13, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Understanding Adolescent Sexuality & Teaching Sex Ed

A workshop on implementing sex education for groups

April 11, 2008
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quality Hotel
Regina, SK

"Many teachers are required to teach sexuality education in one capacity or another. Trends in sexuality change over the years and adults can often be left at a loss for understanding the needs of their students. This intensive workshop will explore new trends in sexuality and provide teachers with accurate information on some of the risks involved in adolescent sexuality as well as allow teachers to become more familiar with the issues and more comfortable presenting sex education materials to their students. Participants will be given practical tools to teach this subject to grade levels 7-11, although discussion and exercises may be modified for elementary levels as well. Topics include:
* Anatomy
* Understanding adolescent sexual behaviours
* Why teens have sex
* Predictors of adolescent sexual activity
* Current trends with teens
* Sexual myths
* STI information & update
* Birth control and condom information
* How to answer difficult questions
* Values awareness
* Tools for teaching"

Register online at
Phone 514-730-7123
or register online:

Parent Discussion Group--Vancouver School Board

New Discussion Group
for parents of Vancouver School Board (VSB) students with special needs

Possible topics:
navigating the VSB system, accessing outside agencies, finding summer programs
special guests will be invited to speak at meetings

Pam Neuman
VSB Inclusion Consultant (and parent of a student with disabilities)

First Tuesday of each month
7:00-8:30 pm
Contact Pam Neuman
phone 604-713-5213

Contact Pam if you wish to bring your children with you.

Sign Language Training for Child Care Providers

Sign language training for child care providers
Instructor: Sharon Cooper

Tuesday January 22-Tuesday February 26 2008
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Toy Library
BC Centre for Ability
2629 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC

To register: call Jen Pincombe, 604-451-5511, ext. 434

Concussion in Sports Workshop

Time sensitive!

Concussion in Sports Workshop
January 31st 2008

Sponsored by the Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association, ThinkFirst Foundation, and Fraser Health Acquired Brain Injury Program

Best Western Regency Inn and Conference Centre
32110 Marshall Road
Abbotsford, BC
4:30pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $10 per person

Dr. Brian Hunt & Robyn Littleford

** Light dinner provided**

For more information, please call 604-557-1913 or toll-free 1-866-557-1913
Fax: 604-850-2527

Please Register by January 24, 2008

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Get a free copy of Fall/Winter "Network" magazine

Time sensitive!

~~Free issue offer~~
Network magazine, Fall/Winter 2007 issue is now available!
Contact the Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN) if you'd like to receive a ONE TIME free issue of Network magazine, the official publication of the CWHN. Please send your name and full mailing address, including postal code (or write to the address below).
This offer is open only to Canadian residents. Those with an Overseas or US address who wish to receive a ONE TIME free copy of Network must submit the postage costs in advance: $10 USD for shipping and handling for US residents and $15 USD for international residents, sent to Canadian Women's Health Network, Suite 203, 419 Graham Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0M3 Canada.

Network Fall/Winter 2007 issue includes the following articles:
*Women, gender and mental health
*Long-term care homes legislation: Lessons from Ontario
*“What Older Women Want”
*Timely access to care
*Women’s equality has come a long way and we’re not finished yet
*Women and private health insurance
*Winning the war on cancer
*How “Mad Cow” disease affects farm families and communities across Canada
*Infant feeding experiences of women survivors of childhood sexual abuse
*One woman’s experience with early harm-reduction programs in BC
*New medications target menstrual suppression for healthy women and girls
*When a young woman has a stroke
--and much more.

Introduction to Acquired Brain Injury Course [for Caregivers]

Time sensitive

Introduction to Acquired Brain Injury Course
(may also be available by videoconference)
February 13 – 15, 2008
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

This Acquired Brain Injury Workshop is designed to provide a basic level of knowledge for caregivers working in the community with people living with brain injury and those interested in working as caregivers.

The cost of this 3 day workshop is $400.00 + GST (28.00) = $428.00.
Course materials & coffee breaks will be provided.

For further information, contact Jennifer Wonders, ABI Educator at 604-737-6221 or email:

The course starts on Wednesday, February 13th and runs from 9 am until 4 pm for all 3 days.

This course may also be available via videoconferencing so if you’re interested in participating – please call Jennifer to discuss whether this is an option at your work site.

Women Wading Through the Web: A Health Toolkit

New from the Women's Health Matters website

Do you rely on the Internet as a source of health information for yourself and your family, or as an “information prescription” for your clients? Then this Toolkit is for you! From beginners to experienced Internet users, the sheer volume of information can be daunting for all of us at times.

That is why the Women’s Health Matters website team at Women’s College Hospital created the resource Women Wading through the Web: A Health Toolkit. We hope this online kit will help consumers navigate the often confusing maze of health information on the Web.

Women can use the Toolkit to:
a.. Learn more about search engines and other search tools and strategies
b.. Judge the quality of a website
c.. Improve skills in finding and assessing reliable health information
d.. Understand medical research
e.. Analyze health information from the media
f.. Communicate more effectively with health professionals

Women Wading Through the Web is a valuable tool for any consumer who wants to get the most from her visit to a health website.

To access the Toolkit, follow this link: