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COVID-19 WEBINARS

 

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2:00pm-3:00pm  
Youth and Addictions in the Time of COVID-19
Presented by Kate Evans, AFM Prevention Education Consultant                  
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7830315400604653328

Description:
What are some of the attractions and impacts for youth using alcohol, cannabis, other drugs, gambling or gaming at this time? Explore the costs and benefits of use as well as some effective harm reduction strategies and supportive resources for youth to access at this time

 

 

Thursday, June 4, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Sex and Gender-Informed Approaches to Understanding Substance Use During COVID-19
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resented by Kathleen Keating-Toews, AFM Knowledge Exchange Broker
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3350185948440669712

Description:
Matters of sex and gender are very important when it comes to examining contexts of substance using behaviours. This webinar will seek to explore physiological differences, psychological and societal factors associated with sex, gender and substance use. A greater understanding of these factors can better influence prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and policy initiatives. This session will also consider how these factors may influence substance using behaviours and access to supports during the pandemic.

 


Tuesday, June 9, 2:00pm-3:00pm

New Moms, Pregnancy, Lactation and Substance Use in the Time of COVID-19
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resented by Sheri Lysy-Sigurgeirson, AFM Prevention Education Consultant
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8936453784961273360

Description:
In a time where the village of support may not exist, some pregnant or parenting moms may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms to survive this pandemic, which could include substance use. During this webinar, we will normalize and validate the feelings of isolation and overwhelm as well as provide resources for support.

 

Thursday, June 11, 10:00am-11:00am
Parents/Caregivers and Addictions in the Time of COVID-19
Presented by Kate Evans, AFM Prevention Education Consultant
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8119316534407458320

Description:
Explore strategies to support heathy ways of relating to and connecting with your teen or young adult regarding substance use, gambling or gaming involvement, as well as some effective coping options and resources for you and the young people in your care.

 


Tuesday, June 16 10:00am-11:00am

Older Adults and Addictions in the time of COVID-19
Presented by Esther Tran, AFM Prevention Education Consultant
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1218444008415564560

Description:
The pandemic is a difficult time for people of all ages and health conditions. For older adults, the pandemic poses additional challenges, as disrupted support systems and potential increased risks of serious complications from COVID-19 can lead to higher levels of stress or anxiety, and increase their vulnerability to various health problems, including addictions.  This webinar will talk about some of the recent developments related to older adults living in self-isolation with the possibility of existing or emerging addictions, as well as addressing issues such as problematic use, healthy coping skills and the community resources that older adults can access in the time of COVID-19.

 

COMPLETED WEBINARS:


Reducing Harm Associated with Substance Use During COVID-19: A Public Health Approach,
Presented by Kathleen Keating-Toews, AFM Knowledge Exchange Broker

Description:
The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced some people’s relationship with substances. As such, service providers need to be aware of the facts in order to inform prevention and treatment of substance related harms. This webinar will explore:

-Recent statistics and trends on the prevalence on SU behaviours during COVID-19
-Context behind people’s increased use and implications of increased use
-Public health measures, harm reduction, supports and resources

 

Problem Gambling in the Time of COVID-19,
Presented by Bill Smitheringale, AFM Prevention Education Consultant              

Description:
Explore how the gambling landscape in Manitoba has changed during the current pandemic.  Many gambling activities are no longer available, at least for the time being.  How are people adapting? Learn about lower risk gambling guidelines and a variety of strategies for maintaining health and balance.  Lastly, look toward the future and explore safety planning for the time when gambling activities are once again readily accessible.  

 

 

Families and Addictions in the Time of COVID-19
Presented by Sheri Lysy-Sigurgeirson, AFM Prevention Education Consultant

Description:
With an increase in social isolation and a decrease in access to services, many families may be struggling with how they can support a loved one with a substance use issue. This webinar will focus on what we can and cannot control during these unprecedented times, as well as coping strategies for both family members and their loved one who may be struggling.

 

 

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