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A Confident Caring Approach to Crisis

Pace Training Series

P.A.C.E. is dedicated to working towards improving services offered within our community. Once in the Spring, and again in the Fall, P.A.C.E. is proud to offer a training series for professionals, students, first responders, frontline workers, and community members in our Region.

Sessions within the series are facilitated by professional, skilled, and enthusiastic instructors with decades of training and experience, making this series invaluable.

For more information on current workshops (description,facilitator, dates, and cost) follow the links below:

Training Series: Spring 2014
Training Series Course Descriptions: Spring 2014
Sexual Abuse Information Workshops: 2014

Course Descriptions

Crisis Intervention & Communication Skills

Explores Crisis Intervention theories, from both lecture and experiential format to enhance and practice skills. (9hrs)
Facilitated by: Jacquie Aitken, BSW, RSW, Executive Director of PACE

Family Violence Prevention: Supporting Children and Families

In 4 - 3 hour sessions participants begin by exploring violent behaviors on a macro level, and drill down to understanding the use of violence in intimate relationships. The next module looks at the impact on children exposed to Domestic Violence, and how protection and resilience for children can be supported. The final module covers best practice in supporting victims and engaging perpetrators to improve safety. (12hrs)
Facilitated by: Heather King, Family Violence Prevention Coordinator, Human Services

Children & Trauma

Provides information on how to support children who are victims of trauma/abuse and how to re- establish trust, expectations, and boundaries. (3hrs)
Facilitated by: Charlene Eckstrom, MA, RSW and Carla Eckstrom, MA, RSW

First Responders to Sexual Assault & Sexual Abuse

A Provincial program aimed to educate individuals about sexual abuse, assault, and harassment and train them to be first responders to someone who discloses abuse. The program provides opportunity for practical application of skills (role plays) and allows participants to re-think prevention. (13hrs)
Facilitated by: Connie Miller, MSW, BSW and Jamie Crozier, MSW, RSW

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

This course gives the participant the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to recognize and assist suicidal behaviors. (14hrs)
Facilitated by: Charlene Eckstrom, MA,RSW or Carla Eckstrom, MA, RSW

Mental Health First Aid (people who interact with Adults)

A National course designed to assist participants in identifying symptoms of mental health problems, individuals at possible risk and understanding/accessing resources within our region. (12hrs)
Facilitated by: Charlene Eckstrom, MA, RSW or Carla Eckstrom, MA, RSW

Mental Health First Aid (for people who interact with Youth)

This version focuses on Youth, surrounding behaviors & mental health problems. (14hrs)
Facilitated by: Charlene Eckstrom, MA, RSW or Carla Eckstrom, MA, RSW

Grief & Loss

Provides information related to the grieving process, stages of grief and the caregivers role in supporting the process. (3hrs)
Facilitated by: Carla Eckstrom MA, RSW & Charlene Eckstrom, MA, RSW

Eating Disorders

Explores eating disorders and the factors involved in its development along with treatment assumptions, frameworks and models, and the recovery process. (6.5 hrs)
Facilitated by: Susan Marshall, MSW, RSW

Cross Cultural Awareness

Uses an anthropological approach to discuss beliefs and values, and address common themes when working in a cross cultural environment, with a primary focus on Aboriginal culture. (6.5hrs)
Facilitated by: Ruth Proulx BSW, RSW

Professional Boundaries

What are professional boundaries? How do we establish and maintain them when working with clients? Understand the difference between personal and professional boundaries. (3hrs)
Facilitated by: Connie Miller, MSW, RSW

Healthy Youth Relationships (In Partnership with Canadian Red Cross)

This interactive workshop will increase participants’ understanding of emotional, physical and sexual assault as they arise in youth relationships. They will learn about how to foster healthy communication (with a focus on the impacts of technology) and learn practical strategies to help a young person who is experiencing violence in a relationship. (3hrs)
Facilitated by: Jon Nesbitt, Public Educator at PACE

Preventing Bullying and Harassment (In Partnership with Canadian Red Cross)

This interactive workshop will highlight proven strategies that schools, organizations and communities can use to address bullying and harassing behaviours. The workshop will focus on information about current research into bullying and harassment, the impacts of these behaviours and successful intervention and prevention strategies. Participants will leave with practical tools & approaches they can implement in their communities. (3hrs)
Facilitated by: Canadian Red Cross Trainer

Ten Steps to Creating Safe Environments (In Partnership with Canadian Red Cross)

Risk management is the process of developing a culture, policies and structures to diminish the risk of an incident that would harm a young person. Comprehensive prevention planning means identifying and analyzing potential risks and the harm they can do, developing a comprehensive plan to control the risk, and putting policies and procedures in place to properly handle an occurrence and reduce the negative effects on both an individual and the organization.
Facilitated by: Canadian Red Cross Trainer


P.A.C.E. provides a range of crisis intervention, support & counseling services dealing with sexual abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, and trauma. P.A.C.E. is dedicated to working towards improving services offered within our community.