Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Mclean's Magazine is looking for your input

I have been asked on behalf of Mclean's magazine to share this with members. If you find the time could you please take a few minutes to fill in this survey from Maclean’s which focuses on post-secondary institutions and mental health?

Here's the link:

Thank you!

Wish all a very safe and well deserved summer!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Exciting News: Brand New Peer-Reviewed Journal for School Counsellors

Please read the exciting news as they are looking for individuals to get involved. This is a great way to be involved professionally and spread the knowledge and importance of School Counselling.

Press Release: CCPA and Provincial School Counselling Associations

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

School Counsellors....CTRI is offering some great workshops for the spring and summer

Receive 10% off at check-out when using coupon code SKSCA

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc. presents:

Regina – June 26
Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event. While participants of this workshop will learn how to facilitate a group debriefing, they will also learn how to discern when CIGD is appropriate for a group or when it might not be a suitable intervention.
Some Topics Covered:
·         Role of Group Debriefing
·         Different Reactions to Critical Incidents
·         Preparing for a Group Debriefing
·         Group Debriefing Phases
·         Benefits and Problems with Group Debriefing
Additional workshops:

Saskatoon – May 20-21

Regina - June 4

Saskatoon - June 24
Regina - June 25

Saskatoon – July 8-9

Saskatoon – July 13
Regina – July 16

Saskatoon – July 14-16

Banff, AB – July 22-24

Live Webinars:

May 21, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time

June 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time

June 17, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time

July 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time

July 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time

August 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time

September 2, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time

For more information on our  workshopswebinars and other resources,or to read our latest  blog post, please reach us at:

CTRI provides a wide variety of workshops and services for individuals, communities and organizations affected by or involved in working with issues of crisis and trauma. Our trainers and consultants are specialists in their field who deliver content-oriented presentations that are both engaging and informative.
Copyright© 2013 Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Inc., all rights reserved.

Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Inc.
62 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B3

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan Aug 13th-16th 2015

Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan
Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan is pleased to be delivering the 7th annual leadership retreat for gender variant and allied youth this summer in Saskatoon, August 13 – 16, 2015. Planning is already underway. Please browse through this website to find out more about Camp fYrefly.
If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in attending camp, become a volunteer, youth leader, or delivering a workshop at the camp, please visit the Applications section of this website.
Please make special note of the following application due dates:
  • Applications to be a Workshop Leader/Presenter: April 15, 2015
  • Applications to be a Youth Leader: June 1, 2015
  • Applications to be an Adult Volunteer: June 1, 2015
  • Applications to be a Camper: June 15, 2015 (Camper Applications will be on-line May 1, 2015)
Pamphlet for Camp fYrefly

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

New Free Webinar

Free Webinar: Crisis Response Planning
Each month CTRI offers a complimentary webinar.

The increase of critical incidents (violence, suicide, tragedy, etc.) requires schools, communities and organizations to be prepared to respond to these unfortunate events. This webinar will focus on how to organize effectively and quickly at a time of high stress so that groups are better prepared to respond to the emotional needs of those affected by a critical incident. Participants will develop an understanding of how to implement their own crisis response team and plan for their specific environment.

Click Here to access this month's free webinar.

Pre-recorded Webinars
We have a variety of pre-recorded webinars that are introductory, abbreviated versions of our full-day workshops, which are available for purchase. These 60-75 minute webinars allow you to access training at a time convenient to you.

Some of our most popular pre-recorded webinars include:
Click Here for a complete list of pre-recorded webinars.

Live Webinars
Violence Threat Assessment – Planning and Response   April 24 from 1pm - 2pm (CST)
Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies    May 5 from 1pm - 2pm (CST)
Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth – Strategies for Helping   May 21 from 1pm - 2pm (CST)
De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™   June 5 from 1pm - 2pm (CST)
Critical Incident Group Debriefing   June 17 from 1pm - 2pm (CST)

 As a SSCA Member we do get 10% discount.

For more information, please visit our website:

Amy Ferris
Public Workshop Coordinator, CTRI Inc.
Please confirm your continued interest in receiving our newsletters.
Unsubscribe if you no longer wish to receive our newsletters.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

New CTRI offer

Receive 10% off at check-out when using coupon code SKSCA

Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc. presents live webinars:

Violence Threat Assessment – Planning and Response
April 24, 1:00 pm Central Time
Knowing how to respond to a threat is a tremendous challenge. After a violent incident, it is not uncommon to find that many different people were aware of clues that an attack was being planned. Yet, without the proper mechanism to gather information and assess the situation, prevention is nearly impossible. This webinar provides a communication and decision-making model to help businesses, schools, organizations and communities become proactive in their management of threats. Strategies to help you identify, assess, and manage individuals who make threats will be explored.

Anxiety – Practical Intervention Strategies
May 5, 1:00 pm Central Time
While every person experiences anxiety, it is estimated that over a quarter of the population will experience anxiety at levels that cause distress in their lives. When high levels of distress are experienced, it is important for people to be able to access strategies to reduce anxiety. This webinar presents practical and accessible strategies to assist both adults and children in reducing anxiety.

Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth – Strategies for Helping
May 21, 1:00 pm Central Time
Helping professionals are increasingly encountering young people who are engaging in self-injurious behaviour. This webinar will focus on practical strategies for working with youth struggling with this complex issue. Topics covered include assessment, emotion regulation, replacement skills training and contagion prevention. Participants will gain insight regarding self-injury behaviour in youth along with tools for effective intervention.

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™
June 5, 1:00 pm Central Time
For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This webinar will focus on how to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. Participants will gain a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of interpersonal tools and strategies designed to defuse potentially violent situations.

Critical Incident Group Debriefing
June 17, 1:00 pm Central Time
Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate crisis. CIGD is one method that can be utilized to lessen the likelihood of participants experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident. This group debriefing process provides a place for participants to talk and share experiences, and for the facilitator to teach and provide information about the impact of critical incidents. Participants of this webinar will not only learn about facilitating a group debriefing, but also have a better understanding of when a group debriefing might not be appropriate.

For more information on our workshops and webinars, including our free monthly webinar, please visit