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    • July 14, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • IN PERSON: The Sandman Hotel, Kamloops
    • 21
    Register

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    **THIS IS AN IN PERSON WORKSHOP BEING HELD IN KAMLOOPS**

    BCAPOP Presents:
    Building Bridges Through Understanding the Village 

    facilitated by: Kathi Hemphill Camilleri Master of Arts in Leadership, Cultural Safety Consultant and Facilitator of Village Workshop©️ Series  

    Thursday July 14, 2022 
    8:30am - 4:30pm PT | In person (Kamloops)

    The Sandman Hotel, 225 Lorne Street, Kamloops BC, V2C 1W2

    About the workshop:

    During this experiential workshop we will explore our personal role in supporting the revival of the values that worked so beautifully in Indigenous villages for thousands of years. We will also explore in‐depth the affects of Residential Schools and Canada’s Policy of Assimilation. This workshop is geared to solutions rather than recrimination and is a great forum in which to ask questions.

    Participants who participate in these often emotion provoking workshop experiences comment that while they understood a bit about the issue on a cognitive level, after participation in Building Bridges Through Understanding the Village they understand on a deep emotional level as well. The workshop is done from a non-blame and non shame perspective and invites all participants to become a part of the healing that IS already happening. Kathi’s work has been inspired by Jann Derrick’s teachings of ‘The Circle and The Box’ and by many Elders' teachings.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Foundational learning for moving into reconciliation in response to the TRC Calls to Action and The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
    • A cognitive and emotional understanding of traditional First Nations values.
    • A deep and emotional insight into the depth and intergenerational effects of Colonization

    This workshop is limited to 45 participants.

    About the facilitator:

    Kathi Camilleri (Spotted Doe) is of Metis/Cree Ancestry. She holds a Master's Degree in Leadership Studies and Certificates in CBT and DBT. She facilitates strategic planning sessions, keynotes and experiential Village©️ workshops regarding Canada's Policy of Assimilation and Colonization with all levels of government, students and educators, and frontline workers in communities across Canada. Kathi and her husband Chris have a blended family with six boys and one (brave, tough) girl.

    In 2012 Kathi’s work was nominated for the Premiers Award for Excellence in Leadership, the B.C. Reconciliation Award and for an Excellence in Diversity Award from the provincial Nesika Foundation. Kathi uses humour, kindness and wisdom to hold the space safely for us while we change how we see the world and how we forever interact with those who have Aboriginal Heritage. It is easy to learn because of her gentle ways, and her respect for all people.” ~workshop participant.

    **

    Additional information about this in person workshop:

    • Coffee/tea & snacks will be provided during morning & afternoon breaks.
    • Lunch will be provided.
    • Travel expenses and/or hotel accommodations are not included. If you require hotel accommodations, please contact The Sandman Hotel directly for their best available rate.
      Hotel information:
      The Sandman Hotel 
      225 Lorne Street, Kamloops, V2C 1W2
      Tel: 250-377-7263 | Email:
      reservations@sandman.ca
      www.sandmanhotels.com/signature-kamloops

    Covid-19 Health & Safety:

    All attendees agree to:

    • Adhere to any & all province-wide guidance related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic; this includes, but is not limited to, health & safety protocols for indoor, organized events; and/or
    • Adhere to any & all Covid-19 health & safety protocols currently in place at the venue. Click here for the Sandman Hotel's Covid-19 health & safety protocols
    • Not attend the workshop if you are feeling unwell, or experiencing  Covid-19 symptoms on the day of the event.
    **

    Who should attend? This workshop is for helping professionals and peers:  pregnancy outreach workers, nurses, physicians, child welfare workers, family support workers, social workers, health/social service students, outreach workers, shelter workers, detox workers, treatment centre workers, midwives, doulas, child birth educators, peer support workers and anyone else who supports pregnant people.

    Interested in registering groups of 5 or more? Please contact Monica at events@bcapop.ca


    **

    Registration Terms & Payment Policies and Deadlines
    Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

    No refunds or cancellations. Substitutions are permitted.

    Registration Terms & Conditions: 

    Registration is not complete until payment is received.

    Payment Deadlines:
    The following payment deadlines are in place for this event: 

    • Until May 24th: To be eligible to receive early bird pricing, payment on pending registrations must received by May 24th.
    • May 25th - July 6th Payment on pending registrations must be received by July 6th; otherwise pending registration will be cancelled. 
    • July 7th - July 13thPayment on pending registrations received during this time must be received by credit card within 15 minutes of registration, otherwise the pending registration will be cancelled. 

    Reminder: Only individuals listed under a member profile are eligible to receive member pricing. You must be logged in to your BCAPOP account BEFORE REGISTERING for a paid event in order to receive discounted member pricing, as pricing cannot be adjusted after registration. Member accounts must be in good standing to receive discounted member pricing.

      • September 07, 2022
      • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • virtual/live
      Register


      BCAPOP's BC CPNP Coordinator Consultation
      September 7, 2022 
      | 10:30am - 12:30pm PT | virtual/live


      BCAPOP would like to invite all BC CPNP Coordinators to a virtual consultation in order to open a discussion about how BCAPOP can best support the needs of BC CPNP projects.  During this session we will discuss the BCAPOP 
      Nutrition Program and welcome our guest, Nicole Anthony, Senior Program Officer, Western Region of PHAC to our circle.  This is a great time for a rich discussion in a safe and supportive environment.  This session will NOT be recorded in the spirit of creating a safe and supporting an honest and open sharing space.


      About Nicole Anthony


      Nicole Anthony recently joined the Public Health Agency of Canada, as a Senior Program Officer delivering maternal and children’s health programs in the Western Region.

      She has 10 years of experience working in federal government departments including Indigenous Services Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat, Finance Canada and Employment and Social Services Canada.

      Nicole has a multicultural background and ancestry. She grew up on the tropical island of Antigua in the Caribbean. For post-secondary education, she moved to her birth city of Thunder Bay, Northern Ontario. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

      She is now located in Vancouver, BC. In her spare time, Nicole loves performing Afro-Caribbean traditional dance, spoken word, nature photography, and reading historical fiction.

      • September 13, 2022
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • virtual
      Register

      Adoption in BC
      This webinar will focus on adoption options in BC, as well as the support services the Adoption Centre of BC provides to birth parents considering adoption. This webinar will also include information regarding the process of adoption, the birth parents' rights and how other professionals can help support birth parents who are considering adoption as an option.

      Presenter:
      Linette Sandor, Adoption Social Worker



      **This event is for BCAPOP Members only.**  
      Click here to become a member! 

      • September 20, 2022
      • September 21, 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • IN PERSON: (Victoria, BC)
      • 22
      Register

      **THIS IN PERSON TRAINING BEING HELD IN VICTORIA**

      BCAPOP'S PERINATAL SUBSTANCE USE TRAINING 

      ~Where lived experience and best practice meet~

      facilitated by: Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, BCAPOP Executive Director 

      September 20 & 21, 2022
      9am - 3pm PT | In person (Victoria)

      Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites, 740 Burdett Ave, Victoria BC, V8W 1B2


      About the PSU Training:
      BCAPOP’s Executive Director, Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, will use both her professional and personal lived experience combined with up-to-date best practices, research and resources to offer professionals and peers the knowledge and know how to support pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people who use substances. This training workshop will provide you with the insight, evidence-based information, increased confidence and comfort to implement useful tools, approaches and strategies to help you engage, support and maintain the supportive relationships necessary to offer gold standard care to your clients, participants or patients.

      This training workshop is limited to 30 registrants to foster an intimate, engaging and safe place to reflect, share and grow in your professional practice in meaningful ways.

      Day 1 Overview:

      • Opening roundtable introductions
      • A basic introduction to:
        • Language matters
        • The effects of substance use in pregnancy
        • Withdrawal management in pregnancy
        • Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) in pregnancy
        • Breastfeeding, substance use & harm reduction

      Day 2 Overview:

      • A basic introduction to:
        • The importance of wrap-around support and building a village
        • Approaches and tools to provide best practice support that aims to be trauma-informed and culturally safe
        • Supporting through transitions in and out of acute care, institutions and through engagement with child welfare
        • Province-wide resources for professionals and pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people
        • Closing roundtable sharing

      This training is limited to 30 participants. All participants will receive printed resources to help build their own best practice toolkit.

      BCAPOP is grateful for the generous support for this training from the Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Program, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, PHSA, which has allowed us to offer this reduced registration fee.


      Quote from a past participant:

      I just wanted to reach out to you because I have done so many trainings in my career as I am sure you have- and I wasn’t even planning on taking any courses as I have such a busy schedule (as I am sure you can understand as well!) I saw this come up and decided to take it.

      I am so happy I did.

      A big part of my job over the years is dealing with parents struggling with substance use during pregnancy and early parenthood and breastfeeding.

      I loved the way you shared your personal stories intertwined in this training, it was done in such beautiful, helpful way.

      I feel like there is always a dance between oversharing and sharing in a good way, when sharing our own personal experiences. The way you shared was very beneficial and beautiful and I believe a true gift to those taking the course.”
      - Jordan Davis, Director of Health & Wellness, Williams Lake First Nation


      About the facilitator:

      headshot of Heather CameronHeather Cameron is a Registered Nurse with a Perinatal Specialty Certificate who has been working with pregnant people in a variety of settings since 2005.  Her professional experience includes creating grass-roots programs, public speaking, and spearheading community events. As a Registered Nurse, Heather has worked in multiple settings including withdrawal management, labour & delivery, and maternity.  Heather is also a mother of two girls and a person with lived experience, which informs her professional practice.

      Heather has a proven track record of being able to bring communities together with her experience organizing conferences, creating grass-roots programs and influencing system changes at the local level.  Two projects that Heather is most proud of included a peer-based recovery support group for birth parents affected by substance use and “Health Pregnancy Care Meetings” that supported perinatal people as early as possible in their pregnancy to overcome identified barriers prior to delivery.  Heather may be most well-known for her delivery of workshops on Supporting Birth Parents and Families with Who Use Substances, presented through multiple conferences in BC, Alberta and featured in the World Harm Reduction Conference in England.  Her volunteer involvement on a variety of committees including Make Children First, Perinatal Connections, Raise-a Reader, and S.W.A.T. (Sex Workers Accessing Treatment) has influenced Heather’s knowledge base and ability to create impactful change within communities.  Heather’s experience, passion and credentials all contribute to her drive to support professionals, organizations and families as the Executive Director of BCAPOP.

      **

      Additional information about this in person workshop:

      • Coffee/tea & snacks will be provided during morning & afternoon breaks.
      • Lunch will be provided.
      • Travel expenses and/or hotel accommodations are not included.
        If you require hotel accommodations, please contact Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites 
        directly for their best available rate.
      • Hotel information:
        Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
        740 Burdett Ave, Victoria BC, V8W 1B2
        Tel: 250-382-4221 or 1-800-663-5891 Email: reservations@chateauvictoria.com | https://chateauvictoria.com/

      Covid-19 Health & Safety:

      All attendees agree to:

      **

      Who should attend? This training is for helping professionals and peers:  pregnancy outreach workers, nurses, physicians, child welfare workers, family support workers, social workers, health/social service students, outreach workers, shelter workers, detox workers, treatment centre workers, midwives, doulas, child birth educators, peer support workers and anyone else who supports pregnant people.

      Interested in registering groups of 5 or more? Please contact Monica at events@bcapop.ca


      **

      Registration Terms & Payment Policies and Deadlines
      Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

      No refunds or cancellations. Substitutions are permitted.

      BCAPOP is grateful for the generous support for this training from the Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Program, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, PHSA, which has allowed us to offer this reduced registration fee. 

      Reduced registration fee: 
      BCAPOP Member - $300 per person 
      | Non-Member: $350 per person

      *Note: our regular registration rates will be charged for future training sessions; regular rates are:
      BCAPOP  Member - $500 per person | Non-Member: $550 per person



      Registration Terms & Conditions: 

      Registration is not complete until payment is received.

      Payment Deadlines:
      The following payment deadlines are in place for this event: 

      • Registration deadline - September 5th:  Payment on pending registrations must be received by September 5th; otherwise pending registration will be cancelled. 

      Reminder: Only individuals listed under a member profile are eligible to receive member pricing. You must be logged in to your BCAPOP account BEFORE REGISTERING for a paid event in order to receive discounted member pricing, as pricing cannot be adjusted after registration. Member accounts must be in good standing to receive discounted member pricing.

        • September 26, 2022
        • September 27, 2022
        • 2 sessions
        • IN PERSON: (Ken Lepin Theatre, RIH, Kamloops)
        • 16
        Register


        BY IHA INVITATION ONLY:

        A registration code circulated by IHA is required to complete the registration.




        BCAPOP'S 
        PERINATAL SUBSTANCE USE TRAINING 

        ~Where lived experience and best practice meet~

        facilitated by: Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, BCAPOP Executive Director 

        September 26 & 27, 2022

        September 26th | 9am - 3pm PT

        September 27th | 9:30am - 3:30pm PT


         In person | Ken Lepin Theatre, RIH, Kamloops


        About the PSU Training:
        BCAPOP’s Executive Director, Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, will use both her professional and personal lived experience combined with up-to-date best practices, research and resources to offer professionals and peers the knowledge and know how to support pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people who use substances. This training workshop will provide you with the insight, evidence-based information, increased confidence and comfort to implement useful tools, approaches and strategies to help you engage, support and maintain the supportive relationships necessary to offer gold standard care to your clients, participants or patients.

        This training workshop is limited to 26 registrants to foster an intimate, engaging and safe place to reflect, share and grow in your professional practice in meaningful ways.

        Day 1 Overview:

        • Opening roundtable introductions
        • A basic introduction to:
          • Language matters
          • The effects of substance use in pregnancy
          • Withdrawal management in pregnancy
          • Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) in pregnancy
          • Breastfeeding, substance use & harm reduction

        Day 2 Overview:

        • A basic introduction to:
          • The importance of wrap-around support and building a village
          • Approaches and tools to provide best practice support that aims to be trauma-informed and culturally safe
          • Supporting through transitions in and out of acute care, institutions and through engagement with child welfare
          • Province-wide resources for professionals and pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people
          • Closing roundtable sharing

        This training is limited to 26 participants. All participants will receive printed resources to help build their own best practice toolkit.

        Quote from a past participant:

        I just wanted to reach out to you because I have done so many trainings in my career as I am sure you have- and I wasn’t even planning on taking any courses as I have such a busy schedule (as I am sure you can understand as well!) I saw this come up and decided to take it.

        I am so happy I did.

        A big part of my job over the years is dealing with parents struggling with substance use during pregnancy and early parenthood and breastfeeding.

        I loved the way you shared your personal stories intertwined in this training, it was done in such beautiful, helpful way.

        I feel like there is always a dance between oversharing and sharing in a good way, when sharing our own personal experiences. The way you shared was very beneficial and beautiful and I believe a true gift to those taking the course.”
        - Jordan Davis, Director of Health & Wellness, Williams Lake First Nation


        About the facilitator:

        headshot of Heather CameronHeather Cameron is a Registered Nurse with a Perinatal Specialty Certificate who has been working with pregnant people in a variety of settings since 2005.  Her professional experience includes creating grass-roots programs, public speaking, and spearheading community events. As a Registered Nurse, Heather has worked in multiple settings including withdrawal management, labour & delivery, and maternity.  Heather is also a mother of two girls and a person with lived experience, which informs her professional practice.

        Heather has a proven track record of being able to bring communities together with her experience organizing conferences, creating grass-roots programs and influencing system changes at the local level.  Two projects that Heather is most proud of included a peer-based recovery support group for birth parents affected by substance use and “Health Pregnancy Care Meetings” that supported perinatal people as early as possible in their pregnancy to overcome identified barriers prior to delivery.  Heather may be most well-known for her delivery of workshops on Supporting Birth Parents and Families with Who Use Substances, presented through multiple conferences in BC, Alberta and featured in the World Harm Reduction Conference in England.  Her volunteer involvement on a variety of committees including Make Children First, Perinatal Connections, Raise-a Reader, and S.W.A.T. (Sex Workers Accessing Treatment) has influenced Heather’s knowledge base and ability to create impactful change within communities.  Heather’s experience, passion and credentials all contribute to her drive to support professionals, organizations and families as the Executive Director of BCAPOP.

        **

        Note: no food or beverages will be served during this training.

          • October 03, 2022
          • October 04, 2022
          • 2 sessions
          • IN PERSON: (Richmond, BC)
          • 25
          Register

          **THIS IN PERSON TRAINING BEING HELD IN RICHMOND**

          BCAPOP'S PERINATAL SUBSTANCE USE TRAINING 

          ~Where lived experience and best practice meet~

          facilitated by: Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, BCAPOP Executive Director 

          October 3 & 4, 2022
          9am - 3pm PT | In person (Richmond)

          Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport, 3099 Corvette Way, Richmond BC, V6X 4K3


          About the PSU Training:
          BCAPOP’s Executive Director, Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, will use both her professional and personal lived experience combined with up-to-date best practices, research and resources to offer professionals and peers the knowledge and know how to support pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people who use substances. This training workshop will provide you with the insight, evidence-based information, increased confidence and comfort to implement useful tools, approaches and strategies to help you engage, support and maintain the supportive relationships necessary to offer gold standard care to your clients, participants or patients.

          This training workshop is limited to 30 registrants to foster an intimate, engaging and safe place to reflect, share and grow in your professional practice in meaningful ways.

          Day 1 Overview:

          • Opening roundtable introductions
          • A basic introduction to:
            • Language matters
            • The effects of substance use in pregnancy
            • Withdrawal management in pregnancy
            • Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) in pregnancy
            • Breastfeeding, substance use & harm reduction

          Day 2 Overview:

          • A basic introduction to:
            • The importance of wrap-around support and building a village
            • Approaches and tools to provide best practice support that aims to be trauma-informed and culturally safe
            • Supporting through transitions in and out of acute care, institutions and through engagement with child welfare
            • Province-wide resources for professionals and pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people
            • Closing roundtable sharing

          This training is limited to 30 participants. All participants will receive printed resources to help build their own best practice toolkit.

          BCAPOP is grateful for the generous support for this training from the Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Program, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, PHSA, which has allowed us to offer this reduced registration fee.


          Quote from a past participant:

          I just wanted to reach out to you because I have done so many trainings in my career as I am sure you have- and I wasn’t even planning on taking any courses as I have such a busy schedule (as I am sure you can understand as well!) I saw this come up and decided to take it.

          I am so happy I did.

          A big part of my job over the years is dealing with parents struggling with substance use during pregnancy and early parenthood and breastfeeding.

          I loved the way you shared your personal stories intertwined in this training, it was done in such beautiful, helpful way.

          I feel like there is always a dance between oversharing and sharing in a good way, when sharing our own personal experiences. The way you shared was very beneficial and beautiful and I believe a true gift to those taking the course.”
          - Jordan Davis, Director of Health & Wellness, Williams Lake First Nation


          About the facilitator:

          headshot of Heather CameronHeather Cameron is a Registered Nurse with a Perinatal Specialty Certificate who has been working with pregnant people in a variety of settings since 2005.  Her professional experience includes creating grass-roots programs, public speaking, and spearheading community events. As a Registered Nurse, Heather has worked in multiple settings including withdrawal management, labour & delivery, and maternity.  Heather is also a mother of two girls and a person with lived experience, which informs her professional practice.

          Heather has a proven track record of being able to bring communities together with her experience organizing conferences, creating grass-roots programs and influencing system changes at the local level.  Two projects that Heather is most proud of included a peer-based recovery support group for birth parents affected by substance use and “Health Pregnancy Care Meetings” that supported perinatal people as early as possible in their pregnancy to overcome identified barriers prior to delivery.  Heather may be most well-known for her delivery of workshops on Supporting Birth Parents and Families with Who Use Substances, presented through multiple conferences in BC, Alberta and featured in the World Harm Reduction Conference in England.  Her volunteer involvement on a variety of committees including Make Children First, Perinatal Connections, Raise-a Reader, and S.W.A.T. (Sex Workers Accessing Treatment) has influenced Heather’s knowledge base and ability to create impactful change within communities.  Heather’s experience, passion and credentials all contribute to her drive to support professionals, organizations and families as the Executive Director of BCAPOP.

          **

          Additional information about this in person workshop:

          • Coffee/tea & snacks will be provided during morning & afternoon breaks.
          • Lunch will be provided.
          • Travel expenses and/or hotel accommodations are not included.
            If you require hotel accommodations, a rate of $250 per night is being offered to BCAPOP guests until September 2nd, if available. To book at this rate click here. Or, contact the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport 
            directly for their best available rate.
          • Hotel information:
            Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport
            3099 Corvette Way, Richmond BC, V6X 4K3
            Tel: 604-303-6565
            www.marriott.com/yvrwc

          Covid-19 Health & Safety:

          All attendees agree to:

          **

          Who should attend? This training is for helping professionals and peers:  pregnancy outreach workers, nurses, physicians, child welfare workers, family support workers, social workers, health/social service students, outreach workers, shelter workers, detox workers, treatment centre workers, midwives, doulas, child birth educators, peer support workers and anyone else who supports pregnant people.

          Interested in registering groups of 5 or more? Please contact Monica at events@bcapop.ca


          **

          Registration Terms & Payment Policies and Deadlines
          Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

          No refunds or cancellations. Substitutions are permitted.

          BCAPOP is grateful for the generous support for this training from the Provincial Perinatal Substance Use Program, BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, PHSA, which has allowed us to offer this reduced registration fee. 

          Reduced registration fee: 
          BCAPOP Member - $300 per person 
          | Non-Member: $350 per person

          *Note: our regular registration rates will be charged for future training sessions; regular rates are:
          BCAPOP  Member - $500 per person | Non-Member: $550 per person



          Registration Terms & Conditions: 

          Registration is not complete until payment is received.

          Payment Deadlines:
          The following payment deadlines are in place for this event: 

          • Registration deadline - September 19th Payment on pending registrations must be received by September 19th; otherwise pending registration will be cancelled. 

          Reminder: Only individuals listed under a member profile are eligible to receive member pricing. You must be logged in to your BCAPOP account BEFORE REGISTERING for a paid event in order to receive discounted member pricing, as pricing cannot be adjusted after registration. Member accounts must be in good standing to receive discounted member pricing.

            • October 18, 2022
            • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
            • virtual
            Register

            BCAPOP Fall Virtual Conference

            Prenatal Support & Best Practices

            October 18, 2022 | 9:00am - 4:00pm PT* | virtual 
            *outside of BC? Click here for start time other time zones.

            cartoon image of hand holding megaphone with text that reads Just Announced!

            Coming Soon: Conference line up announcement!
            We are just putting together the final touches on our conference line up and will be sharing the list of presenters, topics & breakout sessions with you very soon! 


            Can't attend live? Not available for the full day? Don't worry! We've got you covered. The conference will be recorded and all registrants will receive access to the recording for a limited time following the event.

            Who should attend? This event is for professionals:  pregnancy outreach workers, nurses, physicians, child welfare workers, family support workers, social workers, health/social service students, outreach workers, shelter workers, detox workers, treatment centre workers, midwives, doulas, child birth educators, peer support workers and anyone else who supports pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people.

            Interested in registering groups of 5 or more? 
            Please contact Monica at events@bcapop.ca


            **
            Cancellation/Refund Policy

            No refunds or cancellations. Substitutions permitted.

            Payment Deadlines
            Until August 31, 2022: payment must be received by August 31, 2022 to be eligible for the early bird discount; otherwise pending registration will be cancelled.
            September 1, 2022 - October 10, 2022: payment must be received by October 10, 2022 otherwise pending registration will be cancelled.
            October 11, 2022 - October 18, 2022: credit card payment must be received within 15 minutes of registration; otherwise pending registration will be cancelled.

            Registration Terms & Conditions
            Registration is not complete until payment is received. Payment must be received by the payment deadlines stated above; otherwise, pending registrations will be cancelled. Registration is intended for the paid registrant only. Registration is not be shared/viewed with non-registrants. BCAPOP reserves the right to invoice the paid registrant for any additional unpaid viewers using a paid registration.

            Reminder: Only individuals listed under a member profile are eligible to receive member pricing. You must be logged in to your BCAPOP account BEFORE REGISTERING for a paid event in order to receive discounted member pricing, as pricing cannot be adjusted after registration. Member accounts must be in good standing to receive discounted member pricing.

            • October 24, 2022
            • October 25, 2022
            • 2 sessions
            • IN PERSON: (KGH UBC Theatre, Kelowna)
            • 10
            Register


            BY IHA INVITATION ONLY:

            A registration code circulated by IHA is required to complete the registration.




            BCAPOP'S 
            PERINATAL SUBSTANCE USE TRAINING 

            ~Where lived experience and best practice meet~

            facilitated by: Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, BCAPOP Executive Director 

            October 24 & 25, 2022
            9am - 3pm PT

             In person | KGH UBC Theatre , Kelowna


            About the PSU Training:
            BCAPOP’s Executive Director, Heather Cameron, RN, BScN, will use both her professional and personal lived experience combined with up-to-date best practices, research and resources to offer professionals and peers the knowledge and know how to support pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people who use substances. This training workshop will provide you with the insight, evidence-based information, increased confidence and comfort to implement useful tools, approaches and strategies to help you engage, support and maintain the supportive relationships necessary to offer gold standard care to your clients, participants or patients.

            This training workshop is limited to 26 registrants to foster an intimate, engaging and safe place to reflect, share and grow in your professional practice in meaningful ways.

            Day 1 Overview:

            • Opening roundtable introductions
            • A basic introduction to:
              • Language matters
              • The effects of substance use in pregnancy
              • Withdrawal management in pregnancy
              • Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) in pregnancy
              • Breastfeeding, substance use & harm reduction

            Day 2 Overview:

            • A basic introduction to:
              • The importance of wrap-around support and building a village
              • Approaches and tools to provide best practice support that aims to be trauma-informed and culturally safe
              • Supporting through transitions in and out of acute care, institutions and through engagement with child welfare
              • Province-wide resources for professionals and pregnant, postpartum and newly parenting people
              • Closing roundtable sharing

            This training is limited to 26 participants. All participants will receive printed resources to help build their own best practice toolkit.

            Quote from a past participant:

            I just wanted to reach out to you because I have done so many trainings in my career as I am sure you have- and I wasn’t even planning on taking any courses as I have such a busy schedule (as I am sure you can understand as well!) I saw this come up and decided to take it.

            I am so happy I did.

            A big part of my job over the years is dealing with parents struggling with substance use during pregnancy and early parenthood and breastfeeding.

            I loved the way you shared your personal stories intertwined in this training, it was done in such beautiful, helpful way.

            I feel like there is always a dance between oversharing and sharing in a good way, when sharing our own personal experiences. The way you shared was very beneficial and beautiful and I believe a true gift to those taking the course.”
            - Jordan Davis, Director of Health & Wellness, Williams Lake First Nation


            About the facilitator:

            headshot of Heather CameronHeather Cameron is a Registered Nurse with a Perinatal Specialty Certificate who has been working with pregnant people in a variety of settings since 2005.  Her professional experience includes creating grass-roots programs, public speaking, and spearheading community events. As a Registered Nurse, Heather has worked in multiple settings including withdrawal management, labour & delivery, and maternity.  Heather is also a mother of two girls and a person with lived experience, which informs her professional practice.

            Heather has a proven track record of being able to bring communities together with her experience organizing conferences, creating grass-roots programs and influencing system changes at the local level.  Two projects that Heather is most proud of included a peer-based recovery support group for birth parents affected by substance use and “Health Pregnancy Care Meetings” that supported perinatal people as early as possible in their pregnancy to overcome identified barriers prior to delivery.  Heather may be most well-known for her delivery of workshops on Supporting Birth Parents and Families with Who Use Substances, presented through multiple conferences in BC, Alberta and featured in the World Harm Reduction Conference in England.  Her volunteer involvement on a variety of committees including Make Children First, Perinatal Connections, Raise-a Reader, and S.W.A.T. (Sex Workers Accessing Treatment) has influenced Heather’s knowledge base and ability to create impactful change within communities.  Heather’s experience, passion and credentials all contribute to her drive to support professionals, organizations and families as the Executive Director of BCAPOP.

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            Note: no food or beverages will be served during this training.


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