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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Spotlight on Research Breakfast - Topic PTSD
Time: 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Shaw Conference Centre

New bill expands presumptive PTSD compensation to 911 operators and continuing care workers  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/ptsd-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-emergency-911-workers-compensation-1.4309361

 

“We find that 29% of foreign-born adolescents and 34% of foreign-born parents experienced trauma during the migration process. Among those that experienced trauma, 9% of adolescents and 21% of their parents were at risk for PTSD.”  Painful Passages: Traumatic Experiences and Post-Traumatic Stress among Immigrant Latino Adolescents and their Primary Caregivers Krista M. Perreira and India Ornelas Int Migr Rev. 2013 Dec; 47(4): 10.1111

 

 “A large proportion of new immigrants to Canada come from countries experiencing social turmoil, and some are directly affected by protracted conflicts or war.420 Refugees and others who face significant trauma and loss are at risk for mental health consequences, including post-traumatic stress disorder.” http://www.multiculturalmentalhealth.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2011_CMAJ_CCIRH-PTSD-Guidelines.pdf

 

“Exposure to premigratory traumatic events is common in refugees and non-refugee immigrants who have left their countries to escape socio socio-political turmoil.” (CMAJ, 2011)

 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/immigration-policies-based-in-fear-hurt-even-the-smallest_us_59e52500e4b0a741e4b35369

 

Tickets on sale at www.eply.com/SORB2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Annual General Meeting and ACCA Wine & Cheese Membership Appreciation Reception
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Edmonton AB

Join us for our Annual General Meeting in hearing about some of the great initiatives ACCA is championing, and featuring special guest speaker Paul McLoughlin, Analysts of Alberta Politics.  Following our AGM, we invite you to join us for our 2nd Annual Wine & Cheese Membership Appreciation Reception.  The Reception recognizes the importance of our strong Corporate Members that offer quality services and products that help home care organizations and operators of seniors' homes to control costs and improve efficiencies.