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Bingemans Conference Centre

The Embassy Room

425 Bingemans Centre Drive

Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7

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If you are a service provider or frontline worker in Guelph/Wellington County or Waterloo Region working in the field of addictions, harm reduction, brain injury or mental health, please join us for an education session on crystal methamphetamine use and brain injury.

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Carolyn Lemsky is a board certified neuropsychologist and Clinical director at Community Head Injury Resource Services of Toronto and the clinical lead on the substance use and brain injury bridging project. Dr. Lemsky will provide information on cognitive outcomes associated with crystal meth use, as well as recognizing and accommodating cognitive impairment in the context of harm reduction and treatment programs. She will also discuss how to screen for history of brain injury in clients.

Kari Whitelaw is the Clinical Supervisor at WomanKind Addiction Service, Hamilton. Kari is a skilled trainer with expertise on supporting individuals using crystal meth. She will provide information on assessing and responding to challenging behaviours, assessing risk and safety, and enhancing care for people using crystal meth through advocacy and interprofessional collaboration.

*please note that this session is educational in focus. Information on developing further skills to work effectively with clients who use meth will be shared at this forum.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Waterloo Wellington Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee, Traverse Independence, the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy, and the Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy.

For more information please contact:

Lindsay Sprague - lsprague@kdchc.org

Adrienne Crowder - acrowder@guelphchc.ca





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