Community Social Work Team

How to Have a Supportive Conversation

We all have the capacity to help and, at some point, any one of our community members may become the first point of contact for those experiencing distress.

To better support and navigate these conversations, the Community Social Work Team is hosting sessions related to the Community Helpers Program six helping skills. Participants will learn how to approach concerning conversations with peers, how to engage in supportive listening, and how to make appropriate referrals to on- and off-campus resources.

This training is open to all members of our campus community as we all have a role in supporting our peers. For staff and faculty, the Helping Skills workshop compliments the information in the Helping, Identifying, and Referring Students in Distress training through Counselling and Clinical Services. These sessions replace the previously held Front Line Staff training.

Upcoming Sessions (North Campus)

      Dates & Times                                             Online Registration Opens

Wednesday, October 2, 2019                                           September 18, 2019
9:30–11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019                                       October 23, 2019
2:30–4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 5, 2019                                         January 22, 2019
9:30–11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 2019                                           March 11, 2019
2:30–4:00 p.m.