We are able to do presentations/training on a wide range of topics. 
Here is a list of just some of the subjects and topics we have presented on in the past year. We are able to tailor our training to your specific needs and can offer any combination of the following or we may be able to develop material specific to your needs upon request.

Addiction 101

  • Substance Use, Abuse, and Dependence
  • Comparative models for understanding addiction
  • Chemical Dependency: The Family Spiral
  • Recovery for Family Members
  • An Overview of Rideauwood’s Services

A Deeper Understanding

  • The Impact of Substance Use on The Brain
  • Risk Factors Contributing to Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • The Physical and Emotional Impact of Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • The Short and Long-Term Effects on Children of Living in an Addicted Family
  • Drug specific workshops (i.e., crack, opiates)
  • The Effects of Substance Abuse on Youth

Working with Clients

  • The Impact on the Family – The Triangle of Chaos
  • The Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma, Addiction & Recovery
  • The Recovery Process
  • Working with the Addicted Client and Overcoming Obstacles
  • Culturally appropriate counselling (Somali clients)
  • Promoting Healthy Changes
  • Communication strategies for parents

Professional Interest

  • Ethical issues in drug treatment
  • Employee/Employer Issues of Addiction in the Workplace
  • Best Practices and Promising Community Based Practices
  • Incentives and sanctions in Drug Treatment Courts
  • Treatment issues in Drug Treatment Courts
  • An Overview of Rideauwood’s Services

Below is just a partial list of some of the organizations we have presented to or provided training for in the past year:

  • May 2013 Scott D. Miller “What Works” Workshop
  • Elementary and high schools in both Ottawa School boards 
Regular Parent Information Evenings
  • For several years now, Rideauwood has partnered with The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa to provide ongoing case-consultation and training to their employees and foster parents.
  • March 2012

 Workshop Hosted by Rideauwood, on behalf of Addictions Ontario

Best Practices in Treating Youth with Substance Use Problems Workshop
  • March 2012
 Justice Canada Youth Symposium

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment for Vulnerable Youth
  • March 2012 
Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Courts

4th Annual International Training Conference
  • February 2012
 Ottawa University

Teaching Choices Symposium
  • February 16, 2012
 National Association Active in Criminal Justice (NAACJ) Conference
 Promising Practices to Address the Needs of People with Substance Abuse Issues in the Criminal Justice System
  • December 2011
 Algonquin College

 Dynamics of Addiction Course
  • November 2011 Royal Ottawa Hospital

Volunteer Training Conference
  • November 2011

 Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse 

CCSA Conference
  • November 2011 
Children’s Mental Health Ontario Conference
  • October 2011 
Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission 
Organization of American States

Ministry of Justice Trinidad & Tobago
  • October 2011
 Canadian Friends of Somali

Working to Help Families Affected by Chemical Dependency
  • June 2011

 Osgoode Youth Association

Youth Worker Training
  • April 2011

  • February 2011

 Ottawa District School Board Physical Education Professional Development Training
  • February 2011 
Academy Of Medicine Ottawa
  • January 2011
 Ottawa University

Health Promotion Team Training
  • January 2011 
Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission
Organization of American States
Ministry of Justice Jamaica
  • January 2011 
Ottawa Public Health

Public Health Nurse Training