Community Mental Health Learning Immersion | Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta

Community Mental Health Learning Immersion

The Learning Immersion is designed to allow multiple community stakeholders to immerse themselves in the learning and capacity building experience through enhancing awareness and a common language to talk about elements that affect mental health within a community.  These sessions cover a range of research and application principles related to supporting positive mental health practices and work towards a preventative action around stigma, trauma and other community mental health challenges.

These are offered to all community members.  Each session is 3 hours in duration.  Two session options are available for both the morning and afternoon.

    Morning session
    8:50 AM – 9:00   – Imagine Institute facilitator available for questions and technology testing
    9:00 AM- 12:00 PM  – Morning session ( includes 15 minute break)
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch Break
  • Afternoon Session
    ​12:50 PM – 1:00 PM – Imagine Institute facilitator available for questions and technology testing
    ​1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  – Afternoon session( includes 15 minute break)

Morning Session Options

Science of Hope – Brain Sciences & Resilience – This session builds basic knowledge of brain science, the impact of trauma on brain development and building resilience.  This is considered foundational to the topics covered in the afternoon.

Understanding Loss & Grief – This session will address the third pillar of knowledge and practice identified in the Foundations of Caregiver support – Loss and Grief.  Participants will focus on identifying the various forms of loss people experience and the variability of grief responses across the human experience.  They will explore ways to support bereaved individuals through their grief journey.

Afternoon Session Options

Mental Health 101 – This session explores the impacts and trends surrounding mental health in Canada.  This session addresses myths and stigma, as well as protective and risk factors.  Participants will actively explore elements that support positive mental health and discuss ways to integrate these into their lives and community.

Trauma-Informed Care – Trauma is part of human experience and working from a trauma informed lens acknowledges the prevalence of trauma within the population.  As such, front line workers in the human services sector can anticipate that they will often serve individuals who have experienced or been affected by trauma.  This session will introduce the basic principles of trauma-informed care and actively explore some strategies for implementation.
* Sessions will integrate discussions that explore how COVID-19 is impacting the mental health of participants and their communities.


Online via Zoom

Date & Time:

November 7, 2020 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.

Event Date: 
Nov 7 9:00 am to 4:00 pm