Monday, December 10, 2018

Canada: peer support needs training and lived experience

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/05/08/lived-experience-is-important-but-not-sufficient-in-mental-health-and-substance-use-support-say-experts.html Almost all of those employees have lived experience with mental health issues. And they have all been given training, said Anderson, that both encourages them to draw on their histories as a resource, and respects the challenges lived experience can present in the workplace. “It isn’t just about inviting people’s lived

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Canadian police office claims PTSD from working in sex crimes unit

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/surrey-mountie-ptsd-child-porn-1.3891306 An RCMP officer has filed a lawsuit alleging he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being exposed to a "significant volume" of child pornography while working in a specialized unit. Const. Michael Wardrope says he was exposed to disturbing videos, photographs, interviews and interrogations as a member of the child abuse

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Military sexual trauma is similar to childhood sexual abuse

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/sexual-trauma-in-canadian-forces-similar-to-childhood-sex-abuse-military-says Sexual trauma in the Canadian Forces is similar to childhood sexual abuse because of the violation of trust and camaraderie that is key to military life, according to a briefing provided to senior defence officials. Victims of sexual misconduct in the ranks are typically young, and within the military hierarchy, they

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Canada’s first female prime minister labels Trump a ‘sexual predator’

By Simon Fraser University - University Communications - https://www.flickr.com/photos/sfupamr/14152885779, CC BY 2.0, Link Canada's first female prime minister labels Trump a 'sexual predator' https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/12/kim-campbell-canada-ex-prime-minister-trump-sexual-predator A Canadian politician who made history as the country’s first female prime minister has publicly voiced her concerns about Donald Trump, branding the Republican presidential nominee as a sexual

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