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CYSNetwork News Exchange – 31/03/17

HOLD MOMMY’S CIGARETTE: Details about the May 3rd Harm Reduction Task Force’s event featuring Shelley Marshall will be posted next week.  At the same time, Julie K. London at will be distributing details about the Community Services Expo to those who have reserved a table.

ONTARIO EARLY YEARS CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE COMMUNITY CONSULTATION:  The Prince Edward – Lennox & Addington community surveys will be ready to go on April 3rd and your support is needed to get the word out to families and co-workers in Prince Edward County. Please feel free to distribute the POSTER widely.

Please CLICK HERE for details about the Hastings County surveys.

SITUATION TABLE LEARNING:  Submitted by Petra Blain, Online Learning Recruitment Officer, Contact North at

We are happy to tell you about this free online course by Wilfred Laurier University called the Situation Table.  These modules were designed for police services and community partners to use as a guide to developing Situation Tables to address acutely elevated risk (AER) in your community. A situation table is a strategic alliance of human services guided by common principles and processes in order to mitigate risk situations in a timely manner, usually within 24-48 hours.

  • Start date: Continuous.
  • Delivery: Online.
  • Who: Open (Intended for police services and community service agencies but anyone may participate).
  • Fee: No charge.
  • Certificate of completion: Yes.
  • Learning outcomes: Upon completion of the learning package, participants should have the skills to:
    • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the value and use of Situation Tables.
    • Recognize and identify risk factors and protective factors.
    • Understand Acutely Elevated Risk (AER) and determine when a situation does or does not meet the threshold.
    • Recognize privacy legislation, information sharing and limits to confidentiality as it related to Situation Tables.
    • Develop knowledge of the processes involved in Situation Table intervention planning.
    • These training modules, videos, manual and resources were made possible by the generous support of the Ontario Proceeds of Crime grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and with the guidance of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Safety Services.

Once you gain access, you will have 30 days to complete the five modules. Navigate through each module using the arrows at the top and bottom of each module page.

The modules are designed to guide you through the Situation Table four-filter process if you are considering implementing one in your area. The training modules utilize case studies, activities and quizzes to help you engage with the content and to apply and assess what you have learned.

Each e-Module should take you approximately 10 minutes and concludes with a summative quiz consisting of multiple choice, true/false or matching questions. You must obtain a score of 80% in order to unlock the next module. You will receive multiple opportunities to complete each quiz.

You must successfully complete all 5 quizzes in order to receive your certificate of completion.

Instructions for how to obtain your certificate of completion will be provided in Module 5. Ensure you print your certificate of completion when you have successfully completed all of the modules including case studies, quizzes and activities.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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