Abbotsford Police Department
The AbbyPD is holding a women’s safety seminar for our community. Many people fear the possibility of being robbed or assaulted while outside the safety of their home. There are some basic steps that you can take to help prevent an assault or to respond correctly if something does happen.
Join our AbbyPD Training Officers as we discuss community safety, situational awareness & basic self-defense skills.
This seminar is appropriate for ages 18 yrs and older.
Register at: https://bit.ly/2OPcbjD
Discovered Abbotsford Special Needs Advisory group:
Check out this event: Bridging the Gap: Transitioning from Youth Services to Adulthood, March 7, 1 - 4pm. at Abbotsford Middle School.
More than 90,000 cases of the highly contagious new coronavirus, which results in the disease known as COVID-19, have been confirmed, and panicked people are stocking up on supplies like hand sanitizer and face masks.
By now, hopefully you know the importance of properly and frequently washing your hands, and have likely been told ad nauseam not to touch your face. But before you get too worried, it's worth noting that there are a bunch of myths associated with the virus as well. If you're still especially concerned about the spread of germs, there is another simple preventative measure you can take: Stop making unnecessary physical contact with others.
Next time you go in to shake an acquaintance's hand, kiss a pal on the cheek, or greet someone with a friendly hug, don't! Instead, try using one of these 14 greetings that don't require any touching. And remember, pandemic or no pandemic, some people simply don't like to be touched, so feel free to say no to a handshake or physical greeting at any point time.
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An interest of mine (and my husband's) since the early '90's.
Validity or entertainment? Not sure:
Helping the Hurting by Lori Dixon
Are you listening well? If someone is struggling through trauma triggers and the stronghold of addictions, are you prepared?
About this EventThis one day course is designed for anyone who wants to do effective, Trauma Informed Ministry to help the hurting, with a special session on addictions. We will examine the power of empathy, which we can practice by listening, acknowledging and understanding how adverse experiences in a person’s childhood and adulthood have shaped their lives and health.
Listening well instills respect and love which tears down shame and guilt, opening the door to help those struggling to find their true identity as a child of the Most High God, and a healthy new path to healing.
This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of trauma and individual (one-on-one) intervention techniques focused on Spiritual Care for those struggling with trauma triggers and addiction.
Invested 2 hours per week for twelve weeks learning more about mental health and taming anxiety.
"Right now, of the more than 6.7 million Canadians living with a mental illness—including children and young adults—too many experience long wait times for treatment, turn to emergency rooms or shelters, or worse, end up in the criminal justice system.
What’s more, far too many Canadians suffer in silence because of fear, stigma, or the mistaken belief that mental illness isn’t treatable.
As a society, we are failing our family, friends and neighbours when it comes to mental health care—we can’t afford to wait any longer to close the mental health care gap in every province and territory."
Source - The Centre for Addiction & Mental Health, Canada
When asking questions, first aim for the heart, then go to the head,
Daniel H. Pink caught my attention prior to and certainly after writing A WHOLE NEW MIND. He offers tons of resources on his site; namely (podcasts) based on his latest book, WHEN.
"Here’s how to configure Do Not Disturb mode to let calls through from certain people, at certain times, or only in case of emergency."
Source: The New York Times