Endorsed Trainings

ATSS Approved Trainings and Workshops








The H.U.G.S. Program, H.U.G.S. Helping Understand Grief & Trauma Sessions

The objective of the H.U.G.S. Training Program is to address the needs of traumatized and bereaved students who are socially and educationally struggling. The implement of a trauma and bereavement group will address the emotional boundaries that these students are experiencing. Releasing these emotional boundaries will allow these students to resume educationally and emotionally in a healthy manner.

Christine Dernederlanden, C.T.S.S., C.T.R. is the founder of Robert’s Press Canada’s Grief resource Centre. Christine is the award winning author of "Where is Robert?", the grief kit that aided over 6000 families affected by 9/11/01, “H.U.G.S.” Helping Children Understand Grief Sessions and her recent release “Where is My Courage?”

For more information contact Christine Dernederlanden at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Halton Regional Police - Burlington Division • 3800 Constable Henshaw Blvd. (formerly Southampton Blvd)• Community Room

 Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

        "The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Application Process and Function of the Board"

          Ms. Maria Tassou has been the Acting Chair of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board since May 2014. She was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board in 2009 after having served as a              Board Member since 2007. Ms. Tassou was the project lead for numerous transformation initiatives undertaken to improve the efficiency of the Board to create a more responsive and              user-friendly system for victims of crime. Ms. Tassou is responsible for the training of new Board Members and has served as a speaker at various Board meetings. She was called to the            Bar in Ontario in February 1998 and practiced law as a civil litigation lawyer for ten years. Ms. Tassou received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1996.  She attended the            University of Toronto for her undergraduate studies and was enrolled in the Specialist of Commerce/Management program for three years.

PLEASE NOTE the change in location. The Burlington Division is located on the West Side of Walkers Line just South of # 5 Highway (Dundas Street).  PARKING on the south side of Constable Henshaw Blvd is strongly encouraged. Feel free to invite your friends and colleagues.

        Cost: $5.00 cash donation.   RSVP Kent Laidlaw, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  so that we can arrange seating and refreshments.



  Crisis Care Network is offering training which is open to the public. "Best Practices in Critical Incident Response for the Workplace"

  April 30, 2015 • Wyoming, Michigan •  http://crisiscare.com/pages/wyoming-mi-april-30-2015


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