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Laval Martin, MSW, RSW


Photo of Laval Martin, Trainer at CTRI

Laval has a life-long love for learning and has been leading trainings for close to ten years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds both a Bachelors and a Master of Social Work degree. Laval has worked in the social service field for over a decade, working with various populations including mental health, developmental disabilities, and homelessness and poverty. He has extensive experience in crisis intervention from working in group homes, shelters, community centres, and drop-ins. In addition to training with CTRI, Laval has a private practice where he provides counselling to people who experience a variety of mental health and addiction concerns. Laval is passionate about building resilience, skill, and wisdom for helpers, himself, and the clients we serve. He believes in viewing everyone holistically and that everyone can grow and learn. As a trainer Laval makes training entertaining and keeps his learners engaged through incorporating real-world stories and examples.

 

 

July 2020

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

Jul 21, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires June 30, 2020
Photo of aggressive businessman shouting at female colleague for DPVS De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations workshop

For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment of personal communication styles.

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October 2020

Trauma-Informed Care

Building a Culture of Strength

Oct 27, 2020 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Price: $ 219.00 (*early rate) $ 249.00 (regular rate)
*early rate expires October 06, 2020
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Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization.

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