POSTPONED - Poverty Studies Summer Institute

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May 30, 2020 - 9:00am to Jun 12, 2020 - 5:00pm
Ambrose University
150 Ambrose Circle SW
Calgary, AB
Canada
Add to Calendar 05/30/2020 09:00 am 06/12/2020 05:00 pm America/Edmonton POSTPONED - Poverty Studies Summer Institute

All events at Ambrose University are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

FIND ALL UPDATES AND AMBROSE UNIVERSITY'S REPSONSE TO COVID-19 HERE.

 

 

 

KNOW Poverty: The Poverty Studies Summer Institute

Are you passionate about ending poverty in Canada? Join the Canadian Poverty Institute for the annual KNOW Poverty Summer Institute. Come and be part of a unique learning community as we explore the material, social and spiritual dimensions of poverty.

Courses Include:

  • POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN FLOURISHING
    PS 405May 4 – 8 (Full day)
    Instructor: Dr. Wayne Hammond, Ambrose University

    This course provides an introduction to the history and philosophical foundations of Positive Psychology and its interface with the current theory and practice paradigms embracing the concepts of Human Flourishing and Well-Being.  Exploration of the paradigm shift from the medical model to strengths-based practice, applications of positive psychology, role of happiness and positive mental health, and applied practice frameworks of human flourishing will be explored from both psychological and theological standpoints while also considering the impact of culture and development pursuit of well-being across the lifespan.
  • WORKING WITH VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
    DVST 306 / PS 306May 18-29 (half-day)
    Instructor: Dr. Alma Fourie, Ambrose University

    This course will focus on basic skills and practice when working with individuals who are vulnerable and/or experiencing homelessness. It will explore the challenges faced by individuals who are vulnerable and homeless, such as lack of education and job skills, poor mental and physical health, and addictions. It will also address the importance of case management, its components, and effectiveness. The course is meant to prepare students interested in working with at-risk persons in this population to provide competent and client-centered help.
  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING
    DVST 402 / SO 402May 18-29 (half-day)
    Instructor: Angie Redecopp, Ambrose University

    This course will critically examine and contextualize the prevalent global crime of human trafficking and consider effective modes of prevention and response.  It will examine the history, roots, and development of various forms of human trafficking internationally and domestically using several frameworks. In addition, it considers a variety of responses such as addressing related social and development issues, legal responses and system reform.

Registration and Fees

Professional Development

Full day - $130.00 / Half day - $80.00

Academic Courses

Non Students Registering for Audit: $500

Subsidies may be available to support low-income participants.

REGISTER NOW

Register for Academic Credit (Open Studies Students)

  • Cost: $1361 / course
    • subject to change

REGISTER FOR CREDIT

Ambrose University Students

Accommodation is available for out of town students in the Ambrose University residence at a rate of $50.00 per day or $275.00 per week. Please email SpecialEvents for more information about residence accommodation.

For More Information Contact: PovertyInstitute@ambrose.edu

Ambrose University
150 Ambrose Circle SW
Calgary, AB
Canada

All events at Ambrose University are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

FIND ALL UPDATES AND AMBROSE UNIVERSITY'S REPSONSE TO COVID-19 HERE.

 

 

 

KNOW Poverty: The Poverty Studies Summer Institute

Are you passionate about ending poverty in Canada? Join the Canadian Poverty Institute for the annual KNOW Poverty Summer Institute. Come and be part of a unique learning community as we explore the material, social and spiritual dimensions of poverty.

Courses Include:

  • POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN FLOURISHING
    PS 405May 4 – 8 (Full day)
    Instructor: Dr. Wayne Hammond, Ambrose University

    This course provides an introduction to the history and philosophical foundations of Positive Psychology and its interface with the current theory and practice paradigms embracing the concepts of Human Flourishing and Well-Being.  Exploration of the paradigm shift from the medical model to strengths-based practice, applications of positive psychology, role of happiness and positive mental health, and applied practice frameworks of human flourishing will be explored from both psychological and theological standpoints while also considering the impact of culture and development pursuit of well-being across the lifespan.
  • WORKING WITH VULNERABLE POPULATIONS
    DVST 306 / PS 306May 18-29 (half-day)
    Instructor: Dr. Alma Fourie, Ambrose University

    This course will focus on basic skills and practice when working with individuals who are vulnerable and/or experiencing homelessness. It will explore the challenges faced by individuals who are vulnerable and homeless, such as lack of education and job skills, poor mental and physical health, and addictions. It will also address the importance of case management, its components, and effectiveness. The course is meant to prepare students interested in working with at-risk persons in this population to provide competent and client-centered help.
  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING
    DVST 402 / SO 402May 18-29 (half-day)
    Instructor: Angie Redecopp, Ambrose University

    This course will critically examine and contextualize the prevalent global crime of human trafficking and consider effective modes of prevention and response.  It will examine the history, roots, and development of various forms of human trafficking internationally and domestically using several frameworks. In addition, it considers a variety of responses such as addressing related social and development issues, legal responses and system reform.

Registration and Fees

Professional Development

Full day - $130.00 / Half day - $80.00

Academic Courses

Non Students Registering for Audit: $500

Subsidies may be available to support low-income participants.

REGISTER NOW

Register for Academic Credit (Open Studies Students)

  • Cost: $1361 / course
    • subject to change

REGISTER FOR CREDIT

Ambrose University Students

Accommodation is available for out of town students in the Ambrose University residence at a rate of $50.00 per day or $275.00 per week. Please email SpecialEvents for more information about residence accommodation.

For More Information Contact: PovertyInstitute@ambrose.edu