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October 20, 2020

Post-traumatic Stress Injuries In Public Safety Personnel Webinar Series CIHR Catalyst Grants

This 8 session webinar series is designed to highlight the research which was undertaken by grantees of The
Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI) among Public Safety Personnel (PSP) Catalyst grant. This grant was developed to
strengthen and expand the evidence base needed to inform current and future policies, practices and programs related
to PTSI in PSP. Another goal of this funding opportunity was to improve the mental wellness and resilience of Canada’s
PSP through innovative research and facilitating knowledge exchange among stakeholders and catalyst grant holders.
This webinar series will support end-of-grant knowledge translation activities and connect grant holders with PSP
across Canada.

Presentations will be followed by a period of questions and answers. The sessions are recorded, and summary notes
posted on www.cipsrt-icrtsp.ca. Any questions, please contact: pts-spt@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Please note that presentations and slides presented will be in English.


Session 1

Date and Time: October 22, 2020, 1:00 -1:45 pm EST, 11:00 -11:45 am CST

Projects:

Pan Canadian Public Safety Personnel: Ongoing Knowledge Translation and Strategic Development

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Nicholas Carleton, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology University of Regina

Knowledge User:

  • Sgt Casey Ward, Regina Police Service and the President, Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers

The SKIP study: Sudarshan Kriya Yoga In Post traumatic stress injury (SKIP), an RCT for Public Safety Personnel

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Paris Lai, Psychiatry Resident, Western University.
  • Dr. Akshya Vasudev, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurosciences Western University

Knowledge User:

  • Steve Stokan, London Police Service

If you are interested in participating in the SKIP study for PSP online, click here

If you would like to be part of further research in the BREATH study, click here

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Knowledge Translation Report- Project 1

Knowledge Translation Report- Project 2

Session 2

Date and Time: November 5, 2020, 12:00 -12:45 pm EST, 11:00 -11:45 am CST

Projects:

A randomized control trial examining the treatment efficacy of a novel approach to cognitive remediation in public safety personnel with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-morbid conditions

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Margaret McKinnon, Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Research | Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

Knowledge User:

  • Not available

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Knowledge Translation Report

Session 3

Date and Time: November 26, 2020, 12:00 -1:00 pm EST, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm CST

Projects:

Unpacking the Sociocultural Characteristics of Operational Stress Injury Among Paramedics: a Mixed Methods Approach

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Meghan McConnell, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Justin Mausz, PhD candidate at McMaster University and an Advanced Care Paramedic

Knowledge User:

  • TBD

Development and validation of a mental health screening tool for public safety professionals

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Greg Anderson, Dean, Faculty of Science, Thompson Rivers University

Knowledge User:

  • TBD

Mapping resilience pathways and preferences for help-seeking of public safety personnel in the context of post-traumatic stress injuries: A community engaged research project in Ontario

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Eliana Suarez, Associate Professor Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Dr. Eleanor McGrath, Research Associate, Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University

Knowledge User:

  • TBD

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Session 4

Date and Time: December 17, 2020, 12:00 -1:00 pm EST, 11:00 am -12:00 pm CST

Projects:

An interdisciplinary and mixed method analysis of the Correctional Services Canada Academy’s 13-week Correctional Personnel Training program: Building a ‘toolbox’ for correctional officer mental health and occupational success by identifying ways to optimize the impact of training for public safety personnel

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Rose Ricciardelli, Professor of Sociology at Memorial University

Knowledge User:

  • TBD

Do cognitive behavioral therapy skills classes increase a resiliency-related brain connectivity pattern to posttraumatic stress disorder?

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Ji Hyun Ko, Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba
  • Dr. Natalie Mota, Department of Clinical Health at the University of Manitoba

Knowledge User:

  • TBD

Compromised Conscience: Towards Managing Moral Injuries in Public Safety Personnel

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. David Malloy, Professor & Principal Kings University College at Western University

Knowledge User:

  • TBD

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Session 5

Date and Time: January 14, 2021, 12:00 -1:00 pm EST, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm CST

Projects:

“e-Ami”: Co-designing a mobile health approach to PTSI prevention and peer support with Ontario public safety personnel

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Sandra Moll, Associate Professor, McMaster University School of Rehabilitation Science

Knowledge User:

  • Dave McClennan

Understanding the Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders in Provincial Correctional Officers – A National Study

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Dianne Groll, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology Queens University

Knowledge User:

  • Tina Flood

Research 101 for Public Safety Personnel: Course Development and Pilot Testing

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Michelle McCarron, Research Scientist Saskatchewan Health Authority

Knowledge User:

  • Donna Milo

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Session 6

Date and Time: January 28, 2021, 12:00 -1:00 pm EST, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm CST

Projects:

Evaluating Critical Incident Management and Peer Support Programs for Public Safety Personnel
(NPI: Nick Carleton)

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Jill Price, Post-doctoral fellow at CIPSRT

Knowledge User:

  • Jeff Sych, R.Psych Clinical Director, Alberta Critical Incident Provincial Network

Identifying the impact of formal and informal critical incident interventions on firefighters’ exposure to posttraumatic stress injury in a Northwestern Ontario fire service

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Kathryn Sinden, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology Lakehead University

Knowledge User:

  • Regan Bolduc

Psychological First Aid For Emergency Medical Technicians to Prevent Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries after Exposure to a Traumatic Event: Can it work?

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Steve Geoffrion, Associate professor University of Montreal
  • Marine Tessier, Project researcher, Universite de Montreal

Knowledge User:

  • TBD

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Session 7

Date and Time: February 11, 2021, 12:00 -1:00 pm EST, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm CST

Projects:

Firefighters accessing care for trauma: A clinical case series testing the efficacy of distance-delivered narrative exposure therapy in reducing PTSD symptoms

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Janine Olthius, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick

Knowledge User:

  • TBD

A smartphone ecological momentary assessment ‘app’ for collecting real-time data on posttraumatic stress injuries in firefighters

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Stephane Guay, Professor University of Montreal

Knowledge User:

  • Michel Amesse

Cross-jurisdiction and contextual evaluations of mental health resiliency training in firefighters

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Joy MacDermid, Physical Therapy Western University

Knowledge User:

  • Steve Fraser

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Session 8

Date and Time: February 25, 2021, 12:00 -1:00 pm EST, 11:00 am -12:00 pm CST

Projects:

Mental ill-health in firefighters deployed to the Fort McMurray fire

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Nicola Cherry, Tripartite Chair of Occupational Health Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alberta

Knowledge User:

  • TBD

Suicide among Public Safety Personnel compared to the General Population in Ontario: A case-control study

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Simon Hatcher, Vice-chair research, Department of Psychiatry at University of Ottawa

Knowledge User:

  • Zach Cantor

Understanding the impact of prison work on the mental health of Correctional Officers employed by Correctional Services Canada: Beginning a longitudinal study

Scientific Presenter:

  • Dr. Rose Ricciardelli, Professor of Sociology at Memorial University Newfoundland

Knowledge User:

  • TBD

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