News & Events
Here you will find a sampling of news and announcements from EPION.
In this issue:
- From the desks of the Co-Chairs
- A Message from EPION’s New Membership Chair
- Our New EPION Coordinator
- IEPA Boston: October 7 -10, 2018
Tuesday January 8, 2019, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Co-hosted by Evidence Exchange Network at Provincial System Support Program, CAMH and Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION) (more…)
At the September 21st Network Meeting, it was decided that a letter would be sent to the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) relaying our membership’s concerns about a recent MTO regulation requiring physicians to report patients who experience psychosis. (more…)
The EPION PEAK Working Group is happy to announce the release of the Primary Care Communication Tool for EPI programs. Help improve your communication and collaboration with primary care by using this simple template for shared clients. (more…)
EPION is proud to be participating in the 11th International Conference on Early Intervention in Mental Health taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 7th–10th October 2018. (more…)
In honour of Mental Illness Awareness Week 2018 and the forthcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada, EPION (Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network) and the SSO (Schizophrenia Society of Ontario) have partnered on a social media campaign to highlight some of the research evidence linking cannabis and psychosis. The #weknowpsychosis campaign will run for the month of October 2018. (more…)
Where do we go from here?
As mentioned in last week’s Spotlight, the outcomes of last year’s fidelity assessments supported a second round. The SISC, Gord Langill, Avra Selick, Janet Durbin and Shannel Butt have been working diligently to coordinate all the pieces needed to get the second wave of fidelity assessments rolled out. This is no short list of tasks either. (more…)
EPION’s Standards Implementation Committee is happy to announce the Fidelity Pilot Report is now available. “Implementing a volunteer peer fidelity assessment in Ontario Early Psychosis Intervention programs: what did we learn?” describes the Fidelity Pilot project conducted by the Standards Implementation Steering Committee (SISC). (more…)
In moving along our journey through the fidelity assessment process, we are now going to take a look at how the results of the first round of fidelity assessments have been put into practice. What did programs actually end up doing?
We can see the impact of the fidelity assessment on multiple levels within the EPI community. The direct impact is on the programs being assessed, but as we take a closer look, the ripple effects reach the assessors themselves, the sector as a whole, and the people we provide services to. Let’s take a closer look at how this process impacts all these different stakeholders. (more…)