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Homewood Health Launches New Trauma Support Program in Vancouver Clinic

By Homewood Health - Nov 6th 2017
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VANCOUVER, BC -- (November 6, 2017) - Homewood Health is pleased to announce the launch of a new intensive outpatient Trauma Support Program in Vancouver. As part of a national treatment network, the new Trauma Support Program at The Homewood Clinic in Vancouver will offer immediate access to customized, intensive outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

On November 9th please join The Homewood Clinic in Vancouver for a panel discussion on trauma, resilience and Vancouver’s opioid crisis from 4:30pm-6:30pm at 575 W. 8th Ave, Suite 600. Panelists:

  • Richard Marquez, Trauma Therapy Specialist

Richard Marquez has over 20 years of clinical, research and counselling experience in Canada and the United States. With graduate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and the California State University at San Francisco, Marquez adds breadth to his trauma expertise with deep knowledge and experience in social welfare, public health, community organizing, and shelter housing support.

  • Travis Lupick, author of Fighting for Space

Travis Lupick is an award-winning journalist based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Lupick received the Canadian Association of Journalists’ prestigious Don McGillivray award for best overall investigative report of 2016 and two 2017 Jack Webster awards for excellence in B.C. journalism. His first book, Fighting for Space, is the story of how a group of addicts transformed Vancouver’s struggle with addiction.

  • Lynn Noftle, Staff Sergeant, Mental Health Portfolio, Vancouver Police Department

Lynn Noftle began her career with the Vancouver Police Department in 1998. Her career includes working as a Sergeant in the Downtown Eastside, serving Vancouver’s most challenging mental health and addiction population. Noftle transferred to the Mental Health Unit in June of 2014 and has been in the role of Staff Sergeant with the Mental Health Portfolio since September of 2016. Prior to policing, Noftle worked as an architect and a physiotherapist.

  • Moderator: Dr. Estelle Toomey, Director of The Homewood Clinic in Vancouver

With 30 years of multi-sector experience, BSW and MSW degrees from McGill University and PhD from Oxford University, Estelle Toomey brings clinical, management and advanced research expertise to her role. She has lived in 10 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America, is a retired 2nd Lieutenant with the Canadian Forces and serves in the Reserves.

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    About Homewood Health

    Homewood Health is Canada's leader in mental health, addiction and trauma treatment. With 135 years of experience, we achieve outstanding outcomes every day through our national network of over 4,500 local employees and clinical experts, The Homewood Clinics, 360⁰dtx, and through the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph, ON – Canada's largest and leading facility for medical treatment of mental health, trauma and addiction disorders. We support individuals and their families, employers and organizations, insurers, and medical professionals with a full suite of outcome-focused services for prevention, assessment, treatment, return-to-work, and ongoing recovery management.

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    Cherie Payne, BA, LL.B

    Director of Communications
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