ABLE2 Grow – De-escalation and Crisis-Response Strategies for Caregivers

06 Sep, 2023

Have you ever struggled with responding to a loved one experiencing a mental health or physical health crisis? Caregivers often are the “first responders” to personal crises for close friends and family members, yet many are not formally trained on how best to respond in emergency situations.

Join ABLE2 and Breanna Pizzuto, founder of Talk Tools Training, for a Grow Series education session on De-Escalation and Crisis Response Strategies for Caregivers. The session will focus on how caregivers can best respond to loved ones who are heightened during times of crisis, while also being mindful of caregivers’ mental health and wellness needs.

Date & Time: September 6, 2023 – 6:30 PM via Zoom

Guest Speaker: Breanna Pizzuto

About Breanna: Born and raised in Ottawa, Breanna has undergraduate degrees from the University of Ottawa in Health Sciences and Psychology. Breanna has experience working various jobs in the healthcare and social services fields, including addictions, supportive housing and crisis intervention. With a strong passion for helping others and an interest in breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide, Breanna started Talk Tools Training in 2018.

Breanna is a Silver Level LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)trainer as well as an instructor of St. John Ambulance’s “Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace” course. She is also an instructor of LifeLine Workshops’ “Assessing Suicide in Kids” (ASK).

Breanna is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and is currently working towards completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Breanna also operates a private practice, Talk Tools Psychotherapy.


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