Shelters of the Future conference - June 13-15, 2018 - Ottawa
Women's Shelters Canada is hosting its first national conference June 13-15, 2018 in Ottawa.
The 2018 National Conference
Women’s Shelters Canada is hosting its first national conference June 13-15, 2018, in Ottawa! Bringing together 600 people, this will be a unique opportunity for shelter and transition house (TH) workers to share and learn from their peers. It is also a chance for partners, policy makers, researchers, activists, and others to engage with the shelter sector. The conference will offer practical opportunities for learning, knowledge sharing, and collaboration via workshops, panel presentations, and forum discussions.
Public Ed & Professional Development
Professional Development: First Responder to Sexual Assault Training
Many professionals in the health and mental healthcare fields are likely to be the first person a survivor shares their story with—and that first interaction can make or break the survivor’s decision to move forward with a rape kit at the hospital, getting mental health support, or police reporting.
It’s no small thing being trusted with someone’s story of sexual abuse, so we know you want to be prepared.
The First Responder to Sexual Assault model draws from the idea of first aid. The job of the first responder to sexual assault is not to know all the answers, or to counsel the victim, but rather to provide psychological first aid. The goal is to empower the person who shares this painful information to decide on their own plan with help from professionals (a counsellor, a doctor, or the police).
To register, please review the First Responder to Sexual Assault course information for upcoming dates and on-line payment.
If your organization would like to book this training as an in-service, please contact our office to discuss availability and pricing.
Critical Incident Groups Debriefing
Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event. CIGD is one of several methods that may be utilized to lessen the likelihood of participants experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident. This group debriefing process provides a place for participants to talk and share experiences, and for the facilitator to teach and provide information about the impact of critical incidents. While participants of this workshop will learn how to facilitate a group debriefing, they will also learn how to discern when CIGD is appropriate for a group or when it might not be a suitable intervention.
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RESOLVE Research Day
RESOLVE Research Day is taking place this October. Our theme this year is CIRCLES OF CARE: THE IMPACT OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES
Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS) have come on board to co-host our event! Visit their website for more information about this wonderful organization at https://pathssk.org/
If you would like more information, please go to the RESOLVE Research Day 2018 Conference page at http://www2.uregina.ca/resolve/ResearchDay2018.html and click on the link CALL FOR POSTER EXHIBIT PROPOSALS.
Caring for Those Who Care
The Saskatchewan SPCA 2018 Conference
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Saskatoon Sheraton Cavalier
Registration will open mid-April!
- Energizing presentations & workshops
- CE credits
- Great food: breakfast, lunch & coffee breaks
$150 (Register by August 31st & receive free parking)
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