A light lunch will be provided.
*Priority registration will go to individuals who work within the justice system and other stakeholders who work directly with victims/survivors of sexualized violence. Registration does not guarantee your seat. Confirmation of your seat will be sent via email two weeks prior to each workshop date.
**Please note that registration for the workshop, "Training Specific to the Role of Crowns and Legal Advisers" is open only to those whose work specifically as a crown, family law legal aid lawyer, independent legal aid lawyer, and other legal advisers who provide services to victims/survivors of sexualized violence.
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Grounding in Trauma Informed Practice –
An introduction to the core concepts in trauma informed practice, this training will provide justice officials, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, with knowledge that can be applied in their field. This training will provide a basis from which to build on in future training sessions.
Effective Report Writing and Interviewing –
Law enforcement officials, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, will learn how to interview and record victim/survivor statements in a way that respects the trauma response experienced by victims/survivors of sexualized violence.
Cultural Safety –
Justice officials, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, will develop a greater understanding and awareness of the experience of trauma resulting from a history of oppression and violence against an individual’s culture. Service providers will learn how to respond to victims/survivors of sexualized violence in a culturally appropriate way, enhancing safety and empowerment of the individuals they serve.
Training Specific to the Role of Crowns and Legal Advisers –
This training focuses specifically on the role that Crowns, family legal aid lawyers, independent legal aid lawyers and legal advisers play when faced with cases of sexualized violence. It will provide these justice officials with trauma informed tools to enhance the way they approach cases of sexualized violence and provide legal advice to the victim/survivor.
Working with Individuals with Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations –
Justice officials, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, will learn effective ways of working with victims/survivors with disabilities that pose a challenge to communication and understanding. Service providers will be better equipped to collaborate with the victim/survivor and, consequently, both parties will feel more empowered moving forward.
Advanced Topics in Trauma Informed Practice –
Justice officials, and other interested government and community-based stakeholders, will be provided with a deeper look into the logic and rationale of using a trauma informed approach when responding to victims/survivors of sexualized violence.
It is the Mission of SHYFT Youth Services to provide a coordinated and appropriate response to the needs of homeless and at-risk youth in the tri-county areas of Yarmouth, Digby, and Shelburne, Nova Scotia, to ensure that their personal safety and security is upheld. We believe that in turn, that this will lead to positive health and social outcomes for youth.
Juniper House is a non-profit organization based on the belief a woman has a right to personal dignity, safety, and freedom from fear and physical and/ or psychological coercion. A woman has a right to information, to moral and personal freedom, and the right to exercise personal autonomy in making decisions, to make choices affecting her own life and to accept responsibility for these decisions.