Violence Prevention Grey Bruce

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Trauma and Violence Informed Workshops: Public Registration Open

Violence Prevention Grey Bruce is inviting the public to register for upcoming workshops about Trauma and Violence Informed Care (TVIC) in Owen Sound and Walkerton at the end of the month.  The workshops will explore the impacts of trauma and ways to incorporate that understanding into service and volunteer work as well as organizational structures.

Trauma and violence can deeply impact human beings. Organizations and individuals who provide services can improve the quality, experience, and equity of their work by incorporating trauma and violence informed approaches to their service and care. During the morning session, Susan Macphail will introduce the concept of trauma and violence informed care and the ways that it can inform and transform front line work. After establishing a common understanding, the afternoon will explore the ways that trauma and violence informed approaches can be incorporated into organizations’ leadership, structures, and models.

Participants can attend for the morning or stay for the full day.
The morning session is ideal for front line staff and volunteers and is being offered in Owen Sound on March 26th and Walkerton on March 27th.
The full day session includes the morning session and is ideal for managers and leaders within organizations.

Registration closes on March 19th.

Susan Macphail has worked in social service sectors for 40 years particularly focusing on mental health, trauma and violence, homelessness, substance use, marginalization, gender, as well as Indigenous and refugee experiences. She has contributed to and helped to initiate several innovative programs and services to meet the unique needs of individuals who experience barriers accessing mainstream services. These include the first shelters for women and services for Indigenous families in London. As the Director of Community and Women’s Programs at Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex she collaborated to develop and implement trauma and violence informed approaches within the agency and across multiple sectors in Ontario and beyond.

Registration fees can be paid at the door by cash or cheque (made out to The Women’s Centre Grey Bruce Inc.)

A morning snack is included with registration for part one.Lunch is included with registration for the full day.

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