Presentations

Effect of Culture on Family Violence in the Chinese Community

The workshop hoped to broaden the understanding of the cultural dynamics involved in family violence.

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Inspiring Teens: A comprehensive model for building capacity to address violence

The Inspiring Teen program is delivered collaboratively between Peer Support Services for Abused Women and the Chinooks Edge School Division, this challenge is addressed through a comprehensive program delivered to all grade 10 students in Mountain View County. This workshop allowed service providers to: 1.Explore the scope of the challenges facing teens who are impacted by violence 2.Explore the strategies used by the Inspiring Teens program to address those challenges 3.Explore the effectiveness of those strategies

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Sexual Addiction in the Family: Pathways to Domestic Violence

Identify the cycle and common characteristics of sexual addiction and how it can lead to domestic violence; discuss common screening tests for sexual addiction and to identify treatment options for sexual addicts and their families.

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Domestic & Sexual Violence: A Health & Safety Issue - one Health Region's strategy to reduce risk

Better understanding of injury recognition & chronic illness in the context of abuse; what to ask or look for from a medical standpoint; what denotes a medical emergency; medical referral options and health's response to sexual assault & abuse

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Intimate Partner Violence: Working with New Canadians

Broader understanding of challenges associated with migration and resettlement processes; clearer understanding of mitigating factors leading to intimate partner violence situations within the settlement process; information on cultural norms that become illegal practices within Canada; best practice information on providing service to this demographic; and service providers encountering increasing cultural diversity in their daily practice and who are discovering that western based training is not as instrumental or effective when applied in silo without necessary levels of consideration and/or understanding of cultural norms, perceptions and expectations.

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Working with Women Who Use Aggression in Intimate Relationships

Become aware of the contentious issues surrounding this population; identify challenges working with women who use aggression; become aware of a specific treatment approach

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The Biology of Interpersonal Violence

This session will examine the neurobiological impact of interpersonal violence across the life-span from child abuse to domestic violence. Attachment trauma will be discussed along with the impact of interpersonal violence on brain development, the nervous system, cognition and emotional regulation.

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Accountability for Change: New Options for IPV Offender Treatment

Participants will be able to describe the basic assumptions of the Accountability for Change treatment model. Participants will learn about specific interventions for working with intimate partner violence offender populations. Participants will be able to identify ways to measure treatment outcomes in providing group therapy treatment in the field of intimate partner violence. Participants will learn how to apply methods from the Accountability for Change model into their own practice.

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Risk Assessment and Management

Participants will gain a general overview of risk assessment as one of the steps in risk management as it relates to violence. This will include an introduction to the various risk assessment tools available, how risk is determined, and what it all means.

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Effective Recovery from Enviroment-Related Mental Illness and Associated Addictive Behaviours

When Narcotics Anonymous members identify themselves as "addicts and alcoholics," "cross-addicted," or talk about living "clean and sober" the clarity of the Narcotics Anonymous message is blurred. To speak in this manner suggests that there are two diseases; that one drug is separate from the rest. Narcotics Anonymous makes no distinction from the rest. Our identification as addicts is all-inclusive, allowing us to concentrate on our similarities, not our differences.

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Application of Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics in Domestic Violence Prevention Shelter

Participants will learn how the traumatized brain heals and how to implement the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutic in their clinical work with traumatized clients.

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Family Violence and Substance Abuse

Kevin will focus on the process of addiction, assessment, impact on families' stages of change and strategies in addiction counselling.

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Working with Adolescents Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence

This workshop will discuss an 8-week group intervention for teens aged 14-17 years-old who have experienced domestic violence. The methods used with the teens include art therapy, photo therapy and social media.

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Identifying and Intervening with High Conflict Clients

High Conflict Clients frequently take up the majority of group or individual time and energy in the DV area. This workshop focuses on identifying these individuals and developing intervention strategies.

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