Family Violence Across the Lifespan
Family Violence Across the Lifespan is an interactive, online training that gives service providers a basic understanding of family violence, delivered over four sessions. Participants will learn about types of abuse, the cycle of abuse, dispel common family violence myths, understand barriers, safety planning, and how to respond to disclosures. Participants will also examine the impacts of family violence on children, seniors, newcomers, and those in LGBTQ+ relationships. This training aims to develop skills to identify, respond to, and support clients within their organization and community.
Family Violence & the LGBTQ+ Community
Kristy Harcourt is a long-time educator and consultant focused on the inclusion and thriving of LGBTQ people and on the prevention of violence.
Her work includes:
- LGBTQ perspectives on the experience of family violence and service delivery implications,
- fostering safety in workplace gender transitions, and how to attract, retain and support LGBTQ clients and colleagues
- promoting awareness and skills, and developing policies and practices related to gender diversity in organizations
- and the development of training curricula to foster the inclusion of sexual and gender diversity.
Kristy is finishing a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Calgary focused on LGBTQ community resilience. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Indigenous Family Violence: Understanding Trauma and Building Resiliency
Lois Gander the Vice President of the Centre for Public Legal Education and Professor at the University of Alberta will be presenting on how to navigate the legal system.
- Lois has a background is in the theory and practice of public legal education which is an interdisciplinary field that draws on the insights of law, education, library science, communications, and public health. Lois has been involved in public legal education since 1968 and has seen the field become an accepted component of the Canadian justice system. Public legal education is spreading throughout the world, particularly as an aspect of legal aid services.
Strangulation Identification Training
Morag McLean, Registered Nurse & Strangulation Identification Specialist
- The participant with knowledge and understanding of strangulation in domestic violence and sexual assault including; the mechanism of injury, the signs, and symptoms of strangulation and causes identifying and assessing victims, the short and long-term health implications of strangulation, informed consent, and erotic asphyxiation, and documenting and advocating for the victim.
- On completion of this workshop, the participant will have a good understanding of strangulation and the process of identification, assessment, and care of strangulation victims. Contact [email protected] for more information.