Trauma and VAW Work

2012/05/25 - 3:56pm, Ilda Gizas
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Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2012 - 8:30am - 2:30pm


TRAUMA AND VAW WORK: A Symposium for Managers and Directors of VAW Counseling Agencies and VAW Shelters in Central West Region of Ontario


You are invited to participate in a free symposium on the subject of trauma and VAW work - an informative and interactive session which will inform a broader symposium for front-line staff and managers to be held in the fall 2012

 

The day will include a panel discussion with diverse experts in the field of trauma and opportunities for dialogue regarding:

·                  What characterizes trauma and typology of trauma

·                  Grounding techniques

·                  Trauma and the impact on children

·                  How to identify vicarious trauma in VAW workplace settings

·                  The challenges of trauma work in the context of supervision

 

PANEL PRESENTERS: 

Jill Shakespeare, MSW – literature review on promising practices in dealing with vicarious trauma in VAW work

Dr. Kristin Trotter, PhD Clinical Therapist, Trauma Specialist – typology of vicarious trauma and innovative grounding techniques

Laree Walters-Boadway, MSW, RSW, RMFT Clinician, Catholic Family Services Peel-Dufferin – effects of trauma on brain function on women and children as well as trauma-informed practice for advanced clinicians

Joanna Bedgood, MSW, RSW Clinical Director, KW Counselling - challenges in naming vicarious trauma in a domestic violence context

Dr. Ginette Lafrenière MA, MSW, PhD - tensions on supervision and vicarious trauma in a unionized working environment

Location

Anselma House
700 Heritage Drive
Kitchener , ON
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