Free training: Improving Women's Safety in Co-Ed Shelters

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In partnership with Shelter Net BC and BC Society of Transition Houses, the Woman Abuse Response Program at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre will be delivering free training on Improving Women’s Safety in Co-Ed Shelters in 7 communities around the province. This training will enable front line shelter staff to learn more about how to keep women safe in a co-ed shelter environment. The training is open to all service providers who work with vulnerable populations, though priority will go to co-ed shelter staff.

ONE DAY FREE TRAINING for front line workers to learn more about how to keep women safe in co-ed shelter environments. Training will provide information on women’s experiences of violence and how it is connected to homelessness; impacts of violence, including mental health and addictions; barriers women face accessing services and trying to achieving safety; and examining policy and practices in shelters that impact women safety. This training is funded by ShelterNet BC, and jointly developed by BC Society of Transition Houses and BC Women’s Hospital’s Women Abuse Response Program.

TRAINING DATES
REGISTRATION
April 27, 2012 – Burnaby
May 2, 2012 – Fort St. John
May 8, 2012 – Kelowna
May 14, 2012 – Prince George
May 29, 2012 – Langley
May 31, 2012 – Nanaimo
June 4, 2012 – Vancouver

Please register online at http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e5igp1zigxjm2otj/start

Email hannah@bcsth.ca for more information.

Free course on episodic disabilities for human resource professionals

Time sensitive! Register by Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) (www.hivandrehab.ca) has received funding to grant access to the Managing Episodic Disabilities: Accommodation Best Practices course to a maximum of 30 HR professionals in small/medium sized businesses free of charge ($349 value) over a 6 week period, beginning April 16th, 2012.

Participants in this 6 week course must work for a small/medium sized business. Continuing education credits will be available upon completion of the entire course for selected HR associations across Canada .

Participants in this program will be asked to post to an online forum on episodic disabilities in the workplace for HR professionals weekly during the 6 weeks of course access. Course access is available in both English and French.

For additional information see: http://tinyurl.com/7uy8mxm (overview available in English only) or contact Melissa Popiel at mpopiel@hivandrehab.ca.

For those interested in participating, a statement of interest (maximum one page) can be sent to mpopiel@hivandrehab.ca by email by Thursday April 12th, 2012.

Prince George Groups Receive Emergency Preparedness Training

The BCCPD delivered the Prepare to Survive – Prepare to Help workshop in Prince George on the 1st of March. Seventeen people – staff and clients – from seven disability organizations participated in the one-day workshop. The workshop involved interactive exercises and emergency scenarios and was very well received.

For more information about the Prepare to Survive workshop, contact Karen Martin, karen@bccpd.bc.ca.