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The Stand By Workshop - Speaker Series - Lethbridge
*Attending this event counts as 1 CPD hours - please save the confirmation of attendance email for your CPD log.
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About the Event
The Stand By workshop is designed to build people’s confidence to respond supportively when someone they know is, or they think they might be, experiencing domestic violence. Research shows that most people experiencing violence will share parts of their experience with friends and colleagues before they ever seek formal support. The response a person receives when they begin to share their story has a big impact on whether they continue to seek help or not. Domestic violence impacts people in the workplace directly and indirectly making the ripple effects of domestic violence echo through entire staff teams.
The Stand By workshop is an opportunity for workplaces to learn skills and strategies to recognize domestic violence, respond supportively, and refer to appropriate resources. This workshop emphasizes balancing safety and confidentiality.
In this session you will learn to:
- Understand their role as colleagues and informal supporters including their potential impact on a person experiencing domestic violence in the workplace.
- Gain an in depth and applied understanding of domestic violence and what it can look like in the workplace.
- Learn skills and strategies to respond supportively to colleagues experiencing domestic violence.
- Build their confidence to facilitate tactful and sensitive discussions around domestic violence while balancing safety and confidentiality in the workplace.
- Become familiar with local resources who can support and take referrals in situations of domestic violence.
About the Speaker
Kirsty Blair is a registered Social Worker with an MSW from the University of Calgary. She is the Community Development Team Lead at Sagesse. Kirsty is an experienced workshop facilitator and she is curious about moving people out of binary thinking and inspiring them to step into their influence as supporters.
- 12:00 pm to 12:15 pm Registration
- 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm Presentation & Interactive Discussion
- 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Q/A & Casual Networking
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