Transition House Training
Foundations in Violence Against Women (Self-directed Online)
In this self-directed online course, violence against women is seen to reflect and reinforce women’s inequality made more difficult for many women by the additional forms of oppression they experience. This course provides an overview of definitions, frequency, severity, scope and effects of violence against Canadian women generally and domestic violence against Canadian women and their children specifically. A brief history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement, gains made and lost through such issues as gender neutral language and discourses and services which reprivatize domestic violence against women. Finally, this course outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework as a grounding assumption for practices outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses/trainings.
This training is required before participants can take any other training with BCSTH (including in person, fee for service or online).
Training Hours: Approximately 5 hours (not required to complete in one 5 hour time frame)
Fee: $40 for Full Members, $75 for Associate & Non Members
Introduction to Transition House Work Part 1 (Facilitated Online, Nov 4-29, 2013)
In this facilitated online course, anti-violence workers will be provided with the opportunity to develop their skills when supporting women and their children fleeing violence. You must complete Foundations in Violence Against Women before registering for this course.
Introduction to Transition House Work Part 2 (Facilitated Online, Jan 13-Feb 7, 2014)
Technology Safety to Enhance Women’s Safety (In Person)
This one day in person training is geared towards all those working to increase women’s safety from violence. Learn how technology keeps women and girls safe and puts them in danger at the same time.
Reducing Barriers Online Training (Facilitated Online, Mar 10-Apr 4, 2014)
Reducing Barriers in Person Training
This training provides Transition Housing programs, and other service providers that support women, with the principles and tools to support women fleeing violence who have varying levels of mental wellness and/or substance use. Taking into consideration that no one set of practices will be appropriate for every program, the training focuses on a number of promising approaches that have been identified as essential for supporting women, and how these approaches might be put into practice.