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Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Social Work, Room 101 (Main Floor)

120 Duke St W

Kitchener, ON N2H 3W8

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Join us for our annual Advanced Field Instructor Training!

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Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please register by February 26, 2019.

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

8:30 AM Registration opens

9:00 AM Opening Remarks by Dean & Director

9:15 AM Workshop 1: Vicarious Resilience in Field Education

Workshop 2: Opioid Crisis & Addictions Work

11:45 AM Lunch

1:15 PM Workshop 3: KAIROS Blanket Exercise

3:45 PM Closing

WORKSHOP 1

Vicarious Resilience in Field Education: This interactive workshop will explore the topic of vicarious resilience in field education and will offer field instructors opportunities to become what Augusto Boal, the originator of Theatre of the Oppressed, calls “spect-actors,” engaging in “rehearsals of change”. Field instructors will learn teaching tools as facilitators of experiential learning and, understand, analyze and transform oppression with their colleagues.

FACILITATOR BIOS

Trish Van Katwyk is an Associate Professor at School of Social Work (Renison University College) and has expertise in arts-based, community-based action research. Trish has taught Social Work Macro Practice, SW Fields of Practice, Diversity and Health, Health and Ethics, Knowledge Mobilization, among others. Her involvement with field education over the years include being a Faculty Consultant, Instructor for the field seminars and beginning field instruction training, and, a Field Instructor. Trish has explored the issue of vicarious resilience as a scholar, SW practitioner and as an ally.

Amir Al-Azraki is an Assistant Professor at Studies in Islam program (Renison University College) and a theatre practitioner, drama professor, and playwright who works seamlessly across cultures to highlight and facilitate discourse and interchange through his dramatic approach. His projects and research in Applied Theatre have been employed in workshops and seminars throughout Canada, USA, and the Middle East to underscore diversity in Middle Eastern culture and Arab diaspora.

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WORKSHOP 2

Opioid Crisis and Addictions Work : This workshop will discuss the context and responses within the community to prevent opioid addiction and overdose. Field instructors will gain a better understanding of systems and processes in place to meet the complex and varied needs of the community, learn strategies to address vicarious trauma with regard to workers’ proximity to the issue of opioid crisis and foster students’ resilience while developing competence in the field.

FACILITATOR BIOS

Terry Nease is the Interim Shelter Supervisor at the Housing Services at Charles Street Men’s Shelter of the House of Friendship. She also worked at the Atira Women’s Resource Society in Vancouver where she gained a good grasp of the substance abuse issues and front line work in this area. Terry will share her knowledge and experience on some of the realities and systemic actions in these communities.

Michael Hackbusch is the Spiritual Resources Director at the House of Friendship. He has been involved with Renison University College as a field educator for many years now and has been overseeing students’ access to various learning opportunities in his agency. Michael has also been involved in various capacities in supporting the strategic directions and priorities of the House of Friendship.

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WORKSHOP 3

KAIROS Blanket Exercise: How often do you get an opportunity to walk in someone else's shoes? In this highly interactive workshop, participants will take on the roles of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Standing on blankets that represent the land, you walk through over 500 years of history, including pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. In an eye-opening two hours, you will learn the Indigenous rights history we're rarely taught and have the opportunity to discuss the experience as a group in a debrief after the Blanket Exercise.

FACILITATOR'S BIO

Erin Hodson is Wilfrid Laurier’s Indigenous Curriculum Specialist. Erin is of Kanien'kehá:ka descent, Turtle Clan. She received her MEd with a focus on the Social and Cultural Context of Education from Brock University in 2017. For almost 10 years, Erin worked for the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education where she created and taught courses focusing on Canadian history through the understanding of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. Erin has been involved in several research projects investigating the state of Indigenous education in Canada. During her research, Erin has witnessed firsthand the benefits of engaging with Indigenous culture for both her own people’s sense of self within mainstream education and for benefit of non-Indigenous people. Erin has been an outspoken advocate for including Indigenous content throughout all levels of education.

PARKING

Parking is available at Kitchener City Hall (underground parking entrance is off of Young Street). Please see map of City Hall location:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&daddr=200+King+Street+West,+Kitchener,+ON+N2G+4G7

Parking is $14.50/day at Kitchener City Hall.

There is free (2 hour limit) street parking on College Street, King Street and Young Street. Please do not park in the Laurier Faculty & Staff parking lot, as you will be ticketed by the university.

CONTACT

Please contact mswfield@wlu.ca with any questions you may have regarding the event.

We look forward to seeing you on March 5th!

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Wilfrid Laurier University - Faculty of Social Work, Room 101 (Main Floor)

120 Duke St W

Kitchener, ON N2H 3W8

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