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Healing Centred Support for Sexualized Violence (Antigonish)

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Antigonish Town & County Library, Community Room

283 Main Street

Antigonish, NS B2G 2C3

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Avalon Centre's Sexualized Violence and Healing Centered Support training takes place over one full day, and includes four key modules:

  • An Exploration of Sexualized Violence
  • Trauma and the Brain
  • Healing Centered Engagement and Intervention
  • Vicarious Trauma and Resilience

Avalon Centre's Sexualized Violence and Healing Centered Support training will include an element of networking and encourage active sharing of knowledge and resources between participants, with the goal of building more connected communities of service providers and streamlined supports for survivors of gender-based violence. The central goal of the training is to instill confidence in individuals and communities to support disclosures of sexualized violence. The training is grounded in current research and best practices and will provide the tools and skills to individually and collectively make a difference by supporting victims and survivors through principles of trauma-informed practice and healing-centered engagement. When participants complete the training, they will:

  • Understand the dynamics of sexualized violence, including national and regional patterns, prevalence, and root causes.
  • Understand the effects of trauma on the brain and body, and how this impacts disclosures and reports of sexualized violence.
  • Understand the medical, legal, and therapeutic options - and referral processes - for survivors of sexualized violence.
  • Understand how to support survivors of sexualized violence through principles of trauma-informed practice and healing centered engagement.

About the presenter:

Dee Dooley, Coordinator of Prevention, Intervention, and Awareness facilitates Avalon Centre's training:

Dee Dooley is a feminist, socio-legal researcher and anti-violence educator. She is currently working as the Coordinator of Prevention, Intervention, and Awareness at Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax, NS. Through this role, she coordinates the professional and legal training program; facilitates educational opportunities for the community; and works with organizations, service providers, and governments to develop policy that addresses systemic issues related to supporting survivors of sexualized violence. Dee has over ten years of experience with victim advocacy programming for women, youth, and LGBTQ populations who have experienced violence. She holds degrees in sociology, gender studies, and criminology where her research focused on the criminalization of women survivors of intimate partner violence and hate crimes against the LGBTQ community. Dee volunteers as a board member of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF Canada), Co-Chair of YWCA Canada's Young Women's Leadership and Engagement Committee, and mentor with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Dee is a recipient of YWCA Canada's Ann Mowat Award for Outstanding Young Women and the Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case, and is passionate about feminist leadership as a tool of social change.

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Antigonish Town & County Library, Community Room

283 Main Street

Antigonish, NS B2G 2C3

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