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“Peacemaking Circles: Building Healthy Relationships and Interconnections.”

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Lacombe Memorial Centre

5214 50 Avenue

Lacombe, AB T4L 0B6

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The Centre for Peace and Justice provides community workshops, staff training, and professional development opportunities in Central Alberta. Our team of experienced facilitators help individuals, organizations and businesses respond in creative and positive ways to everyday conflict situations. On November 7 we will introduce our conflict management team and offer a free introductory workshop by Agnes Struik, MA . The workshop will introduce the participants to peacemaking circles and how they can build healthy relationships.

Admission is free but registration is highly recommended. Only a limited number of spaces are available.

Agnes Struik B.A. M.A

Agnes Struik has been a psychotherapist in private practice for 27 years. She works from a relational model using attachment therapy and expressive arts in her work with children and families and individuals. She
also supervises clinical therapists and therapists in training. Agnes served on the Board of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists for ten years and launched numerous professional development days most recently an event
in conjunction with the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support victims of sexual violence in the DRC. Agnes has also served on the Restorative Circle Committee in developing procedures and protocol for alternative
dispute resolution.

Agnes has been a consultant in the children’s programs at the Bereaved Families of Ontario for twenty-five years. While in BFO she wrote the children’s manual and co-wrote the adolescent bereavement manual.
Agnes taught at CREATE, an, expressive arts therapy training program for five years.
Each Spring Agnes and a colleague spend three weeks in Liberia working with the trauma Healing and Reconciliation Project, an organization that has its roots in creating peace during and after the war. Their work consists of working with women’s groups and former child soldiers. Often they use the circle process to plan new steps, work through conflict, build capacity, and/ or create community.

Prior to becoming a therapist Agnes worked as a teacher and a principal in elementary education for ten years. During the summers she coordinated and taught summer workshops for in-service teachers. She then joined the
Curriculum Development Centre where she designed, wrote, and implemented curriculum in classrooms as well as conducted workshops and seminars for ten years. For the next 7 years Agnes worked as a freelance educational consultant in Canada, United States, Australia and England. Agnes received her BA in education from Dordt College in Sioux Centre IA and MA in education and psychology at Vermont College in Vermont, USA.

When she’s not doing the above Agnes enjoys reading, gardening painting, writing and enjoying the outdoors.

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