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Front & Centre

Return to Community

Recognize & respond effectively to women who experience domestic violence

The goal of this training is to raise awareness and sensitivity to the barriers faced by women who experience violence. It is offered free of charge to community and governmental agencies accessed by victims of domestic violence (whether for their protection, income, housing, health care, education or employment). In other words, all agencies!

Front and Centered was specifically developed for frontline staff within the Nipissing District to ensure they have the tools and knowledge needed to recognize and respond effectively to women who experience domestic violence.

 

Attitudes and Perceptions

Power Imbalance

  • In understanding all forms of discrimination and the experience of oppression, one needs to acknowledge power differentials that exist in culture and society at large.
Herstory
  • A brief historical and global perspective presenting factual information of women’s lived experience.
  • Film Clips:
    • Female Genital Mutilation
    • Honour Killings
    • Killing Us Softly, Jean Kilborne
Hammering at the Glass Ceiling
  • Current affairs of Corporate Canada
Defining Domestic Violence: Basic Warning Signs
  • What is it?
  • Who are the Victims?
  • Film: It's Not Like I Hit Her
Impact of Domestic Violence on Women
  • Identifying the effects
Barriers
  • Why women stay?
Experiential Exercise

Direct Action

Sharing of Power
  • Power for others vs. Power over others, understanding power of position Community Resources
  • Provide overview of using manual as a resource
Diverse Needs
  • Identifying the diverse needs of women in our communities
Provide Support
  • What You Can Do To Help
  • Safety Planning & Risk Management
Recognition
  • Signs & Symptoms
  • Effective Response
Community Ownership
  • An Organizational Approach
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