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ShantiWorkshops September & October

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13th September – Responding to women’s resistance to domination int he context of domestic violence

Presented by ShantiWorks Team

Women and victim-survivors are active in their resistance to perpetrators’ use of tactics of coercive control, abuse and violence. They use sophisticated strategies of maintaining the safety of themselves and their children. These strategies and ways of resisting domination and surviving can sometimes be at odds with dominant discourses and ideas about how a woman, a victim-survivor ’should’ respond and act, particularly when the woman victim-survivor uses physical strategies of resistance and survival. As workers, we need to be able to analyse the ways that power and control is being used by perpetrators in the relationship through patterned tactics of coercive control, rather than an individual incident focus, and distinguish who is doing what to whom and with what impact.

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18th October – The limitations of dominant discourse of grief and loss on work with women subjected to domestic violence

Presented by Dr Tracy Castelino

There is a popular and singular understanding about the right way to grieve and express losses, and clear expectations about which particular losses are acknowledged and supported by society. A  feminist narrative perspective of the experience and expression of grief creates a different perspective for consideration of the ways women might experience loss. A feminist narrative perspective is engaged with analysing and describing the ways social interactions construct the inner lives of individuals, our micro stories; in the case of grief, how social cultural interactions co-construct the experience and expression of grieving. I will explore with you, co-constructing alternative narratives that honour women’s realities. In this context, this workshop will explore questions such as:

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Practising the Duluth model in our daily work with domestic violence perpetrators

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25th July

Facilitated by Tracy Castelino, Lisa French, Anthony Lekkas and Rodney Vlais

The Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP – “Duluth Model”) is an ever-evolving way of thinking about how a community works together to end domestic and family violence. The Duluth Model is an organising method that prioritises woman victim-survivor safety and perpetrator accountability within a social change framework. The model guides facilitators to build interventions within systems that are aligned with the realities of women and victim-survivors’ daily lives. Understanding the principles and the theoretical framework of the curriculum can deepen practices towards woman victim-survivor safety and perpetrator accountability.

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Challenging Racism in Our Work

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10th July

Facilitated by Dr Tracy Castelino and Lisa French

We all have cultural stories and sites of privileges and oppressions; some stories are made visible and some remain purposely invisible or silenced. This workshop offers a reflective space to name and explore political and social structures of domination that shape and inform our personal and professional selves, frame our activism, and inspire possibilities for social justice action.

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ShantiWorkshops June-August 2019

June – The entrapments of romantic love: living with the realities of domestic violence

Dr Tracy Castelino
21st June, 2019

This workshop explores the powerful and concerning impact of romantic love discourses for women being subject to intimate partner violence.

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July – Reflective Supervision- developing and enhancing your practice

Dr Tracy Castelino
19th July, 2019

Dr Tracy Castelino is offering a half day training session about supervision practice, providing an opportunity to consider:

  • Reflecting on your role as a supervisor
  • A feminist approach to supervision practice
  • Exploring practice tensions and dilemmas
  • Translating theories into practice

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August – Responding to women’s resistance to domination in the context of domestic violence

ShantiWorks Team
30th August, 2019

Women and victim-survivors are active in their resistance to perpetrators’ use of tactics of coercive control, abuse and violence. They use sophisticated strategies of maintaining the safety of themselves and their children. These strategies and ways of resisting domination and surviving can sometimes be at odds with dominant discourses and ideas about how a woman, a victim-survivor ’should’ respond and act, particularly when the woman victim-survivor uses physical strategies of resistance and survival. As workers, we need to be able to analyse the ways that power and control is being used by perpetrators in the relationship through patterned tactics of coercive control, rather than an individual incident focus, and distinguish who is doing what to whom and with what impact.

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New workshop title and description

May – Embodying Self Care

Cathy Williams
24th May, 2019

In this workshop, workers will be introduced to the practice of Movement & Expressive Therapy as a way of being with self and assisting in the implementation of regular practical self-care approaches. Workers will first learn briefly about the theory of this therapeutic practice and its benefits. Then, through experiential participation, workers will gain understanding of practical processes that aim to get them into their body, offering grounding, presence and regulation to offer regular and sustainable self-care for themselves and in varying work contexts.

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ShantiWorkshops February – May 2019

Febuary- #metoo: overting the politics and exploring the impact of the #metoo movement on our work, our selves, and our relationships’ 

Lisa French
22nd February, 2019

This workshop will make visible the political and social history of the #metoo movement and explore the structures of oppression that permission the systematic abuses and violations of girls and women.

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March – Reflective Supervision- developing and enhancing your practice

Dr Tracy Castelino
22nd March, 2019

Dr Tracy Castelino is offering a half day training session about supervision practice, providing an opportunity to consider:

  • Reflecting on your role as a supervisor
  • A feminist approach to supervision practice
  • Exploring practice tensions and dilemmas
  • Translating theories into practice

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April – Re-thinking advocacy: reflecting on the politics of advocacy and our roles as advocates in working with women subjected to domestic violence

Lisa French
26th April, 2019

This half-day workshop offers a space to explore the socio-political location of advocacy and for workers to make sense of their roles as advocates-in-systems, responding to the violations of women subjected to domestic violence.

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May – Embodying Self Care

Cathy Williams
24th May, 2019

In this workshop, workers will be introduced to the practice of Movement & Expressive Therapy as a way of being with self and assisting in the implementation of regular practical self-care approaches. Workers will first learn briefly about the theory of this therapeutic practice and its benefits. Then, through experiential participation, workers will gain understanding of practical processes that aim to get them into their body, offering grounding, presence and regulation to offer regular and sustainable self-care for themselves and in varying work contexts.

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ShantiWorkshops September, October, November

September – #metoo: overting the politics and exploring the impact of the #metoo movement on our work, our selves, and our relationships’ 

Lisa French
14th September, 2018

October – ‘The entrapments of romantic love: living with the realities of domestic violence’ 

Dr Tracy Castelino
19th October, 2018

November – Reflective Supervision- developing and enhancing your practice

Dr Tracy Castelino
16th November, 2018

 

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