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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

Click here for more information and to register!

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.

Click here for more information and to register!

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.

Click here for more information and to register!

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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AND ANOTHER REFLECTION……

Congratulations to the ShantiWorks team on the recent Duluth conference. It was such a valuable experience to hear directly from the ‘Duluth team’ and gain a greater understanding of the coordinated work to provide safety for women and children while making perpetrators truly accountable for their use of violence.  I particularly enjoyed the presentation from Judge Floerke who did highlight the importance of the Courts being informed and ensuring they are part of the response and accountability in Family Violence cases.  The Duluth model is inspiring and achievable with the commitment of both the Government and non-Government sector. Thank you ShantiWorks!

Janine Bussell

Centre Against Violence

AND ANOTHER REFLECTION……

The Duluth training brought to Victoria by ShantiWorks provides an unparalleled opportunity for practitioners to be able to learn and develop skills central to the work of prioritizing safety for women and children and perpetrator interventions. The Duluth model is world renown for being an approach to perpetrator accountability that is established, evidence based and clearly located within a feminist framework. It was with much gratitude to ShantiWorks I was able to attend the Perpetrator Intervention workshop. I acknowledge ShantiWorks has prioritized the facilitation of this opportunity in their tireless work towards gender equality and the elimination of violence against women. It was a wonderful opportunity, I learnt so much, reconnected and met more of  the amazing community of practitioners in the sector.

Thank you to Tracey and the talented and dedicated team at ShantiWorks!!

Lisa Levis

Centre for Non-Violence; Ending violence against women and children

AND ANOTHER REFLECTION……

Thank you ShantiWorks for bringing us the Duluth model conference. It is the second time we have attended it and again got so much out of it. While an enormous amount has been and continues to be achieved by the sector in Victoria, we are inspired by what has been achieved in Duluth by a committed group of people making a sustained effort into solving this most intractable problem – violence against women and their children. We are really interested in hearing from other agencies who attended the Duluth conference and who might be considering what can be done in their local area – anyone open to a community of practice?

Carol Vale and Mary Bartlett

McAuley Community Services for Women

MORE REFLECTIONS FROM THE DULUTH CONFERENCE SERIES

I want to congratulate Tracy and her team at ShantiWorks on their initiative leadership in bringing the team from Duluth to Melbourne. It was a massive and ambitious undertaking that showed leadership and vision and involved sustained effort over months to achieve.

I participated in the Growing the Duluth Model, Accountability based Group Work with Perpetrators 2 day workshop with Melissa Scaia and Graham Barnes. Having first completed training in the approach in Duluth, Minnesota, over 10 years ago, it was exciting and inspiring to re-engage with the model, learn about the growth in their understanding and practice of working with men who use violence in their families.

I appreciated the priority on using dialogue with men about their beliefs that support and justify their use of violence – over rigid adherence to curriculum – and, just as critical, the encouragement to regularly examine and reflect on our beliefs rather than see ourselves as experts or “all sorted”.

I’ve heard some who work in this field refer to their programs as “post Duluth” but the “Duluth model” is no less relevant than it ever was.

Cheryl Munzel

Centre for Non-Violence; Ending violence against women and children

 

AND ANOTHER REFLECTION……

 

This was amazing training to attend – so fortunate to hear from this very informed group of individuals.

I really enjoyed my time at this training and appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the model and challenge myself in my current work environment.

It would have been great to see more Police, housing workers, people who work in the court system and even General Practitioners attend the Conference, as I believe this training would have assisted in their day to day work as well. Hopefully there can be a future opportunity for these workers/workplaces.

Thank you for the amazing opportunity.

Lorilee Biro

For more reflections click here…