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ShantiWorks is holding training sessions at our Richmond premises on the third Friday of each month (9:30am -1:00pm).

These sessions will provide professional development in a range of areas with the aim to support participants in developing their ethics, theories and practice in their work. These areas include working with a feminist lens, understanding and unpacking commonly used models and frameworks, and deepening our understanding of working with victim-survivors and perpetrators of family violence.

February – #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

Cost: $110 + GST

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.

We will reflect on questions such as:

  • What does #metoo mean for women and victim survivors of abuses and violation?
  • What does the #metoo movement mean for boys and men, and masculinities?
  • Are there possibilities that the #metoo movement allows for in re-discovering ways of negotiating relationships, intimacy, sex and consent?
  • What are the implications of the #metoo movement in our work with women who have experience domestic and family violence?
  • How can the #metoo movement offer possibilities of engaging with women and victim survivors that promotes collective agency and solidarity?

Lisa has worked in the field of violence against women for 10 years. Her work includes direct practice working with women and survivors of domestic and family violence in cross-sector settings including community, government and court spaces. Lisa is a passionate trainer and facilitator who has facilitated many workshops on supporting an understanding of gender equality and domestic and family violence, using a feminist framework to shape her work. She has run programs on gender equity and identifying and responding to domestic and family violence for a range of organisations, including community, local council and larger government departments, and has also worked in the field of research and evaluation in the family services space.

March – Reflective Supervision – developing and enhancing your practice

Dr Tracy Castelino
22nd March, 2019

Cost: $110 + GST

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
  • Ways of nourishing ourselves in the work – responding to burn-out and self care
  • Exploring case studies
  • Team building and capacity building

This workshop is designed for practitioners to come together and discuss and reflect upon practice issues relating to their workplace.

Dr Tracy Castelino has been working to challenge and eliminate injustice and inequality for over 20 years. Tracy engages in research, consultation, training and supervision on the following areas; violence against women, racism, trauma, and gender equality. Her PhD on gender violence prevention is a useful resource for training with various professionals and sectors as it emphasises the importance of respectful collaboration between community and government partners in order to enhance the safety of women and children and hold perpetrator accountability.

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

Cost: $110 + GST

 

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.

There will be an opportunity to consider:

  • Reflecting on your role as advocates
  • Advocacy as a political act within a feminist framework
  • Tensions and dilemmas when advocating within systems
  • Micro practices of advocacy

Lisa has worked in the field of violence against women for 10 years. Her work includes direct practice working with women and survivors of domestic and family violence in cross-sector settings including community, government and court spaces. Lisa is a passionate trainer and facilitator who has facilitated many workshops on supporting an understanding of gender equality and domestic and family violence, using a feminist framework to shape her work. She has run programs on gender equity and identifying and responding to domestic and family violence for a range of organisations, including community, local council and larger government departments, and has also worked in the field of research and evaluation in the family services space.

 

May – Embodying self care

New title and description- 
(same workshop as it was before)

Cathy Williams
24th May, 2019

Cost: $110 + GST

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.

Cathy Williams is a Movement and Expressive therapy facilitator and Community Development worker. She is passionate about creating supportive spaces to invite clients and groups to explore, play and express through body and art modalities. The aim of her practice is to provide opportunities for creative self-discovery and emotional integration, enhancing the participant’s connection with their innate body wisdom and building upon their inner resources.

 

 

Spaces are limited. To attend, please fill out your details below and an invoice will be sent to you.

 

 

We are also open to topic suggestions, as the ShantiWorks’ team wants this training to be relevant and useful to the community.