New ShantiWorks Workshop Series

ShantiWorks is holding workshops via Zoom

9:30am-11:00am

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.

 

Second Date: Refining our Strategies to Manage Perpetrator Isolation Tactics during COVID-19

Dr Tracy Castelino and Lisa French
14th May, 2020

Cost: $55 + GST

This workshop offers an opportunity to extend and make sense of the concept of isolation, particularly in the context of domestic violence and COVID-19. Isolation is not a new situation for victims/survivors, nor is it a new tactic for perpetrators. Victims/survivors who live with an abusive partner, who live with coercive control – know the tactic of isolation well, and also know ways of managing their daily survival.  COVID-19 and mandatory isolation has created a context for more entrapment possibilities, blaming women for bring the virus home, keeping children from their mother, manipulation of finances.

There is a need to revisit what we know about isolation in the context of power and control and how systems further isolate and entrap women when we don’t respond to the daily realities of victims, particularly those who are most marginalised.

This workshop will explore:

  • Isolation from the framework of coercive control
  • The importance of understanding the context of victim’s daily realities and changing realities
  • Exploring how integrated systems are critical in responding to isolation and social entrapment

 

Refining our Strategies to Support Family Violence Victim Survivors during COVID-19

ShantiWorks Team
15th May, 2020, 10:00am 11:30am

Cost: $55 + GST

Victims/survivors of family violence face more social isolation in general. Perpetrators have more tactics at their disposal when victims can’t easily get away from home and are mandated to isolate for their safety. Whilst government and family violence organisations are encouraging victims to seek help, the current lockdown, and isolation orders raise fears and concerns for victims/survivors—where the greatest danger is often in the home.

These social distancing requirements and stay-at-home orders make it even more difficult for domestic violence victims to seek help. If you’re a victim or know someone who is, help is available.

Victim/survivors need support during this time, and we need to refine our strategies to respond to new risk and create alternative safety plans.

Victims/survivors who live with an abusive partner, who live with coercive control – know the tactic of isolation well, and also know ways of managing their daily survival. COVID-19 and mandatory isolation (with an indeterminate timeframe) has created a context for more entrapment possibilities, blaming women for bring the virus home, keeping children from their mother, manipulation of finances.

This workshop will explore:

  • family violence risk assessment within a crisis framework
  • safety planning and exploring ways that victim/survivors manage their everyday lives, in the context of COVID-19
  • ways of drawing upon integrated systems to respond to isolation & social entrapment, and risk and safety issues.

Note: time difference than other workshops (10:00am-11:30am)

Added Date: Refining our Strategies to Manage Perpetrator Isolation Tactics during COVID-19

Dr Tracy Castelino and Lisa French
26th May, 2020

Cost: $55 + GST

This workshop offers an opportunity to extend and make sense of the concept of isolation, particularly in the context of domestic violence and COVID-19. Isolation is not a new situation for victims/survivors, nor is it a new tactic for perpetrators. Victims/survivors who live with an abusive partner, who live with coercive control – know the tactic of isolation well, and also know ways of managing their daily survival.  COVID-19 and mandatory isolation has created a context for more entrapment possibilities, blaming women for bring the virus home, keeping children from their mother, manipulation of finances.

There is a need to revisit what we know about isolation in the context of power and control and how systems further isolate and entrap women when we don’t respond to the daily realities of victims, particularly those who are most marginalised.

This workshop will explore:

  • Isolation from the framework of coercive control
  • The importance of understanding the context of victim’s daily realities and changing realities
  • Exploring how integrated systems are critical in responding to isolation and social entrapment

 

Reflective Supervision, developing and enhancing your practice –

Dr Tracy Castelino
3rd June, 2020

Cost: 55 + 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.

 

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

ShantiWorks Team
19th June, 2020

Cost: $55 + GST

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.

This workshop will:

•Explore the dominant discourses and ideas about women and victim-survivors in the context of domestic violence
•Locate and unpack the resistive strategies of women and victim-survivors as a response and form of survival to perpetrators’ use of power and control, and coercive tactics
•Name and bring forward women’s sites of agency when living in a context of domination and oppression
•Explore the gendered differences in the intentions of actions by perpetrators and victim-survivors, and the impacts for women when violence is mutualised and de-gendered
•Explore and develop ways that workers can respond, name and politicize women’s stories of resistance within the context of dominant socio-political structures

 

The limitations of dominant discourses of grief and loss on work with women subjected to domestic violence…

Dr Tracy Castelino
17th July, 2020

Cost: $55 + GST

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:

•How do we make sense of the loss women who live with IPV experience?
•What framework might support us engaging with her pain, and doubt, and love and public and private image?
•How do we take care of the sense of injustice that the complexities of women’s decisions to survive domestic violence are not acknowledged socially?

 

Instructions and zoom link will be emailed out a day prior to the session commencing.

Maximum 20 participants. 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.

Cancellation

We appreciate after securing your place in a workshop or training event unexpected events and cancellations can occur. We’ve attempted to work out a way that makes it possible for workshops to proceed while also supporting people to respond to unexpected events.

Five working days prior to workshop: full refund

Three working days prior to workshop: 50% refund

Within 48 hours of workshop: NO refund

 

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