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2010 Training Forum

Transforming Risk: Safety Strategies for Life

November 25-26, 2010
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, BC
Annual General Meeting, November 27, 2010

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At The Altar of Fresh Hope by Sheila Norgate

At The Altar of Fresh Hope by Sheila Norgate

Frontline and anti-violence workers from across BC gathered at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond on November 25 & 26, 2010 for EVA BC’s Annual Training Forum. The training provided participants with a much more in-depth look at domestic and sexual violence risk identification and focused on various critical safety planning perspectives needed in order to keep women and children safe from violence.

Keynote Speakers

Jocelyn Coupal has spent the last decade as a working prosecutor and most recently as a Domestic Violence Prevention Advocate and Consultant speaking locally and nationally about the dynamics of domestic violence and how each of us can make a difference in helping to end it, within our own context.

Maureen Kitchur, MSW, RSW, has more than 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist and healer. She has consulted and taught all over North America and her clinical work is internationally published.  Maureen has an extensive background in a variety of healing methods, including cognitive-behavioural therapy, clinical hypnosis, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as well as in alternative energy healing practices.

Aruna Papp, MA, ADR, MEd, has worked as a social worker, counselling families dealing with domestic violence for the past 30 years. Aruna is a survivor of 18 years of domestic violence. Her marriage was arranged when she was a teenager. She came to Canada in 1972 with a 3rd grade education, two little girls and an abusive husband. Aruna founded the Toronto Asian Community Centre, South Asian Family Support Services and Gordenridge Family Services.

Dr. Colleen Varcoe PhD, RN, is a Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on women’s health with an emphasis on violence and inequity, and the culture of health care with an emphasis on ethical practice. Her research program aims to promote ethical practice and policy in the context of violence and inequity. She recently completed a study of the interacting risks of violence and HIV infection for rural and Aboriginal women and a study of ethical practice in nursing.

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