Responding to disclosures of sexual assault
Responding to disclosures of sexual assault was recorded in September 2021 and provides an opportunity to become familiar with the impacts of sexual violence related to trauma, to understand the difference between disclosing and reporting, and to learn how to support someone who discloses sexual violence. This training delivers some core information that helps address incidents of sexual assault.
Addressing domestic violence in LGBT2SQ+ communities across BC
Addressing domestic violence in LGBT2SQ+ communities across BC was co-facilitated by Olivia Fischer and Daley Laing, on February 20, 2020.
This webinar was supported by the Province of British Columbia through a Civil Forfeiture Grant from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
Risk identification and safety planning
Risk identification helps workers recognize and address the risk of future violence, prioritize cases that need increased levels of support and intervention, inform safety plans, and assist in perpetrator management.
Risk identification tools serve an important purpose in developing an appropriate safety plan and responding to threats for survivors of relationship violence.
This two-hour webinar, launched in April 2019, introduces tools and practices for identifying evidence-based risk factors and circumstances that make survivors of relationship violence more at risk of serious or potentially lethal violence. It also touches on the principles of ethical and legal information-sharing, documentation practices for high-risk cases, and basic safety planning and risk management.
Third-party reporting - the British Columbia protocol
This two-hour January 2019 webinar provides a history and overview of the British Columbia Third Party Reporting (TPR) protocol and key elements of local implementation, as well as 2017 and 2018 updates to the BC TPR protocol. This was the most recent update in a series presented by the BC TPR Work Team over several years.
Content is geared toward BC service providers facilitating TPR or making referrals to the TPR process.
The webinar was hosted by the provincial TPR Work Team, which is led by EVA BC’s Community Coordination for Women’s Safety program. Work Team members include the BC Association of Chiefs of Police, RCMP “E” Division, Vancouver Police Department Sex Crimes Unit, BC Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police, and the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
Indigenous community safety
Indigenous community safety was presented by Beverley Jacobs, Mohawk, Bear Clan from Six Nations Grand River Territory, lawyer, PhD candidate, and Indigenous Communities Safety Project (ICSP) consultant for EVA BC and the Legal Services Society of British Columbia, in December 2013.
The ICSP was funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. The purpose of this webinar was to provide public education about the roots of violence in Indigenous communities, historical trauma and its impacts in Indigenous communities, knowing the risks of sexual/relationship violence, the right to be safe, community healing, Indigenous peoples’ resiliency and tools to assist in the development of community safety plans.