Webinar for Service Providers working with Newcomers, Immigrants & Refugees: Gender-Based Violence Awareness during COVID-19
Are working with newcomer, immigrant and refugee families and concerned that your clients might be experiencing increased gender-based violence under COVID-19 restrictions?
Are you looking for basic knowledge about how to reduce their risks and ways to support their safety?
Research shows that rates of family violence and violence against women increase during times of crisis, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. How can front-line workers ensure that newcomer, immigrant and refugee families have the support they need to reduce the risks of violence and increase safety?
The IRCC Gender Based Violence Strategy Partnership will present a two-part webinar which will focus on practical information and resources to support client safety.
Further details are below:
Friday, May 22nd 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. (SK time)
In the first webinar, we will cover the basics of identifying and responding to gender-based violence with a focus on newcomers, immigrants and refugees. Strategies for increasing safety during this time of crisis will also be shared.
Friday, May 29th 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. (SK time)
The second webinar will provide more in-depth information on safety planning, risk assessment and cultural safety during Covid-19.
While the webinar presentations are primarily intended for front-line workers in the settlement and the anti-violence sectors, they may also provide helpful information for School Settlement Workers, Language Instructors and Settlement Counsellors. All are welcome to attend.
By attending the sessions, participants will be able to:
• Identify different forms of gender-based violence and the impacts of crisis like Covid-19 on safety
• Explain risks and barriers impacting newcomer, immigrant and refugee families using an intersectional and anti-oppressive approach
• Apply practical strategies for increasing safety for newcomers, immigrants and refugee families who may be at risk of Gender-based violence
• Reflect on how workers may be impacted and ways to practice self-care while supporting your clients
• Know how to find additional training and resources for front-line workers on this issue