Vidéos des rapports de recherche

TransFormed: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence from Two-Spirit, Nonbinary, and Trans Perspectives

TransFormed: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence from Two-Spirit, Nonbinary, and Trans Perspectives

Date & Time: September 24, 2020 | 1:00-1:20 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Description: The TransFormed Project is a bilingual, community-based research project led by METRAC: Action on Violence in partnership with the Centre de Francophone with the goal of addressing barriers within and increasing access to health care and social services for Two-Spirit, nonbinary and trans survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). This presentation will introduce the project’s methodology, key research findings, and implications for the provision of support services to Two-Spirit, nonbinary and trans survivors of IPV.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation you will:

  • Have an understanding of the community-based, peer-led research process developed and implemented throughout the TransFormed project;
  • Be introduced to key research findings on Two-Spirit, nonbinary, and trans individuals’ experiences of intimate partner violence and accessing support services
  • Be able to identify key barriers Two-Spirit, nonbinary, and trans survivors of intimate partner violence experience when attempting to access support services.

 

Presenters:

Maiesha Zarin

Maeisha the current Project Coordinator for the TransFormed Project at METRAC. Initially starting as a PLG (Peer Leadership Group) member, Maiesha joined on as a Project Coordinator in 2020. Maiesha is passionate about the arts and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) in Film Production from York University. When they aren’t writing or working on set, they are honing their skills and love for community organizing through participating or programming community events and initiatives.

Laura Hartley

resized_laura.jpgLaura Hartley is the Program Director at METRAC: Action on Violence. METRAC: Action on Violence. METRAC works with individuals, communities and institutions to change ideas, actions and policies with the goal of ending gender-based violence. Laura has been working as an educator, advocate, facilitator and leader in gender-based violence organizations for the past 10 years. She is also a Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence instructor and a founding member of gRRRRL Justice, a grassroots feminist collective that uses the arts to engaging youth in ending gender-based violence.

 

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The Flourish Project: Collaborative Approaches for Supporting Survivors

The Flourish Project: Collaborative Approaches for Supporting Survivors

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 22nd | 1:00 – 1:20 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Description

This presentation will provide an overview of the development, delivery, and outcomes of the Flourish intervention for survivors of FGM/C in Toronto, Ontario.  The Flourish project aimed to address the support needs of FGM/C survivors within the context of socio-economic and intersectional realities using a community-based participatory lens.

Learning objectives

At the end of this presentation you will:

  • have a better understanding of the knowledge-to-action cycle and how implementation science is used at the community level;
  • be able to assess barriers identified by participants in the Flourish project and evaluate mitigation strategies for similar programs and initiatives;
  • be able to recognise barriers to care related to the intersections of race, migration and gender.

 

Bios:

Tharao-Wangari-2016-120.jpegWangari Tharao is the Director of Research and Programs at Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre (WHIWH CHC). WHIWH CHC provides primary healthcare to racialized women from the African, Black, Caribbean, Latin American and South Asian communities in Toronto and surrounding municipalities.

Wangari is also a recognized community-based researcher, focusing on sexual and reproductive health issues relevant to racialized women living in Canada. She utilizes knowledge generated through research to develop evidence-based interventions and works collaboratively with service delivery organizations to support their integration into services targeted to diverse women and their communities.

She is currently the North American Co-Chair of the UNAIDS NGO Delegation Program Coordinating Board (PCB) and is a co-founder of several local, provincial, national and international networks including, the African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO), the Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) and the African and Black Diaspora Global Network on HIV and AIDS (ABDGN).

muna_resized_1.jpgMuna Aden is a research and program manager and consultant based in Toronto. She is a member of a provincial research team investigating the prevalence of HIV and associated factors among key populations in addition to the prevention transmission and the engagement of newly diagnosed people into care. As a research consultant her work focuses on implementation sciences and the evaluation of clinical and community based interventions. She is a community advisory board member of the “Because She Cares” project and is also a mentor to research trainees. Muna regularly engages in capacity building/capacity sharing initiatives and strives for the greater representation and meaningful involvement of community members in research.

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Safe and Understood: Intervening with families to promote healthy child outcomes and prevent abuse recurrence for young child victims of domestic violence exposure

Description

The main objective of the Safe and Understood project was to improve outcomes for young children (ages 0-4) at-risk because of domestic violence exposure, by enhancing the reach of two existing programs—Mothers in Mind and Caring Dads. The Mothers in Mind program focused on the parenting needs of mothers who have experienced family violence, childhood abuse, neglect, and sexual assault, while Caring Dads focused on the parenting needs of fathers who have abused, neglected, or exposed their children to domestic. Both programs helped parents build their stress management skills, enhance their self-esteem, prevent future maltreatment, and support the social, emotional and developmental health of their children. This presentation will focus on how these programs were adapted, implemented, and evaluated at select sites in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation you will:

  • Have a better understanding of both programs and their applicability in different contexts (i.e., French speaking community, rural communities, and Indigenous child welfare community).
  • Learn how to use collaborative models to develop, enhance, and expand integration across community services for families experiencing domestic violence.
  • Learn about the program outcomes (i.e., service provider-, mother-, father-, child- focused).

 

Bios

Dr. Angelique Jenney

resized_angelique.jpgDr. Angelique Jenney, PhD, RSW is the Associate Director of Safe and Understood, at the Child Development Institute. She is also Assistant Professor and the Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health center based in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Jenney has over 20 years of experience in intervention and prevention services within the child protection, children’s mental health and violence against women sectors. Dr. Jenney’s research and program development has been devoted to understanding and responding to the impact of violence in families. Her research and practice interests include: family-based interventions for childhood trauma; child protection responses to                          family violence cases; the experience of mothering in the context of violence/trauma; and reflective approaches to teaching and training social work students.

Contact: angelique.jenney@ucalgary.ca

Dr. Katreena Scott

resized_katreena.jpgDr. Katreena Scott, PhD, C Psych is the Co-Principal Investigator for Safe and Understood, at the University of Toronto. She is also a Psychologist, Professor and incoming Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at Western University. She held the Canada Research Chair in Family Violence Prevention and Intervention between 2008 and 2018. Dr. Scott leads an applied research program aimed at ending violence in family relationships, with specific expertise on addressing violence perpetration in men. The Caring Dads program that she developed is offered in in many sites across North American and Europe. She is a contributor to international networks including the DV@Work Network and the Safer Families Centre of Excellence.

 Contact: kscot47@uwo.ca

 

Using Yoga in Your Work with Women, Children, Youth and Yourself!

Using Yoga in Your Work with Women, Children, Youth and Yourself!

Date & Time: November 3rd, 2020 | 1:00 - 1:20 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME 

During this presentation, high level findings from the Reaching Out with Yoga project will be shared. Informed by those findings, we will share ideas of how you might incorporate some yoga and mindfulness practices into your own work, whether it be for your own self-care, or your work with clients as well as a list of resources for more learning.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Summary of findings from the Reaching Out with Yoga project including an understanding of the intervention (trauma-informed yoga)
  • Yoga, breathing and grounding practices you can incorporate into your life or work or both

 

Bio

resized_renee.jpgRenee Turner is the Research Manager for the Reaching Out with Yoga project. Her background is in community-based research and she is passionate about bringing research and social services together to share and learn from each other. She is also a yoga teacher and has learned so much through this project about how the yoga community can and must become more trauma-informed, inclusive and accessible. 

 

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French Presentation Slides