Workshop in Sexualized Violence and Trauma Informed PracticePresented by Avalon Sexual Assault CentreJan. 20th, 1pm - 4pmHalifax Central Library - 5440 Spring Garden Rd
RBC Learning Centre - 3rd Floor
FREE for AFCOOP Members (Full, Lifetime and Associate)
Workshop will include:-Intro to Avalon's Programs and Services-Intro to Sexualized Violence (including definitions and prevalence)-Working with Marginalized Populations-Intro to the Nuero-biology of Trauma-Trauma Informed Practice and Response-Vicarious Trauma, Burnout, and Self/Community Care
Instructor: Dee DooleyDee Dooley is a feminist socio-legal researcher and community development professional. She is currently working as the Regional Capacity Coordinator at Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, where she coordinates the professional training program. Through this role, she works with organizations, service providers, and governments to develop trauma informed responses and policy to address systemic advocacy issues related to supporting survivors of sexualized violence. Dee has over ten years of experience with crime prevention and leadership development programming for women, youth, and LGBTQ populations who have experienced violence. Dee is on the national Board of Directors for the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund and Co-Chairs YWCA Canada's Young Women's Leadership and Engagement Committee. She holds degrees in sociology, gender studies, and criminology where her research focused on the criminalization of women survivors of intimate partner violence.