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David Mandel, Executive Director—Safe and Together Institute
Topic: Pivoting to the Perpetrator as Parent: Using a Domestic Violence Perpetrator Pattern-Based Approach to System Transformation
With over almost 30 years’ experience in the domestic violence field, David’s international training and consulting focuses on improving systems’ responses to domestic violence when children are involved. Through years of work with child welfare systems, David has developed the Safe & Together™ Model to improve case practice and cross-system collaboration in domestic violence cases involving children. He has also identified how a perpetrator pattern-based approach can improve our ability to help families and promote the development of domestic violence-informed child welfare systems.
Nneka MacGregor, Executive Director—WomenatthecentrE
Topic: Intimate Partner Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury
Nneka MacGregor is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Centre for Social Justice, better known as WomenatthecentrE, a unique non-profit organisation created by and for women and trans survivors of gender-based violence globally.
Elder Lorna Standingready
Topic: Supports for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: What Has Been Achieved and What is Still Needed
Lorna is a direct descendent of one of the negotiators, Ka-na-hah-cha-pay-o (Skillful Archer) of Treaty 4 and great niece of Chief Peepeekisis, son of Ka-na-hah-cha-pay-o. Lorna has been a volunteer with over 40 organizations in her community. John Howard Society, Regina Anti- Poverty Ministry and The Regina Action and Education on Child Hunger (REACH) to name a few as well as being a board member on different committees and organizations at the provincial and federal level. Today Lorna is called upon to say a Welcome to Treaty 4 Territory and a Blessing and Prayers at many events.
Heidi Rankin, Associate Director—Safe and Together Institute
Topic: Building Relationships with Shelters to Implement the Safe & Together™ Model
Heidi has over 20 years of experience in the sexual and domestic violence field. She has worked in crisis counseling, program and policy development and advocacy in both the United States and Eastern Canada. As a member of the Prince Edward Island Premier’s Action Committee on Family Violence Prevention, Heidi helped develop a child welfare domestic violence screening protocol. Heidi received a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in domestic violence from the University of Colorado at Denver, the only program of its kind in the country. In her current role, she oversees the training staff and faculty, manages our Certified Trainers and presents nationally and internationally.
Dwayne Yasinowksi, Director of Education—Caring Hearts Saskatchewan
Topic: Organizational Trauma
Dwayne has presented over 100 education and training sessions to approximately 9000 professionals and volunteers on “grief and bereavement,” “trauma,” “trauma informed care,” “intergenerational trauma,” and “self-care and resiliency building.” He has worked with a variety of not-for-profit organizations, First Nations agencies and communities, Government agencies, Ministry officials and organizations throughout the province.
Breakout Sessions Include:
A Journey into Meditation and Creativity—Bernadette Wagner
A Room of One’s Own: How Mental Health Fits into Sustainability—Fakhra Shahid
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression—Pauline Streete, University of Regina
Intimate Partner Violence in Saskatchewan’s 2SLGBTQ+ Communities—Shaylyn White, RESOLVE Saskatchewan
Making Safe Spaces for All Family Members: Pet-Friendly Sheltering—Stephanie Taylor, Regina Transition House & Kaitlin Funke, Regina Transition House
Our Journey—Fakhra Shahid
Piloting a Book Club for IPV Participants at Family Service Saskatoon—Jody Hanson, Family Service Saskatoon & Cara Fox, Family Service Saskatoon
Responding to Women Who Experience IPV in Rural Municipalities in Saskatchewan—Karen Wood, RESOLVE Saskatchewan & Crystal Giesbrecht, PATHS
Safeguarding of Migrant and Ethnically Diverse Victims and Survivors—Naz Ghodrati
The Crisis of Animal Care in Times of Need: An Overview of Animal Safekeeping in Saskatchewan—Laura Zmud, Saskatchewan SPCA & Sandra Archibald, New Hope Dog Rescue
The Divorce Act Amendments in Practice: Creating Meaningful Change?—Curtis Clavelle, Robertson Stromberg LLP & Tiffany Paulsen, Robertson Stromberg LLP
The Value and Importance of Natural Supports—Tracy Knutson, STOPS to Violence
Three Videos Project: Promoting Indigenous Approaches to Violence Prevention—Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation
Consider donating to help PATHS, @SaskSPCA, and @stopstoviolence distribute pet care kits to domestic violence shelters! These kits help survivors who are fleeing with their animal companions to have what they need to keep their pet healthy and happy! https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/74583?v1=true