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Violence is everyone’s business. Professions such as healthcare, law enforcement, justice/legal system, social services, and education may be the first contact for victims/survivors and therefore need to have intervention procedures and protocols to recognize and appropriately respond to intimate partner violence. Partnerships and information sharing between systems are essential for ensuring safety.
PATHS offers training for professionals, including domestic violence professionals, family law professionals, law enforcement, healthcare, and others businesses and organizations.
To inquire about scheduling training, please contact Jo-Anne Dusel, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
This 15-hour training provides an overview of the dynamics of domestic violence in the context of separation, divorce, and child custody/access/parenting time. Register for the next training session here. See the detailed agenda here.
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PATHS staff are certified trainers of the Make It Our Business program, which provides information to engage employers and other workplace stakeholders on the impact of domestic violence on the workplace, to support employees at risk of or currently experiencing domestic violence, and to improve workplace health and safety. We outline how employers, supervisors, managers, human resources professionals, security personnel, union representatives, and co-workers can recognize abusive relationships, respond to domestic violence, and refer victims and abusers to supports that offer help. One-hour and full-day training sessions are available.
The Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) is a 13-item risk assessment instrument, to be used with clients to assess the risk that their partner will assault them again. PATHS offers a full-day ODARA training session. Certificates are issued for successful completion. The ODARA is used by domestic violence shelters and services, police-based victim services, and probation staff and may be of interest for social workers and others who work people who use or experience violence. Read more about the ODARA here.
PATHS offers presentations and training on the prevalence and dynamics of intimate partner violence and abuse, best practices for working with survivors of violence, and the resources available in Saskatchewan. The length and focus of this training can be tailored to fit the needs of your group.
Clare’s Law is provincial legislation that allows police to disclose information to individuals who may be at risk from an intimate partner. PATHS was involved in the development and implementation of Clare’s Law in Saskatchewan. Members of PATHS staff sit on the Multi-Sector Review Committee, which reviews relevant anonymized information relating to the individual in question and provides a recommendation to the police service regarding the disclosure of information. Presentations on Clare’s Law are also available. Read more about Clare’s Law here.
In this Global News story, Crystal Giesbrecht from PATHS shares results from a study conducted in #Saskatchewan examining barriers for people who own pets and farm animals when they experience intimate partner violence. @SaskSPCA https://globalnews.ca/news/8214032/intimate-partner-violence-victims-who-own-pets-farm-saskatchewan/