We believe raising awareness and offering prevention options for relationship abuse are an important part of building a healthy, safe community.

VWTH offers education, training, presentations and workshops to a range of audiences about the issue of violence and abuse against women. There is no charge for this service.
We have a range of ready to go workshops and presentations or we can work with you to design a program to best suit your needs and audience.

Please contact the Community Education Coordinator at (250) 592-2927 Ext 221 for further information, to book a speaker or plan a workshop.

Current Workshops and Presentations Include:

Intimate Partner Violence

Content: A current review of Intimate Partner Violence and the impact on women, children and society. Statistical, narrative and anecdotal information with reference and resource handouts.

Time: 30-minute (or longer as required) presentation with 15 min Q and A.

Audience: Various audiences, including youth, psycho social groups, mother and baby groups, educational programs, neighbourhood houses, professional teams, support services.

VWTH Services

Content: An overview of the services VWTH offers, why we do what we do. How individuals, community groups and business organizations can get involved and support the ongoing work financially, as volunteers, as members.

Time: 30 min or longer (as required) presentation with 15 min Q and A.

Audience: Professional and community groups; business organizations, volunteers and clubs/service providers.

Financial Literacy 101

Content: Credit score, re-building credit, basic banking and surviving on a budget. Includes resources, credit profile, budget workbook and meal planning tips, low-income survival guide.

Time: Two hours

Audience: Workshop for women re-starting their lives after an abusive relationship

Legal and Mediated Agreements

Content: Overview and guide to legal and mediation services. Information and guide to resources which are free as well as fee for service.

Time: Two-hours

Audience: Workshop for women who are planning to leave or who have recently left an abusive relationship and who are considering legal or mediation services regarding children; finances; division of assets; elder abuse

Elder Abuse

Content: What is elder abuse? Risk factors include isolation, financial, multi-cultural and physical/emotional abuse. Discussion, resources and information about interventions and support services for those currently experiencing abuse, survivors and families/support service workers.

Time: One or Two Hour presentation designed to fit audience.

Audience: Current survivors, families or friends of elders, professional support services.

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