HSABC & BCPRC Anti-Oppression Workshop Series II: Understanding Sexual Violence and Trauma Informed Practises: Developing a Workplace Culture of Care, Respect and Accountability

February 1, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Understanding Sexual Violence and Trauma-Informed Practise: Developing a Workplace Culture of Care, Respect and Accountability This interactive workshop will allow learners to explore definitions, intersections of violence, trauma-informed responses and how to foster healthy relationships and communities in your workplace. This workshop will provide skills for frontline workers on how to respond to disclosures of sexual violence and provide learning opportunities to support employees in supporting survivors in the workplace. Learners can expect to learn more about culturally grounded, anti-oppressive and intersectional approaches to navigating sexual violence in the workplace. This workshop will also focus on developing resiliency and self-care and developing social care and accomplice practices as a community.


Ashley Bentley: (she/her) is a white, queer settler of British and Irish ancestry who has been working in the sexual violence field for over a decade and has done sexual violence prevention and response work within post-secondary environments and non profit sectors. Ashley has done sexual violence work in many campus communities including, UBC, SFU, BCIT and currently Capilano University. Ashley has been an independent sexual violence consultant for many years, working withing anti-violence spaces, non profits and the K-12 system, including the YWCA, Portland Housing Society, EVA BC, Douglas College, Langara College, and the Department of Women and Gender Equity. Ashley has an MEd in Equity Studies in Education from SFU, with a focus on sexual violence policy. Ashley believes in decolonial, intersectional, culturally grounded and trauma and violence informed approaches to sexual violence prevention, education and response, and is committed to continually unlearning and honouring the pathways of those that have done this work before.


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