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2014

 

Witnessing resistance to “trauma” and interpersonal & political violence

9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Tuesday November 4 , 2014
Room Lamoureux 477,
145 Jean-Jacques Lussier
Universtity of Ottawa.

Space is limited. Pre-register by sending an e-mail to Pam at: storeybaker@xplornet.ca


Admission by donation at the door to: No One Is Illegal Ottawa

Vikki Reynolds will present an approach to work with ‘trauma’, which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression. Honouring and witnessing the wisdom of the people we work alongside in their responses to trauma brings forward their agency and wisdom, and can create identities of knowledge, autonomy and strength, as opposed to victim/survivor identities, or other spoiled identities. The actual doing of resistance connects the person with humanity in situations outside of human understanding.

No One is Illegal Ottawa is a group of im/migrants and allies guided by anti-oppression principles that advocates and fights for the dignity and self determination of all im/migrants regardless of status.

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Interior Community SrvicesMake Children First Kamloops

Staying Alive in the Work:

Resisting Burn Out in Community Work


&


Witnessing Resistance to “Trauma” and Interpersonal Violence

November 24th, 2014

9am-4:30pm
Calvary Temple, Kamloops, BC
Cost: $20


For more information, please contact:
Amy-Jean Fournier 250-554-3134
afournier@interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca


Please register by November 3rd.

 

 

Innovations in Working With Trauma, Violence, & Oppression

November 6, 2014

Registration at 8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m- 4:00 p.m.

Lunch Included

Six Nations Polytechnic

2160 Fourth Line

Ohsweken, ON

Presented by:

Haldimand-Norfolk REACH &

Ganohkwasra Family Assault Support Services

 

Hoopla: A Women’s Health Carnival,

Presented by Positive Women’s Network. Hoopla is a celebration of services, an extravaganza of education, and a spot for connection. Learn about the issues, offerings, and passions of women-focused organizations in the Vancouver area.

Tuesday, October 9, 2014
Location: Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver BC)
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presentation for WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre:

We Always Fight Back: Honouring Women’s resistance to violence and oppression

Vikki will address the ever present nature of women’s resistance to sexual assault and other violence. What gets read as resisting in our society is based on men’s ways of being and access to patriarchal power, but women always fight back. Wherever there is no consent there is resistance. Women fight back prudently and intelligently with all the wisdom and resources they have, but it is often not seen as resistance by the courts and by society, where women are blamed for not resisting enough in a society that teaches don’t get raped, not don’t rape. Vikki will contest some of the taken for granted ideas that pass for truth in counselling talk about the mental illness and pathology of women who are victimized by men’s violence, and offer some feminist-informed inversions of language that are more honouring of women’s ever present and intelligent resistance.

 

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Centering Ethics in Group Supervision: Creating a Culture of Critique and Structuring Safety

June 25, 2014

In this experiential workshop we will consider how to promote dignifying and generative supervision groups for practicum students. We will deconstruct some "case consultation" norms that don't serve clients or practitioners, and consider what a culture of critique that is generative, expansive, connected and dignified might offer. We will engage in practices for structuring safety that provide the scaffold for expansive critique, as well as practices that situate all group supervisees at the ethical centre, as opposed to 'taking turns presenting cases'.


We will consider practices of structuring safety and creating relationships of respect and dignity which can promote a culture of accountability that generates useful and rich critique. We will share some exercises for creating intentional supervisory relationships. Creating cultures of accountability that invite critique are a resistance against surveillance practices of supervision that require students to only show a competent and solid account of themselves in the face of negative judgment.


This work is grounded in a Supervision of Solidarity, and informed by a spirit of solidarity and social justice activism. The ethics from which the supervision practices emerge comprise an ethical stance for justice-doing in community work which encompasses centering ethics, doing solidarity, addressing power, fostering collective sustainability, critically engaging with language, and structuring safety. Justice Doing opens our work to transformations for ourselves, the people we work alongside and our communities and society, and offers the potential for experiencing the social divine.


Genesis Family Empowerment Society – Surrey Branch

and

NEVR (Network to Eliminate Violence in Relationships)

present

Witnessing resistance to “trauma” and interpersonal & political violence

This workshop presents an alternative approach to work with ‘trauma’, from a decolonizing anti-oppression stance, which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression, as opposed to attending primarily to the details of the trauma, which can be re-traumatizing for both the person and the front-line worker. Resisting the neutral and medicalized language of ‘trauma’, we will name rape culture and other systemic contexts of social injustice that are often hidden in individualized talk. Honouring the wisdom of the people we work alongside in their responses to trauma brings forward their agency and wisdom. Locating sites of resistance, and witnessing the resistance capacities of the people we work alongside, can create identities of knowledge, autonomy and strength, as opposed to victim/survivor identities, or other spoiled identities.

 

Wednesday June 11, 2014
9:30 am To 4:30 pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Room G1205 Conference Centre
12666 72 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 2M8
Fee for Workshop is $50

Information and Registration

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Women Resisting Violence: We always fight back!


Training day June 4 2014

9:00 am To 4:00 pm

Rising Tide Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Being Allies in Imperfect Solidarity: From a trying-to-be- decolonizing and anti oppression framework

In this workshop we'll look at the intersections of power and how we can attempt to act as allies for each other across the chasms of privilege and power that divide us. We'll look at strategies for being fluid and imperfect allies, a gift from queer theory. Also how we might respond to the "ally fail", make repair and "lean in" to each other in ways that maintain connections when it's hard.

Sunday April 6, 2014

as part of

No Pipelines! Action Training for Climate Justice

 

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Innovative Ways of Attending to Trauma

 

In this full day workshop, internationally known presenter, Vikki Reynolds, PhD, will present alternative ways of thinking about trauma and how counselors, social workers and community workers can work more effectively with clients and communities that have been through hardship.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The  College  at  Brockport

Rochester,  New York

Interview: Treatment for a traumatized world in

Rochester City Newspaper

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In support of the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture.

Witnessing resistance to “trauma” and interpersonal & political violence

In this evening workshop, Vikki Reynolds presents an approach to work with ‘trauma’, which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression. Honouring and witnessing the wisdom of the people we work alongside in their responses to trauma brings forward their agency and wisdom, and can create identities of knowledge, autonomy and strength, as opposed to victim/survivor identities, or other spoiled identities. The actual doing of resistance connects the person with humanity in situations outside of human understanding.


Vikki will illustrate a witnessing approach to therapy and will outline topics including witnessing practices, structuring safety as the foundation of the work, alternative understandings of the way trauma works, and the connection of private pain with
public issues.


The voices of the people we work alongside will be present through co-authored
documents and poetry.

March 24, 2014
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Space is limited. Registration is required by
sending an email to coralpayne@shaw.ca
Location for workshop:
City University Vancouver
310-789 West Pender Street

Cost: By Donation
All contributions collected at the door will be donated to Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture.
VAST assists refugees who have endured torture,
trauma and political violence through settlement,
counselling and community-based programs.

 

 

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Vikki Reynolds, PhD, RCC
Consultation – Instruction – Supervision
vr@vikkireynolds.ca
778.838.6713

"You must understand . . . I am ordinary. Painfully ordinary. This is not modesty. This is fact.
Maybe you're ordinary, too. If so, I honor your ordinariness, your humanness, your spirituality. I hope you will honor mine. That ordinariness is our bond, you and I. We are ordinary. We are human.
The Creator made us this way. Imperfect. Inadequate. Ordinary. . .  
We are not supposed to be perfect. We're supposed to be useful."

- leonard peltier