This exciting, highly experiential workshop is aimed at community workers, social workers, counsellors, caseworkers and others who work with client groups impacted by social injustice. It will explore how we can better understand the impact of injustice on our role as workers and find new ways of taking care of ourselves and each other based on this understanding.
October 29, 2013
Those working with people struggling with poverty, violence and oppression are often told that they will “burn out”. The compassionate care of the workers is seen as naïve, immature, unprofessional, and something they will “get over”. We’re also told that clients are responsible for harming us with their pain, when most workers tell me that’s not the case-and that they suffer from structural issues of injustice that don’t allow for us to provide the care required to address suffering. Contrary to this is the story of sustainability; how our collective work sustains us, nourishes our hope, invites us to honour the resistance and strength we witness in the people we work alongside, and allows us to work congruently with our ethics. This experiential workshop will address our collective ethics and practices of Collective Care as opposed to self-care. Workers will be invited to begin to build their own “Solidarity Team”; examining who stands alongside them, what ideas and practices sustain them, and how they might access support when burnout attacks. STTARS (www.sttars.org.au) and Dulwich Centre have jointly collaborated to bring Vikki back to Adelaide for this workshop.
October 15-16, 2013
We are often told that we will “burn out” bearing witness to our client’s stories, however, most workers report that greater stress comes from structural issues of injustice that don’t allow for us to provide the care required to address the suffering of our clients, nor to work congruently with our ethics.
In this workshop Vikki will share her perspective on justice doing in community settings exploring ways of addressing power, centring ethics, critically engaging with language and fostering collective sustainability.
October 9 & 11 2013
A repeat of the training that filled up 2 workshops last year – open to all interested workers This excitng, highly experiental workshop is aimed at community workers, social workers, counsellors, caseworkers and others who work with client groups impacted by social injustce. It will explore how we can beer understand the impact of injustce on our role as workers and find new ways of taking care of ourselves and each other based on this understanding.
A special follow up event for those who already attended Vikki’s Resisting Burnout workshop – priority places given to those who attended last year’s workshop This workshop is informed by a spirit of solidarity and social justce actvism. Vikki will illuminate her stance for an ethic of Justce Doing as a frame for community work and therapy, and consider the intersectons, tensions and affinites between community work practce and social justce actvism that encompasses: centering ethics, doing solidarity, addressing power, fostering collectve sustainability, critcally engaging with language and structuring safety.
This workshop presents an alternatve approach to work with ‘trauma’, from a decolonizing ant‐oppression stance, which focuses on the resistance of victms of
Is there opportunity or only challenge?
1st – 4th October 2013
Vikki will be on the road and unavailable for work from March 1, 2013 to March 1, 2014
Faculty of Health Sciences
CGSM 2013 Winter Institute
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings, Room 2945
McLean Management Studies Lab
Saturday February 2nd 2013
9AM – 4:30 PM
Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture
Resisting Vicarious Trauma in Work with Survivors of Torture and Political Violence
Thursday January 31, 2013