Prince George Settlement Worker Training Workshop

Facilitated by Rosa Elena Arteaga and Angela Marie MacDougall

Supporting Refugee & Immigrant Women Who Experience Violence

When: Friday and Saturday September 17 and 18

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on both days

Where: Four Points, Sheraton Hotel

1790 Highway 97South Prince George

Next to the Than Vu Restaurant.

5 minutes drive to downtown

Phone: 1- 250-564-7100

Settlement Workers working in rural and isolated communities are well positioned to assist Non Status, Refugee and Immigrant women who experience violence in their intimate relationships. This workshop is designed to support and enhance current work while emphasizing assessment and safety planning.

Based on best practices in settlement and victim service work, experienced trainers & guest speakers will lead participants through a process that draws on group knowledge. Grounded in the strategies of empowerment, participants will explore assessment, safety planning, ethics, and other intervention strategies, to comprehensively meet the needs of Non Status, Refugee and Immigrant women.

Topics include:

• patterns of human migration

• theoretical framework for understanding women’s experience of settlement

• the role of culture, family and community

• theoretical framework of understanding violence against refugee and immigrant women

• models of safety

• legal issues – family law, immigration law, child protection law

Empowering Refugee & Immigrant Women Who Experience Violence Manual Included

Five Spaces Made Available


Call: 604-331-5421or Email:

Any questions regarding registration, please call Julia N. Schriver at 604-331-5421

All Settlement Worker Training Workshops are FREE of charge.

Refreshments will be served, however each participant should provide for their own lunch.

2010 Settlement Worker Training Workshops are made possible by the generous support of the Law Foundation of British Columbia and My Sister’s Closet a Social Enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services

My Sister’s Closet