Settlement Worker Training Workshop

Supporting Refugee & Immigrant Women Who Experience Violence


When Thursday, March 3rd • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, March 4th • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where:                The People’s Law School

# 150 – 900 Howe Street (can enter on Smithe Street)

Vancouver, B.C.

Room: Classroom (ground floor)

Phone:                 250-388-4728

Parking:               Expensive and hard to find (can enter paid parking lot in ally behind our building, ground level) – or take the Canada Line and get off at

                                Vancouver City Centre (Granville & Georgia Street downtown) and walk 3 blocks south until you reach Smithe Street.

Settlement Workers working in rural and isolated communities are well positioned to assist immigrant and refugee 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 and 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 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

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 bring their own lunch.

2010 Settlement Worker Training Workshops are made possible by the generous support of: Battered Women’s Support Services and the Law Foundation of British Columbia