Battered Women Support Services Presents…

Strategic Interventions

Strategic Interventions are training and events designed for individuals working in a helping capacity with women, girls, men, families where violence and abuse are present.

Through Strategic Interventions, we host training and events in Vancouver, across BC and in other regions of Canada with the goal of professional development for front line workers, social service providers, advocates, community organizers and managers.

The calendar of events will be posted soon. Training and events we are scheduling for Fall 2011 and 2012 include:

The Core Training

Parenting Issues for Women Who have Experienced Abuse

Applying Narrative Therapy from a Feminist Anti-Oppression Perspective

The Indian Act, Indian Residential School, Empowerment and Advocacy with Indigenous Women

Support Group Facilitator Training

Recognizing, Understanding and Responding to Economic Abuse

Sexual Violence – Fundamentals of Support for Women

Advocacy 101

Responding to the Intersections of Violence Against Women and the Law

When Battered Women are Arrested

Supporting Non Status, Refugee and Immigrant Women Who Experience Violence

Violence, Substance Use and Mental Health – Fundamentals of Safety Planning and Support for Women

Men Ending Violence – Urging Men to Own Their Role in Ending Violence Against Girls and Women


Strategic Interventions

Strategic Interventions is rooted in a Decolonizing, intersectional feminist analysis of violence against girls and women. Each training and event delivers content, as well as, provides an opportunity for advocates and frontline workers to gather together, network, share common experiences, learn from each other, and strengthen the web of support within our communities, support empowerment of women while working for social, institutional and systemic change.

Training is offered in person, over the phone and online, often in partnership with local community groups and organizations. Our trainers and facilitators are established, knowledgeable, experienced and skilled in development and delivery of skill based training workshops grounded in strong theoretical frameworks and current research.

The women who founded Battered Women’s Support Services in 1979, recognized the importance of public education and training for social change.  Training and public education are at the heart of our organization and key to our work to end violence against girls and women.  For over 30 years, Battered Women’s Support Services has delivered training and education workshops across sectors and regions in Canada.  

Strategic Interventions is a social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services. Training and events may have a fee, may have a suggested donation, may be privately or publicly funded and/or be free of charge. Revenue generated from fees go into related expenses, and funding critical and essential violence prevention and intervention services operated by Battered Women’s Support Services. Last Year…Here’s How We Delivered On Our Commitment



To register, to partner and/or schedule a training session for your organization or region, contact Strategic Interventions at:


Phone: 604-687-1868

Toll-free at 1-855-687-1868 Ext 311