Battered Women Support Services Presents…

CORE Training

For Spring 2016, Battered Women’s Support Services is offering CORE Training as a five-day program of study through our Strategic Interventions Training for service providers. Delivered by trained facilitators who work from an empowerment model and from a feminist, anti-oppression perspective, our CORE Training will cover essential topics in order to better understand gender violence, sexual violence, the role of men, challenges to healing and advocacy opportunities to help move forward.

The goal of Strategic Interventions is professional development for front line workers, social service providers, advocates, community organizers and managers rooted in a Decolonizing, intersectional feminist analysis of violence against girls and women. Each of our Strategic Interventions offers training and events designed for individuals working in a helping capacity with women, girls, men, families where violence and abuse are present. CORE Training is our basic workshop series that offers a solid grounding of knowledge for those who are actively dealing with these issues.

Our established, gold star curriculum has trained thousands of people over the past 36 years. We know that employees hire graduates of our program which means that taking this CORE Training leads to increased employability. More importantly, our work helps women build strength and resiliency through better direct service delivery.

CORE Training will include the following workshop topics:

  • Historical, Legal and Social Context of Gender Violence
  • Violence in Intimate Relationships
  • Sexual Violence
  • The Role of Men
  • Gender Violence, Substance Use and Mental Health
  • Violence Against Women and the Law
  • Advocating for Effective Systemic Response
  • Moving Ahead

We look forward to welcoming you to our workshops for CORE Training which will be held during Prevention of Violence Against Women week.

DATE:           April 18 – 22, 2016
TIME:            10 am to 4 pm
LOCATION:   1092 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC (My Sister’s Closet)
DETAILS:      Refreshments will be provided
Small class size
COST:           $565.00

Please note:  Refunds are possible minus administrative fee of $50 up until April 12

Register here

For more information contact Rona at or call 778-558-7179


Alternatively, you can help us to offer these important training services by making a donation today. We believe strongly that both education and training remain vital to our work to end violence against girls and women.