CMHA Kootenays has received funds from the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General to deliver a series of workshops and information sessions that will allow our community to be involved with enhancing their responses to domestic violence and or sexual assault against Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and girls.
Our goal is for the workshops will bring awareness, hope, and skills to our community members directly or indirectly facing sexual violence, sexual abuse, Indigenous racial violence, and other unsafe situations.
Due to COVID-19, the FREE 3-hour workshops originally scheduled to be delivered in-person will now be delivered on-line. Each workshop will be offered twice within the year, with one workshop each month for the next 12 months commencing on October 2 2020. Workshop topics include:
- the cycle of violence in relationships and identifying the signs
- conflict resolution and how to deal with lateral violence and power-over in relationships,
- managing anxiety and depression due to physical, mental, emotional and sexual violence
- self-care and social media including sexualized violence on-line.
- spirituality and healing
- self-esteem and self worth: awareness and empowerment to begin to heal from violence/sexualized violence.
These workshops are open to whomever would like to attend.
Watch our EVENTS page for dates/topics and how to register.