Consent and Sexual Violence Facilitator’s Workshop

*Note: This session has passed. Please view the recording (and resources) below.

This session is offered as part of a series of webinars focused on student wellness in partnership with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.

This 90-minute session will cover the essentials of the Consent and Sexual Violence: Training and Facilitation Guide and is appropriate for both staff and student facilitators. Participants will learn how to adapt the training to suit their respective institutions while maintaining the most important elements of the training materials. The session will offer tips for facilitators in dealing with the challenging nature of the material and provide support for building cultures of consent on campus.

Presenters:

Melissa Singh (she/her) is a registered social worker currently working in private practice with individuals and groups in Tkaronto, Ontario. Over the past eight years, Melissa has worked in a variety of community and post-secondary settings providing both direct support for survivors and advocacy, research, and policy advice on issues of sexualized violence. Before moving to Ontario, Melissa worked as the support and advocacy coordinator at the UBC AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre until 2019. Outside work, Melissa enjoys gardening, cooking, and collecting records.

Sandra Suasnabar Alberco (she/her/ella) is an Indigenous therapeutic counselor, advocate, and educator originally from Peru with 15 years of anti-violence experience working in community-based social-justice agency, education, and health settings. She has extensive experience and is committed to developing, implementing, and providing direct support services to survivors of systemic oppression, violence, and abuse. Sandra’s work in post-secondary environments has been as a manager, advocate, educator, facilitator, and support worker. She holds an MA in Expressive Arts Therapy and Psychology in addition to extensive training and experience working from trauma-informed approaches, anti-oppression practice, narrative therapy, popular education, and Indigenous worldviews toward healing and wellness. In the most recent years, Sandra has been living and working in remote Indigenous communities in northern Canada.

This event is free. To ensure we have an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, we’ve added registration to all our sessions.

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