This webinar is hosting by Bahar Taheri from the BC Refugee Hub. Join speakers Rosa Elena Arteaga, Manager of Direct Service and Clinical Practice – Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) and Mona Hassannia, Registered Clinical Counsellor – Nia Counselling, for this training webinar on supporting refugees and refugee claimants facing domestic violence.
Speaker: Rosa Elena Arteaga, Manager of Direct Service and Clinical Practice – Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS)
Rosa Arteaga has been working in the anti-violence field for over twenty years delivering workshops on violence against self-identified girls and women, and providing training to service providers at the national and international level. In her role as Manager of Direct Services and Clinical Practice, she oversees a number of programs within BWSS.
Rosa will be presenting on:
How to recognize signs of domestic violence in clients
What steps to take to support the client
What are special circumstances impacting refugees and refugee claimants (that might be different than other groups)
Limitations of the support a front line worker can provide and making referrals
Changes and increased instances of violence due to COVID-19
Introduction to the 2019 toolkit by BWSS and BC Refugee Hub
Mona Hassannia is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist with Nia Counselling providing therapy, team debriefings and workshops in Vancouver. She has over 15 years of front-line and management experiences in the settlement sector.
Mona will be presenting on:
Supporting victims of abuse and violence as a front-line worker
Understanding vicarious trauma and best practices in avoiding burnout
Self care – a necessity for front-line workers
Working remotely while supporting clients – how to create boundaries