The October 15- 18, 2013 Family Violence and Bullying training scheduled for Smoky Lake has been cancelled. We will be working with the trainer, Connie Pollard on some new dates for early 2014. Sorry for the inconvenience.
You are invited to join us for:
Family Violence Awareness Month
Public Legal Education Sessions
November 29, 2012
Portage College Room 143
Lac La Biche, Alberta
9:30 – Noon The Cycle of Violence and Forms of Abuse
Families and community members can play a key role in preventing family violence. People impacted by family violence usually turn first to those they trust. This is usually extended family, friends, neighbours, co-workers or spiritual leaders. After that, people may reach out to a service agency or seek out government services such as police, courts and child protection.
Families dealing with violence are often not aware of the wide range of services that could help them. If they do know, they may hesitate to come forward. Other community members can help support them to connect to sources of help. Please join us for this special PLE session and learn about the family violence warning signs, what to do and where to get help.
Presenter: Trina McDonald, Family Violence Team Lead
Hope Haven Women’s Shelter
1:00 – 4:00 Family Violence and the Law
Domestic violence can occur as isolated major incidents or as a number of minor incidents that don’t seem serious on their own, but together form an abusive pattern of behaviour. All forms of domestic violence are hurtful. That being said, some forms are against the Criminal Law of Canada while others are not. Please join us to learn more about Family Violence and the Law.
Presenter: Melody Littell, Program Coordinator
Lac La Biche Victim Service Society
To register for one or more sessions, or for more information please call or text Belva Cardinal at 780-238-7477 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can register online at llbfamilyviolencesession.eventbrite.ca
This PLE event is part of Family Violence Prevention Month, which takes place every November in Alberta. If you think someone you know is experiencing family violence, reach out by calling the Family Violence Info Line at 310-1818. To learn more, visit www.familyviolence.alberta.ca
Partners in providing Public Legal Education:
In recognition of Family Violence Month, you are invited to join us for these Public Legal Education sessions:
November 28, 2012
Portage College (Room 2320)
Cold Lake Alberta
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Session: Family Violence and the Law
Presenter: David Zimmerman, Program Coordinator
Cold Lake Victim Service Unit
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Session: Dating Violence
The difference between healthy, unhealthy and Abusive behaviors in dating relationships
Presenter: Kim Schmidtz, Family Service Coordinator
Cold Lake FCSS
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Session: The Better Way Program
A presentation on the Program offered in Cold Lake for both men and women who want to make improvements their relationship.
Presenter: Brenda Zimmerman, Addictions Counsellor
To register for one or more sessions, or for more information please call or text Belva Cardinal at 780-238-7477 or by email at email@example.com. You can register online at coldlakefamilyviolence.eventbrite.ca
Partners in providing Public Legal Education:
Please Join us for
Bearpaw Legal Education Family Law Sessions
The A-B-Cs of the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act (9:30 am to 11:30 am)
This workshop helps participants navigate their way through Children’s Services and explores the legal rights, programs, and resources available to families. The target audience is frontline family support workers and families who are involved with or risk becoming involved with Children’s Services.
Family Group Conferencing (12:30 – 1:30 pm)
The FGCs are circle processes for families, courtworkers and other community support groups as well as Alberta Children and Youth Services. The FGCs can happen after a child is apprehended and before they are placed in a foster or kinship care situation. The idea is that all parties involved, including the child, have a say in the plan for that child. It is based on a traditional approach to healing.
Parenting – Legal Rights and Responsibilities (1:30 pm to 3:30 pm)
This workshop highlights the legal rights and responsibilities that come with having children. The target audience for this workshop is young parents or parents-to-be, or those that work with this particular demographic.
Presenter: Nadine Callihoo, Bearpaw Legal Education
Location: St. Paul Portage College, Room 145
Date & Time: May 29, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE, however registration is required (for one or all sessions). Registration deadline is May 28th at noon.
To register, contact Shelley Jackson at 780-623-5680, or online at our eventbrite page or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the poster here.
Here are some upcoming sessions we have scheduled:
May 23- Youth Criminal Justice Act – Saddle Lake Boys & Girls Club
May 29 – St. Paul – Bearpaw Family Law (3 Sessions)
May 30 – Cold Lake First Nation – Bearpaw Family Law (3 Sessions)
June 6- Vegreville – Realities of Distracted & Impaired Driving (High School)
June 8 – Cold Lake – Little Warriors/ Stewards of Children
June 12- St. Paul – Brain Injury Awareness/ Community Engagement Session (Agenda TBA, please call Shelley for more details)
June 21- Kikino Aborginal Day
As always, if you are interested in attending a PLE session, please contact Shelley Jackson at 780-623-5680, or via www.PLEonline.ca or by email at email@example.com