PEACE 1: Introduction to Working with Children and Youth Experiencing Violence focuses on learning how to work from a feminist and child-centered perspective. Participants learn important background on child and youth development, and how a child or youth’s development may be affected by exposure to violence. PEACE 1 looks at two specific areas of child and youth development that are particularly relevant: attachment and resilience. It discusses how to work with children and youth who come from minority or marginalized backgrounds, and how to foster community awareness and advocacy on behalf of these children and youth, and their families. 


Pre-requisite: Foundations in Violence Against Women v2.0

Full member fee: $60.00 CDN
Associate member fee: $90.00 CDN

 Non-member fee: $125.00 CDN

Instructor

BC Society of Transition Houses

The BC Society of Transition Houses develops and delivers online and in-person training tailored to the needs of anti-violence workers who work directly with women, children and youth experiencing violence.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Unit 1: Approaching Domestic Violence from a Feminist Perspective, Using Psychoeducational Methods

    • Learning Objectives for Unit 1

    • Topic 1: What is Exposure to Domestic Violence

    • Impact of Exposure to Violence Against Women

    • Review of Topic: Exposure to Domestic Violence

    • Topic 2: Working from a Feminist Perspective

    • Best Practices

    • Characteristics of Feminist Counseling

    • Power Differences

    • Sexualization of Girls in Mass Media

    • Implications

    • Review of Topic: Working from a Feminist Prespective

    • Topic 3: Psychoeducational Methods in PEACE Programs

    • Group and Individual Support

    • Review of Topic: Psychoeducational Methods

  • 3

    Unit 2: Working From a Child-Centred Perspective

    • Learning Objectives

    • Strengths-Based Practice

    • Quiz: Strengths-based Practices

    • The Child's Ecological Context

    • Quiz: The Child's Ecological Context

    • Engagement and Relationship Building

    • Quiz: Relationship Building

    • Summary of Unit 2

  • 4

    Unit 3: Child Development and Developmental Theory

    • Learning Objectives

    • Topic 1: An Overview on Current Theories of Child Development

    • Review of Topic: Current Theories of Child Development

    • Topic 2: Current Theory on the Effect of Trauma on Child Development

    • Review of Topic: Current Theories on the Effect of Trauma on Child Development

    • Summary of Unit 3

  • 5

    Unit 4: Working with Children from Minority Communities

    • Learning Objectives

    • Topic 1: Aboriginal Families

    • Barriers to Service for Aboriginal Families

    • Review of Topic: Aboriginal Families

    • Topic 2: New Canadians

    • Review of Topic: New Canadians

    • Topic 3: Differing Abilities and Accessibility

    • Review of Topic: Differing Abilities and Accessibilitiy

    • Topic 4: Parents in Same Sex Relationships and Transgender Parents

    • (continued) Obstacles facing Parents in Same Sex Relationships and Transgender Parents

    • Review of Topic: Parents in Same Sex Relationships and Transgender Parents

    • Summary of Unit 4

  • 6

    Unit 5: Attachment Theory

    • Learning Objectives

    • Topic 1: What is Attachment?

    • Four Types of Attachment

    • Review of Topic: What is Attachment?

    • Topic 2: How is Attachment Created and Maintained?

    • Review of Topic: Attachment Creation and Maintenance

    • Topic 3: Attachment in Children Exposed to Violence

    • Review of Topic: Attachment in Children Exposed to Violence

    • Summary of Unit 5

  • 7

    Unit 6: Resilience

    • Learning Objectives

    • Topic 1: What do we mean by resilience?

    • I Have, I Am, I Can

    • Review of Topic: Resilience

    • Topic 2: Risk and protective factors

    • Protective Factors

    • Review of Topic: Risk & Protective Factors

    • Topic 3: Resilience as a learned skill

    • Review of Topic: Resilience as a learned skill

    • Summary of Unit 6

  • 8

    Unit 7: Impacts on Children

    • Learning Objectives

    • Topic 1: The impact varies according to the circumstances

    • Review of Topic: Impacts based on circumstances

    • Topic 2: The impact varies according to the child's stage of development

    • (Continued) The impact varies according to the child's stage of development

    • Summary of Immediate Effects

    • Review of Topic: Impact Based on Stage of Development

    • Summary of Unit 7

  • 9

    Resources

    • ​Resources and References