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Self-directed course: Understanding and Responding to GBV in Immigrant and Refugee Communities

OCASI / Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence invites you to the upcoming self-directed course: Understanding and Responding to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Immigrant and Refugee Communities.

This six-module online self-directed course is developed to help front-line practitioners working with immigrant and refugee communities to better understand issues of gender-based violence and develop a supportive response for survivors with intersectional identities.

Course Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of using anti-racism, anti-oppression, and intersectional frameworks when supporting immigrants and refugees.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of violence specific to immigrant and refugee communities.
  • Identify and practice applying strategies for responding to disclosures of violence, considering the intersectional needs of diverse immigrant and refugee communities.
  • Name specific ways that frontline workers can support immigrant and refugee survivors of GBV at the individual and systemic levels and through community engagement.
  • Outline practical strategies for front-line workers to practice self-care and community care and recognize and avoid compassion fatigue.

The course is offered over a 7-week period, to allow participants enough time to complete and receive the certificate. This is self-directed online training, meaning you can go at your own pace and complete the modules whenever you can. Participants will receive access to the course on May 16th at 9:00 AM, which will close on July 4th at 5:00 PM.

For more information, please contact Maggie To at

Event Details

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