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Understanding Sexual Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities Level 1

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OCASI - Initiative to End Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is pleased to announce the upcoming self-directed online course on Understanding Sexual Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities Level 1

Course Description

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

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define sexual violence and describe its impact on diverse immigrant and refugee communities in Canada.
  • Explain the importance of using an anti-oppressive framework when supporting survivors of sexual violence as well as practical strategies for applying this framework in your work.
  • Outline the legal and social service supports available for people who experience sexual violence as well as systemic barriers experienced by racialized, immigrant and refugee women.
  • Describe how to effectively respond to disclosures of sexual violence in ways that promote cultural safety and protect against victim-blaming.
  • Identify and promote strategies for practicing selfcare; for preventing burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue; and for advancing resilience at the individual and community levels.

Course is offered over a 5 week period, to allow participants enough time to complete and receive certificate. This is a self-directed online training, meaning you can go at your own pace and complete the modules whenever you can.

For more information, please contact: Maggie To at

Event Details

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