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Provincial Learning Event Webinar – Exploring Restorative Approaches to Adult Abuse, Neglect & Self Neglect
October 20, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Registration is now open for our next Provincial Learning Event webinar!
Topic: Exploring Restorative Approaches to Adult Abuse, Neglect & Self Neglect – presented by Dr. Alana Abramson (Criminology, Faculty @ Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and BC CRN Regional Mentor Jane Osborne
When: Oct 20, 2020 10:30 AM PDT
Our provincial learning events are always virtual, so it’s safe to still participate in them during the COVID-19 emergency.
In this packed online session, some of the questions up for discussion include:
• What is the potential role for a restorative justice response to adult abuse and neglect? Why would we consider this approach?
• Who has a role to play in the process?
• Why do Community Response Networks or Community Health Networks facilitate this approach?
• What protocols need to be in place between the responding agencies?
• What are the criteria for making a referral? What are the skills and experience needed for facilitators of these types of cases?
• What are some examples of restorative responses to abuse and neglect cases?
After a 30-year career in information technology management and organizational development (IBM, UBC and Metro Vancouver among others), Jane Osborne retired to explore the joys of working in community. Over the past 20 years, she has focused her energies on project and volunteer work provincially and locally; initially on the North Shore of Vancouver and more recently on Central Vancouver Island as a passionate advocate for social justice. Dr. Abramson has been involved in the field of restorative justice (RJ) as a researcher, practitioner, and trainer since 1999. She has extensive experience implementing RJ in community, prison, and school contexts. In 2017, Dr. Abramson was the recipient of the Restorative Justice Award from the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General. She also worked to develop the first victim-sensitive principles and standards for restorative justice providers in BC. Dr. Abramson is currently a full-time Criminology Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Coordinator and Facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project, member of the Interior Restorative Justice Hub, Inside Out Instructor, Board Member for BC Bereavement Society and the BC Association of Restorative Justice, and trainer for Achieve/Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute.
Provincial Learning Events are free webinars that take place on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Everyone is welcome.
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