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First Response Toolkit – Capacity Building Training for Front-Line Staff

November 6, 2018 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

First Response Toolkit – Capacity Building Training for Front-Line Staff

Women Against Violence (WAV) is an Action Group of the Toronto West Local Immigration Partnership (TWLIP) that aims to promote the message:

“Gender-based violence is everyone’s issue to address.”

The Action Group supports local community organizations in enhancing knowledge and building capacity to address this issue.

This is a free half-day training on toolkit prepared to assist frontline staff support clients who are victims of Gender-Based Violence. Attendees will have an enhanced ability to respond to clients’ needs and situations including,

  • increase women’s safety
  • provide information on resources and options for clients
  • make effective, timely referrals to specialized services and supports and
  • encourage women to take action to end the violence and begin to take steps towards positive changes in their lives.


9:00 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 9:45 Opening and Welcome

9:45 – 10:05 Guest Speakers

10:05 – 11:00 First Response Toolkit 2nd Edition for Frontline Staff

  • Purpose of the Toolkit
  • Defining Violence against Women
  • The Dynamics of Abuse
  • The Cycle of Abuse
  • First Response Steps: Identifying Abuse & Responding to a Disclosure

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:45 First Response Toolkit 2nd Edition for Frontline Staff Continued

  • First Response Steps: Basic Safety Planning
  • Practice LIVES
  • Sample of VAW Incident Form (COSTI)
  • Referral Chart
  • Crisis Lines & Resources
  • Glossary of VAW Terms

11:45 – 12:25 Case Scenario – Group Activity

12:25 – 12:30 Closing

~~ Light Refreshments will be provided ~~

Space is Limited, for more information please contact:

TTC: North York Centre Station

Parking (paid): Parking Authority lot on Beecroft Road

Driving: northbound on Yonge, turn left on North York Blvd. to Beecroft Rd., then straight through to municipal parking lot (operated by Parking Authority) Southbound on Yonge, turn right on Park Home Ave., then left on Beecroft Rd. (municipal parking lot on right at North York Blvd.). From the 401: Exit at Yonge Street, North to North York Blvd. (The Toronto Centre for the Arts is on the corner), turn left, to Beecroft Rd., turn right. Municipal parking lot is on the left hand side.


November 6, 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Event Category:


Toronto West Local Immigration Partnership (TWLIP)


North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge St, Members' Lounge Lower level (centre stairs on left)
Toronto, Ontario M2N 5V7 Canada
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