Online Training

A number of self-paced, self-directed online courses are available through BC Society of Transition Houses to support anti-violence workers in their professional development.

Fees vary according to membership, depending on whether someone is a Full Member, Associate Member or a Non Member.

You can print off a Training Passbook – Anti-violence Workers or Training Passbook – PEACE Program Counsellors to help you keep track of the training you have completed.

BCSTH also hosts regular webinars. Our Webinar Library is available to BCSTH Members.

Online Training

Foundations in Violence Against Women

Understanding violence against women in Canada.

This self-directed online course provides an introduction to understanding the causes, nature, effects and scope of violence against women generally and in Canada specifically.

The history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement is explored. This course also outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework to provide some grounding assumptions for anti-violence work outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses and in-person training.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced, Between 4 to 6 hours
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

This course is a prerequisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Foundations in Violence Against Women

This self-directed online course provides an introduction to understanding the causes, nature, effects and scope of violence against women generally and in Canada specifically.

The history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement is explored. This course also outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework to provide some grounding assumptions for anti-violence work outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses and in-person training.

This course is a pre-requisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced, Between 4 to 6 hours
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

This course is a prerequisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Building Supports: Promising Practices

The goal of the Building Supports Promising Practices training is to enhance the capacity, practices and policies of transition house staff and management to better support immigrant and refugee women leaving violence. Participants will gain an understanding of promising practices and policies that can enhance current transition house service delivery and ensure that they are culturally safe and relevant.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Building Supports: Promising Practices

This self-directed online course provides an introduction to understanding the causes, nature, effects and scope of violence against women generally and in Canada specifically.

The history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement is explored. This course also outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework to provide some grounding assumptions for anti-violence work outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses and in-person training.

This course is a pre-requisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Increasing Access for Indigenous Women

Indigenous women experience distinct forms of violence as a result of historical and contemporary colonial policies and attitudes. The layering of colonial and gender violence has resulted in devastating outcomes.

This training is intended to provide staff and managers at transition houses, second stage houses and safe homes in BC with tools to increase access to services for Indigenous women and their families who are seeking safety from violence.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Increasing Access for Indigenous Women

This self-directed online course provides an introduction to understanding the causes, nature, effects and scope of violence against women generally and in Canada specifically.

The history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement is explored. This course also outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework to provide some grounding assumptions for anti-violence work outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses and in-person training.

This course is a pre-requisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Legal Issues Supporting Women and Children Experiencing Violence Training & Webinar Series

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide front line workers legal information and resources tailored to meet the needs of the anti-violence sector. The toolkit aims to be a relevant and accessible resource regarding key legal issues and to support the services provided to women and children by increasing the legal knowledge of the anti-violence sector.

In addition to the Toolkit, there are four webinars on topics that have been identified by BCSTH member programs as priorities.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Legal Issues Supporting Women and Children Experiencing Violence Training & Webinar Series

This self-directed online course provides an introduction to understanding the causes, nature, effects and scope of violence against women generally and in Canada specifically.

The history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement is explored. This course also outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework to provide some grounding assumptions for anti-violence work outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses and in-person training.

This course is a pre-requisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

PEACE I: Introduction to Working with Children and Youth Experiencing Violence

PEACE I focuses on learning how to work from a feminist and child-centred 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 I 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. This course is also useful to others supporting children and youth who are experiencing violence.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced, Approximately 3 to 5 hours
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

PEACE I: Introduction to Working with Children and Youth Experiencing Violence

This self-directed online course provides an introduction to understanding the causes, nature, effects and scope of violence against women generally and in Canada specifically.

The history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement is explored. This course also outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework to provide some grounding assumptions for anti-violence work outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses and in-person training.

This course is a pre-requisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced, Approximately 3 to 5 hours
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

PEACE II: Supporting Children and Youth Experiencing Violence Against Women

PEACE II teaches how to design and run a PEACE program; how to work with mothers and with other professional service providers; and how to ensure support for PEACE counsellors. This course is also useful to others supporting children and youth who are experiencing violence.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced, Approximately 3 to 5 hours
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

PEACE II: Supporting Children and Youth Experiencing Violence Against Women

This self-directed online course provides an introduction to understanding the causes, nature, effects and scope of violence against women generally and in Canada specifically.

The history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement is explored. This course also outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework to provide some grounding assumptions for anti-violence work outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses and in-person training.

This course is a pre-requisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced, Approximately 3 to 5 hours
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Supporting Women with Mental Wellness and Substance Use Needs in Safe Homes, Transition & Second Stage Houses

This course is designed to support Transition House, Second Stage and Safe Home staff in understanding the connections between violence, substance use and mental wellness, unpacking common beliefs and assumptions about women who use substances and/or experience varying levels of mental wellness, and exploring best practices and tools for lowering barriers to all women seeking safety from violence. This course is an online, extended version of BCSTH’s Reducing Barriers training, and we recommend it to members who have not taken Reducing Barriers before, those for whom online access is more convenient, as well as those who have taken Reducing Barriers and would like a refresh and deeper dive into the topic.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Supporting Women with Mental Wellness and Substance Use Needs in Safe Homes, Transition & Second Stage Houses

This self-directed online course provides an introduction to understanding the causes, nature, effects and scope of violence against women generally and in Canada specifically.

The history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement is explored. This course also outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework to provide some grounding assumptions for anti-violence work outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses and in-person training.

This course is a pre-requisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Violence Is Preventable Training (VIP)

VIP Training is a self-directed online course focusing on an overview of violence prevention in the context of gender-based violence in Canada, including our society’s thoughts about children and youth’s exposure to violence against their mothers, and how prevention activities can help. Rooted in BCSTH’s belief in feminist principles, this training provides reasons and ways to talk about violence prevention that are child centered and developmentally appropriate.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced, Approximately 3 to 5 hours
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Violence Is Preventable Training (VIP)

This self-directed online course provides an introduction to understanding the causes, nature, effects and scope of violence against women generally and in Canada specifically.

The history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement is explored. This course also outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework to provide some grounding assumptions for anti-violence work outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses and in-person training.

This course is a pre-requisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced, Approximately 3 to 5 hours
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Working in Transition Housing Programs

Transition Housing Programs are unique environments, with most entailing communal living environments with women, youth and children who may be in the midst of, or overcoming, crises.This course explores the basics of transition house work and offers an opportunity to learn about practices relative to the goals of our work while employing critical thinking skills to some of the different scenarios that will come up.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Working in Transition Housing Programs

This self-directed online course provides an introduction to understanding the causes, nature, effects and scope of violence against women generally and in Canada specifically.

The history of the transition housing and anti-violence advocates’ movement is explored. This course also outlines the principles of an intersectional feminist framework to provide some grounding assumptions for anti-violence work outlined in subsequent BCSTH courses and in-person training.

This course is a pre-requisite for all other BCSTH courses and/or training.

Training Hours
Self-directed, Self-paced
Fee
$60 for Full Members
$90 for Associate Members
$125 for Non Members

Other Training Options

Discover the online, in-person and customized training options we offer, tailored to the needs of anti-violence workers.
BC Society of Transition Houses develops and delivers in-person training tailored to the needs of anti-violence workers who work directly with women, children and youth experiencing violence.
If you are interested in customized or fee-for-service training, please contact training@bcsth.ca
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