Trainings and Presentations

Are you planning a conference, educational activity, or public awareness event, and need a dynamic and powerful speaker? Would your team benefit from targeted training and professional development?

Whether you’re looking for a quick, one-hour webinar, or lunch-and-learn session, or a more intensive, half-day or full-day workshop, the team at Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research (SOAR) can help.

Our trainings teach participants how to recognize IPV-caused BI in a variety of contexts, and offer tips on putting that knowledge into practice.

We’ve worked with academics, health care workers, clinical counsellors, police, victim services workers, women’s shelter staff, lawyers, and brain injury advocates, and we’d love to work with you!

Here’s what participants have to say:

“I appreciated the combination of the science with the sociological aspect.”

“Great course! Presenters were wonderful and I learned a lot.”

“I truly enjoyed every second of the presentation. It was dynamic, the flow was excellent, and I wish you all the best in your work.”

“Very, very, very well done. I think this was hugely important content for our work.”

More Testimonials

“It was invaluable having Karen's knowledge and SOAR’s resources reach all the staff at our organization. Our community clinic offers a team-based approach to health care, which means we deliver compassionate and culturally-sensitive care, and bring together doctors, nurses, counsellors, social workers and cross-cultural health promoters to deliver services. The research and education we received from SOAR helped spark conversations about domestic violence both across and inter-departmentally in the entire organization, and we’re confident it will improve our response to victims of abuse and violence.”

Keira Smith-Tague

Violence Prevention Coordinator, REACH Community Health Centre

“We all sat together and debriefed your workshop and worked through the Concussion Awareness Training Tool for Women’s Support Workers online course. It was great how it reinforced what you'd presented to us. I think your workshop/online course will become an important part of our training, because symptoms of head injury will be something our participants need to recognize in doing outreach work.”

Theresa Husar

Employment Facilitator, YMCA Community Service Worker Employment Program

“When Karen came to deliver the SOAR IPV-BI training, she rose to the challenge of catering to a bit of a mashed up group of support workers. Our group consisted of transition house staff, second stage housing staff and brain injury community support workers. Given that wide spread of experience and expertise, she was able to present the information in a way that everyone in the room could benefit. It was interactive and consisted of group activities to help break up the learning. The training was practical and easy to follow, with modules that were accessible to all kinds of learning styles. The staff had lots of positive feedback on the training and left equipped with tools to help women they may cross paths with in their work who are impacted by this issue.”

Measha Gallagher

Intimate Partner Violence and Brain Injury Services Program Coordinator at The Cridge Centre for the Family Brain Injury Services

“Thank you so much for the wonderful workshop and for sending the follow up information. I plan on sharing what I learned with the rest of my team at Coquitlam RCMP Victim Services. I really enjoyed your workshop, it was the most engaging one I attended in the 2 day event.”

Grace Olson

Crisis Intervention Worker, Coquitlam RCMP Victim Services Unit

“The team at SOAR offer a high-quality training experience. The content was well-researched and relevant, the visual and printed material was professional, and the presenter was very engaging. I would recommend SOAR training to any group looking to increase their knowledge about the interconnection between intimate partner violence and brain injury.”

Candace Stretch

The Cridge Centre for the Family

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