On October 19, Luke’s Place presented at the national Domestic Homicide Prevention Conference on our use of Internet technology for training women’s service providers. Our slide presentation is available on the conference website.
For all of our advocate trainings, we include online components on our training website as well as face-to-face events. The online training format can vary, from downloadable resources to multi-module e-learnings with narrated slideshows and online activities.
We’ve had great success with blended learning. Workers begin these training programs with e-learning modules on family law facts and processes as well as common strategies for legal service delivery.
The group then meets face-to-face with the Luke’s Place training team to discuss the nuances of the law and the reality of women’s experiences in their community, and problem-solve around local challenges.
After the in-person event, training modules are available that cover more in-depth issues, like using case law and presenting evidence.
Agencies participating in our training packages usually have access to the online material for many months after the training event, proving an invaluable resource for onboarding new staff and volunteers.
Luke’s Place expertise delivering online and in-person training is honed by our many years doing this work. Not only have we delivered face-to-face training to women’s agencies in most communities in Ontario over the past decade, we trained over 2,000 Legal Aid staff in 2016/2017 and have trained the province’s Family Court Support Workers (FCSW) since 2011. We also host and moderate the FCSW Discussion Area, an online platform for networking and ongoing professional development for these community-based advocates.
Luke’s Place covers a wide variety of topics related to women’s legal needs and challenges:
- Gender-based analysis of violence against women, family law and family court
- Intersections between family law/court and criminal law/court
- Intersections between family law and immigration law
- Separation violence and family court
- Providing support to women who do not have a lawyer
- Working effectively with lawyers and court officials
- Marriage/divorce/common-law relationships
- Legal bullying, a common form of post-separation abuse
- Court-related safety planning
- Family court process, step by step
- Collecting and presenting evidence, including evidence of online abuse
- Custody and access
- Child and spousal support
- Division of property
- Domestic contracts
- Child protection
- Emergency motions
- Technology issues for women and workers
- Managing the work
If you have an issue you want training for, but don’t see it on this list, let us know. Learn more about our training services.