Creating a Safer Community: Learning the language and skills of intervention

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Learning Level: Novice, new to the field or this topic

Domains of Practice: Relationship and Communication

Price: $50.00

Course Description

This webinar provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and sense of responsibility to safely and effectively intervene in potentially dangerous situations and offer support to those that have experienced sexual violence. A range of problematic behaviours will be explored as well as effective means of de-escalating situations, educating peers and supporting those impacted. Because this is a community-based model focused on creating a safe and inclusive culture, the skills and knowledge discussed in this presentation can be applied by anyone. You workers are encouraged to share these learnings with colleagues, clients, and community members.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this webinar you should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of bystander intervention and identify the supports and barriers to intervening;
  • Recognize the continuum of inappropriate behaviours and how structural and cultural factors normalize violence toward particular groups;
  • Develop skills to safely and effectively intervene and communicate with individuals with problematic behaviours;
  • How to safely respond to a disclosure of sexual violence.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is designed for anyone interested in social justice work at the community level. The nature of the skills and content presented contribute to assertive communication practices and inclusive language and behaviours for participants. Those hoping to gain skills in educating family and peers on appropriate language and behaviours will find this webinar useful.

Your Presenter: Matty Hillman, MA, CYC

MATTY HILLMAN, MA, CYC, is a Child and Youth Care instructor at Selkirk College located in the beautiful Kootenay region of British Columbia, the traditional territory of the Sinixt people. His research interests include sexual violence prevention and response on post-secondary campuses, healthy masculinities, and critical youth mentorship. As a muralist, he is especially interested in the intersection of youth work and public art – exploring the opportunity these complimentary practices create for empowerment, community building and social justice advancements

What can you expect from a CYC Assets Webinar?

CYC Assets’ webinars are designed to resemble a workshop; expect to participate in activities, ask questions and actively engage with your facilitators and others attending the webinar. Each webinar is approximately 2 hours in length.

Prior to the webinar date, you may be sent an email with any pre-course materials your facilitator would like you to review to prepare. Many webinars will have material available for download to refer to as you participate. During the webinar, you will use the chat feature to interact with other participants and the instructor. You do not need a web camera to participate in our webinars.

At the end of the webinar, you will be provided with a list of resources including web resources, articles, books, and client resources that were discussed or referred to during the webinar.

To receive a certificate of completion you will be required to complete a knowledge assessment (KAT) and pass.

You will have access to the webinar for seven days, where you are able to email the webinar facilitator with any further questions you may have. We highly recommend you make every effort to attend the live webinar, however, if you are unable to attend, we’ll send you a link to the recording. You will also have access for seven days following the live event and the opportunity to email any question you have to the facilitator. When you purchase access to a webinar it is intended for your personal use only. If you are part of a group or organization requiring access for multiple staff, please contact CYC Assets for group pricing at

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Once your payment has been processed CYC Assets does not offer a refund. If you cannot attend the webinar live, we will provide you with a link to the recording.
If CYC Assets cancels a scheduled webinar for any reason the webinar will be resecheduled. If the webinar cannot be rescheduled your registration fee will be refunded in full.

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