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August 2020

Brown Bag: August 2020 – Meaningful Engagement with People with Lived Experience

Regional Victim Assistance Training

August 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Building organizations’ capacity to support survivors’ needs is a significant part of the overall survivor experience. Many traditional survivor inclusion efforts suggest meaningful engagement is about inviting survivors into decision-making spaces that have not previously been available. However, without recognizing factors such as power dynamics and past trauma as potential barriers to survivor participation/engagement, and how organizations may recreate or force survivors to relive these dynamics and traumas, efforts can fall short of the desired impact. Organizations need effective tools…

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