This 4-module, self-directed online training is designed to introduce VAW front-line workers to the most critical criminal law issues for women who have experienced physical or sexual violence, or criminal harassment, and who are, or are considering becoming involved with the criminal court and/or related systems.

Module Topics: Canada’s two court systems, roles of key players within the criminal system, common charges, basic language, role of the advocate, making a statement, laying charges, bail, Crown resolution meetings, evidence – including rape kits, testifying – including cross examination, standard of proof, victim impact statements, sentencing, mandatory charging, dual/counter charging, rape myths and stereotypes, historical sexual violence, relationship between criminal and family court, access to legal information and advice, helpful criminal-related processes, maintaining privacy of records, individual and systemic advocacy, court accompaniment, and emotional support.

System requirements: To access audio component, you will require speakers and/or headphones, and a medium to high speed Internet connection; however, transcripts accompany all audio lectures.

Cost: $200.00

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Development of this course is supported by a grant from The Law Foundation of Ontario

Description

This self-directed training provides information on a variety of issues encountered when supporting woman abuse survivors and their children through the family court process.

Module topics: Dynamics of Abuse, Family Law Overview, Safety, Presenting Evidence of Abuse to the Court, Family Court Process, Working with a Lawyer, Role of the Advocate, and After Court Is Over.

After She Leaves consists of audio components (text provided), online documents, links and activities. It was developed by family law expert Pamela Cross of Luke's Place in partnership with Springtide Resources.

More information: detailed training description and taped webinar

Cost

$250 - pay by PayPal, credit card or cheque

Access time

You will have 8 weeks access to the training once your payment has been processed. During this period, you may access the training from any computer that meets the following system requirements.

System Requirements

Internet Connection: A high-speed internet connection is recommended, but not required, for participation in this training. Such a connection will ensure that the audio components (short "lecturettes") of the training are easy to download.

Medium-speed connections, such as those provided by "Rocket Sticks", will be able to access the audio as well, although you may need to wait for the lecturette file to load completely. If the loading of the audio file stalls, refresh the page in your browser and wait 5 minutes for it to fully reload.

If you have a dial-up internet connection, you can refer to the transcripts of the lecturettes which appear on every page that contains an audio file. It is recommended that you do NOT click on the audio file that appears on these pages as that will activate the downloading of the audio file, which will take a very long time with a dial-up connection.

All audio lecturettes are also provided in text format.

Audio: To listen to the lecturettes, a sound card and speakers or headphones are necessary.

Browser: This training is best viewed in the browser Internet Explorer 8 or higher. It will work well in most other browsers as well. If you notice a browser issue, please let us know: learning@springtideresources.org

Other Programs: To access downloadable PDFs, participants will need Adobe Reader. You may download Abobe Reader for free. Visit: get.adobe.com/reader

To access downloadable MS Word files, you will need MicroSoft Word or a compatible word processing program.

Description

This self-directed training will provide basic information about the key areas of family law and family court process that arise for women who leave abusive relationships.
If you are unfamiliar with family law, this e-learning will give you a good grounding.

This training consists of audio components (text provided), online documents, links and activities. It is a self-contained module of a larger 8 module training we offer called "After She Leaves: Supporting women through the family court process".

The training was developed by family law expert Pamela Cross of Luke's Place in partnership with Springtide Resources.

Cost

$50 - pay by PayPal, credit card or cheque

Access time

You will have 2 weeks access to the training once your payment has been processed. During this period, you may access the training from any computer that meets the following system requirements.

System Requirements

Internet Connection: A high-speed internet connection is recommended, but not required, for participation in this training. Such a connection will ensure that the audio components (short "lecturettes") of the training are easy to download.

Medium-speed connections, such as those provided by "Rocket Sticks", will be able to access the audio as well, although you may need to wait for the lecturette file to load completely. If the loading of the audio file stalls, refresh the page in your browser and wait 5 minutes for it to fully reload.

If you have a dial-up internet connection, you can refer to the transcripts of the lecturettes which appear on every page that contains an audio file. It is recommended that you do NOT click on the audio file that appears on these pages as that will activate the downloading of the audio file, which will take a very long time with a dial-up connection.

All audio lecturettes are also provided in text format.

Audio: To listen to the lecturettes, a sound card and speakers or headphones are necessary.

Browser: This training is best viewed in the browser Internet Explorer 8 or higher. It will work well in most other browsers as well. If you notice a browser issue, please let us know: learning@springtideresources.org

Other Programs: To access downloadable PDFs, participants will need Adobe Reader. You may download Abobe Reader for free. Visit: get.adobe.com/reader

To access downloadable MS Word files, you will need MicroSoft Word or a compatible word processing program.

Description

This self-directed training will familiarize participants with key safety issues that arise during the family court process. It also provides information about threat assessment, risk management initiatives and strategies for increasing women’s safety during the family court process.

This training consists of audio components (text provided), online documents, links and activities. It is a self-contained module of a larger 8 module training we offer called "After She Leaves: Supporting women through the family court process".

The training was developed by family law expert Pamela Cross of Luke's Place in partnership with Springtide Resources.

Cost

$50 - pay by PayPal, credit card or cheque

Access time

You will have 2 weeks access to the training once your payment has been processed. During this period, you may access the training from any computer that meets the following system requirements.

System Requirements

Internet Connection: A high-speed internet connection is recommended, but not required, for participation in this training. Such a connection will ensure that the audio components (short "lecturettes") of the training are easy to download.

Medium-speed connections, such as those provided by "Rocket Sticks", will be able to access the audio as well, although you may need to wait for the lecturette file to load completely. If the loading of the audio file stalls, refresh the page in your browser and wait 5 minutes for it to fully reload.

If you have a dial-up internet connection, you can refer to the transcripts of the lecturettes which appear on every page that contains an audio file. It is recommended that you do NOT click on the audio file that appears on these pages as that will activate the downloading of the audio file, which will take a very long time with a dial-up connection.

All audio lecturettes are also provided in text format.

Audio: To listen to the lecturettes, a sound card and speakers or headphones are necessary.

Browser: This training is best viewed in the browser Internet Explorer 8 or higher. It will work well in most other browsers as well. If you notice a browser issue, please let us know: learning@springtideresources.org

Other Programs: To access downloadable PDFs, participants will need Adobe Reader. You may download Abobe Reader for free. Visit: get.adobe.com/reader

To access downloadable MS Word files, you will need MicroSoft Word or a compatible word processing program.

 

Description

Participants in this self-directed training will increase their knowledge about what evidence a woman needs to provide to the court to support her claims of abuse. The training also provides a skills development opportunity in preparing court documents such as affidavits and provides information about online court documentation resources.

This training consists of audio components (text provided), online documents, links and activities. It is a self-contained module of a larger 8 module training we offer called "After She Leaves: Supporting women through the family court process".

The training was developed by family law expert Pamela Cross of Luke's Place in partnership with Springtide Resources.

Cost

$50 - pay by PayPal, credit card or cheque

Access time

You will have 2 weeks access to the training once your payment has been processed. During this period, you may access the training from any computer that meets the following system requirements.

System Requirements

Internet Connection: A high-speed internet connection is recommended, but not required, for participation in this training. Such a connection will ensure that the audio components (short "lecturettes") of the training are easy to download.

Medium-speed connections, such as those provided by "Rocket Sticks", will be able to access the audio as well, although you may need to wait for the lecturette file to load completely. If the loading of the audio file stalls, refresh the page in your browser and wait 5 minutes for it to fully reload.

If you have a dial-up internet connection, you can refer to the transcripts of the lecturettes which appear on every page that contains an audio file. It is recommended that you do NOT click on the audio file that appears on these pages as that will activate the downloading of the audio file, which will take a very long time with a dial-up connection.

All audio lecturettes are also provided in text format.

Audio: To listen to the lecturettes, a sound card and speakers or headphones are necessary.

Browser: This training is best viewed in the browser Internet Explorer 8 or higher. It will work well in most other browsers as well. If you notice a browser issue, please let us know: learning@springtideresources.org

Other Programs: To access downloadable PDFs, participants will need Adobe Reader. You may download Abobe Reader for free. Visit: get.adobe.com/reader

To access downloadable MS Word files, you will need MicroSoft Word or a compatible word processing program.

Description

This self-directed training will
familiarize participants with the steps from start to finish in a family law case and provide information about how to bring an emergency motion. Participants will learn about the family court process, including recent reforms and services. This is a skills-development training with most of the focus on participant-directed activities and learning.

This training module does not deal with child protection proceedings.


The content in this training module assumes participants have a good understanding of safety issues in the court setting and how to present evidence about abuse to the court. If you are not familiar with these issues, they are covered by two other trainings offered by Springtide Resources and Luke's Place, called "Presenting Evidence About Abuse" and "Safety During and After Court". All three topics are part of the 8 module training we offer called "After She Leaves: Supporting women through the family court process".

This training consists of audio components (text provided), online documents, links and activities. It was developed by family law expert Pamela Cross of Luke's Place in partnership with Springtide Resources.

Cost

$50 - pay by PayPal, credit card or cheque

Access time

You will have 2 weeks access to the training once your payment has been processed. During this period, you may access the training from any computer that meets the following system requirements.

System Requirements

Internet Connection: A high-speed internet connection is recommended, but not required, for participation in this training. Such a connection will ensure that the audio components (short "lecturettes") of the training are easy to download.

Medium-speed connections, such as those provided by "Rocket Sticks", will be able to access the audio as well, although you may need to wait for the lecturette file to load completely. If the loading of the audio file stalls, refresh the page in your browser and wait 5 minutes for it to fully reload.

If you have a dial-up internet connection, you can refer to the transcripts of the lecturettes which appear on every page that contains an audio file. It is recommended that you do NOT click on the audio file that appears on these pages as that will activate the downloading of the audio file, which will take a very long time with a dial-up connection.

All audio lecturettes are also provided in text format.

Audio: To listen to the lecturettes, a sound card and speakers or headphones are necessary.

Browser: This training is best viewed in the browser Internet Explorer 8 or higher. It will work well in most other browsers as well. If you notice a browser issue, please let us know: learning@springtideresources.org

Other Programs: To access downloadable PDFs, participants will need Adobe Reader. You may download Abobe Reader for free. Visit: get.adobe.com/reader

To access downloadable MS Word files, you will need MicroSoft Word or a compatible word processing program.