WE ARE OPEN.

The Sagesse office is still open to clients, and we are here to help as needed. We will have limited staff available in the office. If you are feeling ill or have been around someone who has been in contact with COVID-19, we ask that you please do not come to the Sagesse office.

Our other staff members are working remotely and will be available for online and phone support as well we will be offering group sessions online starting next week.

To connect to our client services team, please contact us at programs@sagesse.org or call us at 403-234-7337.

ONLINE GROUPS AND MENTORSHIP

We are now offering online support groups and mentorship for women who have experienced domestic violence, are at risk of being abused, or women that are involved in sex work.

REAL TALK
WEBINARS

These are available to anyone interested in learning how to recognize domestic violence, understand its impact, and develop comfort in responding to domestic violence disclosures.

STAND BY
PROGRAM

We know that supporting people who are experienceing domestic violence can be difficult. We want to be able to support you. This program will provide information, resources and support to you as you support others.

This page will be update on an ongoing basis as more information and resources become available.

UPCOMING IMPACT ONLINE WORKSHOPS

IMPACT brings together a network of service providers to address shared issues, enhance services and supports across Alberta and identify opportunities for large scale change. This work will build the capacity of service providers across the province and enable Albertans affected by domestic violence to have access to high quality supports in their communities.

These workshops are all being offered to agencies and service providers in the domestic violence and sexual violence sector. They are not open to the general public.

HOW TO IMPLEMENT A COMMUNITY-BASED RESPONSE

Thursday, April 2 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM MDT
IMPACT is offering this online session with Carrie McManus, Director of Innovation and Programs at Sagesse, to walk participants through the Domestic Violence Community Protocols document created by Sagesse to support your community or agency through a community-based domestic violence response to COVID-19.

VIRTUAL THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS

Friday, April 3, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (MDT)
IMPACT is offering this online session with Anna Harland regarding the strengths and struggles that result from providing support and counselling services online. We’ll also explore how to balance these challenges while considering ethical best practices and responsibilities.

VIRTUAL THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (MDT)
IMPACT is offering this online session with Anna Harland regarding the strengths and struggles that result from providing support and counselling services online. We’ll also explore how to balance these challenges while considering ethical best practices and responsibilities. This online session is only open to agencies and service providers.

HOW TO IMPLEMENT A COMMUNITY-BASED RESPONSE

Thursday, April 9 from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM MDT
IMPACT is offering this online session with Carrie McManus, Director of Innovation and Programs at Sagesse, to walk participants through the Domestic Violence Community Protocols document created by Sagesse to support your community or agency through a community-based domestic violence response to COVID-19. This online session is only open to agengies and service providers.

DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

  • Domestic Violence Community Protocols: We have developed this document to support your community or agency through the COVID-19 response. These protocols can be used as a guide as you make decisions.
  • Domestic Violence Community Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: In times of stress and community crisis, it is common for instances of domestic violence to rise. Given our current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency this research points to the need for increased awareness and services related to domestic violence during these crises. This document outlines some things we can do.
  • Leading Your Team Remotely with Tammy Williams: These notes are from IMPACT’s Lunch and Learn session with Tammy Williams. It includes tips and tricks for working remotely as a team as well as responses to the open question and answer period during the session.
  • Family Law and COVID-19 Notes: These notes are from IMPACT’s online session with family lawyer, Wayne Barkauskas,  regarding challenges with children in shared custody situations during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly if the parents are engaging in social distancing practices. It covers coparenting, support, and court scheduling issues as well as answers from the open question and answer portion of the presentation.
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In times of stress and community crisis, it is common for instances of domestic violence to rise.

Getting at a complex issue like domestic violence requires an understanding of how change actually happens – and resources to allow people, organizations and communities to ‘lean in’ to their vulnerability as a means to stop domestic violence.

Make a donation today and join us in creating deep and sustainable change – for the better.