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Refining our strategies to manage perpetrator isolation tactics during COVID-19

May 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This workshop offers an opportunity to extend and make sense of the concept
of isolation, particularly in the context of domestic violence and COVID-19.
Isolation is not a new situation for victims/survivors, nor is it a new tactic for
perpetrators. Victims/survivors who live with an abusive partner, who live with
coercive control – know the tactic of isolation well, and also know ways of
managing their daily survival. COVID-19 and mandatory isolation has created
a context for more entrapment possibilities, blaming women for bring the
virus home, keeping children from their mother, manipulation of finances.

There is a need to revisit what we know about isolation in the context of power
and control and how systems further isolate and entrap women when we don’t
respond to the daily realities of victims, particularly those who are most

This workshop will explore:
• Isolation from the framework of coercive control
• The importance of understanding the context of victim’ s daily realities & changing realities
• Exploring how integrated systems are critical in responding to isolation & social entrapment

FORM: Virtual – zoom – a link will be sent out a day prior to the session commencing
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