*Updated! Vikki Reynolds joins the Keynote Lineup for 2018 Conference
The Child and Youth Care Association of BC (CYCABC) is pleased to announce that acclaimed speaker, Vikki Reynolds (PhD Social Science, Tilburg University), will be joining us at the 2018 International & Canadian National CYC Conference as a keynote speaker.
Beloved trainer, speaker and consultant hailing from Vancouver, BC – Vikki lives and works on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish – (xʷməθkwəy̓əm [Musqueam], Sḵwx̱wú7mesh [Squamish], and Səl̓ílwətaʔ [Tsleil-Waututh] – nations).
Vicarious resistance: Inspiring HOPE as an ethical position
Vikki will differentiate Vicarious trauma & Burn Out from the spiritual and ethical pain that our work engenders when we are unable to provide dignity and social justice with the people we want to be useful to. We’ll look at our solidarity and ‘shouldering each other up’ in dark times immersed in mean spirited politics and neo-liberalism. Vikki will invite us to consider the transformations our work and the people we work alongside co-create. We’ll explore our relationship to a believed-in hope, and resisting charitable and patronizing self-care prescriptions to workers. We will also consider a frame for Resisting Burn out that holds clients at the centre, based on how we treat people, and resist pathologizing ourselves and other workers as mentally ill and deficient…and that’s going to bring us to The Zone of Fabulousness…
Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC is an activist/therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work & therapy. Vikki is a white settler of Irish, Newfoundland and English folks, and a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with refugees and survivors of torture, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally on the subjects of resistance to ‘trauma’, ally work, justice-doing, a supervision of solidarity, ethics, and innovative group work. Vikki’s articles and keynotes are available free on her website: www.vikkireynolds.ca
To learn more about the Transitions and Transformations Conference May 2-4th in Richmond BC and to register, check out the registration page