The Tree of Life 2: Practice (Mar 15)

Training Opportunity!

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS’s) Strategic Interventions is pleased to offer this workshop on Mar 15th for frontline workers in anti-violence and social service organizations.

The Tree of Life is a hopeful and inspiring approach to working with children, young people, and adults who have experienced trauma. This approach can be used for team building within social services organizations.

This methodology was co-developed through a partnership between Ncazelo Ncube and David Denborough (Dulwich Centre Foundation). Ncazelo and David initially developed this Tree of Life approach to assist colleagues who work with children affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Africa. This approach has proved so successful and popular that it is now being used with children, young people, and adults in a wide range of countries across Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Nepal, the USA, and elsewhere. This methodology has been adapted by Rosa Elena Arteaga from a trauma-informed approach.

Through interactive participation, participants will learn to facilitate a workshop and apply the methodology for the populations who access their services.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Expand and apply the Tree of Life Methodology
  • Create the structure to facilitate a group
  • Hands on practice

In-Person Training Details


Friday, March 15, 2024


10 AM – 4 PM 


301-1522 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC


Rosa Elena Arteaga 



Registration is $150 per person. Groups of 5 or more, registration is $120 (20% off).  

If you are a student, first responder or you are experiencing financial insecurity, please contact us at for a discount.   

Coffee and tea will be provided. 

Deadline to register is Mar 7th. Max capacity 25 participants. Min. Attendance is 8 participants (if minimum attendance is not reached, the workshop will be rescheduled with notice).  

This workshop is level 2 of a workshop series. If you would like to further your training, please email for a discount on booking 3 or more multiple courses.  


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