Kamloops, British Columbia
At the Centre for Response-Based Practice, we aim to provide and promote socially just and effective responses to violence and other forms of oppression and adversity, through direct counselling services, education, research, supervision and advocacy.
The Centre for Response-Based Practice guides and co-ordinates research, development, and the application of Response-Based ideas in various settings. We aim to partner with individuals and organizations to promote the development and application of these ideas, to increase awareness, and to empower individuals and organizations in the use of Response-Based practice.
Response-Based Practice is a specialized model for working with individuals and groups experiencing adversity, including violence and injustice. It acknowledges pre-existing competencies evident in everyday living and in the most adverse circumstances. The “problem” resides not in the minds/brains of isolated individuals but in mistreatment and humiliation of those individuals, in the context of violence and injustice, and through negative social responses from social network and institutional actors. (From: Response-Based Practice – Encyclopedia Description)