This section of my website includes descriptions of my published and unpublished writings as well as speeches, lectures, workshops and trainings that I have delivered.  This is not an exhaustive list, but I am working to document here more of the work that I have done over the years.  I have also been working to upload texts, power point presentations and videos as they become available.  For the text and/or abstract of any of the materials which are not accessible directly from this site, please contact me by email. 

 

Writings, Speeches, Workshops, and Training (2012-2016)

Wright, R. S. (2016, November 22).  Forum on Male Victimization:  What is ManTalk and How Did it Evolve?  Presented to Community Response to Sexual Violence Network.  Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.

 

Wright, R. S. (2016, November 22).  Forum on Male Victimization:  Working with Special Populations.  Presented to Community Response to Sexual Violence Network.  Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.

 

Wright, R. S. (2016, November 22).  Forum on Male Victimization:  How Do We Build a Service for Men?  Presented to Community Response to Sexual Violence Network.  Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.

 

Wright, R. S. & Reddick, L. S. (2016, November).  Cultural Competence and Managing Diverse Teams.

Presented to Halifax Staff in cooperation with the Diversity Manager.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Wright, R. S. (2016, November 4).  Keeping Sane at Law School:  Tips for Surviving in a Hostile Environment.  Presented at the student retreat of the Indigenous Black and Mi'kmaq Initiative of the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.  Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2016, October 29).  Race as a Social Determinant of Health.  Community Health Board Summit.  Truro, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2016, October 28).  Expanding Our Knowledge and Practice:  Diversity, Race, and Privilege.  Shambhala School Professional Development Day.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2016, October 28).  Leadership, Self-care and Burnout:  Understanding the Effect of Organizational Factors on the Wellness of Education Professionals.  Nova Scotia School Counsellors Association.  Halifax, N.S.

Wright, R. S. (2016, October 26).  Race and Justice:  R. v. X. and the Advent of Cultural Assessments.  A lecture organized by the Wellesley Institute and CAMH.  Toronto, Ontario.

Wright, R. S. (2016, October 3).  Aspiring to Cultural Competence: The Why, What and How for Lawyers (Remix for Orientation to Law).  Halifax, N.S.

Wright, R. S.  (2016, Sept. 16).  Cultural Competence in the Legal Work Environment:  Increasing Competence, Managing Diversity.  Presentation at the 2016 retreat of Pink Larkin White Point, Nova Scotia. 

Wright, R. S. (2016, Sept. 14).  ​Cultural Competence:  Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service.  Presentation at Crown Attorney Fall Educational Conference.

Wright, R. S. (2016, Sept. 14).  R. v. "X" and the Advent of Cultural Assessments in Criminal Court.  A one page note.

Wright, R. S. & Cochrane, C.  (2016, Sept. 13).  LGBTQ+ Cultural Competence for Student Support Workers.  Workshop presented to Halifax Regional School Board.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2016, May 27).  Mental Health in the Workplace.  A lunch and learn organized by the Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association.  Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2016, May 17).  Cultural Competence Primer for Student Services Professionals.  Diversity and Inclusion:  Interchange 2016.  Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2016, May 10).  Vicarious Trauma for Lawyers.  Presented as a lunch and learn webinar by Legal Information Society Nova Scotia.  Halifax, N.S.

Wright, R. S. (2016, May 6).  Male Sexual Victimization.  Presented at SchoolsPlus Professional Development Day.  Dartmouth, N.S.

Wright, R. S. (2016, April 29).  Cultural Competence.  Presented to Hearing Committee Members, Nova Scotia Barristers Society.  Halifax, N. S.

Wright, R. S. (2016, April 15).  Assessing Risk of Sexual Violence in Unsubstantiated Cases of Child Sexual Abuse.  Presented at MATSA/MASOC Conference.  Marlborough, MA.

Wright, R. S. (2016, April 10).  The Art of Loving and Letting Go:  Essential Knowledge for Foster Parents in a More Progressive Age.  Presented at the 2016 Spring Symposium of the Prince Edward Island Foster Family Federation.  Charlottetown, PEI.

​Wright, R. S. (2016, March 3).  African Canadians in Child Welfare:  Need for Application of Best Interest Considerations.  Notes for presentation in M. Williams class on Legal Issues in the African Nova Scotian Community, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University.  Halifax, N. S.

Wright. R. S. (2016, February 23).  Attachment:  Foundation of Relationships.  Workshop presented at the Grade 9 Mini-Conference at Dartmouth High School.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

 

Wright, R. S. (2016, January 22).  Cultural Competence 101 for Lawyers:  Meeting Professional and Ethical Standards.  Presented for the Board and Staff of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society – January 22, 2016

Wright, R. S. (2015, November 13).  The Racialization of Poverty in Canada:  A Review and Discussion.  Workshop presented at the Community Justice Society's Restorative Justice Conference.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2015, November 6).  Understanding Parenting Capacity Assessment  Implications for Tx, Care and Management of Families and Children.  Workshop presented to staff of PEI Department of Family and Human Services.  Charlottetown, PE.

Wright, R. S. (2015, October 23).  Introduction to Trauma:  How it Works and What to Do About It.  Workshop organized by Every Woman's Centre.  Sydney, Nova Scotia. 


Wright, R. S. (2015, October).  Keeping Sane and as an African Canadian Working in White Institutions:  Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Hostile Environments.  Presentation and Conversation with IBM Students at the Schulich School of Law.  Dalhousie University, Halifax.   ​

Wright, R. S. (2015, October 2).  Black Men and Sexual Trauma.  Presented at Trauma Informed Practice:  A Lens on the African Canadian Community.  ANSMHAI Conference.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2015, August 29).  Cultural Competence Primer for University Sexual Assault Responders. Presented to staff and volunteers of the Dalhousie Sexual Assault Crisis Line.  Dalhousie University, Halifax.

Wright, R. S. (2015, August 12).  Male Prison Rape:  Negative Consequence or Essential Element of Incarceration.  Guest Lecture in Dr. Kelly Anne Malinen's course Selected Topics in Law & Society:  Conceptualizing Consent. Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax.


Wright, R. S. (2015, June 20).  ManTalk:  Invisible Boys All Growed-up.  Presentation made at Social Work Camp.  Berwick, N.S.

Wright, R. S. (2015, May 28).  Race and Addiction as Significant Variables in the Child Welfare System.  Comments made at the National Judicial Institute's conference for Supreme Court Justices.  Hunts Point, Nova Scotia

Wright, R. S. (2015, May 26).  Cultural Competence 101 for Lawyers:  Meeting Ethical and Professional Standards. A workshop presented as part of the Sessions@Schulich, continuing legal education workshop.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2015, May 21).  Engaging the Whole Family.  A workshop presented to home visitors.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2015, May 12). Cultural Competence with Forensic Clients.  A workshop presented to the staff and board members of The Dismas Society. Truro, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2015, May 8).  Counselling Post-millennial Kids.  Presented to School Counsellors of the South Shore Regional School Board.  Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. 

Wright, R. S. (2014, May 5).  Working with Males who have been Sexually Abused.  Workshop sponsored by Every Woman's Centre.  Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2015, May 4).  The Invisible Boy:  Time to Talk About Male Sexual Victimization.  Presented at a public event sponsored by Every Woman's Centre.  Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. ( 2015, February 25).  Understanding the Social & Cultural Realities of Our Clients:  Better Health for All.  Presented at the Cumberland Poverty Forum.  Amherst, N.S.

Wright, R. S.  (2015, February 23).  Mocking Birds, Literacy Rates, Cultural Competence, and Racism Informed Education.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2014, December 1).  Cultural Competence in Mental Health Care:  Considerations and Examples.  Guest lecture at GSPY6824, Dr. Jason Chatman's graduate psychology course.  Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax.

Wright, R. S. (2014, November 28).  Historical Links:  Addictions Among People of African Descent.  Presentation at the 2014 African Nova Scotian Mental Health and Addictions Initiative.  Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wright, R. S. (2014, October 24).  Identifying and Working with "At-Risk" Youth.  Presentation at the Nova Scotia School Counsellors' Association.  Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2014, October 6).  Diversity Leadership in the Nova Scotia Public Service:  Understanding and Developing Diverse Teams.  Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wright, R.S. (2014, October 2).  Cultural Competence:  Considerations for End-Of-Life Care.  Truro, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2014, September 26).  Aspiring to Cultural Competence: The Why, What and How for Lawyers (Remix for Orientation to Law).  Halifax, N.S.

Wright, R. S. (2014, September 11).  Taking a Chance on Boys and Men; Training for Parenting Journey Workers.  Truro, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. & Barkley, J.  (2014, Spring).  Race as a significant variable in the legal system.  The Society Record.  Halifax, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.

Wright, R. S. (2014, May 5).  Keeping Sane While Doing Crazy Work - Ceasefire Training.  Presentation delivered as training for Ceasefire Halifax.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2014, April 25).  Creating Supportive Environments for Students with Mental Health Issues Using Restorative Approaches - the Remix.  Presentation delivered as part of an in-service at West Kings Regional High School.  Aylesford, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2014, Feb 27).  Creating Generous Space for Youth. Keynote presented at Building Youth Links.  Milford, Nova Scotia

Wright, R. S. (2014, Feb. 24).  Creating Supportive Environments for Students with Mental Health Issues Using Restorative Approaches.  Presentation delivered as part of an in-service at Millwood High School.  Sackville, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2014, Jan. 31).  Class Actions & Race:  Race and Avenues for Social Justice Litigation.  Presentation made during the Class Actions and Race panel at Looking Back, Moving Forward:  23rd Annual Black Law Students' Association of Canada Conference.  Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wright, R. S. (2013, Nov. 22).  Crime Impacted Children.  Panel presentation at the Restorative Justice Conference.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2013, Nov. 20).  Cultural Competence for Nova Scotian REALTORS.  Continuing education offered by the Nova Scotian Association of REALTORS.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2013, Oct. 29).  Cultural Competence 101:  Introduction and Discussion with Equity Officers of Canadian Bar Societies.  Presented at a gathering of the Equity Officers at the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2013, Oct. 24).  Working with Multi-challenged Clients in a Changing Provincial Context:  Male Victims, Intersectionality, and Increasing Expectations.  Presented as part of the Fall training workshop for staff of Nova Scotia's Victims' Services.  Western Shore, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2013, Oct. 10).  Cultural Competence:  Staff of The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Nova Scotia.  Presented as a half-day training session.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2013, June 6).  Reality Check:  Improving Service Delivery to Multi-challenged Families.  Presented as part of a 2 day workshop held at Kings University.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2013, June 4).  Cultural Competence.  Presented to members of the litigation group at Cox & Palmer.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2013, March 23).  Cultural Competence:  Presented to Members of Regulatory Bodies of Nova Scotia.  Continuing education provided by the Fair Registration Practices Act Review Office.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2013, February 1).  Cultural Competence:  Definitions and Introduction.  Part of a panel presentation at the Annual Canadian Bar Association's Winter Conference.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2012, December 4).  Disability in the African Nova Scotian Communities.  Panel presentations made during the 5th Annual Symposium on Inclusive Education and Employment.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.  A video of my comments made during this panel is available here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvLaWkNcR5U

Wright, R. S. (2012, November 14).  Runaways, Truants and the Knuckleheads Who Harbour Them: Eco-structural and Harm Reduction Interventions With Difficult Teens. Presented to Child Welfare staff of Halifax Department of Community Services.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2012, November 14).  Cultural Competence in the Context of Legal Ethics and Responsibilities. Presented at the Schulich School of Law.  Halifax, N.S.

Wright, R. S. (November 9, 2012).  Cultural Competence.  Presented to Members of the Nova Scotia Bar in Cape Breton. Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2012, November 5).  Mental Health and Being Young in Society Today.  Presented at the Dalhousie Student Union.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2012, October 26).  Understanding Attachment Theory in the Context of Restorative Practices with Children & Youth.  Presented at the Nova Scotia School Counsellors' Association Annual Conference.  Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2012, October 17).  Cultural Competence: Presented to Staff of Legal Aid Nova Scotia.  Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2012, September 17).  Aspiring to Cultural Competence: The Why, What and How for Lawyers (Remix for Orientation to Law).  Halifax, N.S.

Devlin, Richard, Halpern, Emma & Wright, Robert (2012, June 16).  Cultural Competence.  A workshop presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting & Professional Development Program of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. Halifax, N.S.

Wright, R. S. (2012, May).  Inclusive Society = Just Society.  Presentation made at The Collaborative Partnership Network's 7th Annual Provincial Persons with Disabilities Conference " Specialized Excellence: A needed Quality Service in Nova Scotia."  Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2012, March).  Mocking Birds, Literacy Rates, Cultural Competence and Racism Informed Education.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Wright, R. S. (2012, March).  Parenting African Nova Scotian Children.  Presentation made during a workshop of the Association of Black Social Workers.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2012, February).  On Collaboration.  Presentation made during the Breaking-down the Silos: Creating Active, Healthy Communities Through Collaboration.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2012, February).  Keeping sane as an African Canadian working in White institutions: Tips for surviving in hostile environments.  Presentation made during the Health and Wellness panel at Stronger Together: Black Law Students Association of Canada's 21st National Conference.  Windsor, Ontario.

Wright, R. S. (2012).  The Health of African Canadians: Cultural Approaches to Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation.  Presented to staff of Correctional Service Canada, Central Region.  Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wright, R. S. (2012).  Generational Diversity in the Workplace: Engaging and Retaining Millenials.  A keynote delivered at the Cumberland African Nova Scotian Association's Employment and Career Fair. Springhill, Nova Scotia.


 

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