Liberation Practice International Inc.
In 2000, we came together to build the LPI Critical Reflective Practice Model, which promotes humanized care and safe practice across the Human Services. LPI has reached 7 countries and continues to help individuals, communities and organizations wanting to meet their highest values, and standards of practice.
LPI has been featured in multiple publications including Routledge’s Practicing Critical Reflection in Social Care Organizations.
LPI training and coaching uses a Critical Reflective Practice approach that integrates principles of Equity, Trauma Informed Practice, Leadership and Relationship Building for personal growth and practice improvement. The curriculum is playful and engaging, using Narrative Therapy ideas and practices to foster engagement and transformation. LPI Training and Coaching supports all of us wishing to be a Reflective Practitioner.
Individuals, organizations and communities are supported in their practice improvement initiatives to provide humanized care.
To support humanized care by providing training, coaching, and counselling services to individuals, organizations and communities to integrate equity, trauma informed practice, leadership and relationship building.
Introduction of LPI
LPI has been committed to creating excellence in services provision, communication, relationship development, leadership growth, supervision and staff well-being within the Human Services and in community engagement and development.
LPI was formed
Dianne and Jana came together to build the LPI Critical Reflective Practice Model to promote humanized care across the Human Services.
LPI training has reached 7 countries and continues to help individuals, organizations and communities wanting to meet their highest values and standards of practice.
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Meet our Founders
Dianne Prevatt-Hyles MSW, Adv. Dip.
Dianne Prevatt-Hyles MSW, Adv. Dip. is the co-founder of Liberation Practice International (LPI) Inc. She worked for 23 years as a School Social Worker for the Toronto Catholic School Board, where she created social work frameworks and approaches to address the needs and concerns of diverse populations. She also taught at York School of Social Work for 10 years and provided equity and leadership workshops for 40 + years in Canada and internationally. Dianne has worked extensively with marginalized communities, particularly with the African Canadian community. Dianne co-wrote the LPI Critical Reflective Practice Model from her many years of practice/theory experience. Today Dianne shares her wisdom as an African Canadian Elder, as she supports many anti-Black racism change initiatives in Ontario, including child welfare, where she helped develop the Aunties and Uncles Program for Black children and youth in care, and the African Canadian Service Delivery Model.
Jana Vinsky MSW, RSW
Jana Vinsky is the co-founder of Liberation Practice International (LPI), Inc. She has supported equity initiatives in the Human Services for over 30 years. She taught 9 courses at Ryerson School of Social Work and was the Anti-Oppression Practice Lead for a large child welfare organization. She worked as a social worker in frontline, management, and on a provincial level where she led the development of a service delivery model to address disproportionality and disparities facing African Canadians in child welfare. She also led the development of a program that helps match Black children and youth in foster care with adult "aunties and uncles" from their communities to help youth stay connected to their culture and heritage. She also led the development of the Equity Integration Advisory Group at the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Jana is trained in Narrative Therapy through a three-year externship program, where she advanced the LPI model.
Jana specializes in coaching White leadership on anti-Black racism and whiteness across the Human Services.
Jana is a member of the following:
- Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
- Ontario Association of Social Workers