Conference Schedule


Tuesday, June 2 &
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Pre-Conference Certificate Programs

AM workshops | PM workshops

AM workshops | PM workshops


Pre-Conference Certificate Programs

Tuesday, June 2 & Wednesday, June 3,2015

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

A1: Remodeling the Wheel: Domestic Violence Intervention with the Brain in Mind
– Daniel Jay Sonkin, Ph.D
A2: Violence, Victimization & Trauma: The Complexity of Trauma Responses
– Dr. Lori Haskell
A3: The Safe and Together™ model: “Using a perpetrator pattern-based approach to reduce mother-blaming, increase accountability for perpetrators as parents and improve collaboration with child protection”
-David Mandel, MA, LPC

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Conference

Thursday, June 4, 2015                                                                                                                          

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Keynote
A Plethora of System Responses to Intimate Partner Violence: Have Our Good Intentions Helped Abused Women and Children?
– Leslie Tutty

Thursday AM Workshop (1.1 to 1.13)                                                                                              

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

1.1: When shared parenting and the safety of women and children collide
– Pamela Cross
1.2: Journey to Trauma-informed Service Delivery in a Domestic Violence Shelter
– Sherrie Botten and Kathleen Gorman
1.3: No Wrong Door: Community and regional strategies for women and men with concurrent mental health, substance abuse and abuse and trauma issues
– Colleen Purdon
1.4: Peer Support: A joint healing journey
– Carrie McManus and Andrea Silverstone
1.5: A community response to domestic violence: Calgary Man’s Action Network
– Vic Lantion and Liza Lorenzetti
1.6: Family and Criminal Court: Your voice matters/Votre voix est importante
– Tania Lefebvre and Irene Dumais
1.7: Home Improvement: A model for working with men
-Magi Cooper
1.8: Child protection and intimate partner violence
-Silvia Samsa, Lisa Tomlinson, Julia Fiddes, Caltha Richards and Keena Caranci
1.9: A comprehensive integrated program model for intervening with families experiencing domestic violence
-Thomas Rolfe
South Asian Families: Working with those who perpetrate abuse and their families
-Doris Rajan and Poonam Jit
1.10: Surfacing the social context of sexual violence in therapeutic/counselling settings
– Nicole Pietsch
Learning to respond effectively to disclosures of sexual violence
– Mandy Bonisteel
1.11: Staying on the road of the restraining order: Women tell us how we can help them
– Flora Marcelo
Change the cycle: Crossing Canada by bike to end violence against women
– Joachim Ostertag
1.12: Traumatic brain injury and Partner Assault Response (PAR): Qualitative study findings
– David Delay and Chris Pauley
Domestic Violence Community Initiative
– Susan Hess and Nathalie Fouquette

1.13: Community validation of a safety planning tool for women living in abusive relationships
– Deborah Doherty

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Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Thursday PM Workshop (1.14 to 1.26)                                                                                               

  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

1.14: “Be the Peace”: Lessons learned from coordinated community engagement in ending gender violence
– Sue Bookchin, Nancy Ross and Helen Lanthier
1.15: From risk assessment to safety assessment; from safety planning to risk management: One shelter’s journey
-Abi Ajibolade, Beth Jordan and Deborah Sinclair
1.16: Restorative principles and intimate partner violence: A Nova Scotia experience
-Verona Singer, Pamela Harrison and Tod Augusta-Scott
1.17: Domestic violence – Children and sexual abuse
-Lynne MacDonell
1.18: A man to count on: Exploring the intersection of new fatherhood and intimate partner violence
-Brian Russell
1.19: The Caring Dad’s program for newcomer populations: Papas Carinosos and Elab Elhanoon
– Jill Stoddart, Santiago Grande, Keghani Mardikian, Michelle Smith and Kathryn Barratt
1.20: Deconstructing stories of victimization: The challenges of addressing the effects of trauma and inviting people to take responsibility
– Leland Maerz
1.21: Domestic violence in the workplace: The impact on Canadian workers
– Barb MacQuarrie
1.22: Male victims of domestic violence
– Alex Cameron
1.23: Francophone services for abused women and their children in Ontario and New Brunswick: Challenges and impacts on their safety and well-being
– Simon Lapierre and Isabelle Cote
Listening to children and young people living with domestic violence
Simon Lapierre and Isabelle Cote
1.24: An evaluation of a pilot couples program for intimate partner violence and substance abuse
-Leslie Tutty and Rochelle Babins-Wagner
From outcomes to impact in treatment of domestic violence offenders 
-Rochelle Babins-Wagner
1.25: Evaluating Domestic Violence Courts using theory-driven evaluation
-Diane Crocker
Domestic Violence Treatment Option Court: Collaborating with the Yukon legal system
-Susan Bogle and Tanya MacKenzie
1.26: An innovative local continuum of services for men at risk for domestic violence
-Lynne Lamontagne and Rosanna Langer
Parenting in domestically violent and non-violent fathers: Findings across three studies
-By Katreena Scott, Randal David, Veerpal Bambrah, Pat Manalo & Marlena Colasanto
1.27 Deconstructing Violence: An interactive approach to collaborating with men and women that have enacted violence
-Blaine Moore, LCSW-S and  Robin Dickey, MA, LPC


Keynote

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Have we got it right? Working with men who use violence against women and children.
– Tim Kelly


6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception


7:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Sheltersafe.ca – Website Launch
– Lise Martin, The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses


7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

A Better Man – A Panel on the Documentary Film
-Attiya Khan, Lawrence Jackman, Christine Kleckner and Tod Augusta-Scott

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Friday, June 5, 2015

  9:00 am – 10:00 am

Keynote                                                                                                                                                      

Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence: Exploring the Possibilities
– Leigh Goodmark

Friday AM Workshop (2.1 to 2.13)                                                                                                   

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

2.1: Feminism in action: An agency’s journey towards conceptualizing “the personal is political”
– Carrie McManus and Andrea Silverstone
2.2: Healthy families and a safe community – a collective neighborhood response
– Atiya Ashna, Lalita Singh and Liza Lorenzetti
2.3: The shaping of women and intimate partner violence: Insights on practice through policy frame analysis
-Dana Gillespie-Tozer
2.4: Providing family court support to survivors of domestic violence
-Pamela Cross
2.5: Taking responsibility: Men reclaiming their self-authority over their own lives
– Yoshi Takano
2.6:An Institutional Ethnography of the Family Violence Project of the Waterloo Region
-Ian DeGeer
Findings from a process evaluation of the Family Violence Project of the Waterloo Region
-Ian DeGeer and Julia Manuel
2.7: The Strong Fathers Program: Outcomes for abused women and their children
-Joan Pennell
2.8: The journey away from abuse: Conversations with men and women about domestic violence
-Marilee Burwash-Brennan and Jane Donovan
2.9: Housing first for women and children leaving domestic violence
-Brigitte Baradoy
2.10: Mental health outcomes in therapy groups for abused women: The You’re Not Alone program
-Leslie Tutty and Rochelle Babins-Wagner
Family and Children Services: A differential, collaborative approach to supporting families experiencing domestic violence
-Susan Longtin and Caroline Gordon
2.11: Typologies of men who abuse: Implications for best practices and program funding
-Brian MacAulay
“Pretty white girl”: Conversations about sex and culture in working with men in the Northwest Territories
-Laura Boileau
2.12: The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses – Input into our Priorities
-Lise Martin and Heather Stewart

Exploring narratives of concurrent substance use and intimate partner violence
-Stephanie Baker
2.13: Domestic Violence and Family Law Program at Calgary Legal Guidance: A holistic approach
-Tiffany Butler and Kayla Gurski
Are we there yet? A critical review of the health sector response to intimate partner violence in Sri Lanka
-Vathsala Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, Sepali Guruge and Melanie Selvadurai

Lunch 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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Friday PM Workshop (2.14 to 2.26)                                                                                               

       1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

2.14 Violence against women: Health and justice for Canadian Muslim women
-Sahar Zaidi
2.15 Honoring Yukon women’s responses and resistance: Incorporating Response-Based Practice in the “Together for Justice” anti-violence intervention
-Cathy Richardson
2.16 “What does it mean to you?” Exploring trauma theory as a bridge for knowledge exchange
-Deborah Conners
2.17 The Journey-Men Project: An adventure therapy option in domestic violence
-Nicholas Cardone
2.18 Continuously questioning our practice: The shelter movement’s responses to domestic violence
-Karen Pease and Erin Harwood
2.19 The pet problem – Helping people by helping their animals
– Tim Battle
2.20 Building a feminist, restorative justice response to domestic violence
-Leigh Goodmark, Joan Pennell and Tod Augusta-Scott
2.21 Parental Alienation – a dynamic of spousal abuse, child abuse and indirect spousal abuse through the child
– Sol Goldstein
2.22 Accountability, backlash & consequences: Navigating the spectrum of relationships for engaging men & boys in gender justice
-Todd Minerson
2.23 Mothering in the face of domestic violence: The experiences of mothers who participated in the Supportive Mothering Program
– Ian DeGeer, Debbie Zweep and Giselle Lutfallah
Birthing: A collaborative approach between mental health and addiction, maternal child nursing and the woman with a trauma history
– Lisebeth Gatkowski, Julie Pace and Sarah Simpson
2.24 Re-victimization and marginalization in the context of domestic violence: Listening to the impacts on South Asian immigrant women
– Wendy Aujla
South Asian cultural perspective of domestic violence
– Aman Virk
2.25 Introducing mind/body practices to men in a group setting
– Kara Neustaedter
Dispelling “The Illusion of Control” in the domestic violence treatment group
– David Holan
2.26 Engaging men, engaging communities, changing attitudes; Re-thinking the role of programs for men who are violent towards women
– Joachim Ostertag
Working with women at the intersection of domestic violence and criminal justice: The Women’s Intervention and Support Program (WISP)
– Michelle Paddon

Keynote                                                                                                                                                                   

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Justice from the Victim’s Perspective
– Judith Lewis Herman, M.D.

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