Confirmed Presenters
Judith Lewis Herman

Daniel Sonkin

Leslie Tutty

Joan Pennell

Attiya Khan

Leigh Goodmark

Lori Haskell

Ian DeGeer

Todd Minerson

Tim Kelly

Pamela Cross

Katreena Scott

Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 3 – 2013

This page is an outline of past Conference Schedules.

Tuesday, February 26 &
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pre-Conference Certificate Programs

AM workshops | PM workshops

AM workshops | PM workshops

Pre-Conference Certificate Programs

Tuesday, February 26 & Wednesday, February 27, 2013

9:00 am – 4:30 pm


Domestic Violence Focused Couples Treatment
Sandra M. Stith, Ph.D., LCMFT

A2 Creating Safety, Undoing Aloneness and Promoting Healing with Men Who Have Used Violence in Intimate Relationships
Dale Trimble

A3 Small Acts of Living: Violence, Resistance and the Power in Language
Allan Wade, Ph.D.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Looking back to see our way forward: Recognizing accomplishments and facing challenges in domestic violence prevention
– Myrna Dawson

9:00 am – 10:00 am


Thursday AM Workshop (1.1 to 1.11)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm


Violence in South Asian Families
–Doris Rajan, Meccana Ali, RSW, MSW, Poonam Jit



Increasing collaboration with women: Survivor Voices Inclusion Project
– Susan Young, Nisha Bansal, Dawn DeSouza, Sue J., and Eva Kratochvil


Distinguishing Among Types of Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Policy and Practice
– Michael Johnson



Creating Safety for Children: “Islands of Safety” Program
– Cathy Richardson



Facilitating Change in Family Violence Through a Collaborative Model
– Joanne Ginter, MA



Trance-forming Abuse and Aggression: Exploring how clinical hypnosis can facilitate compassionate interventions that invite change
– Harry Stefanakis



Genetic Vulnerability or Genetic Responsiveness? Implications for Social Responses to Violence
– Brenda Adams



Failure to Protect: Issues for Racial and Ethnic Families
– Sarah Maiter



Safe and Sustainable Housing for Women and Children Leaving Domestic Violence Using a “Housing First” Model
– Leslie HillWomen’s empowerment in a Rural Community: The Survivor to Thriver Model
– Lauren Power



“It Freaks Me Out a Lot Being Called High Risk”: An Exploration of the High Risk Case Coordination Program
– Verona SingerVictimized and Criminalized: Racialized Women’s Experience of Intimate Partner Abuse
– Patrina Duhaney



The Influence of Trauma, Shame and Language Processing on Men in IPV Groups
– David DelayThe 4 R’s of Domestic Violence and Disability
– Susan Wheeler, BSW, NGH



Requisites for a Non-Violent Society
– Diane Delaney


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12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Thursday PM Workshop (1.12 to 1.22)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Breaking the Silence Around Violence in African Nova Scotian Communities
– Wanda Bernard and Rajean Boudreau



Gender Violence, Substance Use and Mental Health: Conversations About Safety – Identifying Risks and Resources
– Angela MacDougall



Couples in Groups: Ending IPV
– Cindy King and Dan Beckett



Conversations about Women’s Abuse with Men Who Have Abused
– Tod Augusta-Scott



Developing Provincial Standards for Mandated Offenders: Alberta’s Provincial Family Violence Treatment Program
– Aggy King-Smith, Deanna Frey, Sheila Mellon and Jay Buhler



“Challenges in Family Law in Cases of Intimate Domestic Violence”
– Allan Wade, Shelly Bonnah, Linda Coates



Enhancing Victim and Child Safety Through Supervised Access Services
– Judy Newman and Valya RobertsDomestic Violence, Custody Access: An Office of the Children’s Lawyer Perspective
– Carolyn Leach and Silvia Novak



Risks and Strengths Among Religious Immigrant Women: An Analysis of the Maritimes
– Cathy HoltmannExploring the Influence of Religious and Spiritual Beliefs in the Context of Intimate Partner Violence
– Leland Maerz


1.20 Parental Alienation: Helping Alienated Families and Dispelling Misunderstandings
– Kathleen ReayThe Journey Away From Abuse: Conversations With Men and Women About Domestic Abuse and Violence
– Marilee Burwash-Brennan and Jane Donovan



Mothering and Woman Abuse: A Group Program
– Debbie Zweep and Katreena ScottNew Technology to Challenge Violence
– Andrea Gunraj



Understanding the Impact of IPV: Training Programs for Professionals
– Carmen Gill and Rina Arseneault



Responding to Non-Status, Refugee and Immigrant Women (NSRIW) Who Experience IPV: From Settlement to Empowerment –
– Rosa Arteaga


Distinguishing Among Types of Intimate Partner Violence: Research Evidence – Michael P. Johnson, Ph.D.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Changing the topic: New ways of thinking about men, women and “failure to protect'” when children witness intimate partner abuse
– Julia Krane, Simon LaPierre, Sarah Maiter, Susan Strega

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Friday AM Workshop (2.1 to 2.11)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm


Encouraging Positive Outcomes: The Needs ABC Treatment Model for Difficult Clients
– Tom Caplan



Contempt for Men – In Search of Good Masculine
– Dale Trimble



Exploring the Intersection of Substance Use and Violence Against Women
– Stephanie Baker



Trauma Informed Approaches to Care: A Workshop for Clinicians and Consumers dealing With IPV
– Lisebeth Gatkowski and Mary-Lou Martin



Working With Parents and Children in Groups: The Caring Families Program
– Raghida Mazzawi and Rosanne Nunn



“Take a Risk, Take a Chance, Make a Change and Break Away: Protection Practices With Mothers in Situations of Child Sexual Abuse
– Julia Krane and Rosemary Carlton



Together for Justice:  Improving RCMP Responses to Indigenous Families in the Yukon
– Allan Wade, Ann Maje-Raider, Barb McInerney, Kelly MacQuarrier and Cathy Richardson



“Moving Orthopaedic Surgeons to Action! Building Bridges in IPV Awareness Through Collaboration
– Mohit Bhandari, Emil Schemitsch and Douglas Thomson



Understanding IPV: A Workplace Training Program
– Carmen Gill (French) and Rina Arseneault



Key Factors in Community Collaboration and Doordination: Calgary domestic Violence Collective
– Andrea Silverstone, Brigitte Baroday and Corinne OfstieStorming Our Own Castle: Interrupting Violence Against Women Across Idealogical Divides
– Lisa Moy, Robert Lee and Erin McMurren



Abortion and Domestic Violence: Decision-Making Process and the Influence of the Perpetrator
– Isabelle CoteTalk Around the Kitchen Table: How Do We Keep It Shameless?
– Flora Marcelo



What’s Religion Got to do With It? The Use of Religious Commitment and Spirituality in Interventions with Intimate Partner Violence Perpetrators and Victims
– Claire Renzetti


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12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Friday PM Workshop (2.12 to 2.22)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Developing Response- Based Emergency Protection Order Hearings: A Study of the NWT
– Allan Wade, Linda Coates and Rebecca Latour


The Earliest Warning Signs of Intimate Partner Violence
– Stephanie Lang


Evaluating IPV Community Responses: The Niagara Region DV Report Card
– Ian DeGeer and Anne Armstrong


How Technology Impacts Women’s Safety – Rhiannon Wong


Helping Employers, Supervisors, Union Reps and Workers Respond to IPV
– Barb MacQuarrie


Who’s Failing? Child Protection Work with Abused Women
– Simon LaPierre and Isabelle Cote


Beyond Batterers: Exploring Roles for Men in Preventing and Reducing Violence Against Women and Girls
– Todd Minerson


The Intersection of IPV and Child Protection: The Safer Families Program
– LaRee Walters-Boadway, Barbara Lee and Janet MacLean


One Stop For Whom? Questioning a Globalized “One-Stop Shopping: Service Model for Addressing Family Violence
– Nicole PeitschStories of Change in Men: A Collaborative Narrative Inquiry
– Yoshiyuki Takano


Making Connections: When Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Use Problems Co-occur
– Robin Mason and Susan O”RinnThe Impact of Domestic Violence on Infants and Young Children
– Chaya Kulkarni and Angelique Jenney


Engaging Domestically Violent Men in Child Welfare
– Susan Strega


Media’s Horrification and Pornification of Rural Culture
– Walter DeKeseredy

Blessed are the Peacemakers: Religiosity, Religious Self-control, and Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence – Claire M. Renzetti, Ph.D.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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