Empowering Resilience for Victims and Survivors of Child Abuse in Canada – Recorded June 1st, 2017
On June 1st, 2017 the Victim Justice Network (VJN) in collaboration with Durham College presented a Live Stream Education Global Classroom event on the discussion topic: Empowering Resilience for Victims & Survivors of Child Abuse.
This event was supported by the Department of Justice Canada as part of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2017.
Guest presenters included:
- Associate Professor Dr. Tracie Afifi, from the Department of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, who is a leader in the field of psychiatric epidemiology with an expertise in child maltreatment (abuse and neglect), mental health, and resilience.
- Dr. Afifi’s presentation, “Child Abuse, Health, and Resilience in Canada: A Review of Recent Research”.
- Dr. Daniel Garfinkel Psychologist, Clinical Coordinator, Child Abuse Service, Alberta Children’s Hospital, In Partnership with Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC) located in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Garfinkel was joined by Adelle Wiebe, Victim Services Coordinator, SKCAC.
- The SKCAC presentation provided an overview of services and Dr. Garfinkel delivered a presentation addressed “Therapeutic Interventions for child abuse victims: Overview of Best Practices.”
- A full list of event participants is listed below.
You can watch the recorded version here: https://vimeo.com/220484403
You may access the full video recording of this event via the link below:
You will also find all presentation and resource materials via the links below:
Dr. Tracie Afifi, Professor, Department of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dr. Daniel A. Garfinkel, Ph.D., R. Psych., Clinical Coordinator, Child Abuse Service, Alberta Children’s Hospital, In Partnership with Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (SKCAC)
Adelle Wiebe, Victim Support Coordinators, Sheldon Kennedy Child Abuse Centre
Lon Appleby, Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario
Joanne Paterson, Professor, Victimology Department, Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario
Victim Justice Network (VJN) Participants:
Priscilla de Villers, Executive Director
Peter Sampaio, Executive Lead
Guest Presenter Biographies:
Dr. Tracie Afifi is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigator, and an Associate Editor for Child Abuse & Neglect. Dr. Afifi's primary research interests is in the area of child maltreatment (child abuse, neglect, physical punishment, and exposure to intimate partner violence). She has published 86 peer-reviewed journal publications and presented research findings in over 100 national and international conferences. Dr. Afifi has participated in over 100 media interviews for print, radio, and television resulting in over 1,500 known worldwide news stories
Dr. Daniel Garfinkel is a Registered Psychologist and he is currently the Clinical Coordinator for Child Abuse Service. Daniel’s professional interests include the application of trauma-focused interventions for children in foster and group care; assessment and treatment of children with sexual behaviour problems; and clinical consultation to child protection workers. Daniel has been qualified as an expert witness for the Provincial Court of Alberta in the matters of child abuse and neglect, and he is a clinical supervisor for trainees in the Alberta Children’s Hospital Pre-Doctoral Residency in Pediatric and Child Clinical Psychology.