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Canadian Policy to Address Youth Dating Violence: What Educators and Caregivers Need to Know
PREVNet is pleased to host this panel discussion “Canadian Policy to Address Youth Dating Violence: What Educators and Caregivers Need to Know”.

Brief description:
COVID-19 continues to demonstrate the critical role policy plays in solving public health problems. In Canada, youth dating violence is a public health problem, but the role of policy in dating violence prevention is often unclear. To address this, PREVNet is excited to announce the launch of “Policies in Canada to Address Youth Dating Violence” (https://youthdatingviolence.prevnet.ca/learn-more/everyone/legislation/). This resource provides a user-friendly summary for educators, caregivers and youth themselves on dating violence-relevant policy in each province and territory. In this panel event, we will review this policy map and discuss what educators and caregivers need to know about dating violence policy in Canada.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will…
-Understand the prevalence and definition of youth dating violence in Canada
-Explain why dating violence policy is an important part of a holistic prevention approach
-Learn about a resource that will explain youth dating policy in each province and territory
-Examine best practices for responding to youth dating violence disclosures

The panel presentation will be followed by a Q and A opportunity for participants.  The presentation will be in English; we will provide the PowerPoint slides in both French and English. We are able to provide you with a Certificate of Completion after you have viewed the webinar.

For those unable to join us, we will be recording the webinar and sharing with all of you afterwards.

Oct 28, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Joanne Cummings
Knowledge Mobilization Director and Clinical Child Psychologist @PREVNet
Dr. Joanne Cummings is the Knowledge Mobilization Director of PREVNet and a clinical child psychologist in private practice. She received her Ph.D. in clinical developmental psychology from York University and completed post-doctoral training at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Cummings’ research examined children’s adjustment from families in which intimate partner violence between parents took place, as well as the evaluation of diverse clinical interventions focused on improving parent-child relationships. Joanne has been doing bullying prevention work since 1995 and is immensely grateful to have worked with PREVNet since its inception in 2006. It is Joanne’s passion to work with academic and community partners to create a safer world in which all people can grow up experiencing healthy relationships.
Deinera Exner-Cortens
Assitant Professor, University of Calgary and Scientific Co-Director @PREVNet
Dr. Deinera Exner-Cortens is an Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair (Childhood Health Promotion) in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work, and is jointly appointed to the Department of Psychiatry, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology and a Master of Public Health. Dr. Exner-Cortens’ research focuses on 1) evaluating healthy relationships resources in school and community settings, 2) developing and evaluating implementation support tools for school-based mental health service delivery; and 3) prevention of adolescent dating violence. In her work, Dr. Exner-Cortens collaborates with a number of community and research partners both provincially and nationally.
Suzie Dunn
Assistant Professor, Dalhousie Schulich School and Senior Fellow @Centre for International Governance Innovation
Suzie Dunn is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie’s Schulich School and a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Her research centers on the intersections of equality, technology and the law, with a specific focus on technology-facilitated violence, deepfakes, and impersonation in digital spaces. She currently sits on the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund’s Technology Facilitated Violence Project committee and is an Associate Member of the Centre for Law Technology and Society. You can find her on Twitter @SuzieMDunn
Taylor Sullivan
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (International Affairs) @University of Ottawa and Carleton University's Normal Paterson School of International Affairs
Taylor Sullivan is a second-year Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (International Affairs) student at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. She previously held a research internship with the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, supervised by Professor Suzie Dunn, which focused on technology-facilitated violence and the law. This experience led her to work with PREVNet on their initiative to address adolescent dating violence (ADV). She is currently the co-president of the Women in International Security (WIIS)-Canada chapter at Carleton University.