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February 26 - March 1, 2013: Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 3
The Canadian Domestic Violence Conference 3 will showcase the grassroots initiatives that are happening across the country to address intimate partner violence. The presentations will be made by community-based groups as well as academics and government agencies. Some of these organizations include women's shelters, Partner Abuse Response (PAR) programs, probation offices, victim services offices, counselling centres, private practice. The focus of this Conference is to help foster effective conversations with women and men about domestic violence in these various professional contexts.
While focusing primarily on men's violence against women, the Conference will also provide the opportunity to focus on conversations that are often on the margins of the field: violence in same-sex relationships, violence with people with disabilities, in aboriginal relationships, first generation immigrant relationships, and straight women’s perpetration of abuse.
Some presentations will focus on important distinctions being made among cases based on the level of risk and nature of the abuse. Such distinctions include high risk cases as well as moderate and low risk cases.
In the context of men's violence against women, the Conference will focus not only on conversations in which women want to leave, but it will also focus on women who are ambivalent about their relationships and other women who know they want to stay. This broad range of conversations includes individual, couple, family and group conversations.
To move the field forward, the purpose of this Conference is for participants and presenters to highlight and share the innovative approaches that are developing in the various communities across Canada.
A Call for Presentation Proposals will be available soon. To be on our email list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Date February 26 - March 1, 2013
Place Delta Chelsea Hotel and Conference Centre, Toronto