Empowering Resilience for Victims & Survivors of Child Abuse June 1, 2017

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May 16, 2017
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Victim Justice Network

The Victim Justice Network (VJN) in collaboration with Durham College presents a Live Stream Education Global Classroom event on the discussion topic: Empowering Resilience for Victims & Survivors of Child Abuse on June 1st, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM EST. This event is part of National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2017. Register today at: http://www.theglobalclass.org/resilience1.html

Victim Justice Network Global Classroom:

Empowering Resilience for Victims and Survivors of Child Abuse in Canada

June 1st, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 PM EST

 Key Info:

  • Distinguished presenters include keynote speaker Associate Professor 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.
  • Professor Afifi’s presentation is entitled, “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 will address the clinical supports that are available to child abuse victims and their families through the Child Advocacy Centre.  Dr. Garfinkel will be joined by Victim Support Coordinators from the Centre.
  • This event supports this year’s theme for Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2017 of “Empowering Resilience” by recognizing the important work of professionals, clinicians and victim support workers in supporting child victims and their families through challenging and traumatic events.
  • The Global Classroom event will be moderated by Professor Joanne Paterson, Program Coordinator, Victimology Department at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario.
  • This event is being organized by the Victim Justice Network as an official Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2017 project funded by the Department of Justice Canada.
  • Pre-registration for this event is required through the Global Classroom webpage on the Durham College website: http://www.meetview.com/globalclass20170601/
  • All registered participants will receive access to pre-reading materials and other documents and resources that will be used to support this event on June 1st, 2017.  Resources will be added to the Global Classroom and Victim Justice Network website as they become available.

Keynote Presenters & Event Participants

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 and Christy Silcox, Victim Support Coordinators, SKCAC

Durham College:

Lon Appleby, Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario

Global Classroom Lead, Event Facilitator

Joanne Paterson, Professor, Victimology Department, Durham College, Oshawa, Ontario

Global Classroom Event Moderator

Victim Justice Network (VJN) Participants:

Priscilla de Villers, Executive Director

Peter Sampaio, Executive Lead

Kate Lines, VJN Board Chair

Speaker 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.

Download the Event Poster (PDF format)

Event Information:

June 1st, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:00 PM EST

Register online at: http://www.meetview.com/globalclass20170601/

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