Trauma and Violence Intervention Research: Promoting safety and well-being across the lifespan

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Pre-conference workshops: June 9, 2020
Conference: June 10-11, 2020
Location: RBC Place, London, ON




Trauma is prevalent in our world and many of the people we work with live with its physical, mental and emotional impacts.

Providing effective and compassionate support requires trauma-informed practice with a cultural and historical understanding of lived experience.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, network and enhance skills!

Join our conference featuring innovative trauma-and violence-informed health promotion and intervention research supporting people with lived experiences of intimate partner violence and/or child maltreatment.

Contact Anna-Lee Straatman for more information:

Learning Objectives:

Conference participants will be better able to:

  • Understand cultural and historical experiences of trauma
  • Apply trauma-and-violence-informed principles to service delivery
  • Appreciate the role of community development and partnerships in intervention research 
  • Recognize and promote resilience in people who have experienced trauma
  • Consider implications of trauma and violence-informed research   
  • Incorporate trauma-and violence-informed tools and resources to support people

Who Should Attend ? Healing & Helping practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Counsellors, Coaches, Indigenous Services Workers, Child & Youth Workers, VAW Sector Workers, Settlement Services Workers, Educators, Policy Makers, Researchers, and Students.

5 pre-conference workshops, 7 plenaries and 28 breakout sessions featuring trauma-and violence-informed health promotion projects funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada’s investment, “Supporting the Health of Victims of Domestic Violence through Community Programs”.

Registration Fees

Pre-Conference Workshop & Conference:

Early Bird* (before February 29, 2020) : $375.00 + HST
Regular*: $425.00 + HST
Student Rate*: $394.50 (HST included)

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Conference only:

Early Bird* (before February 29, 2020) : $275.00 + HST
Regular*: $325.00 + HST
Student*: $225 (HST included)

*Includes dinner on June 10, 2020


Pre-conference Workshop only:        

$150.00 + HST 
No Student Rate available for Pre-conference only.

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Delta Hotels London Armouries for $139 CAD per night

Start Date: Monday, June 8, 2020
End Date: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Last Day to Book: Friday, May 8, 2020

Book your group rate for the Trauma and Violence Intervention Research Conference


Plenary Speakers

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Jean-Paul Bedard
Author, Athlete, and Advocate

Nicolas Berthelot, PhD
Professor, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Natalie Clark, M.S.W., PhD
Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University

Olson Crow
Community Organizer & Activist



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Lisa Goodman, PhD
Professor, Department of Counselling & Development Psychology, Boston College

Fae Johnstone
Consultant, Educator & Community Organizer

Lisa Lachance
President, Wisdom2Action

Robyn McQuaid, PhD
Adjunct Research Professor & Scientist, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research



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Leila Monib
Provincial Lead, Education and Systems, Regional Lead, GTA, SOAHAC

Nancy Poole, PhD
Director, Centre of Excellence for Women's Health, Hosted by BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre, Prevention Lead, CanFASD Research Network

Jeffrey Preston
Assistant Professor, Disability Studies, King’s University College, Western University

Daniel Pugh, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Registered (Clinical) Social Worker and Psychotherapist, Daniel Pugh Psychotherapy and Social Work Consulting, Sherbourne Health



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Dr. Kaley Roosen, PhD C.Psych. (Supervised Practice)
Toronto Psychology Clinic

Jillian R. Scheer, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, Yale University School of Public Health

Diane Smylie
Provincial Director, Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety Program, SOAHAC

Shannon Stewart, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training & Registered Psychologist, Western University

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Jesse Thistle
Assistant Professor, Author, Vanier & Trudeau Scholar

Roberta K. Timothy, PhD, RP
Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioural Health Science, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto


More speakers to be announced!