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Webinar – Responding to Disclosures of Teen Dating Violence at School

May 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EDT


We are very pleased to partner with Dr. Joanne Cummings, PREVNet’s Knowledge Mobilization Director, for her webinar “Responding to Disclosures of Teen Dating Violence at School“.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:15 pm Eastern Time

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Webinar Description

In this webinar, we will review the literature about help-seeking behaviours by teens involved in dating violence, and think about ways to increase teens’ help seeking. We will discuss trauma-informed practice, to ensure we communicate with those seeking help in a respectful and empowering manner.  Further, we will explore the role of teachers, guidance counsellors, and other mental health focused staff when it comes to responding to disclosures, in the context of school policy and provincial/territorial legislation. We will highlight the importance of referrals to appropriate mental health service providers, and think about ways to promote collaboration between the education system and clinical settings that address teen dating violence.

Learning Objectives

1) To increase participant’s confidence that they can respond to disclosures of teen dating violence in a trauma-informed way.

2) To increase participant’s knowledge of the scope of their role with respect to disclosures of teen dating violence.

3) To increase knowledge about participant’s local legislative context

The 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.


We invite you to share this link with any of your colleagues that may be interested in attending. For those unable to join us, we will be recording the webinar and sharing this on our website.

Dr. Joanne Cummings

Dr. Joanne Cummings

Child Psychologist and PREVNet Knowledge Mobilization Director

Dr. Joanne Cummings is the Knowledge Mobilization Director of PREVNet and a child psychologist in private practice. She received her Ph.D. in clinical developmental psychology from York University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Cummings’ research has examined the effects on children of exposure to intimate partner violence, and has been doing bullying prevention work since 1995. She is immensely grateful to have worked with PREVNet since its inception in 2006. Dr. Cummings takes great pleasure mobilizing knowledge so it can be taken up and acted upon by PREVNet partner organizations from diverse sectors including education, health, mass media, social media, sport and recreation, government, and industry. It is Joanne’s passion to contribute to a shared ethos that enables all children grow up experiencing respectful, just, and nurturing relationships wherever they live, learn, work, and play.


May 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EDT