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WEBINAR: Building Partnerships to Build Capacity to Address Violence in Youth
June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDTFree
In collaboration with PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is hosting a webinar to support the dissemination of findings from their project funded under PHAC’s gender-based violence investment. Please feel free to share with your networks.
June 29, 2022 @ 12:00pm-1:30pm EST
There is no cost to register for this event.
The webinar will be presented in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French, American Sign Language (ASL) and Quebec Sign Language (langue des signes québécoise). The webinar is being hosted by PHAC; however, views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of PHAC.
PREVNet engages in a co-creation process with researchers, national organizations, and government to foster wide-scale social change to prevent violence and promote healthy relationships. Dr. Wendy Craig will provide an overview of PREVNet’s partnership model and provide two examples of different partnerships in action.
In the first example, through partnerships with the Nunavut government, Canadian Red Cross, educators, Indigenous Elders, and researchers, PREVNet co-created a set of recommendations for program development and content on teen dating violence and healthy relationships in Northern Indigenous communities. The second example will highlight partnerships with researchers, school boards, teacher unions, that resulted in a teacher training to enhance their capacity to address teen dating violence. Through building partnerships and co-creating evidence-based materials, we can reduce violence in the lives of youth.
Dr. Wendy Craig is a professor of psychology at Queen’s University. She is leading international scientist and expert on aggression, victimization, and the promotion of healthy relationships. As co-founder and co-Scientific Director of PREVNet, she has transformed the science of bullying and healthy relationships into evidence-based practice, intervention, and policy. In recognition of her work, she has won numerous awards such as the Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Community Service, the Queen’s Excellence in Research Prize, and the Order of Ontario. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was recently awarded the Order of Canada for her research and knowledge mobilization work.