Edmonton, Alberta
Conference
Diverse Voices

For the first time in the history of Diverse Voices, we are planning a Pre-Conference day, focused on Elder Abuse, in collaboration with the Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council.

Pre-Conference: November 13th, 2019
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Main Conference: November 14 & 15, 2019
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MAIN CONFERENCE

28Days
21Hours
58Mins
11Secs

Program

19th Annual Diverse Voices Family Violence Conference
November 14 – 15, 2019
Pre-Conference Event – November 13, 2019
Day 1
13 Nov 2019
Day 2
14 Nov 2019
Day 3
15 Nov 2019
7:00 am - 8:15 am

Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Keynote Address – Paul Greenwood – Putting the spotlight on elder abuse

Paul Greenwood will draw upon his 22 years of prosecuting serious elder abuse crimes to highlight why elder abuse is now being called the crime of the 21st Century. He...
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Paul Greenwood
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break/ Networking

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

“It’s not just a civil matter!” (Session A)

It has been reported that older North Americans lose on average a total of $37 billion a year to financial elder abusers. Paul Greenwood will draw upon his 22 years...
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Paul Greenwood

Domestic Violence in Later Life (Session B)

Domestic Violence occurs across the lifespan including late life. Abuser tactics used in earlier life may be modified due to changes in the physical and cognitive abilities of the victim/survivor...
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The Men’s Shed Movement: Promoting Healthy Non-violent Relationships with Senior Men in Edmonton (Session C)

The Men’s Shed movement is relatively new to Canada. Edmonton has witnessed the start-up of a half dozen Sheds. They show promise as an approach to help reduce abuse among...
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Michael Hoyt
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Keynote Address – Sherry Hamby

When people dream of the future, they do not dream about avoiding depression or minimizing pain. People dream about seeking and achieving joy, love, and meaning. After many years of...
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Sherry Hamby
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Break/ Networking

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Resilience After Trauma: Evidence-Based Assessment & Intervention (Session D)

When people dream of the future, they do not dream about avoiding depression or minimizing pain. People dream about seeking and achieving joy, love, and meaning. After many years of...
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Sherry Hamby

A Personal Directive (PD) and Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) –Important and Under Utilised Tools in the Prevention of Elder Abuse (Session E)

Advanced Care Planning documents have socially been viewed as only important for individuals who are getting older, or have a terminal diagnosis. Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network (ESPCN) through its...
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration and Event (TBD)

7:00 am - 8:15 am

Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Keynote Address – Sujata Warrier- “Who Owns Culture?”: Engaging Cultural Differences in Gender Based Violence Cases

In working with diverse populations we often struggle with practices that are either unfamiliar to us or that challenge us culturally. How then do we understand the meaning of the...
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Sujata Warrier
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break/ Networking

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Engaging Cultural Differences: Working with Diverse Victims (Session A)

This breakout session will explore the various socio-cultural elements that produce substantively distinct experiences for victims of domestic and sexual violence. It will examine how and why it is important...
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Sujata Warrier

Assessing and Planning for Complex Families (Session B)

The breakout session will explore my assessment and intervention planning model in greater detail. Using examples from my practice and videos, I will describe how to assess: Child characteristics –health,...
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Evelyn Wotherspoon

Forgotten victims no more: Putting the spotlight on elder abuse (Session C)

Paul Greenwood will draw upon his 22 years of prosecuting serious elder abuse crimes to highlight why elder abuse is now being called the crime of the 21st Century. He...
Read More
Paul Greenwood

The Men’s Shed Movement: Promoting Healthy Non-violent Relationships with Senior Men in Edmonton (Session D)

The Men’s Shed movement is relatively new to Canada. Edmonton has witnessed the start-up of a half dozen Sheds. They show promise as an approach to help reduce abuse among...
Read More
Michael Hoyt

Caught in a Trap: Working with Clients in Actively Abusive Relationships (Session E)

(Repeat Session U) Working with clients who are actively experiencing abuse can feel like a very ‘black and white’ situation: as helping professionals we feel an urgency to convince them...
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Assessing a Hypothetical Vignette on “Honour”-Based Crimes and Forced Marriages: There is NO one single approach (Session F)

Existing studies on “honour” –based crimes only briefly mention police interactions in cases where victims, in high profile Canadian cases, are perceived to have acted in a shameful way dishonouring...
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Wendy Aujla

Stalking and the Crime of Criminal Harassment (Session G)

Stalking is a standard form of abuse for domestic victims but needs special attention when supporting a person who is in, or soon to leave an abusive relationship. Equipping yourself...
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A Fresh Look at Supporting Survivors of IPV (Session H)

(Repeat Session N) Traditional thought would see police, courts, and social services making important decisions for people exposed to abuse. ‘Agency’ language and the rise of victim voice is challenging...
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AJ
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Keynote Address – Tod Augusta-Scott-Responsibility, Masculinity, Trauma: A restorative approach to men who perpetrate IPV

This workshop will illustrate a restorative, narrative approach to working with intimate partner violence. The emphasis of the work is to create a repair plan that can restore safety and...
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Tod Augusta-Scott
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Break/ Networking

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Preparing men to engage restoratively: Addressing Responsibility, Masculinity and Trauma (Session I)

This workshop will illustrate a restorative approach to intimate partner violence. Such an approach will focus on repairing harm without creating harm. In the context of men’s violence against women,...
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Tod Augusta-Scott

Change from Within: Engaging Clergy in Domestic Violence Prevention (Session J)

In recognition of the fact that clergy are often first responders in many faith communities, Peaceful Families Project (PFP) provides training to imams who, similar to clergy of other faith...
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Salma Abugideiri

Circle of Safety Family Violence program; integrating trauma informed care and culture (Session K)

The team at Aboriginal Counseling Services has embarked on a journey to address intergenerational trauma from a somatic and cultural perspective. After 8 years of somatic orientated training, the team...
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Sue Languedoc

Peace Out to Teen Dating Violence, “In Their Shoes”, Kaity’s Way (Session L)

This workshop will provide an innovative approach to educating juveniles and their families about the importance of healthy relationships on all levels of their lives. They will be taken through...
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Modern Manhood Talks Masculinity, Violence, and Community (Live!) (Session M)

The show of Modern Manhood has included many guests from around the world, trying to show the many complex ways in which we perform masculinity. Through these conversations my goal...
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German Villegas

A Fresh Look at Supporting Survivors of IPV (Session N)

(Repeat Session H) Traditional thought would see police, courts, and social services making important decisions for people exposed to abuse. ‘Agency’ language and the rise of victim voice is challenging...
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AJ

Protection Orders: Step by Step Court Navigation for Police Services, Community Service Providers and Lawyers (Session O)

– Summary This presentation reviews the processes and procedures on a step-by-step basis for applying for, obtaining and confirming protection orders at both the Provincial Court level and the Court...
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Gwen May
Christina Riddoch

Strangulation in Domestic Violence (Session P)

Strangulation is one of the most serious and deadly forms of physical violence used in domestic violence and sexual assaults. Strangulation is known to be a predictor for future lethal...
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4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mixer

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast

Keynote Address – Patricia Makokis – Indigenous Voice: The Complexity of Understanding Family Violence in the Deep Dive of Reconciliation

This presentation will connect aspects of traditional teachings, contact and reconciliation into the complex understanding of family circumstance. Ceremony is critical to understanding the role of women in current society....
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Patricia Makokis
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break/ Networking

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

The Domestic Abuser as a Father (Session Q)

Lundy Bancroft’s workshop explains the profile and tactics of men who abuse women, and the impact their behavior has on children living in the home. He confronts the myth that...
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Lundy Bancroft

Supporting Women Against Allegations of Parental Alienation (Session R)

Frontline workers frequently encounter women leaving abusive relationships whose former partners raise allegations of parental alienation (PA) in the course of custody and access proceedings. These claims are part of...
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Pamela Cross

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: Translating Research into Recommended Intervention Practices (Session S)

Sexual violence in intimate partnerships is a serious and prevalent form of violence against women. Among reported instances of sexual assault in Canada, over a third were committed by an...
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Sandy Jung

A Metaphoric Hard Hat: Taking Stock and Nurturing Self-Care in Trauma-Informed Ways (Session T)

Developing trauma-informed services is considered the best-practice approach for all human services. A philosophy of trauma informed care embodies a culture that understands the prevalence and impact of trauma and...
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Kathleen Gorman

Caught in a Trap: Working with Clients in Actively Abusive Relationships (Session U)

(Repeat Session E) Working with clients who are actively experiencing abuse can feel like a very ‘black and white’ situation: as helping professionals we feel an urgency to convince them...
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Dignified ways of working with men to solve domestic violence (Session V)

Using the premise of Social Work processes to preserve the dignity of our clients, all our therapeutic techniques in working with men should honour their capacities and strengths. In this...
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Strangulation in Domestic Violence: Building a Community of Practice to Increase Victim Safety (Session W)

Strangulation is an intentional form of physical abuse with serious, sometimes lethal consequences. The criminal justice system alone cannot protect victims of strangulation therefor a collaborative approach to care involving...
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Engaging boys in conversations about masculinity and links with domestic violence (Session X)

In 2012 the Nova Scotia departments of Health and Education collaborated on a prototype grade nine health class for boys to normalize help-seeking behaviour. The pilot was a response to...
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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

1:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Award Ceremony

Keynote Address- Lundy Bancroft “ Why The Domestic Violence Movement is Losing Ground”

After nearly three decades of progress across Canada and the U.S. in combatting domestic violence, the past fifteen years have seen gains slipping away. Multiple urgent issues are failing to...
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Lundy Bancroft
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Pre-Conference
$ 150.00

*$100 for AEAAC Members (Please note that one discounted registration can be purchased per membership).

For information on membership, please visit: https://www.albertaelderabuse.ca/membership

November 13th Pre-Conference Event

Coffee Break

Lunch

Price is per person

Registration cannot be shared by multiple people

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Main Conference
$ 350.00

*Due to financial constraints and to ensure we maintain the quality content you have come to expect from the Diverse Voices Conference, we are unable to offer an early bird price this year.

Full Conference For November 14th & 15th

Coffee Break

Lunch

Price is per person

Registration cannot be shared by multiple people

 

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Location

Fantasyland Hotel

West Edmonton Mall