Tod Augusta-Scott

Tod Augusta-Scott

Biography

Tod Augusta-Scott, MSW is known internationally for his work with gendered violence, restorative approaches and narrative therapy. He has worked for a trauma-informed community-based organization for over twenty years. For the past fifteen he has also worked for the Canadian Armed Forces. He has presented his work internationally (Asia, Europe, British Isles, America) and presented in every province in Canada. He is the co-founder of the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference. He has also taught in the Department of Social Work, Dalhousie University and continues as a guest speaker on a regular basis. He has also trained and worked as a consultant for the restorative justice units at Corrections Canada, Halifax Domestic Violence Court, Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

Tod is the co-editor and contributor to the critically acclaimed books Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives (Sage Publications, 2007) and Innovations in Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence: Research and Practice (Routledge Press, 2017). He has been interviewed by the Huffington Post, NPR, International Journal of Narrative Therapy, CBC The World at Six, Journal of Systemic Therapies and the Globe and Mail. Tod is a regular reviewer for numerous academic journals. He has created a group manual for working with men who have abused that has been officially adopted by three government departments across Canada. Tod was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Social Workers. His work is featured in the ground-breaking documentary A Better Man (2017), a film about domestic violence and restorative justice. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Status of Women, Canada.

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