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: London, ON Convention Centre




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.

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.

Registration Fees

Pre-Conference Workshop & Conference:

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

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Conference only:

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

*Includes dinner on June 10, 2020

Pre-conference Workshop only:        

$150.00 + HST 

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

Olson Crow
Community Organizer & Activist

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


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


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

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, SOHAC
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!