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Speakers invited for the Alberta FV Roundtable pre-meeting, May 6th, 2004


Speakers invited to promote the Children's Services' point of view at the Provincial Round Table pre-meeting on May 6th, 2004

The male-bashing continues...

  • Dr. Betty Bastien - a Professor in the Access Division at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary.  In addition to her doctoral dissertation on Indigenous Science, whose title is Blackfoot Ways of Knowing, Dr. Bastien is celebrated for her work in Blackfoot child development theories, Indigenous research methodologies, and intergenerational trauma among First Nation peoples.
    [Background and comments]

  • Dr. Kathy Cairns - Professor in the Faculty of Education, Division of Applied Psychology, at the University of Calgary.  Dr. Cairns' areas of expertise include psychology of  gender, sexuality, sex therapy, as well as individual and marital counselling.
    [Background and comments]

  • Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell - Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the John Hopkins University School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Dr. Campbell has served as a member of the congressionally appointed US Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence, and her research results in the area of domestic violence are used as the basis of health policy recommendations to state, national and international organizations.
     [Background and comments (link to be added)]

  • Dr. Bob Geffner - Founder and President of the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute in San Diego, as well as a Clinical Research Professor of Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology and Alliant International University.  Dr. Geffner is the Editor-in-Chief of Haworth's Maltreatment & Trauma Press, and he has written numerous publications on family violence, child psychology, forensic psychology, neuropsychology, trauma and diagnostic assessment.
     [Background and comments (link to be added)]

  • Dr. Shelley Hymel - Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at the University of British Columbia.  Dr. Hymel has published several articles on peer rejection, harassment and bullying, and school-based intervention strategies.  She is currently co-writing a book on bullying, and co-leading a 3-year Canadian Initiative for the Prevention to Bullying funded by National Crime Prevention.
    [Background and comments]

  • Dr. Peter Jaffe - Founding Director of the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System, and a member of the Clinical Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology as well as a part-time Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario.  Dr. Jaffe was a member of the Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women and an expert witness in two Ontario inquests into domestic violence, in addition to being appointed to the Joint Committee on Domestic Violence to provide advice to the Attorney General on the implementation of jury recommendations.
    [Background and comments]

  • Bonnie Knox, MSW - Executive Director of HomeFront, an agency committed to reducing domestic violence in Calgary through co-ordinated [sic] community action.  Ms. Knox has over 25 years of experience in the criminal justice system, as a Chief Probation Officer and Senior Manager with Alberta Solicitor General.
    [Background and comments (link to be added)]

  • Dr. Fraser Mustard - Companion of the Order of Canada, Founding President and Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and Leader of The Founders' Network. Dr. Mustard is an early childhood development expert, and he is involved with governments in Canada, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, UNICEF and the Aga Khan University in Pakistan.
    [Background and comments (link to be added)]

  • Dr. Bruce Perry - Senior Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy in Houston, Medical Director of the Alberta Children's Mental Health Initiative, and he holds joint appointments with Alberta Solicitor General, Alberta Children's Services and the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission.  Dr. Perry's work has been instrumental in understanding the impact of traumatic experiences and neglect on the neurobiology of the developing brain, and he has been consulted on many high-profile incidents involving traumatized children including the Columbine, Colorado school shootings, the Branch Davidian siege and the September 11th terrorist attacks.
    [Background and comments (link to be added)]

  • Dr. Nico Trocmé - Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Toronto, and the Director of Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare.  Dr. Trocmé was a member of the Minister's Panel of Experts on Child Protection, and the principal investigator on several landmark Canadian Child Welfare research studies including the Canadian Incidence Studies of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect, and Welfare Service Trends in Canada.
    [Background and comments]

  • Dr. Leslie Tutty - Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary and Academic Research Coordinator for RESOLVE Alberta.  Dr. Tutty's research has focused on prevention and interventions in family violence, including evaluations of shelters and support groups for abused women, treatment for adult and child victims of sexual abuse, and groups for men who abuse partners
    [Background and comments]

Don't expect any of the speakers to provide equitable and objective treatment of the subject of FV.  Don't expect any of them to speak of women that abuse men and children or of "groups for women who abuse partners and children".  Yet, how can the goal of the FV Roundtable, to achieve the eradication of all FV in Alberta, be even remotely met when half of the perpetrators (women) and more than half of the FV victims (men abused by wives and children abused by mothers) are being ignored?

A wish-list of speakers that should have been selected

Index to pages for Alberta FV round-table discussions

See also:

White RoseThe White Rose
Thoughts are Free

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Posted 2004 04 17
Updates:
2004 04 19 (added link to background information and comments on Dr. Tutty)
2004 04 27 (added link to background information and comments on Dr. Trocmé)
Updates:
2006 03 04 (added link to Feminism for Male College Students)
2007 12 25 (reformated)