2009-2010 Archives

Congratulations to 18 social workers trained to deliver training to social workers on intimate partner violence

February 26, 2010.  Eighteen (18) social workers are now trained to deliver the training program Understanding the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence: Helping Social Workers to Better Intervene to their colleagues.  More information...

For more information on the two trainers:

  • Rina Arseneault, MSW, RSW, Association Director MMFC
  • Lanette Ruff, project coordinator, MMFC

 


Congratulations to 19 RCMP Officers trained to deliver training to Police Officers on intimate partner violence

RCMP OfficersDecember, 2009.  Intervening in situations of intimate partner violence (IPV is one of the most difficult aspects of policing and police officers are often the first members of the law enforcement system to be encountered by victims. Successful interventions rely on effective practices.  Being equipped with an understanding of the complexities of IPV will help enhance police response.  The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research (MMFC) offered the train-the trainer training program entitled Understanding the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence: Helping Police Officers to Better Intervene to nineteen (19) New Brunswick-based RCMP officers on December 1 & 2, 2009. Dr. Carmen Gill, Director of MMFC congratulated the police officers that are now trained to deliver the training program to their colleagues.

For more information on the training program, contact Rina Arseneault, Associate Director, MMFC, at (506) 453-3595 or e-mail the Centre.

 


 

Congratulations to 4 social workers trained to deliver training to social workers on intimate partner violence

Social WorkersNovember 19, 2009.  Four social workers are now trained to deliver the training program Understanding the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence: Helping Social Workers to Better Intervene to their colleagues.  They are (left to right): Miguel LeBlanc, New Brunswick Association of Social Workers, Leslie Monaghan, Department of Social Development, Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, Victim services, Codiac RCMP, and Martine Haché, Services à la famille de la Péninsule acadienne, More information...

 


 

Research Day 2009

The face of sexual violence in the 21st Century: Naming the unspoken was a success thanks to the many partners. In particular we would like to thank :

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Rina Arseneault, Associate Director, MMFC, UNB
  • Sandra Byers, Professor, Department of Psychology, UNB
  • Carmen Gill, Director, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre (MMFC)
  • Sue McKenzie-Mohr,  Professor, Department of Social Work, St. Thomas University
  • Martine Stewart, Director, Violence Prevention Initiatives, Women’s Issues Branch, Executive Council
  • Tammy Ward, Sergeant, RCMP, Youth and Community Policing Section
  • Lorraine Whalley, Executive Director, Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre

CONTRIBUTORS AND SPONSORS

  • Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation
  • University of New Brunswick
  • Women’s Issues Branch, Executive Council Office, NB
  • Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
  • Intergovernmental Affairs, NB

We would also like to thank both keynote speakers"

Professor Liz Kelly, Roddick Chair on Violence against Women at the London Metropolitan University, and Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit.

  • Professor Kelly who gave the public address on November 9. Her presentation, “Not quite a forgotten issue”, looked at where we are now with respect to sexual violence research and service provision. Her presentation was appreciated by all present.

Lorraine Whalley, Director of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (FSACC)

  • Ms Whalley kicked off the Research Day on November 10, 2009. Ms Whalley's presentation Changing the Landscape of Sexual Violence in NB gave an historical presentation which described how the landscape of sexual assault changed in the province in the last thirty years, from limited access to sexual assault services, inadequate resources and little public conversation on the issue, to an ever-evolving, vibrant collaboration that is working toward province-wide community-based services for victims of sexual assault.

Thank you to the many presenters and the many participants. You have made the Research Day 2009 a success.