Oct 24th (and Oct 25th!) Events – The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence

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SFU Advocacy For Men & Boys and CAFE Vancouver present 2 events on domestic violence in October:

Monday, Oct.24th “She Hits Me”

*FREE ADMISSION*
Link to Facebook Event Page
Room #1800 @ SFU Harbour Centre (Downtown)
Limited Seating
Contact: info@sfuamb.com

She Hits Me: The Hidden Side Of Domestic Violence
Featuring Speakers:
Micheal Healey, Intimate Partner Violence Survivor
Dr. Alexandra Lysova, Assistant Professor of Criminoloy at SFU

*Free snacks and beverages will be made available.
*This event will be accessible for those new to the subjected or well-versed.

A similar proportion of men and women experienced domestic violence during the five years prior to the 2009 Statistics Canada survey. Among men, 6.0% or about 585,000, encountered spousal violence during this period, compared with 6.4% or 601,000 women. In Canada more women than men report being pushed, shoved or slapped while more men than women report being kicked, bit, or hit with something.

Numerous other studies indicate virtual parity of male/female domestic violence victims – but what resources are made available to men? Join us for an informative evening on why the problem of intimate partner violence won’t go away when only one gender is given consideration.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Michael Healey has for 30 years operated a successful Toronto-based consulting practice specializing in organizational development and culture.
Michael is also a survivor of intimate partner violence. He’ll share his story, including his path to recovery.

Dr. Alexandra Lysova’s PhD thesis focused on the study of intimate partner violence where she found “200 studies that document equal rates of IPV perpetration by women and men.” Dr. Lysova is working towards correcting the record through research that IPV is not a gendered problem and that male victims are faced today with little to no resources to help them.

Hosted by SFU Advocacy For Men & Boys
Sponsored by Canadian Association for Equality Vancouver and Area Branch

Tuesday, Oct.25th “Untold Suffering”

*FREE ADMISSION*
Link to Facebook Event Page
Room #2020/2030
Limited Seating
Contact: pjohnston@equalitycanada.com

UNTOLD SUFFERING: The Whole Story on Domestic Violence
Featuring Speakers:
Micheal Healey, Intimate Partner Violence Survivor
Dr. Tonia Nicholls, Associate Professor of Psychiatry @ UBC

*Catering generously made available by UBC Engineering Department.
*This event will be accessible for those new to the subject or well-versed.

Join us for an important, educational event on the untold story – the whole story – on domestic violence in Canada. The public and media have beliefs about domestic violence that are contradicted by years of research evidence — and these uninformed notions are leading to ineffective public policy changes. Without the whole story we risk perpetuating the problem and even making it worse for DV victims.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Michael Healey has for 30 years operated a successful Toronto-based consulting practice specializing in organizational development and culture.
Michael is also a survivor of intimate partner violence. He’ll share his story, including his path to recovery.

Dr. Tonia Nicholls, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, SFU, and Senior Research Fellow at the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission, BC Mental Health & Addiction Services. Dr. Nicholls is a forensic psychologist with research interests at the intersection of law and mental health.

Sponsored by Canadian Association for Equality Vancouver and Area Branch

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