MEDIA ADVISORY — Post-separation violence: How can we better protect women and children?

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017


Separation can be a particularly dangerous period for abused women and their children. Despite this reality, evidence suggests that police, lawyers, social workers and other professionals who intervene during this time still struggle to understand post-separation violence and develop practices that effectively protect women and children.

The University of Ottawa and the Feminist Anti-Violence (FemAnVi) Research Collective invite members of the media to join experts from Canada, the United States and Europe for the International Perspectives on Post-Separation Violence Conference.

WHAT: International Perspectives on Post-Separation Violence Conference

WHERE: Tabaret Hall, Huguette-Labelle Hall, (550 Cumberland Street, Ottawa | Map)

WHEN: April 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and April 12, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Experts will explore the following themes:

  • Is the System Protecting Women and Children?
  • The Prosecution of Teresa Craig: Expert Evidence on Coercive Control in Support of Self-Defence
  • Can Violent Men Be Good Fathers?
  • Children’s Perspectives on Post-Separation Violence
  • Assessing Post-Separation Risk and Safety For Women Victims of Conjugal Violence Using a Response-Based Practice Framework
  • Separated mothers and their children
  • Making Separation Safe for Survivors
  • Implications of a Perpetrator Pattern-Based Approach for Post-Separation Domestic Violence Cases

uOttawa expert

Simon Lapierre

Associate Professor, School of Social Work


View the full conference program

Follow the conversation on Twitter: @FemAnVi and #SepViolence.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in French and English.

Media inquiries:

Sarah Foster
Media Relations Officer

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