Various CSSLRV researchers presented this week at the Shelters of the Future: A National Conversation conference, hosted by Women’s Shelters of Canada in Ottawa from June 13-15. As the first national shelter conference, the event attracted a diverse audience including management and front-line shelter workers, survivors, advocates, policy makers, and academics from across the country and beyond. CSSLRV researchers Danielle Bader and Büşra Yalçınöz Uçan presented separately at the conference. Bader is also a PhD candidate in sociological criminology and Yalçınöz Uçan is a visiting scholar from Turkey where she is a PhD candidate in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Bogazici University. The various presentations focused on preventing domestic homicide, Muslim women’s decision to seek shelter support, and safety planning with vulnerable populations. Bader, and CSSLRV Director Myrna Dawson, collaborated with the research team from the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative With Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP), including Dr. Peter Jaffe, Anna-Lee Straatman, Marcie Campbell, Sarah Yercich, Josie Nepinak, and Dr. Deborah Doherty. Jaffe is the Academic Director at the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) and Dawson’s Co-Director for the CDHPIVP, a five-year SSHRC-funded project. Straatman and Campbell are members of the project management team and Yercich is one of the project’s research assistants and a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University. Also collaborating on the presentations as well as on the CDHPIVP research are Nepiak, Executive Director of Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society, Calgary, and Doherty, Executive Director, Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick.
June 14, 2018