Online: Supporting the Health of Survivors of Family Violence in Family Law Proceedings

Supporting the Health of Survivors of Family Violence in Family Law Proceedings

Hosted by: Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

Join us for the Healing Trauma: Gender, Trauma, and Paths of Healing in Family Law Disputes Webinar on March 31.


Date: 
March 31st, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register: bit.ly/HealingTraumaWebinar
Language: English with simultaneous translation to French

Many family law lawyers have clients suffering form trauma due to domestic violence and the family court system often has expectations of witnesses that adversely affect not only the credibility of the trauma victim, but also their overall well being during the trial.

Jenn Gorham is the associate director of Sexual Violence New Brunswick which offers trauma training to volunteers and community members to facilitate best practices in dealing with survivors of sexual violence. Jenn will discuss the neurology of trauma and how it impacts the brain in terms of triggers, nervous system responses, and the ability to construct a coherent narrative as it relates to witness credibility within the family or criminal law context.

Leland Maerz is counselling therapist for the Bridges Institute, which offers support for those affected by Gender Based Violence and Intimate Partner Violence. Leland works with men, women, and queer folx who have harmed others or have been harmed by others and will talk about how gender, trauma and mental health affect peoples paths to justice; both victims and perpetrators of intimate partner violence may experience trauma and Leland will touch on the role therapy can play in achieving better outcomes in the justice system.

Please share with your circles, join us and be a part of Supporting the Health of Survivors of Family Violence in Family Law Proceedings. View the event posters.

This event is brought to you by the Alliance of Canadian Research Centres on Gender Based Violence (ACRCGBV) and the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

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Contact Information

Contact: Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research

Email Address: csquires@unb.ca

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