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Understanding Domestic Violence and Coercive Control for Family Lawyers (Edmonton)

January 27, 2022 - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm MST

Using the foundation of the Duluth Model of Power and Control, learn about the various tactics those who cause harm use to establish a dynamic of coercive control in alignment with the definition of family violence in the Divorce Act.

Topics of focus will include:

• Understanding coercive controlling violence
• How and why violence is minimized and/or denied
• Practical skills for starting the conversation
• Understanding the Danger Assessment tool
• Shelter services and supports and how shelters can help legal professionals
• The effects of domestic violence on children
• Domestic violence and your workplace

This program is offered in collaboration with the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS). The ACWS is the provincial network organization for women’s shelters in Alberta and has a strong focus on community education and empowerment to address and end gender-based and domestic violence.

Below is a statement from ACWS:

We believe in a world free from violence and abuse and know these issues are the collective responsibilities of the entire community, including legal structures. Through our Call to Action, Leading ChangeTM, we provide the tailored, strengths-based education and resources that workplaces, schools, government, sports groups, and communities need to make the lasting, transformational change needed to bring an end to domestic violence.

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*Please Note: Program formats and dates are subject to change depending on the COVID-19 situation at the time of a program running. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all attendees, volunteers, and staff (and their families) and will follow all provincial and local public health regulations. We are participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program. For more information, visit LESA.org/covid19

If multiple lawyers or staff members from your firm would like to attend this program, please contact info@lesa.org for pricing.


January 27, 2022
9:00 am - 4:30 pm MST
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