January 27, 2014

Increasing the capacity of those who are in the caring professions to help youth develop healthy relationships and positive social-emotional skills is a key factor for reducing rates of bullying, dating violence and domestic violence. The Werklund School of Education at the U of C and Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence, in partnership with CAMH Centre for Prevention Science are pleased to announce a new graduate-level, interdisciplinary Certificate, called Safe Schools, Safe Communities. This new certificate program is one of Shift’s six multi-system strategies focused on promoting and building healthy youth relationships in Alberta.

The goal for Safe Schools, Safe...

November 29, 2013

Wrapping up Family Violence Prevention Month, the Government of Alberta held a press conference on Friday to release their redesigned family violence prevention framework: Family Violence Hurts Everyone: A Framework to End Family Violence in Alberta. The new Framework is the result of extensive community consultations and a unique partnership with the University of Calgary. 

Lana Wells, Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence, has worked in collaboration with the Government of Alberta’s Human Services Ministry and partnering Ministries, to bring forward advances in prevention science and promising practices from around the world in the area of...

October 1, 2013
Knowledge Translation

Lana Wells presented at two international conferences in 2013. The presentations outlined recent research on primary prevention and promising approaches to stop first time victimization and perpetration of domestic violence.

The first presentation was in Canada at the Canadian Association for Social Work Education CCASWE-ACFTS 2013 Conference “Social Work at the Speed of Light”. The conference was held at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C. from June 3rd to June 6th, 2013. The theme of the conference was on aligning educational, practical and research applications with the evolving and complex social context, to create sustainable change.