News

December 7, 2010

Although largely hidden, domestic violence is reaching epidemic levels with untold costs to society. Alberta has the second highest rate of reported spousal assault in the country, with two-thirds of Calgarians affected by domestic violence or close to someone who is. Tremendous strides have been made to protect victims and improve criminal justice interventions, but there is still little understanding of the root causes of domestic violence and how to prevent it from happening in the first place. Lana Wells, the new Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work, is leading a community-based initiative to prevent, and...