Following a very successful June National Guidance and Implementation (NGIC) Committee meeting in Ottawa, VEGA has been moving ahead with next steps including:
We will be following up with the three Leader Tables (Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care, Mandatory Reporting and Education) early this fall in preparation for the next NGIC meeting to be held November 22nd and 23rd, 2016 in Ottawa.
Great news! The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Competency –Based Curriculum on Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Against Women and the related position paper has received WPA Executive Committee for approval and is now posted on the official WPA website at http://www.wpanet.org. This initiative, led by Donna Stewart, VEGA IPV Review Group Lead, and Prabha Chandra, a Review Group member, will be a useful resource to VEGA in developing family violence curricula.
We are pleased to be providing an overview of VEGA with a keynote presentation at the upcoming Child Welfare League of Canada conference “Collaborating Across Systems: Preventing and Responding to Domestic Violence Against Women and Children” to be held Tuesday, October 18th and Wednesday, October 19th in Richmond, British Columbia.