Protecting Children from Domestic Violence: It Takes the Whole Community
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children has launched a lecture series to honour Peter Jaffe, a psychologist and professor emeritus at the Faculty of Education. Dr. Jaffe was a founding partner in the creation of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children in 1992 and was the Academic Director from 2005-2021. He has influenced generations of researchers, mental health professionals, lawyers, judges, school systems, families, and individual children. The Peter Jaffe Lectures on Ending Domestic Violence which takes place annually, invites an anti-violence researcher to present a public lecture on their research. This year the inaugural lecture will be a virtual event.
“I’m extremely honoured to be recognized with the creation of this lecture series,” Jaffe said. “It’s my hope that these lectures will provide researchers, stakeholders and the public with opportunities to learn about how we can end domestic violence in our communities.”
“Professor Jaffe has been instrumental in highlighting the problem of domestic violence and providing responses on how we, as a society, can overcome this societal problem,” Education Dean, Donna Kotsopoulos, said. “These lectures will give world-class researchers a chance to showcase what we can do to end domestic violence.”