Saanich Police co-hosts workshop on domestic violence

A national expert on the subject of domestic violence will lend her expertise to a two-day workshop running Wednesday and Thursday.

Lori Haskell is a clinical psychologist whose clinical interests include trauma, re-victimization, sexual abuse and sexual violence in relation to psychological development. She has a status appointment as an assistant professor in psychiatry at the University of Toronto, serves as an academic research associate with the Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children.

The Regional Domestic Violence Unit (which includes Saanich Police), the University of Victoria and the BC Post- secondary Counsellors Association in collaboration with the Provincial Office of Domestic Violence host the workshop.

It brings together police officers from area departments, crown counsel, psychologists, social workers and other professionals to learn and understand more about trauma informed approaches to working with survivors and others, whom domestic and sexualized violence has impacted.

Haskell’s research work has focused on victimization and its effects, violence prevention, and trauma and psychological development. She has educated judges, crown attorneys, police officers, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, service providers and community groups on these issues. She has also offered expert evidence in a number of legal proceedings.

The Regional Domestic Violence Unit consists of officers from the RCMP, Victoria Police and Saanich Police. Its purpose is to increase victim safety and offender responsibility by offering a cross jurisdictional but uniform response to cases of violence cases across the Capital Regional District. The unit also includes victim service workers with Victoria Women’s Transition House, and Ministry of Children and Family Development workers.

Just Posted

Mount Douglas Mathletes enjoying success by the numbers

Saanich Grade 9s walk away with top five spots in Island math competition

Songhees Wellness Centre event immersed in indigenous cuisine and culture

Camosun and Songhees cook together for reconciliation while fundraising for student scholarship fund at March 23 event

Victoria Women’s Expo showcases the latest trends

Over 100 vendors feature lots of beauty, health, food, jewelry products and more

Hillside Avenue death ruled a homicide, police say

No charges have yet been laid in the killing of Victoria man Joe Gauthier

Hope gets eight year sentence for Church Avenue sex assault

Eight years is the sentence for David Robert Hope, who was found… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. Mounties reunite veteran with lost military medals

RCMP say Zora Singh Tatla, who served in the army in India for 28 years, is the righful owner

Lilia Zaharieva wants to share her medical good fortune

UVic student wants treatment for cystic fibrosis made available for all

Saanich Talks event kicks off Local Area Plan updates

Updates on plans for Cadboro Bay and Cordova Bay the focus of Wednesday meeting at UVic

Braves trim Bucs to fend off elimination

Game 7 of VIJHL playoff series goes Sunday night in Nanaimo

Experts urging caution as rabbits die by the hundreds in B.C. city

Province of B.C. confirms more positive tests for rabbit haemorrhagic disease

4 facts to ring in St. Patrick’s Day

What do you really know about the Irish celebration?

Airline passenger-rights bill claws back protections for travellers: Advocate

Bill C-49 would double tarmac delays, scrap compensation for flights affected by mechanical failures

UPDATED: ‘New wave’ of anti-pipeline protests return to Trans Mountain facility

About 100 demonstrators with Protect the Inlet marched to the Burnaby terminal Saturday

Search continues for 10-year-old Montreal boy missing since Monday

Montreal police said they are exploring every possibility in search for Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou

Most Read