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Call for Abstracts--Global Symposium on Violence Prevention, Peel Institute on Violence Prevention – Family Services of Peel

Deadline February 26, 2016

The Peel Institute on Violence Prevention - Family Services of Peel would like to invite you to submit your abstracts to build a dialogue on innovative approaches to prevention service, policy development and research on interpersonal violence by sharing the collective wisdom, developed during the past  30 years.

Global Symposium on Violence Prevention
Mississauga, Ontario
June 23-25, 2016
University of Toronto – Mississauga Campus

Interpersonal violence refers to violence between individuals, and is subdivided into family and intimate partner violence and community violence. The former category includes child maltreatment; intimate partner violence; and elder abuse, while the latter is broken down into acquaintance and stranger violence and includes youth violence; assault by strangers; violence related to property crimes; and violence in workplaces and other institutions. (Violence prevention Alliance. WHO 2015)

Interpersonal violence include acts of violence and intimidation that occur between family members, between intimate partners or between individuals, whether or not they are known to one another, and where the violence is not specifically intended to further the aims of any group or cause. This category includes domestic violence, child maltreatment, and youth Violence, some forms of sexual violence and abuse of elders. (Waters H, Hyder A, Rajkotia Y. et al. The economic dimensions of interpersonal violence. Geneva: Department of Injuries and Violence Prevention, World Health Organization, 2004)


  • To foster discussions that will allow us to apply an anti-racism and anti-oppression analysis to our current and future policies and services for survivors of interpersonal violence.
  • To raise awareness of the impact of social determinants of health and wellbeing in the collection of data that will influence new approaches to policies and services for survivors of interpersonal violence.
  • To advance the seamless approach to organization of services for survivors of trauma, mental health and addiction.
  • To promote client centred approach to service organization.
  • To explore and develop survivor informed and mutually informed research, policy and services.


  • Interpersonal violence
  • Social determinants of health
  • Anti-racism and anti-oppression analysis
  • Women’s health
  • Family services
  • Children and youth health
  • Housing
  • Social policies
  • Mental health
  • Justice system
  • Community initiatives
  • Survivors’ informed research (quantitative and qualitative)

Targeted Audience:

  • Survivors
  • Community health workers
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Community workers
  • Social service workers
  • Youth workers
  • Physicians
  • Policy makers
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Housing workers
  • Community police officers
  • Outreach workers
  • Social workers
  • Transitional support workers

Session Formats:

  • Oral presentation: One presenter, with or without co-author; 10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions.
  • Poster Presentations: One presenter, with or without co-authors, dimensions: 1m x 1m (#.5 ft. x 3.5 ft.)
  • Video documentaries: between 5 and 30 minutes; colour or black and white. Audio or not, permissions needed, as appropriate. Video documentaries are meant to provide in-depth examination of specific topic.

All speakers must be registered at the symposium. Please note that limited subsidies will be available to presenters who are students or survivors of violence. Successful abstracts may apply at the time of acceptance.

For detailed submission guidelines and conference information, please visit