CIHR experts discuss the impact of violence on the health of Canadians
OTTAWA, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Although the majority of violent relationships are not reported, nearly 23,000 incidents of dating violence occurred in 2008, according to Statistics Canada. Whether it's through a partner, family member, friend or co-worker, most Canadians are confronted with violence at some point in their lives. These violent confrontations damage people's mental and physical health, and dealing with the consequences can be extremely challenging.
In support of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (December 6), experts from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are available to discuss how different types of violence can impact the mental and physical health of victims, and the latest research to help them on the road to recovery.
The impact of domestic violence on women's health
Dr. Joy Johnson, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Gender and Health (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Their side of the story: Violence and victimization of young women
Dr. Marlene Marie Moretti (Burnaby, British Columbia)
Love is a battlefield: Acknowledging depression and PTSD as a result of dating abuse
Dr. Hymie Anisman (Ottawa, Ontario)
A rough day at the office: Promoting well-being after experiencing workplace bullying
Dr. Judith Macintosh (Fredericton, New Brunswick)
Beating teenage aggression: Preventing adolescent abusive relationships
Dr. Martine Hébert (Montréal, Québec)
Dr. Francine Lavoie (Québec, Québec)
For the past 10 years, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has supported better health and health care for Canadians. As the Government of Canada's health research investment agency, CIHR enables the creation of evidence-based knowledge and its transformation into improved treatments, prevention and diagnoses, new products and services, and a stronger, patient-oriented health-care system. Composed of 13 internationally recognized Institutes, CIHR supports more than 13,600 health researchers and trainees across Canada. www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca
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