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Learning Network & Knowledge Hub Webinar
Engaging Men to Reduce and Prevent Gender-Based Violence
Date & Time: February 26, 2019 | 1:00 to 2:15 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Presented by: Dr. Katreena Scott, Associate Professor & Chair, Applied Psychology & Human Development, University of Toronto and Baldev Mutta, CEO, Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS)

There are many Canadian projects and programs that work to engage men and boys to help reduce and prevent gender-based violence and address masculinity. This webinar will present two existing programs within Ontario around involved fatherhood and men who have used violence.

The Caring Dads program was specifically designed from the premise that violence agai nst women and violence against children are intricately intertwined, and that these two issues both can and should be addressed together. The program was developed in collaboration with child protective services, batterer intervention programs, children's mental health agencies, women's advocates, centers for children and families involved in the justice system, family resource agencies and probation and parole services. The Caring Dads curriculum works with fathers to change patterns of abuse, increase fathers’ awareness and application of child-centered fathering and to promote respectful co-parenting with children’s mothers. Learn more.

The Punjabi Community Health Services began in 1990 as a community development project and it offers culturally relevant services and supports to youth and their families in the areas of mental health, cultural conflict, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Services are provided in English, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu. Learn more (

Join us in this webinar and learn more about the Caring Dads program and programs and supports offered by the Punjabi Community Health Services.

Feb 26, 2019 1:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Katreena Scott
Associate Professor & Chair, Applied Psychology & Human Development @University of Toronto
Dr. Katreena Scott is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Toronto and the Canada Research Chair in Family Violence Prevention and Intervention. Dr. Scott is recognized internationally for her intervention work with abusive fathers and nationally for her research on effective interventions for intimate partner violence. She has authored over 40 articles and book chapters on the development of violent relationships, the efficacy of service to male batterers, the effect of abuse and trauma on children, and on empirically and ethically sound policies for working with abuse perpetrators.
Baldev Mutta
CEO @Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS)
Baldev Mutta is the Chief Executive Officer of the Punjabi Community Health Services in Peel Region. He founded the Punjabi Community Health Services in July 1990 and was instrumental in making it an accredited, charitable and culturally appropriate organization. The organization now provides services in the areas of addictions, mental health, geriatric, settlement and a variety of other social programs and services to the South Asian community. He has developed an Integrated Holistic Service Delivery Model which encompasses the way services are to be provided to the community. As South Asian culture values “we” over “I”, the services also reflect the coopting of the family into treatment rather than treating only the individual. This model also allows for the provision of services to be provided to the family at right time, right place and using the right intervention. He has received many community awards for his work on equity, community development, and diversity management.