The Peter Jaffe Lectures on Ending Domestic Violence



On November 25, 2022, we had the second annual Peter Jaffe Lectures on Ending Domestic Violence. 
FEATURING: Dr. John Devaney, Centenary Chair of Social Work, School of Social and Political Science (University of Edinburgh)

Date & time:
Friday, November 25, 2022  |  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Lecture — 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Question & Answer Period — 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Reception (in-person only) — 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Livestream or in-person at the Faculty of Education Building (1137 Western Road)


About the event

This event has been recorded and uploaded to YouTube available via livestream or in-person.

Keynote: Children bereaved by domestic homicide: The implications for home, relationships and identity

John Devaney, PhD, FJUC, FHEA
Centenary Chair of Social Work, School of Social and Political Science (University of Edinburgh)

When a parent is killed by their partner, their children experience multiple losses. One parent is deceased, the other is detained, on the run or has died by suicide, and the home has often become a crime scene. Post-homicide, key decisions have to be made about where children will live, whether they will have contact with the perpetrator, and how to support children in the longer-term. Decisions on these and other issues have far-reaching consequences while professionals often have little training/experience and are unclear about their role. This lecture will explore what we know about these issues and the implications for children in relation to their practical care, and their longer-term sense of identity and relationships with significant others.

History of the Peter Jaffe Lectures

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children launched a lecture series in 2021 to honour Dr. 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's influenced generations of researchers, mental health professionals, lawyers, judges, school systems, families, and children.

The Peter Jaffe Lectures on Ending Domestic Violence takes place annually and invites an anti-violence researcher to present a public lecture on their research. 

The inaugural lecture took place on December 6, 2021.

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For questions about the Jaffe Lectures, please email Maly Bun.

To learn more about how to donate, please email Rosie Triebner,
Director of Community Engagement & Development, Faculty of Education.