Healthy Relationships: Peer Training Resource

The social and human costs are very high for those who have been abused. Just the financial cost is over $30 billion. Prevention is the best approach in addressing relationship violence. Violence between two or more individuals who know each other. In this session, we will review the resources available for student peer to peer training for healthy relationships. These resources are available for free to use with students in  schools, churches or clubs. Although developed for middle school, they are equally applicable to senior secondary students.

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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University, NEVR
    Balbir Gurm

    Dr. Balbir Gurm, Fellow Canadian Academy of Nursing (2021), is a caring, dedicated, award-winning nursing leader educator, researcher, and consultant. She has 30+ years of experience in education, leadership, social justice, cultural safety, and relationship violence. Balbir Influences policy through leadership on boards, organizations, advisory panels, and committees to improve communities. Dr. Gurm advocates for equity, access, and funding for oppressed groups. She has received many awards, most recently, 2021, BC Achievement Award, two YWCA Women of Distinction Awards,  and was featured on the cover of Darpan Magazine (2022) for the women's issue.

    As founding member and facilitator for the Network to Eliminate Violence (NEVR) she continues to work with a multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary team (education, justice, health, service providers) to create resources and facilitate workshops to create a violence free society. She advocates for system change to governments and works with media to bring academic knowledge to the community. Along with cross-sectoral multidisciplinary colleagues, she led a project to bring together critical understandings of relationship violence. This free living ebook Making Sense of a Global Pandemic: Relationship Violence & Working Together Towards a Violence Free Society. is available at.

    Dr. Gurm is known for excellence in education and leadership and as someone who uses her privilege to improve society.