PREVNet Inc.

PREVNet Inc.

November 14, 2011 08:00 ET

Media Advisory-PREVNet Introduces Online Resource for Bullying and Violence Prevention

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2011) - Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) is hosting an event on Wednesday November 16, 2011, to showcase its work to provide easy online access to best practices in bullying and violence prevention. Sourced from Canada and around the world, these important on-line resources are being added to the Canadian Best Practices Portal and will address topics such as bullying, dating violence, child abuse, and elder abuse across rural, urban, and Aboriginal communities.


Dr. Debra Pepler, Co-Director of PREVNet and Professor of Psychology at York University, will deliver opening remarks and explain PREVNet's work to promote healthy relationships and prevent violence in Canada. Tim Hutchinson, Director of the Chronic Disease Interventions Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, will also speak about the role and value of the Canadian Best Practices Portal for all front-line workers working with children, seniors, and families. Guest speakers will include Shannon Adams, Vice Principal of Ridgemont High School and Dr. Claire Crooks, Associate Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - Centre for Prevention Science (CAMH-CPS) and an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children at the University of Western Ontario.


Teachers and students will demonstrate how scientifically-proven bullying and violence prevention programs can be accessed online and how they can be implemented to meet the needs and the environment of schools or community-based organizations across the country. The demonstration will feature the 'Fourth R' program, a violence prevention program from CAMH-CPS, as an example of a program that can be accessed through the Portal.


Ridgemont High School, School Library
2597 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON

WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 9:00 am

About PREVNet

Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet) is a national network of 58 Canadian researchers and 50 national organizations. Launched in 2006 as a New Initiative of the Networks of Centres of Excellence, PREVNet's mandate is to eliminate violence by promoting safe and healthy relationships among Canadian children and youth. Resources are available from the website:

Contact Information

  • MEDIA INQUIRIES Please contact:
    Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network
    Diana Carradine
    Cell: (416) 318-9943