The Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum logo. (CFUWPQ website photo)

The Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum logo. (CFUWPQ website photo)

Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum to hold discussion panel Nov. 29

Six experts from PQB region taking part in Zoom talk

The Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum (CFUWPQ) club will sponsor a discussion panel via Zoom about the subject of domestic violence and its rise since the pandemic. The discussion will be on Sunday, Nov. 29, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Zoom meeting is open to anyone that would like to join. The Meeting ID is 83822493663 and the Passcode is 896621.

The aim of the presentation is to raise awareness of domestic violence in our commnunity and to ask how the community might help.

READ MORE: Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher

The panel consists of six experts: Dawn Clark and Toni Wheeler of the Haven Society; Dr. Paddy Mark, a drug and alcohol physician; Dave Arnell, a representative from Nanaimo and Area Resource Srvices for Families; Const. Tara Guellett, RCMP Oceanside Domestic Violence Investigator; and Bonnie Wallis, who has lived experience with domestive violence.

Some of the topics being discussed will be about the history and operation of Haven Society, the role played by substance abuse in the onset and escalation of violence, the role of police involvement in addressing domestic violence and the impact of the pandemic.

Highlights of the discussion panel are will be availble on YouTube in early December. Information will be available on the CFUWPQ programs and events webpage:

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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