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Impact of Familial Violence and Implications for the Legal Process

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.5
30 minutes
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15 minutes
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: 0.25
15 minutes
Dr. Peter Choate
Dr. Gaye Warthe
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
1 hour
$119.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

Dr. Peter Choate and Dr. Gaye Watson Warthe present Impact of Familial Violence and Implications for the Legal Process


Dr. Peter Choate

Dr. Peter Choate's areas of research focus on child protection practice as well as errors linked with the death or serious injury of a child involved with child welfare. His work looks at assessment methodology in child protection, addressing problems of cultural bias, particularly as it relates to Indigenous Peoples. Other recent projects have included the voice of the child in child welfare hearings and the good enough standard for assessing parents. Dr. Choate has been engaged in clinical private counselling and assessment practice with an emphasis on addictions, domestic violence and child protection matters. He has been qualified as an expert witness on over 150 occasions in the Provincial Court of Alberta (Family and Youth Division) in Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge and Edmonton as well as the Court of Queen’s Bench (Calgary and Medicine Hat). He is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and an approved Clinical Supervisor.

Dr. Gaye Warthe

Dr Gaye Warthe, PhD, RSW is an associate dean at Mount Royal University and a member of the social work faculty. In addition to research and curriculum development specific to social work education, her research interests are focused on gender-based violence and include disaster preparedness, experiences of dating and domestic violence in post-secondary and dating violence prevention. Prior to coming to Mount Royal, Dr. Warthe contributed to the development of the domestic violence court and to screening protocols. Dr. Warthe is currently the Board President of the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters.

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