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peterJAFFE.jpgPeter Jaffe, Ph.D., received his undergraduate training from McGill University in Montreal (1970) and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Western Ontario (1974). For over 30 years, most of his research and clinical work involves women and children who have been victims of abuse and involved with the criminal, family and civil court systems.

He has co-authored nine books, 25 chapters and over 75 articles related to children, families and the justice system including Children of Battered Women, Working Together to End Domestic Violence and Child Custody & Domestic Violence: A Call for Safety & Accountability. He has presented workshops across the United States and Canada, as well as Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Europe to various groups including judges, lawyers, mental health professionals and educators. Since 1997, Peter has been a faculty member for the US National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' program on “enhancing judicial skills in domestic violence cases.”

Peter was the founding Chairperson of the London Coordinating Committee to End Woman Abuse and is currently actively involved in research on the impact of domestic violence on children. He has also been instrumental in the foundation of the Battered Women's Advocacy Clinic and is a former chairperson of their Board of Directors. Between 1991 and 1993, Peter, was a member of the Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women. This federally appointed committee examined the issue of violence against women in 139 communities across Canada. The final report heightened public awareness of the problem and outlined prevention strategies to end violence.



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