Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women Through Technology Enhanced Education


During the first phase of this project a needs assessment related to technology readiness is the focus of our work.

Phase I activities include:

* creating a model for effective Community Agency/University Partnerships based on best practices of existing partnerships * conducting a province wide needs assessment that will document the need for Internet-based technology-enhanced professional development and education on violence against women and its impact on children * expansion of Springtide Resources’ ability to provide accessible materials, workshops and training programs through a redesigned web-presence which includes the capacity to provide print resources and training materials through the use of technology and Internet-based capabilities * maximizing Access to University Resources by leveraging existing technological infrastructure and technology-enhanced learning expertise to provide improved access to info and skills development opportunities for community-based agencies, social services, and marginalized populations

In the future, we plan to secure funding to conduct phase II activities including:

* development of the TEL priorities identified in Phase I. * development of programs and fee-for-service model * development of an implementation plan for piloting TEL initiatives, including launch and evaluation

The Ontario Trillium Foundation

York University, Division of Continuing Education, Atkinson Faculty of Professional and Liberal Studies

Associated Staff: 
Marsha Sfeir