Monthly Archives: November 2014

Meeting November 20th, 2014

Topic: The UN, The Family, and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Renata KaczmarskaSpeaker: Renata Kaczmarska is a Social Affairs Officer and a Focal Point on the Family in the Division for Social Policy and Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. She has served as the Focal Point on the Family in the Social Integration Branch of the Division since 2009. In this capacity, she acts as a spokesperson on family issues for the United Nations Secretariat.

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Topic: Psychological Trauma Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples and Impact on the Family

Dr. Josephine TanSpeaker: Dr. Josephine Tan is a clinical psychology faculty member at Lakehead University in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada. She has a strong interest in the area of Aboriginal mental health. She works with First Nations clients on psychological trauma associated with residential schools, is active in research on non-suicidal self-harm behaviours and suicide among Inuit, and co-chairs the Maternal Substance Use & Child Issues Research subcommittee that operates under the aegis of the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy.

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