This project was funded by the Ontario Women's Directorate, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration, under their Violence Against Women Prevention Innovations Fund (March 1, 2005 – March 31, 2006). Nadine Wathen is funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Ontario Women's Health Council New Investigator Award. M. Kinneret Friedman was funded by Queen's University Jean Royce Fellowship. Susan Jack is funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Reproduction and Child Health New Investigator Award.
The McMaster IPV Education Research Team Members are as follows:
Co-Principal Investigators: C. Nadine Wathen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information & Media Studies, The University of Western Ontario (UWO), London, Ontario; Harriet L. MacMillan, M.D., M.Sc., Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and of Pediatrics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario; Clare Freeman, CYW, BA, MSW, Executive Director, Interval House of Hamilton-Wentworth, Hamilton, Ontario. Co-Investigators (alphabetical order): Cristina Catallo, RN, BScN, PhD (Cand), School of Nursing, McMaster University; Chiachen Cheng, MD, FRCP(C), MPH, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University; Kevin W. Eva, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University; Marilyn Ford-Gilboe, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, UWO; Iris Gutmanis, BSc, BSc (PT), MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UWO; Mark D. Hanson, MD, MEd, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University; Susan Jack, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University; Ellen Jamieson, MEd, Research Associate, Offord Centre for Child Studies, McMaster University; Barbara Lent, MA, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, The University of Western Ontario; Patricia McNiven, RM, BSc, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor, Midwifery Education Program (Department of Family Medicine), McMaster University; Daina Mueller, RN, BScN, MSc, Program Manager, Hamilton Public Health and Community Services; Anna Marie Pietrantonio, MSW, RSW, Clinical Specialist, Child Advocacy and Assessment Program, McMaster Children's Hospital; Helen Thomas, RN, BNSc, MSc, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University; Jackie Thomas, MD, MS, FRCS(C), Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto; Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW, Coordinator, Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences; Ruta Valaitis, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University; Christine Wekerle, PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, UWO; Ruth Wilson, MD, FCFP, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario; Andrew Worster, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, McMaster University.
The authors thank the representatives of the colleges and universities who took the time to complete the survey, and Elaine Ashton, Gisela Auclair, Emily Bonnell, Pearl Dodd, Gloria Jennett, Peggy McAlpine, Lesley Moisey, Dorothy Morgan, Gwen Wong and Stephanie Wong for their efforts in data collection and management, and project support.
iiThe Faculties of Health Sciences (Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Rehabilitation Therapy) and Law at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario have been implementing and evaluating multi-disciplinary, integrated IPV education.