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Below are a few PowerPoint presentations from workshops I provided. Please feel free to view and use this material. (You will require PowerPoint to view.)


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The Provincial Court Committee for the Municipalities 

in the British Columbia Lower Mainland - Family Violence 

The Effects of Children Witnessing Domestic Violence


Big Brothers, Big Sisters Annual Conference - Toronto, Ontario

Who's at my door and why should I let you in? - Challenges and strategies to forming relationships with difficult to reach kids.


13th Annual Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Conference

Enhancing Victim and Child Safety

Bismarck, North Dakota

  1. Domestic Violence and Its Implications for Children as Direct and Indirect Victims

  2. Developmental Issues and Treatment Recommendations for Children Who Witness Violence

  3. Witnessing Domestic Violence as a Child Protection issue. What's Going On In Other Jurisdictions

  4. Domestic Violence and Risk to Workers


Federationís Alliance for Jewish Education's 10th Annual

Family Circle Seminar / for parents, professionals, clergy and community leaders

Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety and Depression: What's Influencing our Youth Today?


Little Egypt of Illinois AEYC conference at Shawnee Community College

  1. Why Daycare?

  2. Raising Kids Without Raising Cane 



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Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW
(905) 628-4847

Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert on child development, parent-child relations, marital and family therapy, custody and access recommendations, social work and an expert for the purpose of giving a critique on a Section 112 (social work) report.

Search Garyís name on GOOGLE.COM to view his many articles or visit his website. Call him for your next conference and for expert opinion on family matters. His services include counselling, mediation, assessment and assessment critiques.


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