Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse (RESOLVE) is a prairie-based research network that co-ordinates and supports research aimed at ending violence, especially violence involving girls and women.
RESOLVE is committed to supporting research that leads to positive results. Our work seeks to uncover the causes of violence and map out effective strategies to prevent and alleviate that violence. With offices in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, RESOLVE creates partnerships among service agencies, government departments and universities across the prairie provinces.
RESOLVE is one of five research centres on family violence and violence against women that the federal government established in 1992, following the 1989 murder of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montreal. The five centres have formed an alliance creating a national voice on the issue of family violence and undertaking national studies. Our initial focus was on the victimization of girls and women. However, this agenda has broadened over time in response to our growing understanding of violence in our society, without losing sight of the heightened risks faced by women and girls.
Nikki Gerrard is a community psychologist and the Coordinator of the Rural Quality of Life and Adult Counseling programs, Adult Community Mental Health Services, Saskatoon Health Region, where she is the Chief Psychologist for the Adult Services in Mental Health. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.
Mary Rucklos Hampton holds an Ed.D. in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard University and an Ed.M. in Counseling Psychology from Boston University. She is a registered clinical psychologist in the province of Saskatchewan. Mary is a full professor of psychology at Luther College, the University of Regina. She teaches courses in psychology of women, humanist psychology, ethics, developmental psychology, and abnormal psychology.
By This Author
What's Law Got to Do With It?: The Law, Specialized Courts and Domestic Violence in Canada
Jane Ursel, Lisa Tutty & Janice Lemaistre
Intimate Partner Violence: Reflections on Experience, Theory, and Policy
Mary Rucklos Hampton & Nikki Gerrard