DR. JOCELYN MONSMA SELBY
Dr. Jocelyn Monsma Selby is Co-Chair of Connecting to Protect – a public health response to address the mental health and safety consequences of children and young people accessing online pornography.
Jocelyn’s career in Mental Health has spanned over 40 years in the Calgary community, as a chairperson and vice-chair building several community organizations, including an international school.
Jocelyn has been a long-term member of the Dean’s Advisory Circle to the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary which has a presence on several university campuses throughout the Province of Alberta. She has received the honour of “Distinguished Graduate” from the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary in both 2010 and 2017 and been nominated for the Lieutenant Governors “True leadership Award” for her work in the community.
Jocelyn has worked in a variety of therapeutic roles including the Calgary Police Service, University of Calgary & Bank of Montreal. She is known for her success in working with very difficult cases and is a highly regarded addiction treatment specialist who has managed treatment programs for adolescents and adults and supervised the clinical work of therapists who provide addiction treatment throughout Canada and the United States.
Jocelyn currently manages Monsma Counselling - a Continuing Care outpatient treatment program for addiction, specializing in forensic assessment of individuals with problematic sexual behaviours. During the past several years she has completed doctoral research in the assessment of problematic sexual behaviours and researched the harm caused by children’s unfettered access to legal online pornography. Jocelyn has presented internationally on Crisis Intervention, Workplace Wellness and Addiction.
Liz is an international authority on porn harms, education and advocacy, and is dedicated to culture-shifting initiatives that equip children & young people. Projects include:
Schools and community education as Founder and Managing Director of Youth Wellbeing Project: supporting schools and community with safety and wellbeing education to build online literacy and counter hypersexualised harms.
Initiatives of Youth Wellbeing Project include IQ PROGRAMS, a whole-school educational package designed to equip educators for the task of supporting kids and teens to author their future; and Porn Resilient Kids: equipping families for tricky conversations through children’s books and resources.
Liz also facilitates parent education in her role as Director of Health Education at Culture Reframed, solving the public health crisis of the digital age.
Well connected internationally, Liz regularly provides consultancy to government, non-profit, and professional organizations.
Tamara is a sexuality educator, speaker, consultant, Executive Director of eChildhood, and is currently studying in the field of holistic sexuality education. Tamara has a proven track record in developing and delivering sexuality and relationship education for schools, parents, and youth. Tamara’s corporate background is in international HR, Project Management, Business Management, and Culture and Financial Services. Tamara’s expertise extends to human development, rites of passage, sexuality education, strategic planning, and successfully running her own coaching business for the past 8 years.
John Carr writes and consults about internet safety and security. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on children's and young people’s use of the internet and associated new technologies.
Based in London John works extensively across the UK and in many parts of the world. More recently John has also been working on issues of digital inclusion, particularly around older people's use of technology.
John is or has been a Senior Expert Adviser to the United Nations (International Telecommunication Union), an Expert Adviser to the European Union and the European Network and Information Security Agency and has been an adviser to the Council of Europe in relation to the online aspects of the Lanzarote Convention. He acts as an adviser to the UK Government on matters connected with domain name registrations in relation to the remit of the Public Safety Working Group of the Governmental Advisory Committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
John is Technical Adviser (Online), to Bangkok-based global NGO ECPAT International, Expert Adviser to the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online (eNACSO), which is administered by Save the Children, Italy, and Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS).
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DR. GAIL DINES
Dr. Gail Dines is President and CEO of Culture Reframed, and Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies Wheelock College, Boston.
Having researched and written about the porn industry for over twenty years, Dr. Dines is internationally acclaimed as the leading expert on how pornography shapes our identities, culture, and sexuality. She is a consultant to government agencies in the US and abroad, including the UK, Norway, Iceland, and Canada. In 2008, she co-founded the nonprofit Stop Porn Culture. As board chair, she elevated Stop Porn Culture’s international profile and helped it to develop into the feminist health education organization Culture Reframed.
Dr. Dines is co-editor of the best-selling textbook Gender, Race and Class in Media. Her latest book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, has been translated into five languages and adapted into a documentary film. Dr. Dines is a recipient of the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America.
DR. MARC POTENZA
Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience; Director, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research; Director, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders; Director, Women and Addictive Disorders, Women's Health Research at Yale.
Dr. Potenza is a board-certified psychiatrist with sub-speciality training and certification in addiction psychiatry. He has trained at Yale University receiving
a combined BS/MS with Honors in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics and a PhD in Cell Biology, the latter concurrent with the MD through the Medical Scientist Training Program.
He completed internship, psychiatric residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship training at Yale. Currently, he is a Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neurobiology at the Yale University School of Medicine where he is Director of the Problem Gambling Clinic, the Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, and the Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women's Health Research at Yale, and Senior Scientist at the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling.
He is on the editorial boards of fifteen journals (including editor-in-chief of Current Addiction Reports) and has received multiple national and international awards for excellence in research and clinical care.
He has consulted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration, National Registry of Effective Programs, National Institutes of
Health, American Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization on
matters of addiction.
DR. JACKIE SIEPPERT
Dr. Siepert is Dean & Professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work.
For a number of years before pursuing his PhD, Jackie Sieppert worked at the Faculty of Social Work as a sessional instructor, teaching computer skills and statistics. He rejoined the Faculty as an assistant professor in 1993, teaching courses in program evaluation, research, organizational practice, and social policy. Since that time he has also served as PhD Coordinator and Associate Dean, Research and Partnerships.
Dr. Sieppert’s research interests include community development with seniors, dynamics of successful collaboration, and digital storytelling. For the last six years, he has been a member of the Elder Friendly Communities Program and has helped initiate projects such as the Downtown Community Initiative. He takes particular pleasure in developing new projects on behalf of the Faculty.