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JOCELYN MONSMA SELBY

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Jocelyn Monsma Selby is Chair of “Connecting to Protect” Children in the Digital Age – a public health response to address the safety and mental health consequences of children accessing legal 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 WALKER

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Liz Walker is dedicated to culture-shifting initiatives
that respond to pornography harms on children & young people.
 

Liz is an accredited sexuality educator, speaker, and author and holds three distinct yet complementary roles.

  1. Schools and community education as Managing Director of Youth Wellbeing Project: Supporting schools and community with holistic education to counteract hypersexualised porn culture;

  2. Advocacy as the Deputy Chair of the Australian registered health promotion charity eChildhood: connecting to protect for a porn free childhood in Australia; and

  3. 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. 

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Tamara Newlands 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 school and parent education in her role as Sydney Programs Manager of Youth Wellbeing Project.

 

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 7 years.

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TAMARA NEWLANDS

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JOHN CARR

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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.

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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. PAUL ARNOLD

Dr. Paul Arnold is Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (AIHS) Translational Research Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health.

 

Dr. Arnold is also Associate Professor (with tenure), Departments of Psychiatry & Medical Genetics, Cummings School of Medicine, University of Calgary and 

Adjunct Scientist, Division of Child Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

Dr. Arnold is the Director of the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education, and was previously at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. His research focuses on the genetics and neurobiology of childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related neuropsychiatric disorders. I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with particular expertise in pediatric OCD.

 

DR. GINA DIMITROPOULOS

Dr. Dimitroulos is Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Social work.

 

Dr. Dimitropoulos joined the Faculty of Social Work as an Assistant Professor in 2015.  She has over 20 years of clinical experience in both tertiary care and community-based settings delivering family-based treatments, group therapy and individual counselling for adolescents and adults with mental health issues.  She teaches graduate-level clinical and research courses.  Gina also has extensive research experience in various methodologies including randomized controlled trials, mixed methods analyses, health services research and qualitative research.

 

She has three broad areas of research that all aim to promote inter-agency collaborations to support young people with mental health issues and their families.  Gina is involved as a principal investigator or co-investigator on leading national and international studies evaluating family-based treatments for children and adolescents with eating disorders.  Secondly, Gina works with researchers to develop and evaluate best practices for transitioning young people with complex health needs and mental health issues from adolescent to adult services in Alberta.  Finally, Gina is involved in research to identify the longitudinal impact of child maltreatment and child pornography on the psycho-social development of children and adolescents. 

 

DR. FRED A. REEKIE

Dr. Reekie was professor, Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at the University of Saskatchewan.

 

Dr. Reekie is now in private practice, is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and often asks as an expert witness.

 

DR. JACKIE SIEPERT

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.