Dr. Ramona Alaggia is a Professor of Social Work, at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social at the University of Toronto with a cross-appointment to the Women and Gender Studies Institute. She focuses her teaching and research on gender based violence, trauma, resilience and mental health. Dr. Alaggia’s work is conducted through a trauma and resilience informed lens. She researches child sexual abuse disclosures, children’s resilience in the context of intimate partner violence, experiences of women surviving intimate partner violence (IPV), how immigrant and refugee families are affected by IPV, and how services can best respond. She co-edited the ground-breaking book “Cruel but not Unusual: Violence in Canadian Families”. Dr. Alaggia presents her research across Canada and internationally in Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Germany and the US.