Janet Mirwaldt

Janet Mirwaldt is Manitoba’s Children’s Advocate. Prior to her appointment Mirwaldt spent seventeen years as a practising social worker in the field of child welfare. She obtained both a Bachelor and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Manitoba.

  • Within Our Reach

    Preventing Abuse across the Lifespan

    Edited by Christine A. Ateah and Janet Mirwaldt     December 2003

    This volume is the fifth in the Healing and Hurting series co-published with RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse). Within Our Reach focuses on lifespan issues associated with violence and abuse and discusses programs, practices and policies to address these issues. Each chapter, co-authored by an academic and a community practitioner, addresses specific issues of violence across the lifespan, from early childhood until late adulthood. These discussions highlight the effects of violence associated with an age group, including the physical punishment of children, sibling violence and bullying and other abusive behaviours occurring in childhood, dating violence, intimate violence experienced by immigrant women and abuse of the elderly. Although the issues of violence and abuse are ongoing concerns, this volume focuses on the many important efforts directed toward prevention that allow for optimism.