Linda Baker

Learning Director

Dr. Baker is the Learning Director at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University in London, Ontario. She is past Director of the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (the London Family Court Clinic), a role she held for 10 years. Her research and clinical work has involved adolescent/adult offenders and children/adults who have been victims of abuse and involved with mental services or the criminal and family court systems. She has co-authored numerous publications/resources related to IPV exposed children and families, including Walk Proud, Dance Proud: Footprints on a Healing Journey; Helping Children Thrive: Supporting Woman Abuse Survivors as Mothers; Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence against a Mother Shapes Children as They Grow; and Helping an Abused Woman: 101 things to Know, Say and Do.  Currently, she leads the Centre’s knowledge translation and exchange initiatives—the Violence Against Women Learning Network, a provincial initiative in Ontario, and the Knowledge Hub, a national initiative related to trauma-informed health promotion for survivors of family violence. Dr. Baker has presented workshops across the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe and Asia to various groups including judges, lawyers, mental health professionals, and educators. Since 2000, Dr. Baker has been a frequent faculty member for the US National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and Futures Without Violence program on “enhancing judicial skills in domestic violence cases”.