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DIANE J. PETERS holds a degree in education as well as
multiple certificates in crisis intervention, applied counselling,
and suicide prevention as well as parenting children who have
witnessed domestic violence.
Diane is a well-respected educator with over thirty-five
years’ experience working in both elementary and high schools.
She has also taught at university and college and is the recipient
of the outstanding teacher award at the University of Manitoba.
Currently, Diane works as a high school guidance counsellor
working with teens, parents, teachers and counsellors.
Since recovering from her own domestic abuse challenges,
Diane has dedicated her life to helping women remove
themselves from domestic violence. She engaged in intensive
training as a crisis counsellor and spent many years as a counsellor
and board member for the largest women’s shelter in her
home province of Manitoba, Canada. As well, Diane acted as
an advisor to a university research project on teen dating
Diane is a strong advocate for education and dedicates herself
to teaching others about the perils of date violence and
domestic abuse. Over the years, she has designed, developed
and delivered multiple training programs on domestic abuse,
developed teaching packages, organized conferences and
readily speaks on the subject of date violence and domestic
abuse. In addition, Diane has actively contributed to legislative
policy development task forces, presented in the local government
legislature and acted as an advisor to the Family Violence
Research Centre. In the past, Diane has worked with Denise
Brown, sister of the late Nicole Brown Simpson by responding
to live calls on the subject.