IAFMHS Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Committee
The IAFMHS Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Committee (EDIC) is committed to fostering equity and diversity in our organization and the field of forensic mental health. The committee promotes diversity in the Association’s membership, as well as an inclusive environment that enables the contributions of all members. In order to enhance the standards of forensic mental health services in the international community, the committee will take a proactive response to ensure that organizational activities, protocols and structures are culturally sensitive, non-discriminatory and responsive to the needs of vulnerable communities. The IAFMHS Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Committee is also committed to strengthening IAFMHS research capacity and the delivery of best practice forensic mental health services by recognizing diversity of background, experiences, orientations, and abilities.
IAFMHS 2021 EDIC Members Survey Findings
Maria Aparcero-Suero, Fordham University (USA/Spain)
Marjolein De Pau, Ghent University (Belgium)
Jourdan Jackson, Simon Fraser University (Canada/USA)
Brian McKenna, Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services and Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)
Sajid Muzaffar, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (United Kingdom)
Alicia Nijdam-Jones, University of Manitoba (Canada)
Letitia Pienaar, University of South Africa (South Africa)
Sarah Schaaf, Fairleigh Dickinson University (USA/Germany)
Roger Tan, Institute of Mental Health (Singapore)
For more information about EDIC, please contact the Co-Chairs, Sarah Schaaf, or Brian McKenna.