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Paula David

MSW; PhD, University of Toronto

Paula David lectures in Gerontology and clinical practice at the Faculty of Social Work. She received her doctorate from the University of Toronto, Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and the Collaborative Program in Aging at the Institute for the Life Course and Aging. Both her area of research and her front line work focus on issues related to aging Holocaust survivors and the impact of early life trauma on aging. She was Coordinator of the Holocaust Resource Project at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care for over 20 years, and has worked extensively with Holocaust survivors, providing group work, individual counselling and program development. With a background in adult education and community organization, she has developed teaching modules for professional staff working with survivors of genocide and clinical issues of post-traumatic stress disorder.