Yale School of Public Health Hosts Fifth Annual Domestic Violence Seminar

The fifth annual Domestic Violence Seminar will be held at The Yale School of Public Health, 60 College St. on March 27 and 28.

“It’s important that the issue of domestic violence receives public attention,” said seminar co-chair Kathryn Finney. “Community members and leaders need to be aware of the latest prevention strategies and policies to properly address this problem.”

In conjunction with the seminar, the Connecticut Silent Witness Exhibit, a travelling memorial to women murdered by their partners in acts of domestic violence, will be shown March 22 to March 29 in the Main Rotunda, Yale School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St.

Speakers from Johns Hopkins University and the Women’s Rights Network will address community prevention strategies and human rights implications of violence against women. The theme for this year’s conference is “creating local and global action.” The event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow each speaker.

Conference topics and speakers include:

Monday March 27
Personal & Political Implications of Domestic Violence
Karen Burch, social worker at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Kate Parenteau, director of Domestic Violence Training Project
Noon to 2 p.m. 60 College St., Room 115
An interactive session on assessing domestic violence within community settings and group discussion of current policy initiatives aimed at addressing the issue in the United States. Enrollment limited.

Monday, March 27
Community Action & Domestic Violence Prevention
Jacquelyn Campbell, Johns Hopkins University
5 to 7 p.m., 60 College St., Winslow Auditorium
A discussion of changes in U.S. public opinion on domestic violence, as well as the lessons that can be taken from other cultures concerning community action and individual responsibility in violence prevention.

Tuesday, March 28
Violence Against Women as a Human Rights Issue: New Perspectives & Strategies
Carrie Cuthbert, and Kim Slote
5 to 7 p.m., 60 College St. Winslow Auditorium
Founders of the Women’s Rights Network will provide an overview of their program’s strategies to address human rights dimensions of domestic violence in the United States, and discuss the critical implications of their work on domestic violence internationally.

For more information, contact: Wanda Harris 203-785-6383, wanda.harris@yale.edu or Kathryn Finney 203-432-8963, kathryn.finney@yale.edu.

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