[act-ma] Important Conference on Culturally Appropriate Victim Services June 5, 2009

Brockton Family and Community Resources kay.mathew at bfcrinc.org
Tue Apr 28 14:50:03 PDT 2009

Brockton Family and
Community Resources, Inc.
Working to End Domestic Violence

Press Release
April 27, 2009

For Immediate Release
Contact:  508.583.6498

Important Conference on Culturally Appropriate
Victim Services
With Dr. Oliver Williams as Keynote and Panelist
Friday, June 5, 2009
9:00 am to 3:00 PM

Brockton, MA    Brockton Family and
Community Resources is pleased to
announce that Dr. Oliver Williams,
Director of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American
Community at the University of Minnesota will headline its June 5 Conference
on Culturally Appropriate Victim Services.
A nationally recognized authority on domestic violence and its impact on
African American communities, Dr. Williams will headline a daylong conference
for victim advocates, social workers, program directors, psychologists and community
based organizations.
Dr. Williams has worked in the field of domestic violence for more than 29
years.He has worked in battered women's shelters, developed curricula for
batterers intervention programs and facilitated counseling groups in these
programs. He has provided training across the United States and abroad on
research and service-delivery surrounding partner abuse.  Please read his
full bio at www.dvinstitute.org. [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102564587215&s=1399&e=001qXehd6GmKRFJOB0B2J7Bc9zG2EN1s0kdWR6rkPIq_GGPjvTj5lW3Bscc4hYTiSp0noI4qAj8_TV6QPg_6iK_Th8RN1iN82UteadtrVy6R84ZvoPvcr9LnQ==]
To be held at Stonehill College in Easton, the conference will provide critical
information and in-depth discussion addressing the needs of
communities of color and the ways in which domestic violence advocates and
service providers can best respond.
When:  Friday, June 5, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where:   Stonehill College
Martin Auditorium
320 Washington Street
Easton, MA  02357
Did you know:

* African-American women experience intimate partner violence at rates 35% higher
than their White counterparts and 2.5 times the rate of men and other races.

* Intimate partner homicide is the leading cause of death for African-American
women ages 15 to 45

* Domestic violence affects all Americans, regardless of race, gender, or
socioeconomic status. However, this threat has disproportionately dire
consequences for African-American women.The time is now for this conference!

Contact Brockton Family and Community Resources to sign up for the Conference:  
Registration Fee:  $40
Includes Lunch and All Conference Materials
CEU's available.

To register and pay interested individuals can go to www.brocktonfamilyandcommunityresources.com
or call 508.583.6498.
For more information on the Institute on Domestic Violence and Dr. Oliver Williams,
Director go to:
www.dvinstitute.org [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102564587215&s=1399&e=001qXehd6GmKRFJOB0B2J7Bc9zG2EN1s0kdWR6rkPIq_GGPjvTj5lW3Bscc4hYTiSp0noI4qAj8_TV6QPg_6iK_Th8RN1iN82UteadtrVy6R84ZvoPvcr9LnQ==]

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