August 16, 2011

Preventing violence to improve women’s health workshop slated for September 30

Cosponsored by Boonshoft School of Medicine’s Center for Healthy Communities, the workshop will educate professionals and the general public about violence against women

DAYTON, Ohio—What is the impact of violence on women’s health? How do you know it’s abuse? How can you help? These questions and more will be explored during “Preventing Violence to Improve Women’s Health,” a workshop to be held on Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Good Samaritan North Health Center, 9000 N. Main St., in Dayton. Registration, refreshments and resource tables open at 8:30 a.m.

The workshop is designed to:

  • describe how violence impacts women’s health.
  • explain how early intervention builds resilience that protects against becoming a victim of violence.
  • identify intervention strategies to prevent girl bullying.
  • list characteristics of intimate partner violence.
  • describe resources and interventions that support violence prevention at the local level.

Sponsored by Sinclair Community College, the Center for Nursing Continuing Education, the Center for Healthy Communities, AHEC Region IV and HealthLink, in collaboration with United Against Violence of Greater Dayton, the program offers continuing education credits for nurses, social workers and counselors.

There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee that covers continuing education credits, a light breakfast, lunch and materials. Registration and payment must be received by Sept. 12. Space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Cindy Bradley, (937) 775-8248 or lucinda.bradley@wright.edu.