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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence in America:
Promoting Protection, Social Change, and Services for All Victims and Survivors

Date of Event: Monday, June 13th 2022

Time of Event: 9:30 AM — 1:00 PM PST

Place of Event: Webinar

Key Speakers

Martha Burkett Fallis, President of UADVT and Co-Founder of Amethyst Center For Healing
Jerald Monahan, Program Director of the Administration of Justice Studies (AJS) Program at Yavapai College
Meredith Jacobs, CEO of Jewish Women International
Bri Condon, Executive Director of Bradley Angle
Jana Fulmer, Chair of the board of Directors for UDVC and Co-Founder of Amethyst Center for Healing
Cindy McAtee, Co-Owner of Craving Change, Licensed Therapist, and Hypnotherapist

Overview

Fifteen percent of the violent crimes in the United States are intimate partner violence (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence). Furthermore, one in four women and one in nine men experience domestic violence within their lifetime (NCDAV). Approximately 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States (NCADV). When reading this fact, most of the general population thinks of a woman being abused by a man. However, domestic abuse is far more than just heterosexual women and physical abuse.

Men, transgender, non-conforming, and other members of the LGBTQ+ community are often not included in the many campaigns and social change efforts to eradicate all domestic and intimate partner violence. Evidence shows that LGBTQ members “fall victim to domestic violence at equal or higher rates than their heterosexual counterparts” (NCDAV). However, in 2012, less than 5% of LGBTQ domestic violence survivors “sought orders of protection” (NCDAV). Legal measures to protect victims are extremely important to any survivor of intimate partner and domestic violence, so weighing the options of how to use the legal system and enforcement to take care of victims and survivors should be discussed.

Education on different types of domestic violence and not just physical should be included in awareness efforts, as well, along with the inclusion of men and LGBTQ members. Many domestic violence shelters are all female, excluding men, transgender, gay/lesbian, and bisexual people from these services due to different sexual orientations and gender phobias. Providing services for everyone, no matter their sexual orientation or gender should be considered to truly be working towards ending all domestic violence, not just for one group of those who encounter and go through the hardships as a domestic abuse survivor.

Policies to work on curbing domestic violence should not only look into inclusion, education, awareness, and social change efforts but should also consider economic help. Working on services for domestic/intimate partner abuse survivors and economically creating a “broad, interprofessional support network for victims to bring about long-term change” could give power back to survivors and provide them with resources to build a foundation for recovery (Sumayah Abed). Protection, services, rebuilding, and more initiates a lot of discussion as to how to accomplish this and what policies can be enacted to help all victims. 

Program

  • Analyze existing domestic violence policies and uncover any lack of inclusion
  • Discuss the benefits of domestic violence screening in women and discuss if this could be beneficial should it be provided to all
  • Look into the WHO campaign, No More, #1Things, the Purple Ribbon Campaign, and more to see ways raising awareness has helped and how policies they call for could further work towards decreasing the cases of domestic violence or helping victims come forward and receive help
  • Mull over the lack of services for LGBTQ members and denial of shelter for survivors based on sexual orientation or gender
  • Consider the potential for macro-level changes that empower women and other survivors
  • Brainstorm policies that might need change or could be enacted to help victims and survivors with protection, recovery, and more
  • Cover the ways in which healthcare workers might receive more policy awareness, education, and resources to help victims
  • Debate the ways in which healthcare workers, social services, legal and law enforcement officers could be essential for help and catalysts for change
  • Talk about shelters and local victim services in different parts of the U.S. and talk about the ways in which to extend these services to all victims and survivors
  • Generate ideas for raising not just awareness, but also promoting social change throughout the many important aspects of society, policy making, services for victims, and more

Who Should Attend?

  • Domestic violence counselors
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Social workers
  • Community outreach specialists
  • Relocation service managers/Caseworkers
  • Benefits advocates
  • Community programs advocates
  • Family service coordinators
  • Family care coordinators
  • Youth advocates
  • Mental health clinicians/ specialists
  • Treatment/Substance abuse specialists
  • Public health managers/Administrators
  • City council representatives
  • City managers
  • County representatives
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Law enforcement
  • Community programs advocates
  • Mental health recovery managers/officers
  • Mental health consultants
  • Behavioral specialists
  • Child and family specialists
  • Child advocacy managers
  • Mental health technicians
  • Health and wellness advisors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Therapists
  • Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Indian child welfare/education specialists
  • Researchers and academics
  • Police Officers
  • Doctors
  • Educators
  • Child psychologists

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