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County of Santa Clara to Host 19th Annual Domestic Violence Council Conference

Event to Focus on Building Community to Raise Trauma Awareness
WHAT:
The 19th Annual Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council Conference encourages a “trauma-informed” community in which all programs, agencies and institutions incorporate knowledge about trauma into their daily operations, and increase that knowledge through vital collaborations.
 
WHO:
County of Santa Clara Domestic Violence Council
County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy
Professionals addressing domestic violence in mental health, judges and law enforcement
Advocates and concerned residents
 
Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Jane Halladay Goldman, National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Patricia Van Horn, University of California in San Francisco
Champion of Peace Award Honoree:  Maureen Lowell, current Chair of the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council
Outstanding Advocate Award Honoree: Annie Martinez, Advocate at Support Network
 
WHEN AND WHERE:
Friday, October 19, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hayes Mansion, 200 Edenvale Ave., San Jose, CA
 
WHY:
Domestic violence is a very serious threat to women’s well-being. During 2011, 16 domestic violence related deaths were reported in Santa Clara County. In 2010, there were five domestic violence related deaths and the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office reviewed 4,433 criminal domestic violence complaints, and issued charges in over 2,500 cases.
 
County agencies and community-based organizations tirelessly collaborate to provide emergency shelters, around-the-clock crisis hotlines, legal assistance support, and protection services for victims. Everyone who comes in contact with individuals affected by domestic violence needs to be aware of the ways trauma manifests itself in those seeking services and realize that institutionalized responses and policies may unintentionally re-traumatize those who are vulnerable.
 
Early Bird Registration (Through 9/28) is $100 per person. Regular tickets are $115 each. At the door, tickets will be $150 each.   Free Continuing Education Credit will be offered for MFT, LCSW, and JD for registrants attending the entire program.
 
Register online at www.evenbrite.com/event/3811319760 or by mail.  Mail the complete form and check (payable to DVIC, Trust for Domestic Violence Conference) to: Nancy Marshall, P.O. Box 1839, San Jose, CA 95109.
 
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119; Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, SCC Office of Women’s Policy (408) 299-5142
Posted: September 21, 2012