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County of Santa Clara to Host 20th Annual Domestic Violence Council Conference

Event to Focus on Moving from Theory to Practice for Early Intervention and Prevention of Domestic Violence
The 20th Annual Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council Conference will feature best practices and emerging programs that tackle the complexities of domestic violence among those most vulnerable –children and youth. Nationally recognized experts will be featured in keynote presentations.
Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council
County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy
Professionals addressing domestic violence from local government, courts, law enforcement, domestic violence shelters and service providers
Concerned residents
Keynote Speakers:
Morning Keynote:  Dr. Jeffrey Edleson, Dean of UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare  
Afternoon Keynote: Andra Tharp, PhD, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Champion of Peace Award Honoree:
Nancy Marshall, Domestic Violence Intervention Collaborative
Outstanding Advocate Award Honoree:
Nguyet-Anh Le, Asian Americans for Community Involvement

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA
Registration fee: $110 before October 22, 2013.  At the door is $150 each. 
Register by mail. Mail the complete form and your check (payable to DVIC, Trust for Domestic Violence Conference) to: Nancy Marshall, P.O. Box 1839, San Jose, CA 95109. For more information call (408) 294-0006 Ext. 2 or e-mail  Free continuing Education Credit will be offered for nurses, MFT, LCSW, RN, JD for those who register and attend the whole program.
In 2011, there were 4,655 domestic violence related calls for assistance to the police, and authorities identified 9 domestic violence related deaths in 2012. Emergency shelter and transitional housing was accessed by 755 victims and children with over 20,000 bed nights provided.
County agencies and community-based organizations continue to collaborate to provide emergency shelters, around-the-clock crisis hotlines, legal assistance support, and protection services for victims. This event offers important networking and educational opportunities.
Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119; Esther Peralez Dieckmann, Office of Women’s Policy (408) 299-5152 (office) and (408) 398-0541 (Cell)
Posted: October 3, 2013