Domestic Violence and Disabilities Workshop Press Release

MCADV to Hold Free Domestic Violence and Disabilities Brown Bag Lunch Discussion

Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence (MCADV) is holding a free Brown Bag Lunch Discussion about domestic violence and the disabled on Thursday, August 7, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson, at 300 N. State Street. The discussion will be conducted by Dr. Debrynda Davey, EdD, RN, DABFN, CHS-111. Davey will discuss the prevalence of domestic violence in persons with disabilities, identify strategies for responding to domestic violence in persons with disabilities, and discuss the challenges to providing services for persons with disabilities who experience abuse.

 

Social workers can obtain 1.2 continuing education units from the training, pending approval. “About 85% of women with disabilities have experienced domestic violence,” explains Wendy Mahoney, Executive Director of Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence. “People with disabilities often lack knowledge about their bodies, healthy relationships, and how to protect themselves. That’s where we come in – to train and to empower them and the people who come into contact with them every day, because together we have the strength.” The Domestic Violence and Disabilities Discussion is for social workers, teachers, counselors, and anyone interested in understanding how the disabled are disproportionately affected by abuse and what to do about it.

 

There is no cost to attend, but the Coalition asks would-be attendees to RSVP with name, contact information, and whether you are seeking continuing education credits to 1-800-898-3234 or support@mcadv.org.

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Domestic violence is a crime that not only impacts women. Men can be victims of violence at the hands of women. Violence also occurs between individuals of the same gender. However, for ease of written conversation on this website, the batterer will be referred to as “he” and the victim as “she.”
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