Friday, August 30, 2013

The Umbrella to host workshop in New Haven on domestic violence

The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services, a program of BHcare, will host a workshop Sept. 30 for members of the community to learn about the psychological and emotional abuse, stalking and how technology interfaces with domestic violence. 

The workshop will be held at Anthony’s Ocean View restaurant in New Haven.
The cost of the workshop is $95 for the public and $65 for students. Fee includes lunch, and continuing education and training credits are available.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month; a time to educate the community about healthy relationships, change attitudes that support violence and recognize that domestic violence can be prevented. 
Every nine seconds a woman in the United States is assaulted or beaten. 
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. 
In 2012, there were 12 reported homicides from intimate partner domestic violence in Connecticut. So far this year, five lives have been lost. (Source: CCADV).

The workshop will feature critically-acclaimed author Leslie Morgan Steiner. 
Her 2009 memoir about surviving domestic violence, Crazy Love, was a New York Times bestseller, People Pick, Book of the Week for The Week magazine, and subject of the first TED Talk by a domestic violence survivor. 
Other speakers include Mark Wynn, veteran police officer devoted to ending family violence, and Hema Khan, Program Attorney for the Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime.

For information or to register, visit or contact Linda Luongo, Event Coordinator, at 203-736-2601, x1334,
UCDVS is a program of BHcare that provides services for victims and children of domestic violence free of charge.
 Each year, more than 9,000 abused women and their children walk through the door of UCDVS looking for shelter, help and hope.

This is a press release from BHcare.

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