October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Inaugural Conference Invites Community In
Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program will host with The Sage Colleges a conference on the issue of domestic violence. Slated for October 24th at the Troy campus of The Sage Colleges, the aim of the conference is to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence and highlight the resources available when addressing the issue, discuss the needs of survivors, and promote the community collaborations needed to end domestic violence.
The conference will feature two keynote speakers and offer workshops throughout the day. The morning will focus on Break the Cycle, a nationwide agency dedicated to educating young people ages 12-24 on building healthy relationships and creating a culture without abuse. The afternoon keynote address will be from New York State’s Office of Prevention of Domestic Violence, which will present on the serious issue of strangulation and what it means. There will also be a presentation by the Brain Injury Association of NY State about traumatic brain injury (TBI). Workshops will be led by, among others, the Albany County Crime Victims Unit, The Sage Colleges, Lethality and Risk Reduction Team and will focus on topics such as intimate partner abuse, Title IX, lethality and risk reduction.
Those interested in participating in the conference as a provider or community collaborator can contact Unity House’s Sarah McGaughnea at (518) 274-2607.
Tickets for this free event are required and registration can be found here: event registration.