Catholic Health Initiatives’ (CHI) North Dakota Violence Prevention Program is hosting its third annual summit and training, Spotlight on Intimate Partner Violence on April 24, 2018 from 8:30 am - 5 pm. This free event will be held at CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck Medical Center, Boniface Auditorium located at 900 East Broadway Avenue.
The CHI ND Violence Prevention Program will host Rebecca Levenson a health policy consultant for Futures Without Violence, the national health resource center on domestic violence. Ms. Levenson is nationally-recognized researcher, educator, advocate, and speaker; she will be showcasing evidence-based strategies and best practices in intimate partner violence prevention; she will provide training in relation to abuse and harassment in the workplace, relationship abuse and trafficking of adolescents and trauma informed organizational practice. The event will also feature presenters from CAWS North Dakota, the statewide sexual assault and domestic violence coalition that connects services and programs from across the state, who will address connections between intimate partner violence and homelessness.
Professionals in all fields and interested community members are invited to learn more about intimate partner violence and strategies to address it. Pre-registration is required. Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/IPV2018. Videoconferencing is available in Carrington, Dickinson, Lisbon, Oakes, Valley City and Williston. Space is limited. Free continuing education credits/contact hours have been requested for counselors, domestic violence advocates, law enforcement officers, nurses and social workers.
This event is made possible through grant funds provided by Catholic Health Initiatives’ Mission and Ministry Fund with the purpose of supporting innovative projects designed to improve the health of a community. Communities served by this initiative include Bismarck, Carrington, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Lisbon, Oakes, Valley City and Williston.