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Ending domestic violence across the life span: Finding resiliencies in self and community

Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - "Finding Resiliencies in Self and Community" is the theme of the "Ending Domestic Violence Across the Life Span" Conference, Oct. 4, 2002, at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.

This conference highlights how individuals, families, and communities can identify and successfully use personal resiliencies and resources to prevent domestic violence as it occurs across the life span. Interdisciplinary approaches link current research to community efforts and demonstrate ways in which university and community collaboration can bloom into mutually beneficial relationships and empowerment. Domestic violence and family policy researchers, gerontologists, and community activists share their insights and experience in interactive sessions that will emphasize effective intervention and prevention strategies, and positive interagency and university relations.

The keynote speaker, Karen H. Rosen of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, will discuss the research findings and implications from three studies of dating violence. Other topics covered throughout the conference are Effectiveness of Interventions for Batterers and Couples, Race and Domestic Violence, Walking the Line Between Discipline and Abuse, Violence Against Older Women, Resiliencies of Rural Women in Battered Women's Shelters, and Building Successful Relationships: University and Community Collaborations.

This program is sponsored by the Department of Human Development in the College of Human Resources and Education at Virginia Tech.

The registration fee of $25 includes continuous break service and all conference materials. For information about how to register, contact Jane Todd of the Division of Continuing Education of Virginia Tech at 540-231-2014, janetodd@vt.edu or visit the website: http://www.conted.vt.edu/edv/.

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