RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 2, 2011) – Lynn Rosenthal, the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, is the distinguished speaker at Cabrini College’s domestic and dating violence education symposium on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The symposium for professionals in the field is a resource on how to identify and address domestic violence, and is part of the College’s broader initiatives on domestic violence education.
College students, teachers, psychologists, therapists, social workers, government officials, policy makers, counselors, law enforcement officers, clergy members, faith groups, and related professionals are welcome to attend; registration is required.
The “Linking Campus with Community: Domestic Violence Education Partnerships in Action” symposium is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., though attendees can register at www.cabrini.edu/dvsymposium for individual sessions. The symposium will be at Cabrini College (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor).
In addition to Rosenthal, attendees will hear from Bill Mitchell, who founded the Kristin Mitchell Foundation after his daughter was murdered in 2005 by her boyfriend. Also, 18-year old Amber Rose Johnson, poet and member of the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women, will deliver a reading.
Cabrini students will showcase their research on domestic violence, and lead panel discussions and breakout sessions with Cabrini staff and representatives from local government offices and members from Cabrini community partner Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency in Norristown.
NBC10 Anchor and Consumer Reporter Tracy Davidson will moderate the 10:45 a.m. panel, "Dating and Domestic Violence: Campus and Community Responses."
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for social work professionals. For more information, to register, or for a complete schedule of events and locations, visit www.cabrini.edu/dvsymposium.
With funding from a three-year, $100,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant, Cabrini faculty are finalizing a domestic violence curriculum that will be used as a pilot for teachers and school districts to gain awareness of the impact of domestic violence on young children. The College’s other initiatives on domestic violence education include student research on dating and domestic violence; multimedia projects such as the award-winning Children as Witness website (www.cabrini.edu/domesticviolence); the partnership with Laurel House; and the Barbara and John Jordan Domestic Violence Education Program.
Last year, Cabrini President Marie Angelella George and Dr. Colleen Lelli, assistant professor of education at Cabrini, visited the White House to speak with Rosenthal on the College’s work on this issue.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 2,000 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.