Domestic Violence Education Symposium
Each year, Cabrini offers a symposium to help students identify and address domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault.
Grace Hall Atrium
Lynn’s mission is to inspire organizations to end gender-based violence. She works across HHS and in collaboration with other federal agencies to prevent and respond to domestic violence and sexual assault through social norms change and survivor support.
The 12th Annual Domestic Violence Education Symposium is hosted by The Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education.
The Power of Leadership to End Violence
October 12, 2022 | 9am-11am | Hybrid
Grace Hall Atrium and Live Stream on Zoom
9-9:45am Registration and Breakfast
9:45-10am Welcome and Introductions
10am Keynote speaker followed by Q&A
10:55am Presentation of The Jordan Center Award for Resilience and Advocacy to Kevin Steele, Montgomery County District Attorney
Register on Eventbrite here.
Upon registering, Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.
The program will include Troy Vincent Sr. as our keynote with an opportunity for a question and answer session. Lastly, the event will conclude with the presentation of The Jordan Center Award for Resilience and Advocacy to Kevin Steele, Montgomery County District Attorney.
Troy Vincent Sr., Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the NFL
Troy uses his powerful influence to promote leadership over violence and encourages others with influence to use their platforms to fight injustice and be an inspiration to those who look to them as an example. Troy is a child survivor of domestic violence himself, and this is a topic he knows all too well.
The Domestic Violence Education Symposium program was made possible in part by funds from the Thompson Distinguished Speaker Series.
October 14, 2020 | 2pm
10TH ANNUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM: RESILIENCE DURING A PANDEMIC
Hear from Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, a Professor of Pediatrics at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, and Director of Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania, an agency that serves Philadelphia’s homeless and marginalized youth.
Dr. Ginsburg focuses on building the strength of teenagers by fostering their internal resilience, a theme evidenced throughout his clinical practice, teaching, research, and advocacy efforts. He empowers adolescents to develop solutions to social problems and teaching clinicians to better serve adolescents and better address behavioral issues. Dr. Ginsburg's bio
Excerpt from the talk:
“The kids who have learned that adults are not a source for safety, without them asking, we give. We take care of them, we nurture them, we protect them. We create safe spaces for them to gather, to be. We ask for nothing in return, except for the privilege to helping them develop. And when we do that over and over again, they learn that some people can be worthy of trust. And they’re worthy of being loved. Let’s move from a place of brain science….to a place of spirituality because that could be more beautiful.” -Dr. Ginsburg
Resilience During a Pandemic Resources
- Building Resilience in These Uncertain Times, Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP
- Raising Youth of Color in a Complex World, Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP
- The Traumatic Impact of Racism and Discrimination on Young People and How to Talk About It. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based, Trauma-Sensitive, Resilience-Building Communication Strategies Rooted in Positive Youth Development, 2nd Edition. – Comprehensive Chapter for Youth Serving Professionals
- Center for Parent and Teen Communication offers practical, science-based strategies for strengthening family connections and building youth prepared to thrive.
- Preparing Teens to Seek Professional Help – Article provides strength-based guidance rooted in the language of resilience to prepare teens to be open to seeking the support they deserve.
- Helping Teens Learn to Cope – Guide for youth to build their stress management skills.
- Build a Teen Stress Management Plan – Interactive stress management plan that will inform young people of the repertoire of strategies to help them manage stress and then guide them through a process where they will develop their own plan to meet their individual needs.
Collaboratively written by Susanna Gilbertson, MSW, Susanna Gilbertson Coaching & Consulting; Sanaz Hojreh, Arts and Arts Education Consultant; Amy Ballard, M.Ed. Kaye Edwards, Alternatives to Violence Project; Imanni Wilkes Burg, MPH, Wash Cycle Laundry; Khyra Lammers, Free Library of Philadelphia; Casey Chanton, LSW, Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice; Tamika Holder, M.Div., Program Coordinator (Workforce Development), Episcopal Community Services.
This group of contributors was formed out of a professional development opportunity, Educating After Trauma, led by Susanna Gilbertson and sponsored by the City of Philadelphia Office of Adult Education. Written June 2020
The Eighth Annual Domestic Violence Symposium: Trauma and Trafficking
Hear from Barbara Amaya, trafficking and domestic violence survivor and award-winning advocate, speaker, trainer, and author of Amazon best-selling memoir Nobody’s Girl and graphic novel The Destiny of Zoe Carpenter. She will speak about her life’s work to combat human trafficking and violence against women and children.
The free, half-day symposium also will include a panel discussion with experts and advocates who will examine these issues from a variety of experiences and expertise. Panelists include Anh Hua, Anti-Human Trafficking Program Manager, Nationalities Service Center (NSC); Detective Connie Marinello, Upper Merion Township Police Department; Laura Clary, Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Clinical Program Manager/ Forensic Nurse Examiner, Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Julie Knudsen, LSW Pupil Services Supervisor, Norristown School District; and Abbie Newman, CEO and Founding Executive Director, Mission Kids Advocacy Center.
The annual Domestic Violence Symposium was underwritten by the Barbara and John Jordan Endowed Fund to Promote Domestic Violence Education at Cabrini.
The Fund helps support campus and community educational programs to promote dating and domestic violence awareness and prevention, with a special focus on the impact of domestic violence on children.
The 2016-17 projects were supported by Grant No. 2015-WA-AX-0029 awarded to Cabrini University by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.
The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
The free, half-day symposium also will include a panel discussion with experts and advocates who will examine these issues from a variety of experiences and expertise.