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Twelfth Annual Domestic Violence Education Symposium
The Power of Leadership to End Violence 
October 12, 2022 | 9am-11am | Hybrid 
Grace Hall Atrium and Live Stream on Zoom 

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. 

Eleventh Annual Domestic Violence Education Symposium
The Importance of Connection in Healing: Voices of Survivors of Sexual Assault, Dating and Domestic Violence
OCTOBER 5, 2021 | 9am—12:30PM | HYBRID
Grace Hall Atrium and Live Stream on Zoom
Register on Eventbrite

Join us for a crucial conversation about the importance of healing and connecting with others during a traumatic experience. Survivors of sexual assault, dating, and domestic violence will share their experiences and the ways in which they were able to embark on their journey of healing.
Hear from Sarah Klein, Esq., attorney and advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, and a former competitive gymnast who is the first known victim of former Olympic women’s gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. 
Panel Discussion
Carla Clanagan, Founder and Executive Director, In His Eyes Outreach
Makenzie Clanagan, Founder, Zee’s Reflection
Ruth M. Glenn, President and CEO, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Rhett Hackett, President/Co-founder of the Humanity Preservation Foundation (HPF) and the Host of #HANDSOFF
Hosted by The Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education and co-sponsored with Cabrini University Social Work Department.




Bystander Intervention: Engaging Individuals in the Prevention of Sexual Assault and Dating and Domestic Violence
Cabrini Common Hour Event
September 29, 2021| 2:00pm
Zoom (Live Streaming at the Widener Center Lecture Hall) 

Join The Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education and Jackson Katz, Ph.D., for a community conversation on bystander intervention and the importance of engaging individuals in the prevention of sexual assault and dating and domestic violence. Prior to the conversation, we encourage you to watch The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots documentary, which will be available for viewing starting September 20, 2021. Check your Cabrini email for the virtual viewing link and additional details.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, during Cabrini’s Common Hour, 2-3 pm on Zoom. The Zoom presentation will also be live-streamed at the Widener Center Lecture Hall. Join us in person and take the It’s On Us PA pledge to help end sexual assault on campus and beyond. We’ll have light refreshments and giveaways.


Webinar ID: 863 5227 5321

For questions or if you require any additional information, please email jordancenter@cabrini.edu


The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots documentary is available for viewing through October 4, 2021.

Viewing link: https://www.mediaed.org/the-bystander-moment-cabrini-university/

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: Concepts and Lived Experience
September 29, 2021| 6:00pm
Zoom - Register here

The Cabrini Psychology and Sociology and Criminology programs, Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education, and Office of University Diversity Initiatives are proud to bring a panel of speakers to Cabrini to address the school-to-prison pipeline conundrum. We are fortunate to have Liza Chowdhury, PhD, Hilderbrand Pelzer, and Aislinn Vaughan join Cabrini Assistant Professors Amber Gentile, EdD, and Ruta Clair, PsyD, as members of the virtual panel discussing this important issue.

Beginning in the 1990s, normal adolescent behavior began to be criminalized by schools (Barnes & Motz, 2018; Goldstein et al., 2019). Instead of managing problems of poor self-regulation and behavior within the school building, schools called the police, and the school became a referral point for the justice system. The students most likely to be caught up in the school-to-prison pipeline were and continue to be students in minority, economically disadvantaged, and/or special education groups. Further, the policies do not consider the science concerning development of self-regulation and trauma, and the officers assigned to carry out those policies are not trained in child development. Register here


Paper Tigers Virtual Movie Screening 
April 7, 2021  | 7 pm
Registration Closed  

Join the Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education for a virtual screening of the movie Paper Tigers. We will have a live Q&A with the principal featured in the film, Jim SporlederParticipants will receive a personal link to view the movie 48 hours prior to the live Q&A. Please be ready to join the live discussion with Jim Sporleder on April 7 at 7 pm via Zoom. 

Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining and working with its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affect families. Watch the Trailer

Space is limited. Reserve your viewing spot today.


November 18, 2020 | 6:30pm
Virtual: Register on Eventbrite

California's Forgotten Children Virtual Movie Screening  

California's Forgotten Children' is a feature documentary about child sex trafficking. The film recounts true stories of girls and boys who were commercially sexually exploited in California and are now survivors and courageous leaders fighting for the rights of victims worldwide. Melody C. Miller is a filmmaker who works to make a positive impact in the world by making narrative films and documentaries.


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October 14, 2020 | 2:00pm


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.

Racism-Induced Trauma: Naming It & Framing It 
June 11, 18, and 25 2020


Racism-Induced Trauma: Naming It & Framing It 
This webinar series will address the trauma induced by racism, and how it affects students and other members of the Cabrini community.

Three Thursdays in June: June 11, 18, and 25
7–8pm (each Thursday) 

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Paper Tigers Movie Screening - Rescheduled  
March 18, 2020
Widener Center Lecture Hall

Come join the Barbara and John Jordan Center for Chidren of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education for a screening of the movie Paper Tigers. Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed it's approach to disciplining and working with its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and disease that affect families.  Register today! 


Border Symposium
October 18, 2019
Grace Hall

Decolonizing the Borderlands: Root Causes, Resilience, and Resistance. This symposium will consider the heightened risks of trauma, increased human rights abuses, and systematic denial of legal rights people in migration encounter at the U.S.-Mexico border. Register Here 


Resilience Movie Screening
April 29, 2019
Widener Center Lecture Hall 

Resilience Movie Screening Hosted by the Jordan Center at Cabrini University

Resilience poster

Come join the Barbara and John Jordan Center for Chidren of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education for a screening of the movie Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope. See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/137282528

Register Here

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Educators Back on Campus
February 12, 2018
5-9pm, Grace Hall Atrium


Using real-life examples and outcomes, gain insights about the effects of domestic violence on children and their learning experiences. Hear presenters describe how they have used the tragic losses of family members to gain insights that save others from harm.


Bill Mitchell: President of the Kristin Mitchell Foundation. Bill and Michele Mitchell lost their daughter, Kristin, when she was brutally murdered by her ex-boyfriend days after her graduation from nearby Saint Joseph’s University. They are passionate champions for dating violence education.
Akea Pearson: Founder and operator of Akea’s Heart Inc. and author of Mommy Wake Up, a children’s book about an eight-year old girl who witnessed her mother being abused by her stepfather. Pearson, has had a passion for working with teens and young adults for as long as she can remember.
Wayne Stricker: A survivor of domestic violence experienced as a child. Stricker has a passion to help others that are going through the same struggle.