Domestic Violence Symposium Set Oct. 25-26
For additional information, contact Denise McClung, associate professor of social services technology, at 304-424-8230
A Domestic Violence Awareness Symposium will be held Oct. 25 and 26 at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
It is being sponsored by the campus Health and Wellness Center and PSYC 350 class in association with the Silence Affects Families Everywhere (SAFE) Coalition and Walden’s Bookstore.
"The symposium objectives are two-fold," Denise McClung, associate professor of social services technology, noted. "First, to raise awareness of domestic violence and the many ways it affects families and, secondly, to provide on-site counselors to offer care and support."
Featured will be the Clothesline Project, a visual display bearing witness to violence against women; the Silent Witness program with life-size statues in honor and memory of those who lost their lives to domestic violence, and information resources. Information will be available regarding date rape, resource information, conflict resolution, anger management, etc. Counselors will available for consultation.
On Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m., Jennifer Price, a WV state trooper, will discuss domestic violence laws.
The symposium is free and open to the public. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 25 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Room 2536-38 at WVU Parkersburg.
Contact Charlene McNulty or Denise McClung at the college for additional information.
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