In recognition of domestic violence awareness month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present the program “That’s Abuse Too” with speaker Jereme Ford. The program takes place Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to noon in the College Theater. A book signing will follow the event.
Ford is a Domestic Violence therapist and Child abuse investigator for the state of Florida. He is the author of several books about developing introspective and positive thinking patterns, including “The ONE: A Single Ladies’ Guide” and “Wear YES on Your Heart.” He is visiting the college to speak to students, faculty and staff about catching abuse early and recognizing the difference between healthy and toxic relationships. He holds degrees in sociology, psychology and women’s studies from the University of Central Florida.
His career began in the U.S. Army while stationed in Germany and Iraq, where he used his spare time working as a morale and welfare officer, serving the needs of soldiers and their families. This led him to a career in social services for the past 10 years.
In his presentation at WVU Parkersburg, Ford will share his personal stories to inspire others. “My goal in life is to share my scars so that people see their wounds can heal too,” says Ford. The presentation is part of the college’s Social Justice Program and is paid for by the Higher Education Resource Assessment (HERA).
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