Through Children’s Eyes:
Key Issues and Promising Practices When Working With Children/Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence

Thursday, May 12, 2011
12pm to 1pm Eastern Time

Services for children who experience domestic violence must be tailored to their specific needs in order to be effective. Join us for this exciting webinar where we will hear from a child witness about her own experiences and the leading researchers who have identified key issues and promising practices when working with children and youth. These practices were recognized at a recent national round table held at the University of Minnesota. The webinar will include a description of a new online resource being developed with support from the Avon Foundation for Women to help train staff on these issues and promising practices.
Leading the discussion:
Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD is a professor in the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and Director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (http://www.mincava.umn.edu). He is one of the world’s leading authorities on children exposed to domestic violence and has published more than 120 articles and 12 books on domestic violence, group work, and program evaluation.
Casey Keene is the Project Coordinator for VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Hoa Nguyen is a doctoral student at the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota. She is working as a Graduate Research Assistant at MINCAVA developing an online learning module about the experiences of children exposed to domestic violence.
Ericka Kimball is a doctoral student at the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota. She is working as a Graduate Research Assistant at MINCAVA developing an online learning module about the experiences of children exposed to domestic violence.
AGENDA
1. A personal reflection on child exposure to domestic violence and living in a shelter
2. Issues and promising practices in providing services to exposed children
3. An online resource being developed for staff training on these issues and practices
If you are not already a member of the National Alliance, join now for this year (September 2010 – June 2011) and get this call for free. Non-Members $25.

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