Firearms and Domestic Violence: Practical Issues and Safety for Victims

Thursday, October 25th from 12:00 to 1:30pm ET

This presentation will discuss the connection between firearms and domestic violence, focusing on safety planning with the survivor, Protection Orders, enjoining the abuser, enjoining third parties and ensuring provision of firearm prohibitions.

Presented by Rob Valente. Ms. Valente works with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges providing legal analysis on issues in the domestic violence field, with specialized interests in protection order enforcement, child custody issues, federal laws and interventions addressing domestic violence, and tribal issues relating to domestic violence.

What you will learn:

To develop safety planning strategies for survivors of abuse.
To understand Protection Orders and Firearms Possession.
To ensure the enforcement of firearms prohibitions.

Who should attend?

This comprehensive and innovative learning experience is for attorneys • social workers • therapists • DV service providers and advocates • children’s advocates • child protection workers • child abuse service providers • scholars who work on intimate partner violence, child abuse, child custody, or family law policy • physicians • nurses • physician assistants • nursing and medical students • practicing healthcare providers.

Co-sponsored by The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world with 152,000 members and 56 chapters in the United States and abroad.

Source: JWI/National Alliance to End DV