With the global increase in domestic violence cases during the COVID-19 pandemic, awareness and action are urgently needed.

This October, join us for a very special webinar series for professionals dedicated to recognizing the signs of domestic violence and the role community and health care providers can play in helping to prevent it.


Domestic Violence: Understanding the Dynamics and Impact of Power and Control

Thursday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
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Presenter
Nicole Morella, MA is the Director of Public Policy and Communications for the NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence. She has worked in the domestic violence field for 18 years providing education and technical assistance to improve community level and systemic responses to domestic violence. In her current role, Ms. Morella strives to elevate the needs and voices of survivors to increase safety for survivors, accountability for offenders, and a strong network of providers. She also works with the Communications Team to elevate the conversation about domestic violence and the role communities can play in preventing domestic and dating violence.

Learning Outcome
At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to domestic violence and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours: This program has been awarded 1.0 contact hours. View details below.

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How to Screen for Domestic Violence

Thursday, October 8 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
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Presenter
Gladys Martinez MSW, LCSW, NCTTP worked for several domestic violence shelters throughout New Jersey, eventually becoming Director of Shelter Services for a program in Union County. Ms. Martinez currently works at the University Hospital’s Women’s Health Clinic, Newark, where she provides assessment and counseling services to women and their families. Additionally she is a co-founder and the current chair of the University Hospital Coalition to End Abuse, whose mission is to raise awareness and train staff, students and the community on domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Learning Outcome
At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to domestic violence and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours: This program has been awarded 1.0 contact hours. View details below.

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Understanding Domestic Violence and Strangulation

Thursday, October 15
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
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Presenter
Danielle Francois, MPH is the Health and Outreach Coordinator for the Essex County Family Justice Center located in Newark New Jersey. In this role she frequently creates and provides trainings for medical providers, human service providers, and law enforcement on the individual and public health impacts of domestic violence and non-fatal strangulation. Ms. Francois also devotes some of her spare time to SAVE of Essex County where she volunteers as a Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate.

Learning Outcome
At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to strangulation as an indicator for domestic violence and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours: This program has been awarded 1.0 contact hours. View details below.

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Recognizing the Signs of Teen Dating Violence

Thursday, October 29
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

Presenter
Kristin Wald, MS, DVRT, an educator with experience in working with both teenagers and adults, has been a Domestic Violence Awareness Workshop Leader for Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (SOFIA) since 2015. In this role, she leads discussions, shares information, and addresses concerns and questions regarding issues surrounding recognizing signs, helping others, helping oneself, and navigating the effects of intimate partner violence/domestic violence. Ms. Wald also serves as the Vice President of the Board for SOFIA.

Learning Outcome
At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to screening for teen dating violence and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours: This program has been awarded 1.0 contact hours. View details below.

Target Audience: Physicians, midwives, Advance Practice nurses, nurses, social workers, mental health providers providing support for individuals who may have experienced domestic violence.

Learning Outcome: At the conclusion of the program, the participants will self-report knowledge gain related to domestic violence and intent to change practice by including information or tools presented into professional practice.

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Disclosure: The planners and speaker do not have any conflicts of interest to report for this activity.

Successful Completion: To receive contact hours for this continuing education program, the registrant must sign in to the webinar, attend the entire program, and complete and submit an evaluation. Certificates of attendance will be sent via email within one week of the program.

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours: This program has been awarded 1.0 contact hours.

The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health is approved as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by New Jersey State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. #P194-2/2023.

Approval status does not imply endorsement by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey, NJSNA or by ANCC of any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with the educational activity.

Registration: Click on individual sessions to register.

Questions? Contact Amy Gole at 973-268-2280 x100

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