Regional Summit Seeks Joint Strategies to Prevent Family Violence

Posted: April 20, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Department of Social Work is sponsoring a Family Violence Prevention Regional Summit on Friday, April 23, at the Johnson Center, third floor, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The purpose of the summit is to develop an agenda to break the intergenerational cycle of violence in families. Key stakeholders will explore the connection between all forms of violence and their impact on families. The Honorable Jane Wood, Virginia secretary of health and human resources, will be the plenary speaker.

“We hope that the dialogue between service providers and advocates will lead to joint strategies to reduce and prevent the incidence of family violence,” says Molly Davis, associate professor in the Department of Social Work.

The summit is cosponsored by the KIDSafe VA program of the Governor’s Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, Family and Child Trust Fund of Virginia, John A. Hartford Foundation, and Fairfax Network Against Family Abuse.

For additional information, contact Davis at 703-993-2028 or

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