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October 25, 2011 > Domestic Violence conference

Domestic Violence conference

Submitted By Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa

Domestic violence is a very serious threat to women's well-being. This year, 12 domestic violence related deaths have been reported in Santa Clara County. In 2010, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office reviewed 4,433 criminal domestic violence complaints, and issued charges in over 2,500 cases. There were five domestic violence related deaths last year.

The 18th Annual Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council Conference explores the cutting-edge topic of the role of men in domestic violence prevention. The conference's goal is to provide attendees with an understanding of the central role men must play in the eradication of domestic violence. Event will spotlight programs and interventions that promote nonviolence, healthy relationships, the importance of fatherhood, men as leaders and coaches, and how to engage men in order to break the cycle of violence.

County agencies and community-based organizations continue to collaborate to provide emergency shelters, around-the-clock crisis hotlines, legal assistance support, and protection services for victims. Free continuing Education Credit will be offered for MFT, LCSW, RN, and JD for those who register and attend the whole program.

Domestic Violence Conference
Friday, Oct 28
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara
(408) 294-0006 ext. 2
Registration fee $110 each. At the door is $150 each.

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