“Make This Moment Count: Summit on Domestic Violence” will be offered Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-noon, at the USC University Club, Los Angeles.
The summit — presented by Good Shepherd Shelter of Los Angeles and the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work — will feature approximately 100 community leaders, academicians and students from the USC School of Social Work, who will discuss domestic violence, the status of care and how communities can respond to domestic violence.
The event (free of charge) features the following panels: “The Faces of Domestic Violence,” women empowered to tell their story of survival; “Best Practices in Domestic Violence,” a question & answer session with leaders in social work and mental health working in domestic violence; and “Continuing the Conversation,” a dialogue with media, academics and community leaders about the advocacy and policies needed to make domestic violence a thing of the past.
Participants include Marilyn Flynn, dean of the USC School of Social Work; Sister of the Good Shepherd Anne Kelley, Good Shepherd Shelter executive director; Sherisa Dahlgren, LMFT, Joyful Heart Foundation; Professor Carolann Petersen, USC School of Social Work and domestic violence expert; and Norma Cumpian, domestic violence survivor.
Good Shepherd Shelter’s mission is to stop the generational cycle of domestic violence by providing individualized, comprehensive services and shelter to battered women and their children, and by raising the level of community awareness through advocacy and education.
The USC School of Social Work, among the nation's top social work graduate programs, prepares students for leadership roles in public and private organizations that serve individuals, families and communities in need.
The USC University Club is located at 705 W. 34th St., Los Angeles. Self-parking is available at USC Parking Structure D. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-this-moment-count-summit-on-domestic-violence-tickets-13464531777. Information: www.goodshepherdshelter.org or www.usc.edu/socialwork.