"Each workshop will conclude with a facilitated group discussion on defining healing for battered women and children who witness domestic violence."



Trauma and Recovery in Children Who Witness Domestic Violence and in Adults Who Witnessed Domestic Violence During Childhood

Joyce Thomas, M.P.H., R.N., Co-founder and President, Center for Child Protection and Family Support (Washington, DC)

Faith Communities Promoting Healing

Rev. Arnetha Inge, M.Div., Project Coordinator, Creating A Safe Environment (Long Beach, CA)
Rev. Mary Walton
, Project Director, Creating A Safe Environment (Long Beach, CA)

Trauma and Recovery for Battered Women

Carolyn West, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program, University of Washington, Tacoma

HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, and Healing for Battered Women in South Africa

Busi Nkosi, Senior Researcher, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (Durban, South Africa)

Fatherhood and Domestic Violence

Johnny Rice, II, M.S., Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary, Maryland Department of Human Resources (Baltimore)

Building Healing Mechanisms/Strategies into Battered Women’s Programs

Atum Azzahir, President and Executive Director, Cultural Wellness Center (Minneapolis, MN)

Law Enforcement – Keeping Communities Safe

Gael Strack, J.D., Chief Executive Officer, Family Justice Center Alliance (San Diego, CA)

Sexual Assault

Luz Marquez-Benbow, Associate Director, National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault
Condencia Brade, Executive Director for the National. Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault
Tiombe Preston, M.S., M.F.T., Program Manager, California Black Women's Health Project (Inglewood, CA)