UNC Conference to Address Issues of Family Violence


Professionals and volunteers who work with victims and offenders of family violence will have an opportunity to gather next week at a working conference organized and co-sponsored by the University of Northern Colorado.

"Safe at Home: Addressing Issues of Family Violence" will run 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street.

Multiple breakout sessions and feature presentations will tackle issues such as indentifying problems with and improving current practices used in responses to family violence incidents, and developing ideas on how to work more effectively with those involved in family violence situations. Attendees will create action plans to carry forward ideas generated during the day.

The cost of the conference is $20, which includes lunch and parking. Registration is required by Thursday, March 24. The conference's complete schedule and information about online registration is available at http://www.unco.edu/summerconf/Register/Family%20Violence.html. Questions about the conference can be directed to Mary West-Smith at (970) 351-2900.

Conference Sponsors
- UNC Div of Continuing Education & Academic Outreach
- UNC Women's Resource Center
- Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)
- Weld County Sheriff's Office
- Banner Health
- UNC Dean of Students
- UNC Criminal Justice Department
- Greeley Police Department
- Evans Police Department
- Ehrlich Motors
- Women's Fund of Weld County
- UNC Assault Survivors Advocacy Program (ASA