The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Health Symposium

Date(s) - 06/27/2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Desert Willow Conference Center

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The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Health Symposium

AACHC will host an Intimate Partner Violence Symposium on June 27, 2018 to provide guidance on the intersection of health and domestic and sexual violence and the neurobiology of trauma informed/patient centered care.


* Understand the health impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) and approaches to provide services in a trauma informed, patient centered manner.

*To better understand the needs of marginalized populations experiencing domestic and sexual violence.

*Better understand the importance of self-care for staff working with victims of domestic and sexual violence.

The Symposium will enhance the skills of staff in health centers who have, or are in the process of implementing a screening and brief education/intervention process in their clinics as well as those who would like to know more about the impact of domestic and sexual violence on the health of their clients.


Keynote: Olga Trujillo is an attorney, internationally sought speaker, author and survivor. Olga will share her journey and speak on health care after violence.

Myra Ferechil, Founder of Strand Holistic Innovative Forensic Techniques, will discuss the shift needed in the cultural paradigm in order to improve responses to individuals who have experienced trauma, victimization and other complex experiences.

Russell Strand is a retired Federal Special Agent with an excess of 40 year’s law enforcement, investigative, and consultation experience. Russ is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of domestic violence intervention, critical incident peer support, sexual assault and child abuse investigations, human trafficking, forensic interviews, response to trauma, and culture change.

Doreen Nicholas is the Domestic Violence Response Manager at the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV). Doreen has over 40 years of experience both personally and as a worker in the Anti – Sexual and Domestic Violence Movements.

Panel of survivors and providers reaching vulnerable populations.

Who Should Attend:  Providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, behavioral health providers, nurses, medial assistants, patient representatives, Community and shelter based Domestic Violence partners, and any other staff that provide direct client services.

CEU’s are pending approval for this training from the Greater Valley Area Health Education Center.

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Scholarships available! Please contact us to inquire about sending your staff to attend this training for free.

For questions and more information contact:

Dorothy Hastings | | 602-288-7576

Aya Al-Najjar | | 602-218-3919


Bookings are closed for this event.