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2016: Youth Violence

Realms of Violence: A Call to Action for Public Health

Made possible by a generous contribution from alumna Sue Valeriote, ’77 and her husband, Ken Goldman, the second annual Valeriote Goldman Symposium will focus on violence as a public health issue at the local, national, and global level, understanding and addressing risk factors for various forms of violence in homes and communities, and how public health-inspired approached effectively reduce rates of violence without resorting solely to incarceration of offenders after violent acts have been committed.

Sue and Ken’s sponsorship includes funding to support five public health students each year to work at summer internships at non-profit organizations addressing the issues raised in the Symposium.

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    Deborah Prothrow-Stith, M.D.

    Keynote Address:  Realms of Violence - A Call to Action for Public Health

    February 9, 2016 - 7 PM, Recital Hall

    A nationally recognized public health leader, Dr. Prothrow-Stith was a pioneer in her efforts to define youth violence as a public health issue while working as a physician in inner-city Boston. Appointed 1987 as the first woman Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, she established the first Office of Violence Prevention in a state department of Public Health.

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    Rick Jones, Catholic Relief Services; Maricio Gaborit, S.J. (UCA); Haydee Diaz '96; Moderator: Kat Saxton

    Realms of Violence - Seeking Solutions in El Salvador

    February 19, 2016 - 3:30 PM, Williman Room

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    Brigid McCaw, M.D.

    Ending Family Violence: The Role of Health Care

    February 23, 2016 - 6 PM, St. Clare Room

    Brigid McCaw, MD, MS, MPH, FACP is the Medical Director of the Family Violence Prevention Program for Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Region. She oversees the implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated approach for improving screening, identification, and services for intimate partner violence (IPV) and leads the national efforts of Kaiser Permanente to improve IPV services for over 10 million members.Dr. McCaw is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Past President of the National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse, and a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Global Violence Prevention.