The Relationship Violence Prevention Spring Speaker Series presents a powerful session on exciting new research and intervention strategies for families impacted by relationship violence. Yael Shy Esq., director of development and education at NYU’s Center on Violence and Recovery, will speak Thursday, April 28, 4-6 p.m., in Lecture Hall I.
In 2004, an Arizona Judge and the Founder of the New York University’s Center on Violence and Recovery, decided to develop a program that would meet the needs of victims and families of domestic violence in Santa Cruz County in a holistic, culturally sensitive manner. The result was the establishment of the “Circles of Peace” program. Since then, Circles of Peace has been successfully treating families affected by domestic violence as well as mobilizing the community into action around this issue. Circles of Peace now represents a model for discussion and replication across the nation. This presentation will take an in depth look at this program model and review findings from a recently completed a study of the Circles of Peace program in comparison to the local Batterers Intervention Programs.
Invite your friends, family members and colleagues. All are welcome.