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February 14, 2001

TELECONFERENCE ADDRESSES EFFECT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN

LA CROSSE, Wis.—What is the effect of violence on children?  Can abused children be identified by their actions? Is "domestic violence" a learned behavior?  Help stop domestic violence by attending a free teleconference, "The Effect of Domestic Violence on Children," Sunday, Feb. 25, from 4-6 p.m.

The presentation features a panel moderated by Rev. Dr. Brian Ogawa, director of the Crime and Victim’s Institute and formerly the director of the National Academy for Victim Studies in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas.
Panelists include:

  • Honorable Cindy S. Lederman, administrative judge, Circuit Court, Juvenile Division, Dade County, Fla.
  • Vickii Coffey, family violence survivor, past executive director of the Chicago Abused Women Coalition
  • Martha Bettis-Gee, associate for Curriculum and Resources for Children, Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Ky.
  • Rev. Dr. Carol Pitts, pastoral psychotherapist, Georgia Association for Pastoral Care

The teleconference is presented by the Men and Women of the Presbyterian Church and locally co-sponsored by Viterbo University’s D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and the First Presbyterian Church of La Crosse. It will be held in the Health Science Center, Room 2006, at 1300 Badger Street.

For more information contact Richard Kyte, director of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at 796-3704, email rlkyte@viterbo.edu, or call Margaret Jumonville, First Presbyterian Church of La Crosse at 785-0468.

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