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From the left, Angela Brown, Sara Eliason and Jacquie Gordon. Photo courtesy of Anna Finocchiaro.

Angela Brown, Sara Eliason and Jacquie Gordon
Women’s Center for Advancement’s Prevention & Education team

Domestic Violence: An Epidemic?
October 17, 7pm @ The Slowdown

Angela Brown, Sara Eliason and Jacquie Gordon from the Women’s Center for Advancement’s Prevention & Education team will be speaking about the prevalence and impact of domestic violence, which reaches far beyond the boundaries of the home.

The impact of domestic violence can be felt throughout our community in many aspects of life: medical bills, therapy sessions, missed work, lost productivity and lost lives. Estimates of the cost of domestic violence start at $8.3 billion each year. More than 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence at some point in their life. Around half of all murdered women in the United States are killed by an intimate partner. Worldwide, 275 million children are exposed to domestic violence at home. The prevalence of domestic violence in our communities is unquestioningly too high, and it’s time that something is done. Recent research confirms the annual costs of domestic violence and directs us to consider whether domestic violence has reached epidemic levels and what can be done to address this public health crisis.

   

 

Previous Speakers


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Alison DeLizza, MA, PLMHP
Predoctoral Intern in the Behavioral Pediatrics and Integrated Care rotation in the Munroe-Meyer Institute Department of Psychology

“Pain is Unavoidable; Suffering is Not”
September 18, 7pm @ The Slowdown
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Jonathon Sikorski, Ph.D.
Psychologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

“Pain is Unavoidable; Suffering is Not”
September 18, 7pm @ The Slowdown
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Amy Nordness, Ph.D.
Director of Speech-Language Pathology at Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation

“The Eyes Have It - How the eyes keep people with ALS connected to the world”
August 14, 7pm @ The Slowdown

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Shannon Todd
The ALS Association Mid-America Chapter

“The Eyes Have It - How the eyes keep people with ALS connected to the world”
August 14, 7pm @ The Slowdown

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Tony Thomas and Phil Doerr
Brewers at Farnam House Brewing Company

“The Science of Beer”
July 10, 7pm @ The Slowdown