For many, October means tricks and treats, however, it is more seriously serves as the month of Domestic Violence Awareness. Saint Xavier University (SXU) will be hosting a panel discussion about Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) on Thursday, October 19 at 7 p.m. in Warde Academic Center’s McGuire Hall on the Chicago campus, 3700 West 103rd Street. The discussion will highlight how to identify abuse and available resources for survivors. Admission is free and open to the public.
IPV is a serious problem to public health that affects millions of people in America. Physical, sexual and psychological abuse all fall under the umbrella of harmful behaviors. The panel will be moderated by Father Charles Dahm, the Chicago Archdiocesan Director for Domestic Violence Outreach. Featured speakers on the panel include the following:
- Jacklyn Boekeloo, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE);
- Maria S. Cedeno, Director of Victim Services, Crisis Center for South Suburbia;
- Cara Smith, Chief Policy Officer for Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart;
- Jennifer Greene, Policy Director, Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy;
- Savana M. Martin, Strategy Analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois;
- Aileen Robinson, Interim Domestic Violence Operations Coordinator, Domestic Violence Program, Chicago Police Department
Registration is preferred by Tuesday, October 17, and spots can be reserved through SXU’s website, keyword: Scholarly, or by contacting the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (773) 298-3316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.