Saturday, July 22nd, and Sunday, July 23rd
Note: This course is a two-day program, held on both Saturday, July 22nd, and Sunday, July 23rd.
Description: Intimate partner violence poses pain for families. Learn from faculty experts and diocesan leaders how to help families deal with the contributing factors of poor parenting styles, addictions, sexual abuse, and caregiving. Learn a step by step process to implement a response that offers hope, help, and healing.
Social Work CEU’s are provided to participants.
Participant Cost: $100/person, includes study materials
Speaker: Dr. Sharon A. O’Brien, Director of Catholics For Family Peace Education and Research Initiative joined by faculty experts from the National Catholic School of Social and diocesan leaders.
Bio: Sharon O’Brien, Ph.D. serves as the Director of Catholics For Family Peace Education and Research Initiative in the National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America. Her doctoral work from the University of Maryland was recognized at the 2003 International Family Violence Research Conference. She earned her M.A. in Adult Education from The George Washington University. O’Brien is a consultant, author, and international presenter on the issue of faith communities’ response to domestic abuse. Dr. O’Brien was a founding member and President of the Interfaith Community Against Domestic Violence (2004 – 2013), a founding member of the Peaceful Families Project (2007 – 2013); and served on Maryland’s Interfaith Domestic Violence Coalition of Maryland (2013 – 2015). Sharon continues to serve on the Advisory Board of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) and on the National Council of Catholic Women which addressed domestic abuse for many years.