Kean to Host Domestic Violence Symposium

April 1, 2014


Kean University, in partnership with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and the YWCA of Union County, will host the first annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. Domestic Violence Symposium on April 10 in the STEM building. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  Attendees are eligible for free Social Work CEU Credits. Space is limited – click here to Reserve Your Seat Today.
Detective Deirdri Fishel, a 20-year veteran of law enforcement, narrator of the television documentary Amy’s Story, and nationally known anti-domestic violence advocate, will deliver the keynote speech. She has been a featured speaker/trainer at conferences for the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Stalking Resource Center, and the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
The symposium will also include four panel discussions covering the topics of Law and Judicial Responses to Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence in the Workplace, Faith Responses to Domestic Violence, and Healthcare and Domestic Violence.
Robert Vadovic, Managing Assistant Director of Health Services at Kean University, will take part in the Healthcare & Domestic Violence Panel, discussing how domestic violence services and education are provided at a university setting.
Detective Michael Gorman, detective in the Kean University Police Department, will be one of  four panelists discussing The Law & Judicial Response.
Participating Organizations
Kean University
YWCA Union County
Union County Prosecutor's Office
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Rutgers School of Social Work, Center on Violence Against Women & Children