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Intimate Partner Violence as a Public Health Issue: Violence Against Women Act and other Legal Protections for Immigrant and LGBT Communities (Webinar)

Thursday October 17 , 2013

  • By: American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME), Network for Public Health Law, Public Health Law Research Program
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online - Webinar, United States
  • Contact:
    American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME)
  • Website: www.aslme.org
  • Source: Pennsylvania

A free webinar entitled Intimate Partner Violence as a Public Health Issue: Violence Against Women Act and other Legal Protections for Immigrant and LGBT Communities will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern.

This event is part of a Public Health Law webinar series presented in partnership by the American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLME); Network for Public Health Law; and Public Health Law Research Program.

Description:

Intimate partner violence (IPV) impacts millions of individuals across the United States, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion or education. IPV affects the physical, psychological, and emotional well-being of victims and their families. It is estimated that one-quarter of women in the United States will experience intimate partner violence in their life time. Immigrant women and individuals in same-sex relationships experience abuse at similar rates; however, they often lack legal protections and social support networks generally available for other victims. With the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Congress has the opportunity to strengthen services for immigrants and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) victims.

This webinar will address the importance of viewing intimate partner violence as a public health issue and discuss how VAWA and other legal remedies are used to help vulnerable populations such as immigrants and LGBT individuals.

Presenters:
  • Virginia Duplessis, M.S.W., Program Manager, Futures Without Violence
  • Morgan Weibel, J.D., Supervising Immigration Attorney, Tahirih Justice Center
  • Leigh Goodmark, J.D.,Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law, Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Education and Co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore School of Law
Moderator:
  • Cristina M. Meneses, J.D., M.S., Senior Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law - Eastern Region

Each webinar is free and open to all interested parties. Please complete the registration form to secure your spot. For additional information please contact ASLME at 617-262-4990 or kjohnson@aslme.org.

Please Note: Information about the webinar procedures will be available on the proceeding confirmation page as well as distributed via email to all registrants before the event.

More Information and Registration

  • CLE Credit Comments: You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states. ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request.

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