Location

Flint Family Lobby

Access Type

Event

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Event Website

http://www.lynchburg.edu/academics/red-letter-day/student-scholar-showcase/

Start Date

6-4-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 5:00 PM

Abstract

In the fall semester of 2015, I completed an internship with the YWCA Domestic Violence Prevention Center (DVPC). The goal of the internship was to understand the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse, and to recognize when and how to intervene and prevent abuse. I completed 32 hours of Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA) training in domestic and sexual abuse intervention and prevention before beginning my work at the shelter. Over the course of the semester, I attended court hearings with my supervisors, facilitated adult and children’s support groups, answered hotline calls, and managed VAData paperwork. This internship gave me the opportunity to work directly with the clients to emphasize the importance of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility after abuse. Furthermore, I worked directly with the community at conferences and vigils to educate others about the prevalence and dynamics of abuse, as well as to promote the resources that are available to survivors.

Faculty Mentor

Professor Stephanie A. Beckner

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Apr 6th, 4:00 PM Apr 6th, 5:00 PM

Empowering Women with the YWCA Domestic Violence Prevention Center

Flint Family Lobby

In the fall semester of 2015, I completed an internship with the YWCA Domestic Violence Prevention Center (DVPC). The goal of the internship was to understand the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse, and to recognize when and how to intervene and prevent abuse. I completed 32 hours of Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA) training in domestic and sexual abuse intervention and prevention before beginning my work at the shelter. Over the course of the semester, I attended court hearings with my supervisors, facilitated adult and children’s support groups, answered hotline calls, and managed VAData paperwork. This internship gave me the opportunity to work directly with the clients to emphasize the importance of self-sufficiency and personal responsibility after abuse. Furthermore, I worked directly with the community at conferences and vigils to educate others about the prevalence and dynamics of abuse, as well as to promote the resources that are available to survivors.

https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/studentshowcase/2016/Posters/5