Building Effective Reponses to Military-Related Victims of IPV

BWJP has another good webinar coming up: Building Effective Responses to Military-Related Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. The session will be held October 19th from 3-4:30pm ET. Registration is free, but ends 10/17, so make sure you don’t wait til the last minute. BTW, you can read about the Department of Defense’s domestic violence response plan here.

From the site:

Faculty: April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/ Adult Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist—Board Certified, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Nursing.  Dr. Gerlock has been a psychiatric nurse for 30 years and has specifically worked with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for over 29 years.  She is currently at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VA Puget Sound Health Care System, American Lake Division, Tacoma, Washington where she works with veterans with PTSD.  Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP).  She is a retired Navy Captain social worker with 24 years of experience working with military families and managing worldwide military domestic violence and sexual assault programs.  She has over 30 years of experience in domestic violence.

Content:  Over 2 million people have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, including National Guard and Reserve personnel.  Many of these veterans remain on active duty and are located at military installations nationwide, but a significant percentage of these are veterans from the National Guard and Reserves who return to their communities following deployment.  Therefore, advocates in every community across the country are finding themselves involved with military-related intimate partner violence victims whether their community is located near a military installation or not.

The Webinar will address the increasing incidence of the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence and PTSD related to the offender’s combat experiences, the unique and complicated dynamics in these cases, and the implications for assisting victims and holding offenders accountable.