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Understanding the Effects of the Pandemic for Domestic Violence Victims

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Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that can take the form of physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse.

Now, evidence shows what service providers long suspected. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the domestic violence crisis by further isolating many people from family, friends, and support systems; and created even deeper economic and emotional hardship.

Register now to hear from Federal Government representatives, researchers, and service providers about how COVID-19 has impacted the occurrence of domestic violence across the country as they cover—

  • an analysis of domestic violence calls,
  • the inequities experienced by underserved populations, and
  • the challenges service providers experienced and their innovative responses to help those in need.

Guest Presenters

  • Dr. Alex Piquero, Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Miami
  • Dr. Bethany Backes, Assistant Professor, Violence Against Women Faculty Cluster, University of Central Florida
  • Tosha Connors, Chief Executive Officer, My Sister’s House
  • Ashleigh Washington, Senior Director of Learning & Development, Safe Horizon

OVC is no longer accepting registrations for this event due to high demand. However, the recorded webinar with captions, along with a transcript, will be posted to the OVC multimedia page within approximately 10 business days after the event concludes.

Date Created: October 18, 2021