Spring 2013 EADV Membership Meeting Domestic Violence in the Workplace: A Path from Tragedy to Understanding and Advocacy
Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Domestic Violence in the Workplace
A Path from Tragedy to Understanding and Advocacy
EADV is proud to announce part one of the four part training series entitled "Effects of Domestic Violence on Your Workplace: A View from 4 Different Perspectives: Victims/Survivors; Abusers; Your Workplace; and Your Attorney.” The Spring 2013 Membership Meeting, "Domestic Violence in the Workplace: A Path from Tragedy to Understanding and Advocacy" will be held May 2nd. Sarah French, from Channel 7 News, will be talking about her path to becoming a powerful and effective domestic violence advocate. Sarah's work led her to the Elizabeth Stone House, a domestic violence agency in Jamaica Plain. Ruth Rollins from the Elizabeth Stone House will be presenting with Sarah regarding the dynamics of domestic violence.
The event is free and lunch will be provided during the presentation.
Sarah French from 7NEWS
Sarah French anchors the weekend editions of 7NEWS at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. and 7NEWS at 10 on CW56.
Sarah is an Emmy award winning anchor/reporter. She's covered everything from the Olympic Games in Beijing to the destructive aftermath of the 2013 earthquake in Haiti.
After the murder of her dear friend and colleaugue, Alice Morrin, Sarah became an advocate for domestic violence victims. Sarah worked with Connecticut legislators, trying to pass a 911 texting bill in Alice's name.
In 2010, Sarah was awarded the "Excellence in Local Television Award" by the Natinal Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association for an hour long special called "Gay in America: Tensions & Tolerance." That special focused on several teens who killed themselves after being bullied.
Sarah is very invovled with the Make - A - Wish Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She also loves to visit schools.
Prior to 7NEWS, Sarah was the morning anchor at WTIC-TV in Hartford, Connecticut. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was Miss Missouri 2006.
Sarah is a proud member of Cherokee Nation. A few years ago, she spoke at the National Trail of Tears Conference.
Ruth Rollins from Elizabeth Stone House
Born and raised in the Boston area, Ruth Rollins has strong ties to the community she serves. For the past 13 years she has worked with women and children suffering from trauma and substance abuse. Ruth has been the Support Group Coordinator at the Elizabeth Stone House for the past 6 years. Located in Boston, the Elizabeth Stone House has been serving battered women and women with mental health and substance abuse histories for over 35 years. As Group Coordinator, she develops and implements curricula for Relapse Prevention, Domestic Violence support group, the Nurturing Program and Anger Management. Ruth oversees Community Education for Economic Development programming and support services for residents and women in the community. As Community Advocate, she works with women in prison, pre-release and women currently on probation. In addition, she supports victims through the legal process and educates them on their legal rights. Ruth has been involved in domestic violence work since 1998 in various capacities as an advocate, crisis and substance abuse counselor, community organizer, and domestic violence educator/trainer and program planner.
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Employers Against Domestic Violence (EADV)
Employers Against Domestic Violence (EADV) is a non-profit, membership organization uniting Massachusetts employers with experts in the fields of domestic and workplace violence prevention. Committed to proactively addressing the causes and effects of violence in the workplace, EADV identifies and recommends national and local best practices in the areas of public policy, prevention, intervention and training in order to help employers address the effects of violence on the workplace. EADV promotes more productive workplaces that remain intolerant of all forms of violence by supporting comprehensive and safe interventions for those affected by violence.