About: Many people form their opinions about violence against women based on what they see in the media. Our panellists will discuss how the media creates misconstructions of violence against women. Additionally, the panel will highlight examples for how the media can reduce stereotypes about this issue. We will discuss strategies for how we can use the media as an ally in helping prevent violence against women and children.
The panel include: Dr. Sarah McMahon, Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Rutgers School of Social Work, Center on Violence Against Women and Children; Jennifer Nix, MPH, JD, Director of Government and Policy Affairs, New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault; Chrisula Tasiopoulos, MSW, LCSW, Sr. Director, healingSPACE, YWCA, Bergen County and Dr. Regina Marchi, Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University.
One FREE CE Credit will be offered for licensed social workers!
When & Where
Center on Violence Against Women and Children
In the spring of 2007, the Rutgers University School of Social Work formed the Center on Violence Against Women & Children. VAWC facilitates a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to research, training, and education aimed at eradicating violence against women and children.
The mission of the Center on Violence Against Women & Children is to strive to eliminate physical, sexual, and other forms of violence against women and children and the power imbalances that permit them.
This mission will be accomplished through the use of a collaborative approach that focuses on multidisciplinary research, education, and training that impacts communities and policy in New Jersey, the U.S., and throughout the world.
For more information visit: http://vawc.rutgers.edu