The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African-American Behavioral Health Network. 

Preventing violence in our homes: Meeting this moment with connection, care, and justice

Children, youth, and families are experiencing intensified stresses and new traumas as our country and the entire world work to contain the novel coronavirus and save lives. With more and more families experiencing unemployment, housing insecurity, and hunger—and many people restricted to their homes and limited in their social interactions, risks for violence and abuse in the home are likely to be on the rise.
Webinar: Preventing violence in our homes: Meeting this moment with connection, care, and justice

Tuesday, April 14
11:00am-12:30pm Pacific/2:00-3:30pm Eastern

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In this web conference, speakers will talk about their communities’ experiences with COVID-19 and emerging strategies to understand community needs in this moment and respond to them. We will also offer ample time for participants to share what they’re learning and what actions they’re taking. Whether you are a public health practitioner, community health worker, educator, or advocate, we can meet this moment of major individual and collective upheaval with connection, care, and an unwavering commitment to justice. Together, we can support and advocate for children, youth, and families, and prevent violence in our homes.


  • Describe the impacts of the current climate on safety at home.
  • Identify actions communities are taking to support children, youth, and families to prevent violence and abuse at home (e.g., conducting rapid needs and assets assessments, connecting with different population groups, supporting safe and healthy relationship skill-building, and advocating with funders and policymakers).
  • Engage in a candid discussion about roles practitioners can take on during this moment of crisis.
  • Identify resources organizations have developed to support safety at home and promote equity.

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