8th Annual Domestic Violence Conference: Lost Voices: Intimate Partner Violence: Living from Love to Fear

September 24, 2021

Maternal domestic violence abuse is often difficult to discuss during what typically is thought to be a positive and uplifting time in a woman's life. Screening this population needs to be enforced and encouraged as these victim's voices are becoming lost and not just one life is in danger but two. Understanding how the advocacy programs work alongside the court system will help with this assessment to ensure critical conversations can be had in the medical environment as well within the general public so that the safety of the mother and the infant is at the forefront.

Target Audience

Target audience includes healthcare providers, legal professionals, social workers, teachers, clergy, and general community members.

Learning Objectives

This program will highlight maternal domestic violence and how the impact affects not just one life but two. Voices from the court system and advocacy system will be highlighted, along with our keynote speaker and her film to ensure critical conversations are at the forefront of this critical time in a woman’s life.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.50 ASWB
  • 4.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/17/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
09/24/2021 - 8:45am
Event ends: 
09/24/2021 - 1:45pm

Schedule:

8:45am – 9:00am

Join and Welcome

9:00 – 11:00am

Introduction of Keynote Speaker:  Tracy Schott, Producer/Director of Finding Jenn’s Voice

Movie presentation: “Finding Jenn’s Voice”

Q & A to follow film

11:00am – 11:15am

Break

11:15am – 12:00pm

Understanding DV Courts and PFA’s -Presented by Judge David L. Spurgeon, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County

12:00pm – 12:15am

Q & A with Judge Spurgeon

12:15 – 12:30pm

Break

12:30pm – 1:15pm

Maternal Screening of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)-Presented by Dr. Judy Chang, MD, Associate Professor, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Internal Medicine

1:15pm – 1:30pm

Q & A with Dr. Chang

1:30pm – 1:45pm

Review of CE and Evaluation process

1:45pm

Adjournment

Learning Objectives:
Tracy Schott:  Producer of film:  Finding Jenn’s Voice 
1.    Learn the risk factors for intimate partner violence and homicide during pregnancy.
2.    Understand the nature of abusive relationships and recognize the signs beyond physical abuse.
3.    Understand the risks of homicide/injury when ending an abusive relationship.

Judge David Spurgeon, Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County
1.    The learner will be able to identify how domestic violence victims present/appear.
2.    The learner will verbalize undertraining on how the Courts respond to domestic violence.
3.    The learner will understand the dynamics of domestic violence in the court system.

Dr. Judy Chang, Associate Professor, Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Internal Medicine, Institute for Clinical Research Education, Assistant Dean, Medical Student Research
1. Understand the prevalence and impact of intimate partner violence.
2. Appreciate the complex and challenging process of help-seeking for individuals experiencing intimate partner violence.
3. Recognize strategies to help support and empower individuals experiencing intimate partner violence.

Live Virtual Conference

Gloria Armstrong, B.S.
Medical Advocate Specialist
Victim Outreach Intervention Center 

Kimberly Fennick, MSN, RN, CEN
Improvement Specialist
UPMC Passavant

Christie Galcik MSN, RN, CEN
Clinical Education Specialist
Emergency Department
UPMC Passavant

Dr. Elizabeth Iannone, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
UPMC Passavant 

Cora Koller, JD
Medical Advocate
Crisis Center North

Megan Schroeder, LSW
Supervisor of Crisis Intervention Services
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape

Jennifer Taylor, MSN, RN, CEN
Unit Director- Emergency Department
UPMC Passavant/Cranberry 

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing (CNE)
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.5 contact hours.

Social Work (ASWB)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 4.5 continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 4.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 4.50 ASWB
  • 4.50 Attendance
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This program is free

CONTACT: Kim Fennick, UPMC Passavant Emergency Department Clinician  at voeglerkj@upmc.edu, Christie Galcik, UPMC Passavant Emergency Department Clinical Education Specialist at galccl@upmc.edu or 412-748-6961, or Jennifer Taylor, UPMC Passavant Cranberry Emergency Department Unit director at taylorja2@upmc.edu or 724-772-5377 for further questions.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling Christie Galcik at 412-748-6961.

Donations:  In lieu of conference fee, please consider donating non- perishable items to one of our domestic violence supporting agencies.  A drop box has been placed in the UPMC Passavant Foundation Support Services building. Donations may be dropped off from Sept. 1st-Oct 1st, 2021.