domestic violence awareness
By William Marshall
October is Domestic
Violence Awareness month at Cal State Long Beach. It is a
month of awareness for women, featuring several programs including
presentations, workshops, and guest speakers specializing
in the fields of domestic violence awareness.
One of the featured guest speakers is Alyce LaViolette. She
will be presenting a two-part program titled, "Domestic
Violence: from personal relationships to professional applications,"
on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to12: 30 p.m. in the small
auditorium of the University Student Union.
During part one of the program, "Anger, Power and Intimate
Relationships," LaViolette will discuss the relationship
between these three issues. Two key topics covered are how
violence can happen in a loving relationship and what the
indicators of a potentially violent relationship are.
Part two of the program, "A Women's Place: Working with
men who batter," will discusses issues related to working
with men who batter, participants involved in anger management,
the success of the programs, definitions of "success"
in such programs, who provide these programs and what their
LaViolette is a pioneer in the field of domestic violence.
She has worked with battered women since 1978, six of those
years in the Long Beach Women's shelter. In 1979, she developed
"Alternatives to Violence," one of the first programs in the
country to work with men who abuse women in intimate relationships.
LaViolette also consults corporations concerning domestic
violence awareness and serves as an expert witness for the
court. She has appeared on local and national television and
radio, including the "Tom Snyder Show," the "Maury Povich
Show," CNN and National Public Television.
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