Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Meghan Maxwell 
National Association of Social Workers / Connecticut Chapter 

NASW/CT's First Virtual Workshop 

Kai Belton, MSW, Linda Blozie, and Sharlene Kerelejza, LMSW will present "Screening, Assessment, Support, and Intervention for Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence During the Covid-19 Pandemic" via LIVE webinar. 2 CECs are approved by NASW/CT.

While “stay home, stay safe” is the primary risk reduction strategy for Covid-19, effective in reducing the spread of the disease, it can leave present and past victims and survivors of domestic violence and trauma in difficult or dangerous situations.  Feelings of being trapped and powerless can activate old memories, fears, and intrusive symptoms for survivors.  In unsafe relationships, the additional stressors of isolation, financial hardship, worry for family, and profound uncertainty can escalate already existing domestic violence in both frequency and severity.  Clinicians find they are having difficulty ensuring that their clients are safe, able to implement safety plans, or able to flee if needed.

Join Kai Belton, LCSW, Clinical Director for Safe Connect at the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Linda Blozie, Director of Training and Prevention for the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Sharlene Kerelejza, LMSW, Clinical Assistant Professor at Sacred Heart University School of Social Work and previously Executive Director of Meriden-Wallingford Chrysalis: Domestic Violence Services,
as they discuss effective screening strategies and available resources during these difficult times.