Friday, November 13, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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Sandra Alvarado 
Public Health Institute of Western MA 

Sexual Violence Against Girls and Young Women: A Call to Action 

Join us Friday November 13, 2020 at 12:00pm to learn about findings from our new report, Sexual Violence Against Girls and Young Women in Hampden County: An Environmental Scan of Existing Data, Program, and Policies.  This webinar will explore findings from the report and include a panel discussion of experts about gaps in data and actions being taken now. 

The event will be moderated by Luz Lopez, who is the Executive Director of MetroCare of Springfield and serves on our Board of Directors.  Jessie Gleckel, MPH, Director of Programs and Standards, Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (formerly with the Public Health Institute of Western MA) will present findings from the assessment.   

Panelists to include:

  • Elizabeth Dineen, JD – Executive Director at YWCA of Western Massachusetts
  • Dawn DiStefano, MPA – Executive Vice President at Square One & member of Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
  • Deidre Hussey, PsyD –Victim Services Supervisor at Baystate Health Family Advocacy Center
  • Cindy Miller, BS, – Director of Clinical Services at Tapestry Health Systems, Inc.
  • Ebony Steed – Member of the Feminine Health Task Force for the Young Women’s Initiative