"Understanding Intimate Partner Violence and Why Race Matters"


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  • Speaker: Tricia Bent-Goodley, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW
  • Host Department: race
  • Date: 03/28/2013
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Location: Natural Sciences Auditorium, Kraus Building 830 North University, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Description:

    Tricia Bent-Goodley, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW

    The author of “The Ultimate Betrayal: A Renewed Look at Intimate Partner Violence,” Tricia B. Bent-Goodley is Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Community, Administration and Policy Practice Sequence at Howard University School of Social Work.  She has a passion for advancing social justice and human rights in relation to women’s development, violence against women, and issues impacting Black families and communities.  Dr. Bent-Goodley’s research has focused on violence against women and girls, HIV prevention, and healthy relationship education.  She has developed community and faith-based domestic violence interventions with a focus on strengthening the Black family.  She has received the Council on Social Work Education’s National Award for Distinguished Achievement in Social Work Education

    Tamara Williams was a University of Michigan student and Family Housing resident when she was killed by her boyfriend in 1997. The annual lecture is meant to commemorate her life, raise awareness of domestic and dating violence, and increase interest in their prevention.

    Sponsors:  Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, School of Social Work, University Housing, Abuse Hurts and University Human Resources, the Center for the Education of Women, UMHS Social Work Departmen;  Co-sponsors:  The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board