A new lunchtime lecture series sponsored by the UNC Beacon Program. Coffee & Dessert will be provided. Providers, faculty, staff, and students are invited to bring their lunches to the Starbucks Conference Rooms (2nd floor, Cancer Hospital Starbucks) at the UNC Medical Center.
- Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 12pm-1pm for the first in our three-part speaker series. Nancy, a Compass Center Volunteer Educator will be sharing her valuable perspective as a survivor about how healthcare providers can meet the needs of patients who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn some do’s and don’ts for working with IPV survivors.
- On Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 12pm-1pm Beacon will host an informal dialogue led by Elisabeth Johnson, FNP, PhD from the Horizons Program. Dr. Johnson will discuss practical tips for incorporating effective IPV screening into healthcare practice, including protecting providers from vicarious trauma.
- The series will finish Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 12pm-1pm, with a presentation from Beth Moracco, PhD from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Dr. Moracco leads and participates in ongoing research surrounding IPV and will present on its public health implications.
The UNC Hospitals Beacon Program provides comprehensive, coordinated care to UNC Health Care System’s patients, families, and employees experiencing a variety of family violence. It includes services for children, victims of domestic abuse, human trafficking, workplace violence, sexual assault, and the elderly. The program provides medical and psychological assessments, counseling, and education for patients. Any patient who has experienced physical abuse, threats, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, or other violence is eligible. For more information about this speaker series or about intimate partner violence, please visit our website at https://www.med.unc.edu/beacon or call us at (984) 974-0470.