SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The non-profit organization, Live Violence Free, presents its inaugural event, #OneConversation, to be held virtually on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The conference will make its first appearance in the South Lake Tahoe area and encourages social service professionals, victim advocates, educators and students to attend.
“What makes this conference so special is the focus on engaging people from diverse fields in an intentional, trauma-informed conversation around what power-based violence really is, and how can we empower practitioners in their response,” said Ashley Yuill Assistant Director, Jean Nidetch CARE Center, UNLV University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Dedicated to building violence-free communities across the country, this virtual event brings together advocates at all levels to learn about the warning signs of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault and to better support victim-survivors. Sessions will be led by highly recognized leaders in the fields of psychology, victim support and advocacy, and will include open discussions on victim trauma, cross-cultural communities, mental health in the school system and management of secondary trauma.
“Everyone deserves to feel safe, and with these funds raised for the paid event, our organization is able to provide more support and better resources to victim-survivors,” said Chelcee Thomas, Executive Director of Live Violence Free.
Setting this conference apart from others, #OneConversation aims to bridge the gap in anti-violence work by bringing together experts to grow in their professional development and create a space for continuing education. According to the organization Live Violence Free, every minute 20 people are sexually assaulted by an intimate partner. Statistics like this have been shown to lead to short or long term PTSD or depression.
“Most professionals who enter human and social work are also affected by different types of violence,” Yuill said. “In addition to creating a space for practitioners to learn and grow, this conference also aims to give practitioners the tools to engage in this work while focusing on their own healing journeys.”
The #OneConversation conference offers continuing education credits to field professionals who will provide a CEU certificate and will be included in the registration fee. Tickets can be purchased at facebook.com/liveviolencefree. Student discounts are available.
About Live Violence Free
Live Violence Free is a California-based nonprofit organization committed to fostering a violence-free community through education and advocacy. The organization addresses domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and the basic needs of honoring clients by empowering them through compassionate and respectful support. Providing peace and non-violence within communities for a better life, Live Violence Free focuses on mutual respect to bring the best support to victim-survivors, community members and advocates. All programs and staff are committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services, where victims are respected and empowered to make the best choices for themselves.