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Nonprofit Violence Prevention Hosts First Virtual Conference

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Non-profit organization Live Violence Free presents its inaugural event, #OneConversation, to be held virtually on Thursday, January 27, 2022 and Friday, January 28, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The conference will make its first-ever 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 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 the management of secondary trauma.

“Everyone deserves to feel safe, and with these funds raised for the ticketed event, our organization is able to provide more support and better resources to victim-survivors,” said Chelcee Thomas, Executive Director by 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 Student discounts are available.