ABUSE: A Healthcare Issue of Epidemic Proportions

Violence and abuse are impacting our healthcare system in a big way. Emergency departments are stretched to handle the daily appearance of patients involved in domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse situations. The long term effects of physical, sexual and emotional trauma can last years and severely complicate a person’s health and therefore greatly add to healthcare costs.

Illinois Health Cares and The Center for Prevention of Abuse are hosting the first in a series of presentations and trainings focusing on abuse and the medical community. The ultimate goal is to improve healthcare’s response to abuse by establishing a system-wide understanding of abuse as a major health concern.

Who: Holly Ramsely-Klawsnik, Ph.D

What: Presentation: Elder Abuse Stats and Stories: The Health Providers Role

When: Thursday, June 6

9am – 11am

Where: Illinois Central College North - Auditorium

5407 N. University

Peoria, Illinois 61614

Speaker Bio

Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik, PhD is a sociologist and licensed mental health clinician in Canton, MA. She has extensive experience conducting protective and court-ordered investigations and evaluating victims and perpetrators. She is in private practice, providing clinical consultation and training to multidisciplinary professionals nationwide regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse and abuse of adults with disabilities.

To register, please contact Lisa K. at 309/637-3908. There is no cost.


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