Summit Trains Professionals Who Work With Youth

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Prevention-focused professionals, educators and youth workers will convene at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Dec. 15 for the Prevention Summit: Strengthening Our Work With Youth to End Domestic & Sexual Violence. This one-day conference will provide an opportunity to share knowledge across disciplines and discover ways to more effectively work with young men to prevent domestic and sexual violence.

Nationally recognized researchers and practitioners will present the latest insights into breaking cycles of violence:

  • Emerging research on helping boys think differently about manhood and masculinity
    Dr. Liz Miller, chief of adolescent medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • What we can learn from adult batterers to prevent teens from developing abusive behaviors
    Judy Chang, associate professor in the department of medicine, University of Pittsburgh,
    and Dr. Penelope Morrison, assistant professor of biobehavioral health, Penn State New Kensington
  • Effective strategies for building a community of men to end violence against women
    Tracy DeTomasi, vice president at the YWCA Nashville and leader of MEND

Local experts will participate in a panel discussion and offer opportunities to take action.

Registration costs $40 per person through December 4th and $50 per person after. For students, registration is $15 per person. Parking is free and lunch is included.

To learn more and to register, visit

Questions? Please contact Olivia Lammel at or 412-642-7700.

Social work CEUs and Act 48 credits are available. 

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