YWCA Workshop scheduled on fighting violence



A variety of speakers will address issues of abuse.
YOUNGSTOWN -- "Taking a Stand Against Violent Crimes that Affect Women and Children" is the title of a workshop planned March 24 at the YWCA, 25 W. Rayen Ave.
The session, sponsored by R. & amp;D. Kasey's Consultants Inc., will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. It is being held in conjunction with the observance of March as Women's History Month.
R. & amp;D. Kasey's Consultants is a service created by Delphine Baldwin-Casey and her husband, Ronald. Two years ago, they presented a workshop on family violence and abuse. Baldwin-Casey is a detective sergeant with Youngstown police and created the department's Crisis Intervention Unit. She is the officer in charge of the planning and training division.
Baldwin-Casey said, "People are more aware about reporting. They want to get help and are open to help," she said.
"Agencies are networking and talking to one another about what each has to offer," she said.
Such workshops are important, she said, because they "educate people, and that empowers them."
Workshop sessions will last about 45 minutes and include time for questions.
On the schedule
The workshop schedule will be:
URegistration and refreshments, 8:30-9 a.m.
UWelcome and opening remarks, 9-9:15 by Baldwin-Casey on "Prevention-Intervention Pro-Active."
U"Violence in the Family: It's Everyone's Concern," 9:15-10 with Melinda Gavin, executive director of Sojourner Battered Persons Shelter.
U"Family Violence Hurts Children -- Help Stop the Pain," 10-10:45 with Baldwin-Casey.
U"Preventing Date-Acquaintance Rape," 10:45-11:30 with Ellen Taylor, rape program director at Family Service Agency.
U"Child Abuse, Protecting the Children," 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. with Theresa Pancoe, community education specialist with Children Services Agency.
ULunch, 12:15-1:15.
U"Elder Abuse, Help Put An End to It!," 1:15-2 with Stephanie Jenkins and Teresa Rice of Adult Protective Agency, Job and Family Services.
U"Empowering Victims, Appropriate and Inappropriate Counseling," 2-2:45 with Martha Katz, an independent counselor.
UDiscussion and sharing ideas, 2:45-3:45.
UEvaluation, 3:45-4.
Fee
The registration fee of $45 covers professional presenters, handouts, refreshments, lunch, certificates of completion and continuing education credits. Checks should be sent to Taking a Stand Workshop, Delphine Baldwin-Casey, 519 12th St., Campbell, OH 44405.
The event also will feature display tables from service providers. Six hours of continuing education will be offered for social workers and counselors provided by Family Service Agency.
For more information call (330) 746-6361, (330) 755-2062 or (330) 559-1927.