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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kick Off Event

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

Join Cook County's Call to End Domestic Abuse, hosted by Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton and SHALVA. Learn about the challenges facing survivors and advocates during the COVID-19 pandemic and the County's plans and initiatives to address domestic abuse. Opening remarks by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Moderated by Commissioner Britton. Expert panelists include SHALVA Executive Director Carol Ruderman, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Tene McCoy Cummings, and Cook County Sheriff's Office Director Tisa Morris.

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Domestic Abuse, ACES and Trauma CLE program

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT

How can you best represent survivors of domestic abuse, both in and out of the courtroom? Attorneys, GALS, custody evaluators and parenting coordinators need to understand the trauma their clients have experienced, and how the legal process itself can be triggering. Learn to use a Trauma Informed Lens to view their clients and themselves, with specific changes that can be implemented. You will become a more effective advocate in the high conflict situations that will arise in the legal representation…

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