In keeping with his major initiative to combat family and domestic violence, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will deliver opening remarks at the Annual “Many Faces of Family Violence” symposium. This year marks the 5th Regional Conference which will take place on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at LIU Post, Hillwood Commons Student Center in Brookville where 500 people are registered to attend.
County Executive Mangano stated, “My administration is dedicated to combating the public health issue of family violence and will continue raising public awareness to help prevent such terrible acts. This conference is another major step forward in our efforts and I thank LIU Post’s School of Health Professions and Nursing and the Social Work Department for their involvement and support in promoting awareness of this very serious issue.”
In 2010, County Executive Mangano appointed a distinguished panel of individuals to serve on the Task Force on Family Violence – chaired by Social Services Commissioner Dr. John Imhof. County Executive Mangano is New York State’s first County Executive to declare that “family and domestic violence are public health emergencies that threaten the lives of children and other family members.” He stresses the importance of reducing violence in our communities, emphasizing “Violence is Not the Answer.”
Ted Bunch, founder of A Call To Men, a leading national violence prevention organization that provides training and education for men, boys, and communities is the keynote speaker. Several workshops will also be offered throughout the day which addresses different areas of family violence.
If you or someone you know is dealing with family or domestic violence, please call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at (516) 542-0404.
For more information regarding the conference please contact Jamie Essig at (516) 227-8454 or at Jamie.Essig@hhsnassaucountyny.us.