The UVU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Veteran Success Center, Student Health Center Crisis Services, Center for Social Impact and UVU Student Life – in conjunction with state and local sponsors, are pleased to present the 2022 UVU Conference on Domestic Violence. This single-day event is scheduled Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
Although still in the planning stages, the conference will be presented in both a virtual and live face-to-face format. This ‘hybrid’ format will allow for those who wish to attend in person, and those who prefer an online experience, to enjoy the conference.
The conference virtual portal will host all conference session descriptions, presenter bios and recordings (whether presented live in person, or via live streaming) for a full two weeks. During this time, all registered participants (regardless of type of attendance) will have access to all sessions, videos of special presentations (such as graduate student presentations) and virtual exhibit booths (featuring information on resources and services offered by our sponsors and supporters). Continuing education units (for DOPL licensing requirements) can be earned throughout the entire conference period. Required survey/quiz will be available in the conference portal, and must be completed after each session attended (whether virtual or live) to earn CEU credit. The conference will close permanently on Friday, May 6th, 2022 at 5pm.
The conference program will feature an opening keynote address from award-winning speaker, author and survivor Mildred D. Muhammad. International expert for the US Dept of State, certified consultant with the Office on Victims of Crime, CNN contributor, advocate, trainer and educator – Ms. Muhammad travels and speaks on a national and international platform to discuss her life of terror, abuse and heartache - all while promoting domestic violence awareness and prevention.
An afternoon plenary presentation is planned along with several concurrent sessions dealing with the topic of domestic violence ( including intimate partner, dating, and interpersonal violence). The program is intended to meet the interests/needs of students, professionals, service providers and community members.
Domestic violence has far-reaching impact on individuals and the community at large. Never has this been truer than during this particularly stressful and turbulent time. Our program is intended to meet the interests/needs of students, professionals, service providers and community members. Based upon previous experience, we anticipate welcoming approximately 400 live participants from the community. These participants will be joined by approximately 100 UVU students who have interest in the topic and are seeking more information. Virtual participation will allow for expanded access to all who prefer to attend from the comfort and safety of their offices or homes.
We will also welcome live and virtual exhibit booths sponsored by various service and support vendors from throughout the state, as well as graduate student poster presentations on current research and findings.