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Sunday, October 30 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Covering Intimate Partner Violence

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News media reports do much more than relate events and occurrences: The inclusion or omission of information can also have an impact on the public's exposure to and understanding of such events. So it is with the reporting of intimate partner violence. Media has the power to ignore or include contextual factors, to report incidents as individual or broader events, to include nonfatal as well as fatal incidents, and to include or exclude details and relationship explanations, which all contribute to public understanding. Too often, we report IPV as an isolated incident, and we do not relate it to any trends or commonalities with other violence. We seek quotes from experts who may or may not understand IPV, we get quotes about perpetrator characteristics from friends, coworkers and family members who had no knowledge of or understanding of IPV, and we report reactively rather than proactively.


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Maureen O’Brien

Financial Adviser
Maureen O’Brien, has been a financial adviser for over 20 years. She has worked with women confronting a variety of challenges in their financial lives. Her goal is to empower and inspire her clients to plan for life on their own terms, whether they are breadwinners, caregivers... Read More →
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Heather Stark

Author, "Why Doesn’t She Just Leave: A New Perspective on Domestic Violence”
Heather Stark has worked in the area of domestic violence for nearly 15 years. She earned a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on domestic violence from the University of Colorado, Denver, and is currently working on her dissertation as a Ph.D. candidate in organizational... Read More →

Sunday October 30, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Roanoke Ballroom A

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