MEDIA ADVISORY: Free Breakfast Learning Series Will Cover Domestic Violence during Mental Health Month

Free educational event on May 20 will discuss violence in our community and
how it can be better addressed and prevented

In honor of Mental Health Month, Centerstone and the Ivy Tech Community College School of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences are presenting a free, educational Breakfast Learning Series event titled, “Domestic Violence: Clinical Considerations for Victims and Perpetrators.” The workshop will provide an overview of domestic violence, describe the clinical effects of domestic violence, and differentiate between the need for batterers intervention and the need for anger management. Centerstone social workers Cindy Houston and Tom Sullivan along with Middle Way House’s Toby Stroud will lead the discussion, which also will address how domestic violence effectively involves the entire community.

The Breakfast Learning Series is designed for clinicians and community members who support those recovering from mental illness and addiction. Continuing education credits (1.5 CEUs) are available for a $5.00 charge.

Cindy Houston, LCSW, of Centerstone, Tom Sullivan, LCSW, of Centerstone, and Toby Stroud, PhD, of Middle Way House.
Friday, May 20, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ivy Tech Community College – Bloomington Campus

Lamkin Hall
Bloomington, IN
For more information, please contact Nicholas Spagnolo at 812-337-2350 or nicholas.spagnolo@centerstone.org.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems and Dunn Center, Centerstone has been serving Indiana residents for more than five decades. The organization has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org.