Moffitt Cancer Center Hosts Free Domestic Violence Program

September 30, 2010

TAMPA, Fla.  Moffitt Cancer Centerwill host a free domestic violence awareness program from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Nikki Daniels, executive director of the Family Justice Center, and Pamela Kelly, director of Forensic & Treatment Services at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, will present “Get Heard & Get Out.”

“Everyone out there, if they’re not a survivor themselves, they know people who are,” Daniels said. “This will give people tips on how to recognize if someone is a victim and offer suggestions on what they can do to help.”

Daniels and Kelly will discuss:

  • The stages in the cycle of violence
  • How to recognize common injuries in abuse victims
  • A safety plan and preparations for leaving an abusive situation
  • Resources for those in need after leaving an abusive situation

This course is approved for nursing relicensure in Florida. Participants of the entire program will receive 2.0 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours under Florida provider number FBN 50-3184. The program is open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served. The program will be held in the Couch Auditorium of Moffitt’s Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive. Park at Gold Valet. For more information, contact Brenda Howard at (813) 745-5771.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.