4/28/2017 – The Intersection of HIV and Domestic Violence


Date: Friday, April 28, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: 1670 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road, Trenton, NJ 08690

Cost: $15 for Member Program Staff | $50 for Non-Member Program Staff

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Title: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and HIV

Presented by: Deloris Dockrey, MPH                                                          

5 DVS Credits: Intervention Skills

Social Workers – this class has been approved for 4 Non-Clinical Credits


There is a strong intersection between HIV/Aids and domestic violence. Women who were beaten or dominated by their intimate partner are 48 % more likely to become infected than women in non-violent relationships. Victims of DV may not be comfortable asking their partner to use protection during sex or be able to say no to sex if protection is not used. Lastly, forced sex acts can cause cuts or scrapes that make it easier for HIV to enter the body. All of these can put women at higher risk for HIV, and make living with HIV more difficult. Participants will learn the prevalence of domestic violence among women living with HIV; discuss  the impact of trauma/domestic violence on HIV risk and health outcomes and discuss strategic policies and practices critical to an integrated response to the domestic violence and HIV syndemics.

Contact: If you have questions about the training, please contact lcarson@njcedv.org. If you need technical assistance with registration, please contact rprince@njcedv.org.


About the Keynote

Advocacy is more important than ever to build power and protect our communities. It enables us to shape the public debate on important social issues and is one of the most powerful tools we have to create change. As part of the Alliance for Justice Bolder Advocacy team, I provide foundations and nonprofits the confidence, tools, and resources to effectively advocate to advance their missions. During this time of great political change, many nonprofits that have hesitated to step into the advocacy realm now feel compelled to speak out, and those already engaging in advocacy want to learn how they can engage in more sophisticated strategies and campaigns. The time is now for your organization to BE BOLD and to encourage your allies and coalitions to speak up and out on issues that matter to them and to you.

Keely Monroe serves as Counsel for the Bolder Advocacy Initiative at Alliance for Justice. She consults with and trains nonprofit organizations on the rules and strategies for legal and effective advocacy, including lobbying, election-related activity, and ballot measure advocacy. Before joining AFJ, Keely was the Director of Campus & Community Programs at the national office of IfWhenHow: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice in Oakland, CA, where she provided guidance to over one hundred IfWhenHow chapters across the country and supported their advocacy at the state and community level. As a passionate advocate for reproductive rights, health, and justice issues, Keely further serves these movements as a member of the National Board of Directors for Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) and as an advisory board member for Women Engaged. Keely holds a B.A. from Fordham University and graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2011. She is licensed by the State Bar of California.

About the Musician

Macheis Wind is an award-winning musician, child advocate and author, and the founder and director of Guitar Tree, a non-profit organization. He has spent more than two decades dedicated to bringing the healing power of music to children and adults in venues where trauma and emotional pain are intense and ever present – what he calls the \“hidden worlds\”. Macheis has developed many creative approaches to enhancing healing and empowerment in these volatile and complex settings. Often, he will create songs out of client’s lives and stories that are beautiful, thought provoking and speak to the compassion in all of us. He has written about this work and about his own personal journey in his upcoming book, \“More Than This: The Music, Healing, and Triumph Over Violence.\”


Rutgers University
Busch Campus Student Center
Piscataway, NJ
For directions to the conference, click here


Early Registration: Register early through Friday, June 2, 2017
NJ Certified Domestic Violence Specialists (DVS) by June 2 | $65
All other registration by June 2 | $75
All registration after June 2 | $85


Pay via credit card or check. Checks are mailed to NJCEDV and must be received for registration to be complete.
Select your morning and afternoon workshops during the checkout process.
If you have trouble registering, please call our office and we will gladly assist you, (609) 584-8107.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Training rooms are accessible. Please call or email us at info@njcedv.org if you have special needs.

8 - 8:45 a.m. | Registration & Continental Breakfast
9 - 9:15 a.m. | Opening -Macheis Win
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.| Keynote- Keely Monroe, Esq.
10:30 - 12:00 p.m. | Workshop Session I
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Workshop Session II


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