V-Day Event: “Caring for Survivors of Interpersonal Violence with Complex Medical Needs: Fostering Resilience” February 6th

The fifth annual event honoring V-Day will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6th, 4-5:30 p.m., in Bornstein Amphitheater. V-Day is a celebration of female empowerment and is held to recognize, and begin to remedy, issues of violence against women and girls. The Brigham event will occur in concert with hundreds of other V-Day events taking place nationally and internationally.

This year’s discussion will focus on the treatment of patients with complex medical needs who have experienced trauma. It will feature a panel addressing the challenges of screening for interpersonal violence and complex social histories, the role of trauma-informed care, and strengthening relationships between providers and those who have experienced trauma. It will also feature a personal narrative about navigating these challenges.

The panel will feature speakers Cheryl Clark, MD, ScD; Gail Levine, MD; Kerry Quealy Son, NP; Joji Suzuki, MD; Lindsey Wu, MD.

The event will be free and open to the public. It will also be webcast.

For more information, contact Nora Lenhard at nlenhard@bwh.harvard.edu.