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Brooklyn, NY— On April 30th, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and the Stop the Violence Foundation will host an in-depth domestic violence symposium, shedding light on a  variety of violence factors such as warning signs, intervention, prevention and healing. The event will be held in Kingsbrook’s ballroom, located at 585 Schenectady Avenue between Winthrop Street & Rutland Road at 2:00pm.

This forum will focus on different types of domestic abuse including emotional, physical, sexual as well as social abuse and strives to address these pervasive issues from a variety of perspectives and experiences featuring: Geoffrey A. Davis, Lecturer, Victims Care Advocate and Co-founder/Chair of the James E. Davis Stop Violence Foundation. The brother of the late Councilman James E.  Davis, he worked closely with his brother on non-violence initiatives during his time as a NYC Councilmember. Mr. Davis is a graduate of the College of Staten Island’s Business Management Division and received a Masters in Human Resource Management from Long Island University. His mission is to create discussions around these issues in conjunction with community based organizations.

Individual sessions for smaller groups have been scheduled for May 28, July 30, September 24 and November 25.

“Partnering with Kingsbrook to host this event is very crucial to our mission,” stated Geoffrey Davis. “We plan to use a variety of perspectives, professional and personal to help people identify and address violence and healing. We want people to walk away with a clear understanding of how the cycle works and ultimately how to break it.”

“We have a history of fostering domestic violence discussions among community members, clergy and teens and are very committed to helping expose this social epidemic,” stated Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing & Public Affairs at Kingsbrook. “As such, Stop the Violence has committed to facilitating four additional sessions, targeted to smaller groups that will be held here in May, July, September and November. This is a wonderful addition to our efforts and takes

this commitment a step further in terms of providing intimate forums for those in need.”The event will also feature Thelma D. Davis, mother of Councilmember James E. Davis and Co-founder/President of the James E. Davis Stop Violence Foundation, Rev. Ken Bogan, Pastor of the Greater Restoration Baptist Church/Victims Care/Community Outreach Advocate, Kendall Washington, Victim Care Advocate/Motivational Speaker/Program Coordinator for Life Skills and Christine La Cerva, M.A.Director, Community Psychology Social Therapist/Artist/Educator.

For more information or to RSVP for this event, please call 718-604-5062.

 Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 84th year, is an 864-bed teaching Medical Center, dedicated to meeting the health needs of one of Brooklyn’s most culturally diverse communities. Kingsbrook continues to implement programs and services that respond to the vital health needs and concerns of the community at large. Centers of Excellence Include: Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn’s only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, an inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Program, the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, Orthopedic Surgery, a Women’s Wellness Center featuring Minimally- Invasive Gynecological Surgery and state of the art Digital Mammography. Other specialty areas include: Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery and a Certified Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, as well as a 538-bed Adult and Pediatric long term care facility. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.




585 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11203