April 26th: Wear Jeans, Change Lives

The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work is proud to support Community Denim Day, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Employees throughout the community are encouraged to “wear a pair” on Friday, April 26th to raise funds and awareness for Families First of Palm Beach County, which works daily to prevent child abuse.

How to Join the Jeans Movement

  1. Donate $5 today. Then wear jeans to work on April 26th and change a life!
  2. Spread the word: Share this page with your friends and social networks using #childabuseprevention

Join the Jeans Movement

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Please join us for Denim Day to help raise awareness on Friday, April 26th (or any day in April). Sign up your company or organization today! Wear Jeans, Change Lives! https://www.familiesfirstpbc.org/community-denim-day#childabuseprevention

Posted by Families First of Palm Beach County on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

2019 Violence Summit – Reserve Your Free Tickets

Do you know how to spot someone prone to violence? Why do victims stay in abusive relationships? What prevention strategies should be employed for the disabled? Reserve your free tickets today for the 2019 Violence Summit, Tuesday, March 19th from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM in the Great Hall at the FAU Forkas Alumni Center.

Keynote Speaker Dr. Jeremy Richman is the founder of The Avielle Foundation, named after his daughter who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Dr. Richman has studied neuroscience for the past 30 years and is a faculty lecturer in Yale’s Department of Psychiatry.

Also hear from Linda Laviano, MSW, Victim Witness Counselor at the Office of the State Attorney 17th Circuit, Broward County; Frank de la Torre, Ph.D., Chief Assistant Public Defender, Broward County Public Defender’s Office (Retired); and Brandy Macaluso, MSW, Chief Programming Officer, Coalition for Independent Living Options.


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM “The Aftermath of Violence: Assisting Crime Victims and Survivors”, Linda Laviano, MSW
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM “The Neuroscience of Being Human(e)”, Dr. Jeremy Richman
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM “Florida Domestic Violence”, Frank de la Torre, Ph.D.
2:50 PM – 3:50 PM “Oops! I Fell through the Cracks! How a Disability can Impact Access to the Criminal Justice System”, Brandy Macaluso, MSW


Reserve your FREE tickets today using the links on the poster below:


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