Branch meetings are held the second Saturday of
September, November, January, March, and May
at the PAA in Oakland
4215 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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November Program - Domestic Abuse through the Eyes of a Child
Have you ever noticed a child flinch or recoil when an adult makes a sudden move?
Seen a child with too many or unusual bruises? Known a young girl who seems
reluctant to go home? Is there is a reason to suspect abuse in the home?
On November 9, AAUW Pittsburgh Branch will host Sarah Neilson who will speak
about the facts, and the incidence and repercussions of domestic abuse.
She will focus on the many ways in which children are victimized in their own
homes and by their own family members, the surprising occurrence of abuse across
all American social and economic strata, and suggest ways in which we can assist
in rescuing our future generations.
Sarah Neilson has worked with children in many different capacities for the
past 14 years, including those with Autism, Aspergers, developmental delays, mental
illness and physical handicaps. She was senior staff on a psychiatric acute and
sub-acute unit, where she worked in tandem with physicians and nurses to determine
treatment options. Her current job is as a child protection worker, assessing
immediate safety and danger of children, and working with families in their homes.
Sarah graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with a Masters
in Forensic Psychology after completing her Applied Research Project which focused on
Child Advocacy Centers. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology and a
Bachelor of Arts in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. She has been forensically
trained in interviewing child victims, has worked with numerous police and state
agencies in accessing resources and supports for families in transition and need, a
and has solution based casework experience.
Program starts at 11:00 a.m. Coffee and pastries will be available. Cost is $5.00.
RSVP by November 6 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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