The Many Faces of Family Violence

MACo’s Winter Conference is quickly approaching and will be held January 7-9, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD. Themed “The Road Ahead,” the conference will focus on county government fundamentals, building relationships with newly elected officials at the county, state, and legislative levels, and strategic planning for the coming years. The session  “The Many Faces of Family Violence” will center on the impact of abuse and local services available for their victims.


Recent headlines have put a spotlight on the physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse or neglect that can occur within the dynamics of familial or intimate relationships. “Family violence” is the umbrella term for crimes in which family members are both the offenders and victims. These crimes include domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse. In this session, participants will learn about the prevalence rates, support networks, and the wide array of State and local services available to protect and assist victims.


  • Lisae Jordan, Esq., Executive Director & Counsel, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault Legal Institute
  • Ellyn Loy, LCSW-C, Director of the Elder Abuse Project at CHANA
  • Michele Hughes, Executive Director, Life Crisis Center


Thursday, January 8, 2015; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

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Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.