October 4, 2002
Sean Caine, 410-576-6357
TO SPEAK AT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
AWARENESS MONTH EVENT AT SHOCK TRAUMA
General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today that he will participate
in an event with the University of Maryland School of Medicine,
the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, and the Maryland Healthcare
Coalition Against Domestic Violence, to help mark October as National
Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
and national speakers will educate Baltimore's health care community
about domestic violence issues at "Domestic Violence: Building
Awareness, Shaping Response," on October 7 at 12 noon in the
first floor auditorium of the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center,
22 S. Greene Street.
a woman afraid to report her partner's criminal activity, a health
care provider may be the first person that she turns to for help,"
said Attorney General Curran, co-chair of the Family Violence Council.
"We must continue to educate health care providers that more
needs to be donescreening for domestic violence should be
done as readily as taking a patient's blood pressure."
want to raise awareness, and at the same time help medical providers
and Maryland citizens to recognize the signs of domestic violence,"
says Dr. Thomas Scalea, Physician-in-Chief at Shock Trauma and Professor
of Trauma at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PRESENTATION
R. ADAMS COWLEY SHOCK TRAUMA CENTER, FIRST FLOOR AUDITORIUM, 22
S. GREENE STREET
OCTOBER 7, 12 NOON