Domestic Violence: Everyone Knows a Victim

Monday, July 15, 2024, from Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Register now for this free webinar.

In this webinar, participants will learn about the types and cyclic nature of domestic abuse, its effects on children, and the complex decisions victims of domestic abuse are forced to make daily. We will also explore the overlap of domestic violence with other crimes and how perpetrators of abuse utilize various tactics of power and control to maintain their dominance. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to identify and help survivors they may come in contact with in their professional and personal lives. All participants will have access to resources and key points of the presentation.

Victims' Intervention Program (VIP) of Wayne and Pike Counties will provide the webinar. Resources will be provided for all counties in Pennsylvania. VIP provides vital supportive services for survivors of crime and abuse, including domestic violence and human trafficking. Their mission is simple, Educate-Empower-Envision. They educate the community on the issues of domestic and sexual violence - they empower victims and survivors to make the best choices for their individual situations. They invite the community to envision a world free from violence.

Ericka Thaxton, Medical Advocate
With a long history of working in both victim services and healthcare, Ericka has been able to see
firsthand what patients and medical providers experience when dealing with violent interpersonal
crime. She began her time with VIP in 2016 as a volunteer taking crisis calls after hours.

Ericka now serves as the Medical Advocate; she is dedicated to bridging the gap between victim services and healthcare providers throughout all of Wayne and Pike Counties by adopting a trauma-informed culture and providing much-needed education on domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking issues.







Chelsea Falotico, Community Outreach Manager for the Victims' Intervention Program, will be our presenter. Chelsea has been in victim services for nearly ten years. Starting as a Case Manager at a domestic violence shelter in New Jersey, she quickly realized that this was more than just “work” for her. It became her passion. Now, as the Community Outreach Manager of VIP, she takes pride in educating the community about the complex issues survivors of crime and abuse must face every day.

We know the topic triggers so many of us, and we will provide a representative from the Victims' Intervention Program to support on the spot and answer questions as they occur.

Everyone will leave with resources that can be used to educate others and provide resources for support available at the national and state levels and directions on finding resources and support at the county level.