Women's Services and Resources at Brigham Young University will host the annual Abuse Conference titled "Embracing Hope: Confronting, Understanding and Healing from Abuse" Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 23 and 24) in the Wilkinson Student Center (WSC).
The conference will feature doctors, counselors, psychiatrists and religious leaders who will discuss issues related to sexual abuse, domestic violence and Internet assault.
Wednesday's sessions will begin at 10 a.m. in 3224 Wilkinson Student Center (WSC) with Chieko Okazaki, former first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Thursday, the conference will convene in 3228 WSC at 10 a.m. with Jane Lawson, clinical director of the Counseling and Career Center, who will speak on coping with the aftermath of abuse.
Although the last speaker will conclude at 8 p.m. Thursday night, Women's Services and Resources will also supervise a service project Monday through Friday, Oct. 21-25 in the WSC Garden Court. Volunteers will make quilts and interactive packets for children at the Center for Women and Children in Crisis and the Family Support and Treatment Center.
Highlights from the conference will be broadcast on KBYU-TV and the BYU-Television satellite network. Please call (801) 422-4877 for more information regarding the conference, the service project or for broadcast dates and times.
Writer: Craig Kartchner