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Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team
Domestic violence cannot be solved by one person or one agency alone. Success is defined through a team approach that includes members from the community working together to address this epidemic. The DVCCRT creates a space that allows for open discussion of difficult cases, problem solving to better serve victims, discussion of more effective and accountable services for perpetrators, collaboration among agencies, creation of subcommittees to address particular concerns, and discussion of ideas on how to increase awareness of domestic violence and its devastating effects on our community.
We meet every fourth Thursday of each month from noon to 1:30 PM at the YWCA located at 25 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. This is also the location of our Noontime Educational Forums that typically occur in October, January, April, and May on the fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 1:30 PM. During the Noontime Educational Forums, experts discuss and present information on important domestic violence issues. All events and meetings are open to the public.
Noontime Educational Forum
Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, and reproductive Coercion among LGBTQ Populations – April 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019 Noon – 1:30PM
YWCA West Central Michigan
25 Sheldon Blvd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Join us for a free discussion facilitated by Dr. Heather L.
McCauley, a Harvard-trained social epidemiologist and
Assistant Professor in the Department of Human
Development & Family Studies at Michigan State University.
McCauley’s research focuses on the health impacts of and
intervention strategies to reduce intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, and reproductive coercion with emphasis
on victimization among marginalized populations (e.g.
sexual and gender minorities, foster youth and
incarcerated women).

During April’s Noontime Educational Forum, she will
discuss her most recent research on IPV, sexual assault and
reproductive coercion and its impact on LGBTQ

The event is free and open to the public.